The Castle Keep, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Image showing shields from the families of Percy, Liddell, Umfreville and Swinburne, a king and hawk, a plan of the castle grounds, an image of the castle keep and the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne coat of arms.
Images of the Castle Keep, a theatrical production of Macbeth at the Castle Keep and an excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery on the castle site.

Welcome to the Castle Keep website!

The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country.

It stands within a site that also contains: an early motte and bailey castle built by Robert Curthose, the son of William the Conqueror: an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and a Roman Fort (Pons Aelius).

The Castle Keep is a Grade 1 listed building, a Scheduled Ancient monument, and is open to the public 361 days of the year as a heritage visitor attraction. Owned by Newcastle City Council it is leased to and managed by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, the second oldest antiquarian society in the world.

We hope you will enjoy using this website and its virtual tour to discover more about one of the regions most fascinating historical landmarks. Click on the links (left) to explore this site, or click home to have the option of going to the Black Gate website and virtual tour.

For visitor information and contact details please click here.