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Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Castle Keep is over 900 years old. It was built between 1168 and 1178 on the site of an old Roman fort by the river Tyne, a castle was founded in 1080 by William the Conqueror’s eldest son. It was this castle that gave Newcastle its name. The Castle Keep is a Norman stone tower overlooking the river Tyne. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. You can read the history of the Castle Keep here.
You can take a look around the Castle Keep in this video…
The current special offer is for a 50% discount on the cost of entry – two adults or a family of five for £4. The normal adult entry ticket cost is £4.
Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Castle Keep is open Monday to Saturday 10am until 5pm; Sunday noon until 5pm. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing. To purchase tickets at this special offer price click here.
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