Newcastle Castle Hero

Newcastle Castle

Visit Website
Add to trip

Newcastle Castle is a must-visit attraction in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne which not only explores the rich history of the city but also offers incredible views from its rooftop. There is much to discover about Newcastle Castle, from which the city gained its name many centuries ago.

The Newcastle Black Gate and Castle Keep have been subject to a vast amount of research over the last couple of years which has revealed a colourful and grim history. The uncovered stories include prisoners being hung drawn and quartered to an unusual tale of a youngster being killed by a flying donkey.

The Keep currently stands as one of the UK's finest medieval stone castle dungeons which is still open to the public. Visitors to the iconic castle will enjoy picturesque views, alongside in-depth history displays covering the backgrounds of castle inhabitants over the ages, and offering an insight into Newcastle's ancient heritage.

From a royal fortress to grim dungeons, new exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for inhabitants in these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings. The Newcastle Castle has also hosted several ghost-hunting exhibitions due to its grim history and apparent sightings of The Poppy Girl, a previous resident of the castle who was jailed for owing people money and was beaten and died in the castle prison.

You can book tickets, buy vouchers, find out what's on and make a donation here.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last entry timed slot is 3.30 – 4pm to allow people enough time to get around the castle.

Telephone: 0191 230 6300

info@newcastlecastle.co.uk

TripAdvisor

Search Availability

Events at Newcastle Castle

Kids' Castle Adventures Tour

August 9th to August 23rd

Family
Kids' Castle Adventures Tour

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

August 12th

Entertainment
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

The Wicker Man

August 19th

Entertainment
The Wicker Man

Medieval Newcastle Tours

August 20th to September 18th

Entertainment
Medieval Newcastle Tours

Film Night at Newcastle Castle:...

August 20th

Entertainment
Film Night at Newcastle Castle: Withnail & I (1987)

Young Frankenstein

August 26th

Comedy
Young Frankenstein

Witchfinder General

August 27th

Entertainment
Witchfinder General

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship...

September 2nd

Entertainment
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Tea Pot Making with Muddy Fingers...

September 3rd

Entertainment
Tea Pot Making with Muddy Fingers Pottery

Dido and Aeneas by Harlekin Studio

September 3rd to September 4th

Theatre
Dido and Aeneas by Harlekin Studio

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

September 9th

Entertainment
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the...

September 16th

Entertainment
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

How to find us

Nearby places background image

Things to do nearby...

The Maven

Food & Drink
Maven Interior Resized DC

The Vermont Hotel

Food & Drink
Vermont Hotel HERO Reszied DC

ABOVE - Rooftop bar and restaurant

Food & Drink
Above Vermont Hotel 2

61side UpSide Down Presents

Shopping
61side Up Side Hero Resized DC

El Torero

Food & Drink
Elterero1

Tiger Hornsby

Food & Drink
Tiger Hornsby Hero Resized DC

The French Quarter

Food & Drink
The French Q Hero Resized DC

House of Tides

Food & Drink
Houseof Tides Hero Resized DC

The Crescendo

Food & Drink
Crescendo EYELEVEL CREATIVE Rooftop bar Newcastle Hero

What do you want to do?

Preloader

Loading entries...

Washington Wetlands
Washington Wetlands

You May Also Like