Friday, July 1, 2011

Tynemouth By The Sea

Tynemouth Castle and Priory founded in the 7th Century

The village of Tynemouth is a brilliant place, located at the mouth of the River Tyne on the N.E. coast of England, just 6 miles from Newcastle. In fact if you take the train (metro) from Newcastle you'll arrive at the.....

If we were in Northumberland right now, this is where we would be headed tomorrow. It's a great wee market that takes place every weekend in the Tynemouth Station which is a lovely old fashioned railway station.

There are stalls set up on the 2 platforms. When we were there in March, I picked up some fancy cutlery pieces, jewelry and some great tablecloths which were easy to bring back to Montana.

There's something for everyone here - collectibles, new stuff, vintage stuff, books & records and some fabulous food - fresh baked breads, cakes, meat pies and fruit pies and some scrumptious cakes too.


Well there's no Tynemouth Market on the horizon for me for some time to come - but we're off to Idaho tomorrow to buy some records so hopefully we'll find some more treasures along the way.

Tynemouth Priory Photo - Bob Percy. All others Official Tynemouth Market Site


Joanna said...

Looks great - bit too far for me to go but I'll bear it in mind should I ever be in that neck of the woods.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Oh, so want to be there! I want to discover the treasures at Tynemouth!

Have a wonderful trip to Idaho, which also sound lovely!


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, let's go!!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Tynemouth with the station market is an amazing place. I've no excuse but I should make time to go there more often. I remember many happy childhood memories on the beach looking up at the priory.

Jeff said...

Beautiful scenic image. I could spend all day at that flea market.

Sunday Taylor said...

Sounds wonderful, just the kind of thing I would love!