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Address: Castle Garth | Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
Phone Number: +44 191 230 6300
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Now reopened to the public after a £1.67M restoration... Explore the...
Now reopened to the public after a £1.67M restoration... Explore the Castle that gave the city its name and discover its medieval gatehouse, the Black Gate. Uncover the changing face of the Castle through the ages: from royal fortress and border stronghold to grim dungeon and teeming slum. New exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for inhabitants in these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings.
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Unassuming exterior but well worth a visit

From the outside it didn't look like much, but the castle keep is really interesting. The history of Newcastle is well explained at the tower and the great hall and chapel are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

From the outside it didn't look like much, but the castle keep is really interesting. The history of Newcastle is well explained at the tower and the great hall and chapel are impressive. Views from the top are worth climbing the stairs.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We attended on a Sunday morning, and wondered around the Black Gate reading the signs before going up to the 1st floor to get our tickets. We were served by a friendly gentleman who looked like he was training someone, they were both very nice. The gentleman explained about going up to the top of the Black Gate to have... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This actually went very close to the top of my "castle list". A charming little castle in the very heart of Newcastle, compact and bijou. Not an awful lot to read inside, but loads of steps to climb, passages to discover and a stunning view from the battlements - and that's what a castle is about!! We saw two other... More 

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Wark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had some time to kill before I left Newcastle and it was only up the hill from the hotel so went to have a look went round the Black Gate as well can't find anywhere to list.Your ticket gets you into both so give yourself time to go round both.The view from the top of the Castle is great and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I loved the castle-very recently refurbished, interesting display boards around, little signs on the stairs to help you imagine what it may be like back then-for instance-imagine running up these stairs with all the armour on, then on the roof itself, especially fantastic for visitors to the area, an image signposting what you cans ee from the rooftop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I never knew that there was a castle here but it was really interesting exploring all the different parts of the castle. And climbing 99 steps to the roof totals in the views over Newcastle. It was a fantastic place to visit and would recommend it to anybody.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A day trip 7 miles away, went by train and was transported back in time! This is a very well presented attraction, the way it is presented and the links back to the local area are very interesting. The pictures and stories will be interesting to both young and old. The steps to the top of the castle however are... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Black Gate and Castle Keep are the only remaining parts of what was once a huge castle. But the museums service has done a great job with what it has, with up to date and informative displays and interactive opportunities throughout. Lots of stairs to negotiate, but well worth it for the view from the roof of the Keep,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a must visit even if you live in the north or just visiting, there is so much ( gorry) history hear around the castle and the black gate where life was tough & justice swift , try and book a tour , Google goust tours or black gate tours see where they hung the guilty have a drink... More 

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Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We are regular visitors to Newcastle and are ashamed to say we had never visited the castle until now. Hearing good things and with no expectations we had a wonderful few hours, exploring the many nooks and crannies of the keep, and soaking up all the history of the castle in Black Gates museum. There are plenty of stairs, so... More 

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