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Newcastle Castle

The 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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The Black Gate Castle Keep Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the few places of interest in Newcastle city centre that we felt was worth a visit. The site is split between two buildings - the black gate & the keep - which look quite impressive as you approach them - just a shame...More

Thank GH24
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The entrance fee of 6.50 pounds is well worth it. The castle keep, built in the 13th century, has interconnected staircases where you can climb to the rooftop (99 steps) to get an excellent view of the city and river. There is also the great...More

Thank Dangoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Newcastle and did not even know it still had a castle. It was a great visit. The climb to the top was steep, but had a banister and wide steps so was not too bad. The views were amazing. It was...More

Thank shirty58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered Newcastle for the 1st time. It was really nice day out and was fun showing our visiting friends bit of Newcastle history.

Thank Vanessa K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is surprisingly rich in history and worth a visit. Our party came through on the way to the pub and we expected a few minutes, but ended up staying an hour. Worth checking out.

Thank charlesjb70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much more to see than you first expect. Good to get some culture, and I hadn't even realised Newcastle had a castle!!

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building of the railways rather destroyed the site of Newcastle's castle. What remains is a very interesting keep that you can explore in its many stair cases and little rooms. Great views from the roof.

Thank JohnR R
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Sounds silly but I didn't realise there was a castle in Newcastle. This is a very interesting building where you are free to walk around all the rooms. Don't miss going up to the roof to get good views of the city. The small museum...More

Thank ctnoble58
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Really recommend going here, a lot more to see than I expected. Lots of rooms inside to explore. Great view from the top!

Thank Hazel T
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Make sure you go to the Black gate first for your tickets lots of people go to the keep first and have to go back to get the tickets, this could be made a little clearer. Lots of steps throughout and about 100steps to the...More

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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.