The Black Gate , Newcastle Upon Tyne. UK. Images of the Black Gate.


The city of Newcastle Upon Tyne has a long and fascinating history and many important features of this past still survive intermingled with modern construction around the city.

The Black Gate situated in the Castle Garth area of the city is one such treasure, historically important, architecturally complex and visually attractive.

For over a hundred years the Black Gate has been the residence of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne, the second oldest antiquarian society in the world.

This site details a little of the history and importance of the Black Gate and the Castle of Newcastle Upon Tyne to which it belongs. There is also a virtual tour of the Black Gate to give a real appreciation of this historical landmark.

Click on the right for a short history of the Black Gate >

Map of Newcastle in 1610 by John Speed

The Castle
Early History
Later History
The Society of Antiquaries
Virtual Tour
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