Moved into the station this year, so not a lot happening on the main front street, but still enjoyed the event.The Mouth of the Tyne Festival returned this summer with three concerts, all in the spectacular setting of Tynemouth Priory and Castle on 12th – 14th July. The Friday evening concert was headlined by popular 1980s group The Human League....more
A celebration of Christmas, to include Santa's Grotto, live Reindeer to feed, Pony & Sleigh rides. Food stalls on the Village Green, Cafe 21, Safari, Sachins, Riley's Fish Shack, Chestnuts and mulled wine, plus a selection of stalls in Tynemouth Station. Tales of fairies, frost and fire will be told by first Laureate of storytelling Taffy Thomas on...more
Tynemouth beach is wide with rocks, cliffs and dunes. Be careful about the tides and consult a time table for tides. 10 minute walk from Cullercoats Metro station (north) and Tynemouth Metro station (south). In the late 18th century, sea-bathing became fashionable in Tynemouth. King Edward's Bay and Tynemouth Longsands are very popular with locals...more
If you come to Tynemouth visiting the old ruins of the Castle and Priory is almost a must. If you have a keen interest in History and ruins this place is a great place to study. If you're not that interested watching ruins from a distance will do because you do have to pay admission. Here's some info. about the place.Why are there only ruins...more
The remains of Tynemouth Priory rise up from a rocky headland that stands at the mouth of the River Tyne. The remote coastal location of these attractive ruins, with a seaward aspect to one side, and the presence of a castle complex landward, gave to the priory a genuine defensive security simultaneously allied with the sense of monastic isolation....more
The local market is always busy with plenty to pick up, found in the metro station, on both sides Tynemouth market is a mix of antiques, crafts, bric-a-brac, jewellery and collectables alongside the more'general' market stalls and a great atmosphere.Entry to Tynemouth market is free.more
A short distance away either a long walk or the bus. reached between the tides via a short causeway from the car park, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. Visitors can climb the 137 steps inside the tower to the lantern room to enjoy spectacular views along the North East coast of England. If you cannot manage the...more
Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel was Britain's first purpose-built cycling tunnel. It runs under the River Tyne between Howdon and Jarrow, and was opened in 1951, heralded as a contribution to the Festival of Britain. The original cost was £833,000 And was used by 20,000 people a day.It actually consists of two tunnels running in parallel, one...more
Way below the priory, accessed by a set of steps, is a picturesque sandy cove...not miles and miles of sand like beaches further north, but how many beaches have an enormous ruined priory standing guard over them? Get some fish and chips from the local chippy and sit on the sand feeding the seagulls. You'd think the water would be sheltered by the...more
In a spectacular position on a headland overlooking the beach to one side and South Shields and the Tyne to the other, Tynemouth Priory is well worth the steep entrance fee. Inside the gates, there might not be lots to read about, but there's plenty to photograph...half a church here, a few walls with intricately designed walls there...and...more
I visited Tynemouth Castle and the adjacent beach during my stay in Newcastle. If you're in Newcastle, and it's a beautiful day, take the Metro to Tynemouth, and head down to this beautiful spot on the north sea coast. This is one of my favorite photographs from my England trip.more
well where do you start, decided to visit last night, to see if it as good as they say, monday night rather quiet, mixture of tables and seats, you pick from the menu and order from the bar, now here is the rub why do they ask you to pay up front, just a small point but everything you order a drink etc. you pay up front no tab, Mainly all tapas so...more
ok , I have visited here for 38 years, and nothing changes, food sadly has gone, but is still one of the best for real ale in the area, Graham the manager keeps a good pint, and is perfect for chilling out, quiet normally through the day apart from match days, plain old fashioned interior, toilets no change in 38 years and dog friendly, always...more
Once a fine watering hole, closed in 1973 to become a carvey and has being around ever since. ideal for a cheap carvey normally 2 for a set price around £10. Its coming up to 39 years and we still visit this little gem. plus the views from above in the bar are excellent must be the Carvery for 2more
On a prime position in Tynemouth front street, does get busy on a weekend and has outside seating if the weather is kind to you, offers various food and drinks depending on taste, now I use it for business meetings and parking is only 1 penny a minute in the main front street.more
Sitting in the middle of the front sea, facing south, its a little sun trap, very good choice of meals as would be expected from the fitzgerald chain, good polite staff staff, alot of people use it through the day for teas, coffees cakes etc, good choice of real ales as well so enjoy.more
Used by the locals to fillup on cheap drinks before moving on , all daught beers £2 pint shorts and wine £2 a glass,
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne has a great metro network, and for the north Tyneside coast, you need the circular yellow line...you can't really go wrong, because the trains are plastered with "to the coast". From Central Station or Monument, it takes about half an hour to reach Tynemouth. Tynemouth Station is just a couple of minutes' walk from the main street leading to the sea.
The station building is huge, dating from better times when Tynemouth was a popular holiday resort. At weekends, the vast platform is trasnformed into a second-hand book market and a general flea market.
If you buy a day ticket for the metro, you could travel back a different way, maybe taking in Whitley Bay and Cullercoats, or maybe head to South Tyneside...for that, you need to either walk or take the metro to North Shields, hop on the ferry (included in the metro network) to South Shields and pick up the metro again from there...or keep walking south down the coast until you hit Sunderland, the end of the line. More details on this walk are in my old travelogue on my Newcastle-upon-Tyne page...
I know, this is common sense, but if you're traveling with kids, or you are liable to try some crazy things, this must be re-iterated. Don't lick the seaweed in Tynemouth. If, like me, you ever have the urge to do so, go to Tesco or Sainsbury's and buy some sushi.
There is parking and it is only one penny a minute in Front street, or 60pence a hour elsewhere.
Payable in the local machines there are 3 on Front Street.
Unique Suggestions: Dont chance, not getting a ticket, as the warden are always around and is it worth it for a fine of up to £80 pound. Even if popping into the local chippy (Marshalls) you will get caught.