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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 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting the Edinburgh Castle just the day before, this castle is just very small comparing. We came here on the very last day of our cruise and everybody was tired from the intensive ports of call during the last 12 days and none of...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 5 days ago

I found it hard to believe that I hadn't visited the castle before so decided to make a visit. It's split into two parts, the Black Gate, where you buy the tickets and it houses a museum, and the Castle Keep. There are great views...More

1  Thank handbagjen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Didn't expect a lot from this as it was such a small castle and the first one I had visited. How deceiving the size can be. Once inside it just opened up and got bigger and bigger the further you went. Plenty to see from...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 1 week ago

here is one of the places visitors must visit and see for themselves you will be truly amazed at what this location has instore

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

1  Thank sweatpea
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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

1  Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 3 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
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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.