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Welcome to Newcastle Castle

Open 7-days per week, visit our family-friendly historic attraction to reveal the story of how Newcastle began, the reason the city got its name and to walk in the steps of the people who lived and died in the shadow of Newcastle Castle. 

Steeped in history this imposing Norman fortress, in the center of Newcastle Upon Tyne, is a rugged reminder of northern England's turbulent history. This was no baron's stately home. Newcastle Castle is a grim reminder of royal authority where armies gathered, and criminals were imprisoned and executed. It is where the story of Newcastle began, the reason the city got its name and has the most commanding views over the city and the River Tyne.

Check out our promotional video here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We're also part of Heritage Open Days from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th September 2018, which is England’s largest festival of architecture, history and culture and it’s all FREE. You can download the full booklet here.


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