Tynemouth Priory (Tynemouth, Northumberland) Reviews
Description:Address: Pier Road / Tynemouth NE30 4BZ / Tyne and Wear
Newest Review: ... the priory now, beyond some standing walls and a large and impressive main tower. It also houses a graveyard, which continued to be used long after the priory and church had any religious function and that in itself is worth wandering around. Part of the dilapidated condition is due to the exposed position of the site and the weather has undoubtedly taken its toll over the years. This is not ... more
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by - written on 06/12/11, updated on 06/12/11 (Very useful, 84 readings)
Tynemouth Priory was one of the many monastic houses dissolved by Henry VIII during his reign. Like so many of these magnificent buildings, it was plundered for its stone and left to ruin over the years. Despite standing on a cliff top exposed to the elements for over 1000 years, parts of Tynemouth Priory still stand today and make for an interesting visit. Getting There ------------------ Finding the priory is very easy, since it stands right at the top of Tynemouth high street and is kind of hard to miss! It dominates the town, standing on a cliff edge and overlooking the sea, providing a deeply impressive entrance to the town. Although ... Read the complete review
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