Medieval Newcastle Tours
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Duration 1.5 hours, plus entry to the Castle afterwards.
Start Time: 10:30am and 1:30pm/ Arrive From: 10:20am and 1:20pm
Join a tour around the fascinating remains of medieval Newcastle, including free entry to Newcastle Castle.
This tour will bring to life the medieval history of Newcastle which lies hidden behind the facade of the modern city. One of the authentically costumed guides will take you from St Andrews, Newcastle's oldest church, past the formidable town walls taking in Friaries, merchant houses, markets and guild headquarters, before finishing at the imposing Black Gate - the gatehouse of Newcastle's Castle. From here you will be free to explore the amazingly preserved remains of the Black Gate and Castle Keep for yourselves - tickets are included in the price of the tour at a significant discount.
- Meeting Point: Outside St Andrew's Church, Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5SS
- This is a walking tour of the city, so please wear suitable footwear.
- You will need to be able to manage some stairs and sloping streets.
- Please note that the Castle Keep which you will visit after your tour is a Grade I listed building, and is unfortunately not fully accessible to those with mobility difficulties.
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Newcastle Castle is a must-visit attraction in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne which not only explores the rich history of the city but also offers incredible views from its rooftop. There is much to discover about Newcastle Castle, from which the city gained its name many centuries ago.
The Newcastle Black Gate and Castle Keep have been subject to a vast amount of research over the last couple of years which has revealed a colourful and grim history. The uncovered stories include prisoners being hung drawn and quartered to an unusual tale of a youngster being killed by a flying donkey.
The Keep currently stands as one of the UK's finest medieval stone castle dungeons which is still open to the public. Visitors to the iconic castle will enjoy picturesque views, alongside in-depth history displays covering the backgrounds of castle inhabitants over the ages, and offering an insight into Newcastle's ancient heritage.
From a royal fortress to grim dungeons, new exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for inhabitants in these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings. The Newcastle Castle has also hosted several ghost-hunting exhibitions due to its grim history and apparent sightings of The Poppy Girl, a previous resident of the castle who was jailed for owing people money and was beaten and died in the castle prison.
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