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Welcome to Castle Keep and New Castle

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 Aelius 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.

Information & Facts

St Nicholas Street, Castle Garth
£4 (adults), under 18s free when accompanied by adult.
English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Opening Times
10am Monday to Saturday and 12pm on Sunday, last admission 4.15pm, close 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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