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Newcastle Castle

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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...more
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The Black Gate Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
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All reviews black gate great views from the top worth the climb railway line information boards worth a visit small museum stairs to climb interesting visit per adult worth the effort steeped in history interesting place interesting building entrance fee lots of history great place to visit
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Reviewed today

There is more to this than first meets the eye. You go though the Black Gate only to find that there is a really great castle with the Metro running through the middle of it. This does not detract at all though and intact, when...More

Thank algedwards
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I do love seeing British castles that are still intact and that you can walk around and still get a sense of times before, that have been almost romanticised but would have been very hard and dirty in comparison. This castle has that balance of...More

Thank jnash84
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance, the castle does;t really feel like a castle. What would've been a continuous is split in two buildings bisected by a railway and with the ruins of th parts of the castle in between. At the black gate was one of the...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of history in this castle (which is actually the castle keep for a much larger castle that has mostly been lost). The location served the Romans and the Normans before this stone castle was built. It overlooks the Tyne River and...More

Thank Allen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s always seems more interesting visiting historical sites when you come from the city in question... especially if you have never visited it before. This castle falls into that category. Very interesting and once you reach the top spectacular views over Newcastle.. we were fortunate...More

Thank LindsRM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking around this castle. It was interesting to see how the castle changed over the years. We loved learning about the history of the site.

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old castle just up the hill away from the Quayside towards the town centre. Not much to see inside so only worth a visit if castles are your thing, otherwise you can get great photos from the cobbled roads that surround it.

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing old medieval castle but somewhat spoilt by poor restoration work and plastic windows in the keep - amazed they were allowed to get away with it

Thank 280DavidC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Roman history and thought this would be a great place to visit. Unfortunately not a great deal there and was rather disappointed.

Thank northumberlandlad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There simply isn't much left to Newcastle Castle, and what is left has had to be restored to be safe. I would not recommend taking the time to add this to your schedule. The city itself is much more interesting.

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RMunn
28 February 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.
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hotel329dog
25 February 2017|
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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
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familyMorris4
28 May 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Hello. Guide-dogs only, we're afraid.
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RitaA1186
24 May 2016|
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Hello Rita. The Castle consists of two buildings: the Castle Keep and Black Gate. The Black Gate is fully accessible, with a lift and accessible toilets. The Castle Keep has a lot of narrow stairs and only the lower ground... More
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Ian F
28 March 2016|
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There isn't, no. However St Nicholas Cathedral next door has a café which is open 8:30am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday. The Newcastle Quayside is less than five minutes' walk away and has lots of bars and cafés
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