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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. 

You can now buy tickets online to visit Newcastle Castle here.

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.

Please note: We are closed on 24th, 25th and 26th December, but we are open as usual other than these dates. Pay us a visit during the festive period or come and see Newcastle from a different angle between Christmas and New Year. We close at 2:30pm on 31st December.

For more information on days will be closed to the public, please visit our Closure Days page here.

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

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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