Castles and palacesSights and activitiesNewcastle Castle

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Although a defensive structure has existed on this site since Roman times, Robert Curthose (William the Conqueror’s eldest son) built a new castle here in 1080, calling it New Castle upon Tyne. The castle isn’t new anymore but the name stuck.

In the 12th century, Henry II built the stone castle keep and Henry III added the Black Gate between 1247 and 1250.

The keep and the Black Gate are the two remaining parts of the castle and both structures comprise the visitor attraction, Newcastle Castle.

The keep of the Newcastle Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne (Photo: Mike Quinn [CC BY-SA 2.0])
The keep of the Newcastle Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne (Photo: Mike Quinn [CC BY-SA 2.0])

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