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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 1 week ago via mobile

Admission covers two sites which are split by the railway line. Most of the interesting stuff is in the castle keep. There are a lot of steps up to the top but you can stop on different floors on the way up to break up...More

Thank sweatpea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although from the city I had not visited the castle for years. It was a great insight into a varied history for the castle. Lots of stairs and took some working out the best route. Really are the best views of Newcastle and the guide...More

Thank HayleyKnowles33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The railway cutting between the Black Gate and the Castle Keep is very special. The Keep has a well preserved structure and offers great views over Newcastle. While the Black Gate is accessible, the Keep isn't.

Thank Arne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this quite by accident during our weekend in Newcastle, and really enjoyed it. There's two parts to it, so don't be put off by the £6.50 fee for the first bit (black gate), it's very good value for money and the whole story...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this castle. Its full of history and its full of interesting nooks and crannies and stairs and stairs and more stairs. Had a few hours of fun here. Well worth a visit at least once if not more!

Thank Rick_Yvanovich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusual castle set in th middle of a city, two building to look around with lots of info on the history of newcastle

Thank CherylA906
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling from Australia, and having an interest in the paranormal, history and heritage, it was great to be given the opportunity to hire Newcastle Castle for a few hours at night. It is very difficult to organise this from overseas, but the staff were helpful...More

Thank MossCharm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone with an interest in the history of the North East should visit the Castle, This is a true historic building, albeit "improved" by the Victorians but that too is interesting, but it is not mock up history with costumes and furniture. The Chapel in...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was initially put off visiting here by the bad reviews. Take no notice, this Castle is worthwhile to visit. Enjoyed our visit, but is not for anyone who has walking difficulties, lots of stone steps in the castle. The view from the top is amazing...More

1  Thank Elizabeth526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place, the keep is quite nice and you get a nice view at the top and I love that the guy at the ticket office has recommended the best food in town.

Thank Ionut M
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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.