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Address: The Black Gate Castle Garth | 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: 1-2 hours
Description:

Now reopened to the public after a £1.67M restoration...

Explore the site of...

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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School Holiday visit

Excellent,this is a real castle!! An inexpensive entry gives you a museum,castle,shop and fantastic city views! Well worth a couple of hours to see the history of Newcastle upon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mike C C
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent,this is a real castle!! An inexpensive entry gives you a museum,castle,shop and fantastic city views! Well worth a couple of hours to see the history of Newcastle upon Tyne before your eyes! Caution,lots of steps,but the view from the top is well worth it. No toilets spotted or catering facilities.Easy access from city and railway station/ metro.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

even with two teenagers we had a great time exploring - lots to see / read / learn and a great view from the top - wear sensible shoes though as lots of steps!

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Thank heather h
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with friends in my younger years and it was so scary and still is, sure it's nice looking around at what once was but you still feel a slight spook in the air! If you don't like heights don't go to the top

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Thank AnastasiaL20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my partner and 2 children. A visit to a castle is always exciting especially for little ones. We climbed the 99 steps for some impressive views of the Newcastle. I was impressed by the optimism of whoever is in charge for having so many folded deckchairs up on the roof. I imagine it would be spectacular on a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Newcastle and not entirely up to just pubbing all night and clubbing you should for sure make a stop here. It's an interesting castle, small and built up as if on a tiny rock mound. Step to get up but with cool views of the Tyne and the city from the windows and towers. It's decently decked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic guided tour around the Newcastle Castle Garth and Keep - a great, friendly local history lesson from two very informed volunteer guides :-)

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Faro, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is a great place to start your visit of Newcastle. It offers beautiful views of the city and surroundings. We can also see all the rooms and ruins. Be careful with the stairs, it's a long way up!

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely afternoon climbing and discovering the history of the castle keep. There staff were friendly and the views lovely. Caution for those with mobility issues-lots of stairs obviously in a building of this age. places to sit and study and catch your breath though.

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Thank susan B
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle and keep are in excellent condition and the staff are extremely helpful. Displays are well documented and laid out clearly. Good explanation of the history of the city and it's castle. Expend the calories and climb to top of the castle for a spectacular view of the city. Highly recommended

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New Castle in Newcastle really is worth visiting. Entrance is through the Black Gate which is one of two buildings still standing along with some portions of curtain wall, the ticket also gives admittance to the very impressive castle keep standing next to the railway line. While there is a lift in the Black Gate which takes you to... More 

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