Steeped in history, this Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent past and where the city of Newcastle got its name. Enjoy exploring the ancient passageways and chambers, discover the hidden stories of the Castle’s inhabitants over the centuries, and take a journey up the roof to see the most commanding views of the city.
Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ, over 18s only
Entrance is via Castle Keep opposite the Bridge Hotel.
Limited wheelchair access.
0191 230 6300
4-7pm, Twi-Lates - Make some noise at the Castle! Hang out with musicians, DJs and digital sound artists in the great hall. Play with loop pedals, mix tunes and show off your skills. First timers and experienced music makers welcome. The Blackbird Tavern re-opens its doors in bigger and better surroundings.
7-11pm - The lower chambers of the Castle Keep will be transformed into a medieval tavern complete with storytelling and medieval entertainment, rogues, gamblers and ne’er do wells.