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Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England.

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Overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne, it dominates the headland. With its 2000 year history and beautiful views it is the perfect location for a family fun day out. A popular spot to enjoy seaside fish and chips with a view and great location to have a picnic, lie back and enjoy the sea air. Discover Tynemouth's story of the site from its original beginnings as an Anglo-Saxon settlement, an Anglican monastery, a royal castle, artillery fort and a coastal defence. The gun battery built underground into the cliffs was designed to defend the Tyne in the First and Second World Wars.

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Interesting place to visit, with spectacular views over the coastline. There is still quite a bit of the gatehouse keep still intact, but very little remains of the priory (what remains is impressive!). There is a small chapel with beautiful stained glass windows, and the gun battery is interesting.

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