Newcastle – Castle

October 16, 2008 at 8:37 pm | Posted in General, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | 1 Comment
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Newcastle’s Castle is an absolute steal to visit.
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For only £1.50 this is a great deal and climbing onto the roof of the keep provides excellent views of the city – well it would if it wasn’t raining.

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The rest of the castle provides a history of its (re)construction, which provides the city with its name. Not very original obviously. Granted it’s no Edinburgh Castle or Tower of London but the castle has seen the Normans, civil war and Scottish invasion before being left in disrepair and now being revitalised.

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The masonry and depth of the walls was fascinating.
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Overall, it is quick, cheap, has views and offers a snap shot of local history. If you’re in Newcastle you should visit, well, it’s castle!

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