The remains of Tynemouth Priory and Castle are prominently sited on a headland. It was once one of the largest fortified areas in England and had castle walls that stretched for nearly 1km. The priory was dissolved by Henry VIII but the castle retained a military role into the 1960s. The only part of the medieval castle that remains is the large gatehouse-keep built in the 1390s by Prior John of Wethamstede.
- In Tynemouth, near North Pier
- Tynemouth Castle, Pier Road, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4BZ
- English Heritage. Open to the public. Admission fee
- For further information visit www.english-heritage.org.uk
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