The Castle, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Standing on the site of the original 'New Castle' which gave the city its name, the Castle Keep and its medieval gatehouse the Black Gate are open daily and host a range of special events.

This was no baron's stately home. The Castle was a grim symbol of royal authority where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed.

Explore the anicent passageways and chambers; discover the hidden stories of its inhabitants, and take in the impressive views from the rooftop across the city and the River Tyne.
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  • Wonderful keep to explore, lots of nooks and crannies, with great views of Newcastle from the roof. You do need to be fit to manage all the stairs, but the views are worth it.  more »
  • We decided to call and see the castle, the reception staff we very friendly and knowledgeable. The castle is well preserved with plenty to see and if the roof is open the views of Newcastle are great ...  more »
  • Visited the Castle whilst in Newcastle for a sightseeing day out. Lots of steps and not a great deal to see very disappointed as my friend could not manage the steps. Certainly not a good place to go ...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Well put together displays and helpful staff
  • Very disappointed with the "Historical Tour" on Saturday 21st Oct 2017, where I expected to hear about the history of the castle etc, instead it was a cast of amateur actors portraying the life of Houdini, who visited the castle once!
  • A must visit for anyone that wants to know about the history of Newcastle or just wants the best view of the city!
  • It's was fun, interesting and we took some amazing photos. Brilliant views from the top of the keep.
  • Pretty poor experience. Unfriendly staff.. In fact like speaking to robots. No communication or customer skills.
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