Digital Photoraphy by Norman MacKillop

August 2012

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Castles and Walks in Northumberland

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Whitley Bay

Northumberland's Castles

A Welsh Castle
Newport (Pembs)
Allen Banks
Thrunton Woods 2
Warkworth Beach
West Woodburn
Yeavering Bell
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The famous Rendezvous Cafe on the north promanade at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

A look south along the beach at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Customers at the Life Guard station on the promenade. One of the boys had cut a finger on the "Panama" skateboard park just a few yards away, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
RNLI Beach patrol on Whitley Bay sands, North Tyneside
The Spanish City. This site has been under development for more years than I care to remember!, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
A "close up" of the Spanish City roof, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Richard Broderick's "Sandcastle" artwork shelters are functional and attractive, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
The iconic St Mary's Lighthouse seen through one of the "sandcastles" on Whitley Bay promenade, North Tyneside
A stroll with 'Rover' on the Links at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Amusements and a "chippy" at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Tynemouth Priory (English Heritage)
These are some pictures of the Priory and views of the coastline from the grounds
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The entrance to the Priory, through the Castle gatehouse, Tynemouth, North Tyneside
The Castle surrounds were built to protect the Priory. Tynemouth, North Tyneside

Tynemouth Castle on

The Priory ruins are very impressive it must have been a huge building in its time.

Three kings were buried here, Oswin in 651 , Osred in 792 and Malcolm III of Scotland following the Battle of Alnwick in 1093.

In 1312 King Edward II took refuge here before fleeing to Scarborough by sea. Tynemouth, North Tyneside

The great bulk of the Priory ruins, It was disbanded in 1538 by Robert Blakeney the last Prior and the monastic buildings dismantled. The Priory and its attached lands were taken over by Henry VIII who granted them to to Sir Thomas Hilton. Tynemouth, North Tyneside
There is plenty going on at the mouth of the River Tyne seen from the Priory grounds. Tynemouth, North Tyneside
Boats being brought ashore after a race. Tynemouth, North Tyneside
From the Priory grounds looking south to Marsden across the mouth of the River Tyne, Tynemouth, North Tyneside
Looking north past the Long Sands towards Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Tyneside
An excellent view down Front Street from the castle walls, Tynemouth, North Tyneside

For more Tynemouth pictures see Feb 12 Cam

Northumberland is England's Secret !


Morpeth High Stanners, Big waters at Brunswick Village
Cockenheugh, St. Cuthbert's cave, Ashington -War Memorial
Cambois Beach, Edlingham Castle/Church, Hill Heads, Bolton Village
Blawearie- Bewick Hill, Cambois River Wansbeck.
Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Priory views
River Allen, Bolam - Bothal - North Shields - Alnwick
The Shields Ferry, Out and about evening at Bolam-Ogle-Whalton
Crummock Water, Lake District, St Peter's Basin - River Tyne
Wallington Hall (NT), Yeavering Bell & Ad Gefrin
Aydon Village and Castle, Chollerton & Barrasford
Newbiggin by the Sea, Tynemouth
Best of 2011, Eshott, Helm.