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Newcastle Castle

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Newcastle Castle Admission Ticket
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Newcastle Castle Admission Ticket
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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
+44 191 230 6300
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All reviews black gate great views from the top worth the climb railway line worth a visit information boards small museum stairs to climb interesting visit per adult worth the effort steeped in history interesting building interesting place entrance fee lots of history great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

As others have said, this castle does not have the appearance that we are perhaps used to castles having. It is still fairly impressive inside and looking up from the outside. It was kind of confusing to buy the ticket at a different building (and...More

Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 6 days ago

It represents Newcastle, it is a very nice location, I Made a lot of photos, go there it is really nice

Thank henya888
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the castle itself not looking that big (as we're from North Wales and DO have massive castles) it was surprisingly big (bit like the TARDIS ha ha)!!! The only problem was it made us both feel old after as we were up steps, down...More

Thank carla w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a castle as such but still worth visiting as it is located in the city centre and easy to find, Not what we expected but a lovely sight in an odd place next to a railway bridge.

Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't realise there was a Newcastle castle until I arrived in the city, but it's worth a visit. A slightly odd location as the railway line slices through what would have been the castle grounds. You wander round on your own. It's small compared...More

Thank PhilipSeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the castle while on our second trip to Newcastle. Three years ago we stopped by the castle while walking Hadrian's Wall, but only walked around the outside because of time constraints. We knew that we would get back for a visit one day....More

Thank 943BrianS943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastically preserved and worth a trip when visiting the city. It won’t take you long as it is just a gatehouse to the city but loved the dungeon with the rings still in the wall for the chains and plenty information in each of the...More

Thank ndw78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gate and castle as a whole are quite small so it does not take long to get around them but they are worth a visit when in Newcastle. Informative and steeped in history. Good views of the city from the top.

Thank ww_1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interactive in parts, well displayed, informative and intriguing: the Castle has enough to engage all ages. Spent a couple of hours here going up and down staircases and into rooms down corridors, sitting on the garderobes and trying on costumes! The view from the top...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castle tantalizes the imagination into the life of the anient past with all its glory and gory details as at the same time space capsules circle the globe leading the imagination into a new era beyond the her and now.

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1 March 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.