Steeped in history, this imposing Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent past.
Newcastle Castle is where the story of Newcastle began and the reason it got its name.
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.
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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£8.50 per ticket type|
|Child (5-15 years)||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Child (under 5)||Free|
|Disabled (includes one free carer)||£7.50 per person per day|
|Family (2 Adults + 3 Children, or 1 Adult and up to 4 Children)||£24.00 per ticket type|
|Senior (60 years and over)||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Student*||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Unwaged||£7.50 per ticket type|
*only available with a valid student ID card.
Visit the Newcastle Castle website for prices including Gift Aid http://www.newcastlecastle.co.uk/times-costs
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Introduction loop at entrance.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp / Level Access - By appointment only.
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Preferably by appointment
- Max group size - 60
- Min group size - 12
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Public Transport Directions
The Castle Keep is situated in the centre of Newcastle adjacent to the High Level Bridge. Limited Blue Badge holder parking is available next to the entrance. Castle Keep is close to public transport routes. Newcastle Central Station (mainline and Metro) is approximately 400 metres away. From the main entrance of the station turn right along Neville street and keep right on Westgate Road to the junction with St. Nicholas Street. Castle Keep is across the road on your right.