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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 are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day for the whole day on each.

We are open Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th December 10am to 5pm. It is a half day opening on Monday 31st December from 10am to 2pm.

We will be closed New Year's Day and then re-open as normal on the 2nd of January.


Please note the Castle will be closed Thursday 13th December for a private function.

Did you know you can hire the castle for your own private function? Contact us if you'd like to know more.


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