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Newcastle Castle Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate Castle Garth Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ England

    Newcastle’s most historic buildings, the Castle Keep and its 13th century gatehouse the Black Gate, were once part of a much larger fortress. Given its tumultuous history, it is miraculous that so much of Newcastle’s castle has survived intact.

    Today you can explore the ancient passageways and chambers where Kings walked and villains were imprisoned. Find the marks left by the inhabitants through the ages and learn the fascinating story of the Castle Garth community which grew up around the ruins. The two buildings that remain were cut off from each other by the Victorian railways of the 19th century - an unfortunate side effect of the North East's trailblazing role in the Industrial Revolution.

    Exhibits guide visitors through the Castle's history over the years: from settlement in Roman times, to medieval stronghold, use as a modern day museum and everything in between. Simply purchase your ticket from the Castle's all-new Black Gate reception to begin your journey.
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    All reviews couple of hours black gate well worth a visit rooftop sightseeing steps lots rooms castle views city history
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    If visiting Newcastle then visit the Castle. Don't worry that the main East coast line to Scotland runs through it, well above where you walk. If you are not good with stairs and steps then this might not be for you as there are a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ian1811
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The story of how Newcastle got its name, this was our first bit of sightseeing quite an interesting visit. Costs a pretty reasonable £7.50 to get in, the castle part was obviously the main attraction primarily for the superb panoramic views of the city from...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank David_R503983
    Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

    The cost was reasonable at £7.50 I would recommend a visit we certainly learnt a lot about the history of the castle from its very beginnings to now. I do think if they had more money they could open up more rooms to the public....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank arnold739
    Reviewed July 5, 2019

    The combined ticket to The Black Gate and Castle Keep is well worth purchasing.I got a discount as a senior citizen(60 or over).The Castle Keep is fascinating though not for the unfit, or disabled ,as it involves lots of stair climbing on narrow stairs, and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Steve J
    Reviewed June 24, 2019

    The castle was much more interesting than it appeared on the outside. It is very well preserved. The 99 circular steps to the top of the castle was was well worth the trip. The view from the top was incredible. A must see in Newcastle.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Kathleen S
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