Admission to Newcastle Castle

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Steeped in history, this imposing Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent past. Newcastle Castle is where the story of Newcastle began, and was the reason the city got its name. 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. With the most commanding views across the city and the River Tyne, it provides a quintessential view of Newcastle and Gateshead. Enjoy exploring the ancient passageways and chambers, discovering the hidden stories of the castle’s inhabitants over the centuries, and taking a journey through the Gateway to Old Newcastle.

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Newcastle Castle

Castle Garth, NE1 1RQ