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So, you want to hire the Castle…?

Newcastle Castle is one of the north east’s most iconic, important and historic buildings. Steeped in history this imposing Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent history. This was no baron’s stately home. Newcastle Castle is a grim remainder of royal authority where armies gathered, and criminals were imprisoned and executed. This is where the story of Newcastle began.

Newcastle Castle consists of The Black Gate (our original 13th century gatehouse) and the Castle Keep. The Black Gate houses the Harbottle Suite, a fully-equipped and airy room, which is ideal to hold meetings or seminars but has been used for a variety of other events; from talks and lectures to children’s parties and wedding ceremonies…the list is endless!

Facilities and Accessibility in The Black Gate:

  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee can all be provided as part of your room hire
  • Overhead projector, dropdown projector screen and PC
  • Kitchenette
  • Fully accessible building
  • Accessible toilets

The 12th century Castle Keep consists of over four floors of atmospheric rooms and is available for exclusive hire. Due to its medieval layout, when you hire the castle you are hiring the whole building, including the Castle’s roof has stunning and panoramic views over Newcastle and the River Tyne.

The Great Hall on the second floor is the largest room within the castle, with a large vaulted ceiling and galleries, the room offers amazing acoustics. There are several smaller rooms of varying sizes which are available during your hire period including the Gaol and Chapel, which are situated on the ground floor and completely accessible via a street level door.

From drinks receptions and fine dining to ghost hunts and concerts, the Castle has seen them all!

Whatever your idea, we will work with you to make your event a reality!

Facilities and Accessibility in the Castle Keep:

•           Please note that this is a Scheduled Monument. As such there are no toilet facilities in the Castle Keep but The Black Gate facilities can be accessed during your event.

•           Access to the larger rooms in the Castle is via steep and uneven steps, except the Gaol and Chapel, thus access may be difficult for people with mobility impairments.

•           There is no central heating in the Keep so depending on the time of year the ambient room temperature can vary significantly. Guests should be advised to dress appropriately.

•           Heaters can be hired to help take the edge off, especially useful for the winter, spring and autumn- price on application.

For further information on how to hire this iconic venue, please contact Ruth Small: 

T: 0191 230 6300