The Castle Keep and The Black Gate

In this photograph The Castle Keep is situated behind The Black Gate. The Castle Keep website has this to say about the keep:

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.

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2013

14 Responses to “The Castle Keep and The Black Gate”

  1. JD says:

    trivia time! :)
    did you know there was a bagpipe museum in the Black gate?
    They moved the collection in 1987 to Morpeth

  2. james higham says:

    They don’t make ‘em like that any more, Cherie.

  3. J_on_tour says:

    I like your capture how you managed to get both buildings in the same shot.
    The Castle and the grounds kept out the Scots with their swords for so long until the Victorian railway builders invited them through with their shopping bags :-)

  4. ....peter:) says:

    I am enjoying all of the wonderful angles that you captured of the Castle Keep Cherie… and it makes a great header for your website:-)

  5. Lisl says:

    This seems to be such an interesting site – did you manage to see any Roman remains here, or is it all built over?

  6. Ginnie says:

    I look at this, Cherry, and think, “How English!” :D I love it.

  7. There are actually quite a few stuff to see in Newcastle!