Steeped in history, this imposing Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent past.
This was no baron’s stately home. The Castle was a grim symbol of royal authority, where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed. The most commanding views across the city and the River Tyne. The quintessential view of Newcastle and Gateshead.
A defensive fortification throughout medieval times, Newcastle Castle is situated a short walk down the Grade I-listed 19th century Grey Street and in a prominent position overlooking the city’s iconic Quayside. Occupied for nearly 2000 years, the area is a naturally defensible site with steep sides overlooking and running down to the River Tyne. Begin your journey by checking in with your pre-purchased tickets at the Castle Keep.Enjoy exploring the ancient passageways and chambers; discovering the hidden stories of the Castle’s inhabitants over the centuries and take a journey through The Gateway to Old Newcastle.