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Newcastle Castle

The Black Gate 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 Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
+44 191 230 6300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The reviews on here are spot on, great views over the city. I thought this was quite an interesting castle with a lot of history. There's not loads of information, but enough to keep you interested. Well worth a visit.

Thank jaigu
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Castle is lovely for kids who can learn all about knights and life in the castle. For adults there's nothing much spectacular to see if you have visited a few of these castles before. There is a great view of the city on top...More

Thank Summerinabox
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great castle, we had good fun with the kids (5 and 2 years old). Our boy was really impressed with the knights armour and sword. Amazing view from the roof top.

Thank Rensst
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting castle in the city center. Don't miss it if you are in Newcastle. Great view from the roof of the castle,

Thank Mudgoddess8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont go there if you cant climb steps! However, it was really good. The views from the top were brilliant as were views into the great hall as you climbed up the spiral staircases.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed looking through this castle so much that with later opportunities we only looked at their outsides as we felt this was a good representation of Castle life. Had most things we figured others would have & they were a lot more expensive!

Thank SPYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as castles go, the one in Newcastle isn't that big but it has everything - a great hall, dungeons, gate house, tiny corridors leading off, towers and turrets with a fantastic view of the city and river, and the fact that it is...More

Thank sunflowers364
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived early in the morning around 10am... There's only a handful of tourists around, less than 6 people. Everyone split up at some point so I was walking around, checking out different rooms and area, all was good for the first 20 minutes. Until I...More

1  Thank Crystelle H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit started by an abrupt member of staff telling us we could not enter without a ticket and we needed to 'visit over the road'. No other details we're given and it was like speaking to a robot. No communication or people skills. We...More

Thank richieleeuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is split in two parts and is a must see!! It looks small on the outside but has plenty of rooms and history to see. The second part has 99 steps to great views of the city! Go up a little further to...More

Thank hosh161
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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.
25 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.