A small set of photos from trips on the north side of the Tyne.

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The ruins of Tynemouth priory viewed from the gatehouse of Tynemouth castle.  Three of the kings of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria were buried at the priory, which was later enclosed by the castle.  Both are now in ruins, and the promontory site now houses the Coastguard (visible on the left).

TynemouthView

View north towards Tynemouth castle and priory from the Collingwood monument — a memorial to Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, a contemporary of Admiral Nelson in the Napoleonic Wars.

TynemouthTyne

View south from the Collingwood monument over the mouth of the Tyne.  The guns are from Collingwood’s flagship, HMS Royal Sovereign.

TynemouthStMarysLighhouse

St. Mary’s lighthouse from the tidal causeway linking it to the mainland.

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Sea from the rocks around St Mary’s lighthouse.

WallsendShipModel

Picture from the Segedunum museum, Wallsend (literally the end of Hadrian’s Wall).  The weather was too overcast to take pictures of the excavated fort of Segedunum.  The picture is from the upper floor of the museum dedicated to the industrial heritage of Wallsend – coal-mining, followed by ship building at the now defunct Swan Hunter shipyard.

Tynemouth and Wallsend