Glenn Gibson

Glenn Gibson

Posted on 08/17/2013

Photo taken on March 10, 2008

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Tynemouth Castle

Tynemouth Castle
Tynemouth Castle is located on a rocky headland known as Pen Bal Crag, overlooking Tynemouth Pier .
It is owned and run by English Heritage,and is located on the Northeast Coast of England, six miles East of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The moated Castle,Towers,Gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine Priory.
Within the Priory, Three kings of Northumbria were buried.
Little is known of the early history of the site.
Some Roman stones have been found there, but there is no definite evidence that it was occupied by the Romans.
It is believed that at the time of Robert Mowbray's capture in 1095 there was a castle on the site consisting of earthen ramparts and a wooden stockade.

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