Castle Keep and Black Gate


This building is a very historical landmark for Newcastle, as it is the 'New Castle', from which Newcastle upon Tyne gets its name. The new castle was built in 1080 by Robert Curthouse, son of William the Conqueror. The site has been occupied nearly 2000 years, with the Romans having a fort named Pons Aelius there previously, as well as it being an Anglo-Saxon burial place also. The Castle Keep was built by Henry 2nd between 1168-1178.
There is limited disabled access and its unsuitable for those with mobility issues, due to the nature of the building, with lots of stairs.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

Add review