Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

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Newcastle Castle is steeped in history

As the namesake that gave the city of Newcastle its name, the historic castle acts as a hub for the city's history.

Visit the Norman fortress that acts as a rugged reminder of northern England's turbulent past. 

Discover where Newcastle's story began and explore the historic namesake that continues to stand.

As the castle's tower looms above, you may begin to wonder what the site was like throughout history. Make no mistake, this was not a baron's stately home.

Instead, the castle was a grim symbol of royal authority, where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed.

It offered the most commanding views across the city and the River Tyne. The quintessential view of Newcastle and Gateshead.

Tons to explore and see at Newcastle Castle

Take your time traversing the ancient passageways and chambers; take advantage of the historic and beautiful sights and moments to capture.

Go back in time and discover the hidden stories of the castle’s inhabitants over the centuries and take a journey through The Gateway to Old Newcastle.

When you decide to head to the roof, take in the brilliant view from atop the Newcastle Castle Keep. You might even recognise the site as it has been used in many films, series and video shorts.

Newcastle Castle events

At any given time you can find a range of events being held at the castle.

If you're a film fanatic, get yourself a ticket to one of the film nights held in the atmospheric Castle Keep.

Prefer to be on the move? Check out the amazing tours of both Newcastle Castle and the enveloping city and treat your curious mind!

For those that enjoy a thrilling learning experience, you'll definitely appreciate the talks held here that range all the way from exploring folklore to investigating past serial killers.

With lots of things to make your visit special at Newcastle Castle, rest assured there's bound to be something special for you here.

Exclusive discounts for Newcastle Castle!

Newcastle Castle - General Admission

Go back in time in this self-guided tour of the historic Newcastle Castle - great for all ages

Available to 31 March 2024
Newcastle Castle,
The Castle Keep,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
UK
NE1 1RQ
  • Toilets
  • Limited Parking

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