This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls. Building work started around 1170 and has held strong throughout many years of historical events.
Newcastle Castle gives an insight into our local and national history, it makes a fun and interesting day out for the whole family.
Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm
From £4.50 per person
Other things to do nearby
Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website
Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places. A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)
We're just off the Coast to Coast cycle Route.
The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. Visit the man-made lake - lovely for sailing and fishing. Visit the Northumbrian Water web page
Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley. Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.
The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake.
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website
Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological impo
Enjoy a variety of live shows and events in this beautiful landmark building.
The Geordie capital is known for a wild night out as Newcastle city centre draws large crowds every night, including students, locals, tourists, celebs and stag and hen dos.