Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne: Hours, Address, Newcastle Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Newcastle Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Steeped in history this imposing Norman fortress, in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, is a rugged reminder of northern England's turbulent history. This was no baron's stately home. Newcastle Castle is a grim reminder of royal authority where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed. It is where the story of Newcastle began, the reason the city got its name and has the most commanding views over the city and the River Tyne. Open for the public to explore and enjoy our rich and varied history Newcastle Castle takes the safety of public and staff very seriously. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have introduced a number of measures to keep you safe whilst you explore, discover and enjoy.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from $12.82
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jrcr0ssland
Grantham, UK4 contributions
Dec 2021
Had a good couple of hours roaming around the corridors and rooms. Well set up. Lost of steps though, it is a castle after all. Keeps you fit.
Written January 1, 2022
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Tracey S
11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We’ve been to two talks on criminology at the castle, both excellent. It’s a lovely, well maintained building with friendly staff.
Written December 30, 2021
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Eimear O
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
Excellent visit. Beautiful sights all around the Keep and plenty of interesting objects and sights to entertain. There were a lot of stairs in the Keep which was no problem for us but might be an issue for someone with young children or difficulty walking. The view up top is well worth it though.
Written December 19, 2021
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Sarah J
2 contributions
Lovely historical building,
Love coming to visit
Lovely views
Would recommend to anyone looking for something to do in Newcastle
Written December 5, 2021
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Ian H
Bedford, UK43 contributions
Nov 2021
Right next door to the railway, over-looking the central station - a very well-preserved old castle keep, well laid out with interesting exhibits. The view from the top, across the city, is spectacular. A good piece of history, and a good way to spend one and a half hours or so
Written November 23, 2021
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Coastal702171
11 contributions
Lovely Castle! The castle was very interesting, the tickets were appropriately priced and the staff were very friendly and helpful, we had ordered a timed ticket in advance and found that we wished to visit a little earlier. This wasn’t a problem. Great views from the top of the castle!
Written November 15, 2021
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Margaret
Fareham, UK2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Very authentic . Loved it that you could wander around the Keep and the outer bits without lots of tourist info . There is a video in the cellar which is informative . I felt I was really experiencing the Norman , Civil war history etc . An amazing view of Newcastle and the bridges from the top of the Keep
An amazing couple of hours . You must go if you are in Newcastle
Written November 8, 2021
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Chris W
Blaxton, UK231 contributions
Nov 2021
The town takes its name from this castle. Has a long and varied history and the gatehouse and keep remain intact. Well worth a visit.
Written November 8, 2021
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duomo2
Taunton, UK480 contributions
Oct 2021
We walked by the castle on our way from the city centre to the quayside and it looked quite interesting although much smaller than other castles I have seen. We did not go inside.
Written November 7, 2021
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Carol Q
World1 contribution
Oct 2021
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU Newcastle Castle! My sister booked this visit during half term to show my 7 year old grandson Newcastle Castle and Black Gate before his move down south. He is very interested in history and we had explained some facts about the Castle before our trip. ( Such as how Pons Aelius was actually a smaller Roman settlement than Corstopitum, which he also visited recently). We had a splendid afternoon! My sis had organised the whole trip, so we had the "Quest Booklet" to follow throughout the castle. It is full of interesting activities and was just perfect for all of us. The activity room was a great addition and gave us a rest from the interminable stairs :) . Spoiler alert for anyone with the booklet...there is a notice saying how many more steps there are to go! My Grandson was fascinated by the castle, the arrow holes, the garderobe and the plush red toilet in the Harbottle Room (!) as well as many other interesting facts too numerous to name here. We participated in all that we were able, made proclamations from the throne, sang in the Chapel, in the stocks and had the opportunity to handle longsword and axe. The staff were wonderful! Knowledgeable and helpful and I think they could see how much we were enjoying the experience. I think my favourite was the Plague Doctor :). Oh yes...the roof views gave us a chance to show the bridges spanning the Tyne and other points of interest in Newcastle. A great day trip! Thank you Newcastle Castle staff, for making this a special day for us all :)
Written November 1, 2021
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