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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
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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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Been here many times

Had to visit this lovey area again at the weekend when visiting friends. Just love the history of castles.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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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 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to visit this lovey area again at the weekend when visiting friends. Just love the history of castles.

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Thank sulisk2016
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed visiting the castle. There was much more to see and explore than I expected. I thought there would only be a few rooms to see, but there were so many stairways and passages that I found myself getting lost in them! And the view from the top was a great way to see some of the sights,... More 

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle keep affords a nice view over the city center, the central station and the river with its bridges. The education officer conducts wonderful tours for kids.

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Thank peter m
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice small castle. A lot of it has been restored. It is well laid out and has information boards around the place giving information about the rooms and history of the castle and area. The view from the top is great. Member of staff was very friendly.

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Thank John C
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see here. Information boards around the exterior. Easy to get to and lots of places to eat and drink nearby.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited many castles but this ruin was very unique. There isn't much left of a castle except for the keep and the Black gate. The gate part of the remains has a small museum that was okay but it is really the keep that holds the most interesting parts. It has multiple levels with many interesting rooms throughout. The... More 

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Thank Craig W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drop by for a quick visit if you are in Grey street. The castle isn't as big as I expected. Nothing interesting though.

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Thank Mohammed M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning we had a great time exploring and very educational for us all,fabulous views,well worth the trip out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a totally unexpected gem of a stop for me, killing time waiting to catch a train. It's small as it's just the keep, but most of it is open to explore which was really neat. As I remember very little is roped off. It's not filled with a weird assortment of seemingly random antique stuff (cough*Bamburgh Castle*cough) so... More 

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Thank Kat R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We attended this excellent play during our vacation in Newcastle region and discovered as such the Newcastle castle. This was an excellent scenery for the play: a very pleasant way of discovering a part of Newcastle history. Bravo to the actors!

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