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Address: The Black Gate Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 230 6300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Now reopened to the public after a £1.67M restoration...

Explore the site of...

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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I love castles

I really love old castles and here you find 800 years of history, just climb the stairs and learn how the story really began and find out which royals and criminal caharacters... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really love old castles and here you find 800 years of history, just climb the stairs and learn how the story really began and find out which royals and criminal caharacters have been living here over the years

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Thank Andre_C_de_Jong
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent castle keep with lots of interesting things for the kids to see and do inside. And after the effort of the climb to the top, you are rewarded with the best views in Newcastle

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Thank WhickhamWill
Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always had it on my list to visit the castle. So on a visit to Newcastle my husband and I decided to pop in. We loved it. Fascinating history on Newcastle. I have been informed from my husband that there is an amazing view from the top, but I gave it a miss as not good with heights!... More 

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Thank MissBurlo
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent venue to visit during our weekend break in Newcastle. The castle is teaming with facts about the development of the city and a great place to learn about local and national history.

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Thank priscilla467
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Newcastle Castle is accessed with the same ticket at the Black Gate. Together, the two provide a fascinating look at the history of the Newcastle area during the post-roman times to just before the 20th century. Worth spending an hour or so. A note for visitors, while the Black Gate is fully accessible, the Castle is accessible only by... More 

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Thank dmathewYEG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Altough it sounds silly, a tourist like me never knew that a castle remained within this city. You wouldn't expect to come out a shop in a bustling metropolitan city to find a castle right at your toes. Wonderful attraction and a great time waster.

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Thank JohnathanKelly
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's go to the castle I said. I hadn't been and took my granddaughters last Easter Holidays. There are lots of activities suitable to a wide range of ages and dressing up. The girls loved the Black Gate

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the castle yesterday and the view at the top was amazing. Tried to do the stairs in one go but didn't manage it so best to look into rooms as you go up.

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Thank mandywelbourn
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in Newcastle and after we get there we decided to visit the castle because we like history. The place is for those who love to feel back in time.

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Thank Mihaela P
St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great piece of inner city history that provides fabulous views of the river Tyne and its bridges. Lots of uneven stairs makes for quite a strenuous attraction.

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