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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
+44 191 230 6300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bit pricey, but very interesting and stunning views from the top, but you need to be able to climb the stairs.

Thank Clare720
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly large with lots of rooms to explore. Lots of steps yes but that can only mean a great view. We visited just before the sunset and although freezing waited to see day turn to night and it was amazing.

Thank E11i3
Reviewed 1 week ago

a must view on a visit to newcastle ,our beautiful casle keep. parts re generated but a magnificent site , it can even be viewd along the train tyracks in central station

Thank kevchezza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not many people realise there is a castle in Newcastle. It’s a great place to visit as well preserved and an interesting history. The views of the city from the top of the keep are worth the admission alone.

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours looking round here. I spent 4 years in Newcastle and never visited it. Finally made up for it. Lots of steps but well worth the effort. There is a lift to the admission area which is also part of the...More

Thank tate_r_1548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place with a railway running through the middle of it. the Black Gate is a great start to the tour spred over three floors it shows some of the Castles history. a gentle stroll across to the keep passing under the railway, under...More

Thank ModularBob123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cost 6.5 for one adult. Includes access to the Black Gate and Keep. Well done displays, and a great view from the top of the keep

Thank adamandnicole2016
Reviewed 17 December 2017 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 15 December 2017 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 8 December 2017

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

1  Thank shirty58
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1 March 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.
26 February 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
28 May 2016|
Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Hello. Guide-dogs only, we're afraid.