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The Gateway to Old Newcastle

Newcastle Castle is where the city forged its development, identity and significance in British history.

Two buildings – the Castle Keep and Black Gate – miraculously survive, and are open to the pubic following a £1.67m Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment.

Uncover the changing face of the Castle through the ages: from royal fortress and border stronghold to grim dungeon and teeming slum. Visit us and discover where the story of Newcastle began…


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