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Newcastle Castle

The Black Gate Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
+44 191 230 6300
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The Black Gate Castle Garth | Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, England
+44 191 230 6300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff clearly love their job as they were most friendly and informative even when we'd arrived late in the afternoon not long before closing. It is a labyrinth of a castle and you immediately feel the atmosphere of years gone by. The information boards...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Newcastle Castle after 35 years of not living in the city. What a great job they have done and well worth a visit. Great value for money.

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Newcastle Castle is worth a visit if you're in the area. There is a lift to the ticket office and small display of items on the top floor. A short walk to the main tower across the bridge and cobbles...This is not accessible to wheelchairs/disabled....More

Thank RandRH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

At £6.50 per person, is not a bad deal. There are a lot of stairs to climb so may not work for some. The castle has a wonderful history and it's all laid out museum like for you. The staff were friendly and a small...More

Thank Motorbragg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in medieval times and developed and changed over 100s of years, the castle is very interesting. It has been preserved sympathetically, with modern lift and ramp access to parts and a well stocked shop. Parts of the keep are unsuitable for people with mobility...More

Thank Jenniww
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see attraction! This is actually a much better attraction than the Edinburgh Castle and for half the price. There is more to explore, plus better displays, and very friendly staff -- and fewer tourists. It feels like a real castle. Plus...More

Thank AllanKPB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure what to expect but the Castle is well worth a visit and definitely worth the climb to the top - best views in Newcastle

Thank BridgetYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family, a nostalgic journey for me as I used to visit the Keep as a boy living in Newcastle. I remember being stunned by the size of the Great hall with it's flags and armour, and scared at the deep dark...More

Thank Frankiesymes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle to visit, plenty to see and great view of Newcastle from the roof. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore and history to see. Well worth a visit when in Newcastle.

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is an interesting detour to while away an hour or so and a break away from the city centre shops.

Thank suzannewales55
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Is there a guided tour at the castle? If so, when?
28 February 2017|
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Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Visits to the Castle are self-led, however we do run occasional guided tours, e.g. as part of Heritage Open Days. Please do keep an eye on our website's What's On page.
What is the cost for entry?
25 February 2017|
Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Adult £6.50 Senior (60 years and over) £5.50 Disabled (includes one free carer) £5.50 Students (with valid ID card) £5.50 Unwaged £5.50 Child (5-15 years) £3.90 Child (0-5 years old) Free Family of four £15.90
Can we visit with our well behaved dog please?
28 May 2016|
Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Hello. Guide-dogs only, we're afraid.