Tynemouth is a village located at the mouth of the river Tyne within the county of Northumberland on the north-east coast of England, just under ten miles east from the centre of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The village is overlooked by a headland which was the site for Tynemouth Priory, built in 1090 over the remains of a seventh century monastery and which was once one of the richest in all England. A castle was added in the fourteenth century to defend the priory, and in 1545 Henry VIII converted part of the curtain wall of Tynemouth Castle into the Spanish Battery, which was again used as the site for a gun battery during World War One.

The village itself is now a conservation area and has become a tourist resort relying on the attraction of its two beaches nearby at King Edward's Bay and Longsands.

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