Newcastle: Castle Entry Ticket

Newcastle: Castle Entry Ticket

From $12.17 per person

Visit this 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.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn where the story of Newcastle began and how the city got its name
  • Find the marks left by the inhabitants through the ages
  • Admire the best views over the city and the River Tyne
  • Explore Newcastle's most historic buildings and ancient passageways
  • Discover the castle's fascinating and turbulent history with a range of exhibits
Full description
Discover an imposing Norman fortress in the center of Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 and the reason the city got its name. During your visit, enjoy the most commanding views over the city of Newcastle and the River Tyne. See Newcastle's most historic buildings, the Castle Keep and its 13th-century gatehouse the Black Gate, which were once part of a much larger fortress. Marvel at how much of Newcastle Castle has remained intact despite its tumultuous history. Today, you can explore the ancient passageways and chambers where kings walked and villains were imprisoned. Find the marks left by the inhabitants through the ages and learn the fascinating story of the Castle Garth community that grew up around the ruins. The two buildings that remain were cut off from each other by the Victorian railways of the 19th century — an unfortunate side effect of the North East's trailblazing role in the Industrial Revolution. Exhibits guide visitors through the Castle's history over the years: from settlement in Roman times, to medieval stronghold, to use as a modern day museum and everything in between.
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  • Entry ticket to Newcastle Castle
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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      Please present your voucher to the castle's all-new Black Gate reception to begin your journey. Please note that last entry is at 4:15 PM.

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      Interesting and just a nice fleeting review of history. Disappointing that some areas were not open, and other than covid there was no reason why. Enjoyed it though and would recommend it.

      September 3, 2020

      We really enjoyed Castle, didn’t realise we had one on our door step. Small but in very good condition. Lovely lady chatted to us about the history of the castle.

      September 12, 2020

      June 8, 2021

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