Tynemouth Priory & Castle dominates the headland at Tynemouth. The village has a strong maritime history with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade being the first of its kind. The magnificent monument to Lord Collingwood looking across the river is in honour of the local born Admiral who took over from Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Tynemouth village is a pretty and popular place to come for a variety of reasons. It is steeped in history, has some fabulous attractions, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife.
There are some truly breathtaking walks around Tynemouth. The walk along the seafront from King Edwards Bay to Cullercoats Bay taking in Tynemouth Longsands is stunning. Tynemouth Longsands plays host to an award winning surf club and Blue Reef Aquarium and mini golf provide fun for all the family. A short stroll in the oppsosite direction along the promenade takes you to the historic North Shields Fish Quay.
Front Street has a mix of shops well worth browsing as well as traditional pubs, cafes and fantastic new eateries and bistros offering anything from a cup of coffee to a la carte dining. The village's Metro Station has recently been restored to its Victorian splendour and has been called the Covent Garden of the North. It has weekend markets and is also used as an events space.