Tynemouth Priory & Castle. The appeal of the site is its position on an isolated headland situated between the River Tyne and the sea.There was a native settlement here during the Roman period, and in the 7th century a monastery was esablished on the site, and Oswin, Northumbrian king and saint, is supposed to have been buried here. That first monastery was destroyed in a Danish raid, and a new monastery based on the Benedictine rule was established in about 1090.
Alnwick Castle | 19th Century Restorations | Entrance to the State Rooms. Porte-cochère, Alnwick Castle The first-floor corridor seen in the Inner Courtyard that now contains the China Gallery was added by the 4th Duke as a servants’ corridor, as was a new entrance into the State Rooms. This, with its porte-cochère (covered entrance), was the best route for carriage access for the 4th Duke’s guests, as well as supporting the new Upper Guard Chamber with its arches.