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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. 

News Update

Emergency services dealt with an incident, outside The Black Gate in the early hours of Thursday morning 27th Feb 2020. For a short time the walkway through The Black Gate was restricted to emergency services only. Emergency services declared the incident closed around 9am. We would like to reassure all customers that we are open as usual and that the site as always is safe and secure. There is no risk posed to the general public. If you have any queries please contact us on 0191 230 6300.

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.


For more information on days that we 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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