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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Castle Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate Castle Garth Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ England

    Newcastle’s most historic buildings, the Castle Keep and its 13th century gatehouse the Black Gate, were once part of a much larger fortress. Given its tumultuous history, it is miraculous that so much of Newcastle’s castle has survived intact.

    Today you can explore the ancient passageways and chambers where Kings walked and villains were imprisoned. Find the marks left by the inhabitants through the ages and learn the fascinating story of the Castle Garth community which grew up around the ruins. The two buildings that remain were cut off from each other by the Victorian railways of the 19th century - an unfortunate side effect of the North East's trailblazing role in the Industrial Revolution.

    Exhibits guide visitors through the Castle's history over the years: from settlement in Roman times, to medieval stronghold, use as a modern day museum and everything in between. Simply purchase your ticket from the Castle's all-new Black Gate reception to begin your journey.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Newcastle Castle
    Departure Time
    9/21/2018 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Castle
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Castle consists of two buildings: the Castle Keep and Black Gate. While the Black Gate is fully accessible, the Castle Keep has many steep stairs and uneven surfaces. Those who suffer from claustrophobia, vertigo or a nervous disposition are advised to speak with a member of staff in our Black Gate reception before climbing the stairs.
    • Dogs, with the exception of guide dogs, are not permitted entry. Buggies can be parked in the reception of the Black Gate, however taking these into the Castle Keep is not advised.
    • The Castle Keep is a Scheduled Ancient Monument with several upper storeys which are not accessible to disabled visitors. The Black Gate, however, has been fitted with ramps and an external lift. This allows access to the upper-levels of the building, including the reception, where you can purchase tickets, and an exhibition space. The building also has an adapted accessible toilet on its first floor.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was the first time my 3yr old got to run around a full castle and keep for free! She loves exploring and the castle and castle keep had so many places for her to find it was brilliant. May have lived here for 30 years but there's always something to visit and something new
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    Excellent value for money, the castle has so much to explore and has an incredible timeline. Originally a Roman fort stood on this site but the castle built after its foundation was laid in A.D 1080, was the forming of the city of Newcastle. Roma, Anglo Saxon, Norman and then at
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    I really enjoyed this place. Beautifully kept and you can simply wander around by yourself. The stairs to the top were my favourite and views were excellent.
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    Visited Newcastle for the first time earlier in the month and decided to go to the Newcastle Castle. It is very well maintained and if you make it to the top of the castle you are rewarded with fantastic views all around you! Be prepared to climb the many steps to look around
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    The castle is split over 2 sites which are adjacent to one another. There is plenty to do here and lots of steps (although there are lifts!). We had a very informative talk by a Oxford University student - basically the Romans played tick your "it" (well tick your now a
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