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The Northeast Sights

Castle Keep

  • St. Nicholas St. Map It
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 06/04/2014

Fodor's 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.

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St. Nicholas St., Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ, England

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Sight Details:

  • £4
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun noon–5; last admission 45 mins before closing

Updated 06/04/2014


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