Steeped in history, this imposing Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent past.
This was no baron’s stately home. The Castle was a grim reminder of royal authority where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed. It is where the story of Newcastle began; the reason the city got its name, and has the most commanding views across the city and the River Tyne.
Explore the ancient passageways and chambers, discover the hidden stories of its inhabitants and take a journey through The Gateway to Old Newcastle.