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“Really cheap, great views.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle
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US$ 31.90*
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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Really cheap, great views.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Really cheap, great views of Newcastle and the Quayside. The Castle Keep itself is small by British Castle standards but this is partly because the Victorian engineers demolished part of it to build the railway viaduct through the Castle Courtyard, nevertheless adding to an interesting mix of place and juxtaposition in the centre of a large bustling city.

Visited August 2011
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“Castle Keep was great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Brilliant, only £4 and free for under 18s, great historic monument, right amount of information/exhibits in relation to the building itself. Great views of Newcastle from the top and inside real castley feel with turrets original spiralling stone staircases and hidden nooks! Chilly in Feb so wrap up warm!

Visited February 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“well worth seeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

inexpensive to visit and very interesting. not good for people with walking dificulties. can see a vertual visit on castle web site.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

So well preserved, and with access to almost all areas, this has to be one of the finest attractions in the city. Staff lovely and very well informed, and admission prices well within the reach of all pockets. View from the ramparts is amazing!!

Visited October 2011
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“Nice surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We were just taking a walk aroung newcastle when we came across the castle so we went inside and all the way up to the top i was 7 months pregnant at the time and all the steps were a pain but well worth it the view from the top is fab.

Visited November 2011
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