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Address: The Black Gate Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 230 6300
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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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lovely castle

lovely old well kept castle. but you get lost and confused very easily with the amount of rooms. floors and corridoors. very pretty though

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
BennyAlgoKarli
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely old well kept castle. but you get lost and confused very easily with the amount of rooms. floors and corridoors. very pretty though

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love castles. This castle is what gives the city its name so big expectations. As has been said, it's split into two parts; Black Gate and the Keep. But the information presented is a bit of a hotch potch in the Black Gate. Quite a lot to read and unveil, if you are prepared to open and close drawers... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasted £5.50 to see one room full of facts. The guy at desk was fine, but didn't give much info on anything so I thought was a waste of time and money TBH.

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Ben S, Manager at Newcastle Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. The Castle consists of two buildings: the Black Gate (which contains a reception, gift shop and exhibition) and the Keep, which is the larger of the two. Unfortunately, it sounds like you just visited the Black Gate. We do our best to direct visitors to the second building, with signage and a map on our leaflet,... More 

North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved wandering around what remains of Newcastle's eponymous castle. You can wander all over and up to all that is left of the battlements and a tower for great views of the station and the railway tracks and the city and its bridges.

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Thank Kirkcaldylad
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two parts to this place. The Black Gate where you can buy your tickets and the Castle Keep which is fantastic. There is lots of information about the place to give you an idea of what the castle was like in years gone by. There are lots of staircases and corridors to explore but make sure you go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No special experience but when going to Newcastle you should see its castle. Pricy for what you get though.

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Thank Django L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff armed with knowledge if you have any questions. The climb to the top is worth it (lots of stairs!!) as you get some great views of Newcastle (bridges etc) and the rail way. Found it very interesting.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A really quick but fantastic visit to the Newcastle Castle, some very interesting history detailing the origins of the city. Definitely worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 24 November 2016

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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