Newcastle Castle

Newcastle sits proudly as the commercial and industrial capital of the North-East. Centrally positioned the Castle Keep built by Henry II between 1168-1178, is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in Britain. It also has great views across the river Tyne and the bridges. See the Tyne Bridge, one of Britain’s most famous landmarks, and symbolic of Newcastle. There is also the Great North Museum which includes a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, ancient Greek artefacts and Egyptian mummies, a planetarium with an out of this world show using brand new LED projectors, plus a life-size T-Rex skeleton.