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Castle Keep Review

Overlooking the Tyne River, the remains of the Norman castle recall the city's earlier status as a defensive stronghold. Built in 1080, this was the "new castle" that gave the city its name. The stone keep and gatehouse are all that remain; both are worth seeing, although the effect is somewhat diminished by the railroad viaduct that rather thoughtlessly separates the two.

    Contact Information

  • Address: St. Nicholas St., Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ
  • Phone: 0191/232–7938
  • Cost: £4
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun noon–5; last admission 45 mins before closing
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  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Updated: 06-04-2014

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