Archive for the tag 'Tynemouth Castle'

From Wiki:
The headland towering over the mouth of the Tyne has been settled since the Iron Age. The Romans occupied it. In the 7th century a monastery was built there and later fortified. The headland was known as PEN BAL CRAG
The place where now stands the Monastery of Tynemouth was anciently called by the Saxons [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 12th 2015

The five of us were able to sit at the same breakfast table that we had the previous morning. I opted for eggs Benedict but found that there was a little too much hollandaise sauce for my taste. One of the lifts was out of order, delaying progress to and from the hotel rooms to [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2015

…at Tynemouth priory and Castle.

Because of their strategic position commanding the approaches to the river mouth, the artillery defences of Tynemouth remained in use between the mid-16th and mid-20th centuries. Like all English coastal defences, they were not always adequately armed, supplied or manned, being made ready or updated only when conflict was imminent.
From about [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2013

More ‘Round’ can be found in the gallery.

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2013

…The New Coastguard Station.

The new coastguard station was built in 1980 and closed in 2001 due to advancing technology.  BBC News reporting 28th September 2001:

Coastguard responsibilities for the North East pass to Humberside on Friday with the closure of the Tyne Tees station at Tynemouth.
New digital equipment has been installed at a station in Bridlington, [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 6th 2013

The site of Tynemouth Castle an Priory is rich in history:
The dramatic headland at Tynemouth is a natural fortress commanding the entrance to the river Tyne, the gateway to Newcastle. Connected to the mainland only by a narrow neck of rock and defined by tall cliffs, Tynemouth headland was virtually unassailable before the development [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 5th 2013

We packed our bags, had breakfast and checked out of the hotel before setting off for Tynemouth in glorious sunshine.  We enjoyed a short walk around the Spanish Battery and the towering Collingwood monument before visiting Tynemouth Priory & Castle.  The site contains interesting history including gun batteries that were used in the first and [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 19th 2013