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Medieval Mischief At Newcastle Castle

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation next weekend then you may be interested in Medieval Mischief at Newcastle Castle.

Medieval Mischief At Newcastle Castle 2017

Medieval Mischief includes…

Stalls at both the Castle Keep and the Black Gate including heritage crafts and local produce.

Something for all ages, look out for reenactors in costume.

This years event includes…
Northumberland Lace Makers
Greenwood Turning Demonstrations and talks
Wandering Minstral and Buffoon
Birds of Prey
Professor Fiddlesticks Balloon Modelling
Unicycling
Handcrafted goods and heritage crafts
Refreshments, food stalls and street food
Dawn of Chivalry – show and tell, dressing of the knight
Sir David & Sir Jez doing battle
Stocks & Pillory
Childrens archery
Local charities
Face-painting and sand art

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Free Child Entry At Newcastle upon Tyne’s Castle Keep

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If you have used the Tyne & Wear Metro to reach our bed and breakfast accommodation then save your ticket as it can be used to save money at several local attractions over half term.

Show a valid Metro ticket on arrival at the Castle’s Black Gate reception and get a free child’s ticket with every full-paying adult. This special offer is valid every day from 10am until 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm from 24th October to 1st November 2015.

The closest Metro station is Central Station, 20 minutes by Metro from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields. Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Castle Keep can be found at Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ. More information about the venue can be found on their website here.

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Newcastle upon Tyne Castle Keep

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Visitors to Newcastle upon Tyne city centre may be interested in this special offer for visitors to the Castle Keep, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ.

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.

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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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Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus

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City Sightseeing runs a Newcastle Gateshead open top double-decker bus tour which will run from Sunday 24th March until Saturday 14th December 2013. The tour is hop on and hop off so one ticket is valid all day and costs £8 for adults and £4 for children.

Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus Tour

From their literature…

Take a journey around the city and enjoy the view from the top of an open top double-decker bus. Take a full tour round or hop off at conveniently located stops at your leisure with your 24 hour ticket. Hop off at the Centre for Life to experience the largest planetarium in the North! This award-winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Learn all about life on Tyneside, from the region’s shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world, at the Discovery Museum. Visit Blackfriars Monastery, a restored 13th-century friary. Only the cloister buildings remain, which now house a range of craft workshops, a restaurant and an exhibition portraying the history of Blackfriars. Hop off at St Mary’s Cathedral, a gothic revival church built in 1844 designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, who worked on the Houses of Parliament. Admire the architecture, the many stained glass windows and the building’s five pipe organs. Discover the spellbinding history of Newcastle’s Castle Keep and Black Gate, built by Henry II in the twelfth century. The Grade 1 listed building is a heritage visitor attraction open to all.

Let City Sightseeing introduce you to Newcastle upon Tyne‘s rich history as you take a bus tour of the city. Newcastle’s Town Walls are protected by their Scheduled Ancient Monument classification. This medieval defensive wall was built during the 13th and 14th centuries to help protect the town from attack. Large amounts of the wall were demolished during the 18th and 19th centuries but some still remains, particularly on the western side of the city. The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. See major displays showing the wonder of the animal kingdom, Ancient Egyptian mummies and a life-size T-Rex skeleton. Explore interactive exhibitions incorporating touch screen technology and an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall. Admire the artworks in the Laing Art Gallery, home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture. The exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. Baltic Square is home to The Centre for Contemporary Art where you will also find Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first and only tilting bridge! The bridge not only serves a practical purpose as the River Tyne’s only foot and cycle bridge, but its elegance and fine engineering make it one of the city’s main attractions. The river boasts seven bridges in all.

See the latest blockbuster, spend time in the casino or kick back and relax in one of a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars and at the city’s entertainment complex, The Gate. For more restaurants and bars, visit China Town, Market Street and Mosley Street. For shopping opportunities, hop off at Grainger Market, Northumberland Street, Eldon Square Shopping Centre or Monument Mall Shopping Centre. Hop off at St. James’ Park for Newcastle United Football Club, Shearer’s Bar, Stadium Tours and Leazes Park. Take the bus tour to Quayside which has it all including the Historic Quayside Area and Bessie Surtees House, a rare example of 18th century domestic architecture. The magnificent Sage Gateshead Music Centre is the venue to head for, for a range of musical performances. The Quayside is also home to Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife including a range of restaurants, more than thirty pubs and a choice of clubs.

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