Visit Tynemouth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear. A walk along the 1-mile North Tyne Pier has been called a trip to sea without leaving land. It is an excellent vantage point for ship-watching or for viewing the priory ruins and the coastline. Tynemouth occupies the cliffs on the north side of the river mouth and it has been known as a seaside resort for at least 200 years. It had a rapid growth in the 19th century. The haunting intermingled ruins of Tynemouth Priory and Castle stand on the crag above the North Tyne Pier. The surviving parts date from the 11th and 14th centuries and are in the custody of the Ministry of Public Building and Works. The priory succeeded an earlier 7th-century Anglo-Saxon monastery which was destroyed by the Danes in 865. Benedictines founded the later house. Visitors pass through the ruined gateway at the end of Front Street to reach the site where there are parts of the curtain wall, church nave and chancel.
Sheltered by the pier and the headland where the priory stands is Prior's Haven, a sandy cove used for sailing, boating and fishing. On the road above is the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade headquarters and Watch House, containing a collection of relics from l9th-century wrecks. The country's first volunteer life brigade was established here in 1869. Near the Watch House is the huge Collingwood Monument, with a highly rewarding view from the top. It was erected in 1845 to Admiral Lord Collingwood who led the British fleet into battle at Trafalgar.
Tynemouth boasts that its Long Sands are one of the finest stretches of beach in the country.
Harriet Martineau lived at 57 Front Street from 1840 to 1845 and entertained there the literary lights of her day.
Nearby cities: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Nearby towns: North Shields, South Shields, Whitley Bay
Nearby villages: Backworth, Birtley, Boldon, Cleadon, Cowpen, Cramlington, Cullercoats, Dudley, East Boldon, East Howdon, Felling, Forest Hall, Gateshead, Hartley, Heaton, Hebburn, High Heaton, Jarrow, Jesmond, Killingworth, Lamesley, Longbenton, Low Eighton, Low Walker, Monkseaton, Monkton, Monkwearmouth, Murton, Newsham, Old Walker, Pallion, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Sluice, Seghill, Sheriff Hill, Shiremoor, Southwick, Usworth, Walker, Walker Gate, Wallsend, Westoe, Willington Quay
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