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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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great concert

we went to newcastle for concerts one in the o2 acedemy what is a great venue for music lovers and we also had one at the university hall which was awfull because the sound was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we went to newcastle for concerts one in the o2 acedemy what is a great venue for music lovers and we also had one at the university hall which was awfull because the sound was way too hard so I have to check my ears now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of us visited the castle as part of a 're-enactment experience and it was amazing. The characters inhabiting the castle were great and never slipped from their roles. It was,also very informative as 'Eddie' guided you around to meet each character, and they told you their individual story.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the scene from its roof is amazing, could see the tyne and all those bridges looks amazing, see the attached pictures, and the information given is satisfactory about the castle's history could be better, i spent around 45 minutes at the roof i would give the 4 stars but the extra beauty of the roof's view compensates for it there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited in autumn with friends and we were thrilled to explore the castle. Its easy to find and reach as it is located in the centre of the bustling city. We visited all floors (nearly!) and we fell in love when we reached the top as the view is just breathtaking! You can actually see the train station and everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My Grandparents are members of the English Heritage so we have always gone to castles. This is our local and has always been good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not familiar with Newcastle, this real "castle" can seem a surprising find. It is a rare medieval survival in a city of the industrial revolution. Atmospherical and with excellent views.

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned a lot about Newcastle here. Great, fully preserved castle. Helpful staff. Great views at the top too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a visit to witness something historic in the centre of a modern city. The staff were informative but there did seem to be a lack of written information on display. This may have been due to the reason of maybe they do more guided tours than see it yourself. Nevertheless thouroughly enjoyed my visit. Good photography from the tower.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially a Norman castle, this great building appears to have been refortified by Henry II in the 1180's, which can be spotted in the very high quality of the masonry. Like many historic buildings in Wales, this castle is looked after by Assembly Government's historic environment service. For visitors, the monument is set in a picturesque location overlooking the River... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside tour was closed when we walked around the outside, but the word we got was that the inside tour wasn't worth paying for. Very nice architecture and historically interesting information posted outside.

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