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Collingwood Monument - Things to Know Before Visiting

Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4DD, UK

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About Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument is a Grade II* listed monument in Tynemouth, England, dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. A Napoleonic-era admiral noted for being second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar, Collingwood is sometimes referred to as the forgotten hero of Trafalgar. The position of the monument marks Collingwood's family connection with North Shields and allows the statue to be seen from the sea and the river


Attractions Near Collingwood Monument

Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Tynemouth Priory and Castle0.35km from Collingwood Monument

Tynemouth Castle is located on a rocky headland , overlooking Tynemouth Pier. The moated castle-towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried. The coat of arms of the town of Tynemouth still includes three crowns commemorating the tradition that the Priory had been the burial place for three kings.

King Edward's Bay
King Edward's Bay0.51km from Collingwood Monument

King Edwards Bay is a small sandy bay enclosed by cliffs and grassy banks and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The beach is at the foot of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage. It is a perfect place to sit and relax on a hot summer day. With all of Tynemouth's cafes and shops right on the beaches doorstep it really is ideal for families.

Fish Quay
Fish Quay1.03km from Collingwood Monument

North Shields Fish Quay is a fishing port located close to the mouth of the River Tyne, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, North East England, 8 miles east of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The quay was originally located here to serve the nearby Tynemouth Castle and Priory. The Fish Quay was once the biggest kipper producer in the UK, but the fall in herring stocks has reduced the trade to a single smokery. A number of traditional smokehouses still exist but have been converted to other uses.

Northumberland Park
Northumberland Park1.13km from Collingwood Monument

Northumberland Park is a sheltered Dene formed by the Pow Burn as it flows from its source near Preston Village and runs down to enter the River Tyne at the Fish Quay. It is situated between two conservation areas - Tynemouth Village and North Shields Fish Quay which have recently been incorporated within the Tynemouth Conservation area. The park is bordered by King Edward Road to the north and Tynemouth Road to the south on which are situated the main entrances.

Tynemouth Park
Tynemouth Park1.36km from Collingwood Monument

Situated adjacent to Tynemouth’s award winning Longsands beach, the park provides the perfect stop-off point for visitors to the coast. There was a Clock Tower Café, providing super home cooking, snacks and refreshments; Lost World Adventure Golf for that fun round of mini-golf and The Boating Lake, where you can hire a Pedalo. There’s even a playpark for the little ones.

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort1.41km from Collingwood Monument

Arbeia was a large Roman fort in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, now ruined, and which has been partially reconstructed. It was first excavated in the 1870s and all modern buildings on the site were cleared in the 1970s. It is managed by Tyne and Wear Museums as Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum.

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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.

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