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Newcastle Castle

Black Gate & Castle Keep, Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
+44 191 230 6300
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Now reopened to the public after a £1.67M restoration... Explore the site of 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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Black Gate & Castle Keep, Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
+44 191 230 6300
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an impressive building inside, such a maze of rooms, corridors & stairs, the view from the top though is amazing, beautiful views of the bridges & trains going past!! Well worth the money.

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt a little out of breath winding my way round all those staircases, but well worth the effort. You need a head for heights, but the views of the Tyne and Newcastle are fabulous from the top. It could do with a little bit...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Gate Museum & the Castle Keep have some interesting artifacts on display as well as a small shop selling sweets and souveniers. Although the climb to the top of the Keep involves negotiating more than 100 stone steps the view over the river...More

Thank Ge0rdiesc0use
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an authentic castle, probably the one after which the city is named. I only saw it from the outside, without taking the tour, but even there you have informative posters and a beautiful garden to see!

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting castle and associated buildings restored to the best condition with out complete renovation the roof is accessible giving commanding views of the Tyne, there are, as you might expect steep staircases to negotiation whilst each nock and cranny reveal something of interest.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unexpected gem. Wherever we travel we always try to fit in a tour of a local castle. I'd never heard of Newcastle Castle but I'm so glad we visited! The keep is still in incredible condition. If you are like me &...More

Thank KayleighAnn91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 79 year old mother and I were in Newcastle and came across the castle and decided that it would be a good place to have a look around. There were lots of boards up saying that tickets could be purchased.from reception which could be...More

Thank CColl63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Newcastle for the first time and had to see the city’s namesake! Well worth taking the time to see the Castle, friendly well informed staff. Fantastic views of from the roof top, tons of history, go and see it!

Thank Mary Jane C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I said 'I didn't know Newcastle had a castle'. Ano, seems so obvious now. Well worth a wee visit and worth the money.

Thank sandramcguire61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle itself is bit unique in that the train station runs through it and the castle was almost destroyed by the train station plans early on. The exhibits are interesting but need more explanation as to their context.

Thank JohntheLast
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February 28, 2017|
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Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Visits to the Castle are self-led, however we do run occasional guided tours, e.g. as part of Heritage Open Days. Please do keep an eye on our website's What's On page.
February 25, 2017|
Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Adult £6.50 Senior (60 years and over) £5.50 Disabled (includes one free carer) £5.50 Students (with valid ID card) £5.50 Unwaged £5.50 Child (5-15 years) £3.90 Child (0-5 years old) Free Family of four £15.90
May 27, 2016|
Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Hello. Guide-dogs only, we're afraid.