The Castle, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

Standing on the site of the original 'New Castle' which gave the city its name, the Castle Keep and its medieval gatehouse the Black Gate are open daily and host a range of special events.

This was no baron's stately home. The Castle was a grim symbol of royal authority where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed.

Explore the anicent passageways and chambers; discover the hidden stories of its inhabitants, and take in the impressive views from the rooftop across the city and the River Tyne.
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  • This castle is definitely worth a visit if your visiting the city. We were more than impressed how well preserved it was and with the information provided. Adults and kids alike will love it and fab v...  more »
  • One of the beautiful sights in Newcastle many stairs but from the tower a nice view over the city and railway station, quite well worth it. Tip visit the hairdresser opposite the ticket sales, beautiful old and a oddities
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  • Lovely castle and a must see for any tourist trip to Newcastle. Narrow walkways and stairs inside so be prepared for that. Views from the top are some of the best you'll get of the city, with sights all the way up to St James and brilliant views of the Tyne and Millennium bridge. Definitely worth a visit, especially on a nice day.
  • Just had a walk around as I arrived quite late and it was already closed. However, it has enough information panels outside to give you a good idea about the castle's history. It's enough of an interesting building on the outside and the area around, especially leading down to the Tyne, is full of mystery.
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