Castle Keep and New Castle
Originally known as Monkchester, Newcastle only got its present name when Robert Curthose, son of the infamous William the Conqueror, built his 'New Castle' on the site of the Roman fort Pons Aeliu in 1080. Used as a point of defence, the Castle was originally built of wood and timber, but was later rebuilt in stone. Today, visitors can explore the remains of the Castle, as well as the Castle Keep built later on the same site by Henry II.
Address: St Nicholas Street, Castle Garth
Telephone: (0)191 232 7938
Opening times: Open Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. Open on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Last admission is at 4.15pm every day
Admission: £4 (adults), Free for under 18s when accompanied by an adult