Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

On Saturday, Todd, Maggie, Belle and I went to visit Tynemouth Priory and Castle and play on the beach. Tynemouth is a small town located on the North Sea with beautiful cliffs and beaches.  It took about an hour to get there by rail. We met a woman on the regional rail who said that she took her dogs to Tynemouth all the time and it was a great place to play in the water.

 Todd on the beach with the castle in the background

We had a fun time playing in a little curved out beach area close to the castle. Maggie and Belle ran around and got rid of some energy. They were completely soaked and sandy when we left the beach.

Playing on the beach
Belle on the beach

We visited the castle and priory with the dogs since it’s mostly in ruins and there is a lot of grass.  We learned about the rich history of this beautiful headland and how the area was used at different times as a monastery, a castle, a fort and more recently for coastal defence. We had a fun day filled with lots of walking.

All four of us were very tired by the end of the day, but not too tired to enjoy some fish and chips!

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