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5 Castles You Can Visit When Studying in Newcastle

Newcastle is the most populous city in north-eastern England. It is located 450 km north of London and only 190 km south of Edinburgh, Scotland.


There are several tours available to explore the area of Newcastle, and especially its castles. Romantic, imposing, enigmatic and full of history ... there are over 1,500 castles and ruins in the English territory. If you enjoy history and the world of kings, queens, princes and princesses, you cannot miss the castles tours.

Famous Castles:


Newcastle Castle
In the heart of Newcastle city, you can explore the ancient passages and chambers where kings walked, and villains were locked up, as well as discover Newcastle's most historic buildings, Castle Fortress and Black Gate.
Tours last about 1-2 hours. The castle is open on a daily from 10am to 5pm




Durham
Durham Castle is about 1-hour from Newcastle and has been used by the University of Durham since 1840. The castle was recognised by UNESCO in 1986.
The castle is open every day with guided tours at specific times.




Castle of Alnwick
In addition to being one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK, Alnwick Castle has been used for as a location for various films, such as Harry Potter and Robin Hood.
The castle is located about 1-hour from Newcastle and open every day from 10am to 5.30pm.




Bamburgh Castle
Just over 2-hours from Newcastle, Bamburgh castle was built on a point of coastal land on the North Sea. It is one of the most visited and preserved castles in the United Kingdom.
The castle is open daily from 10am to 5pm.




Warkworth Castle
This medieval castle crowns the hilltop above the River Coquet, just over 2-hours from Newcastle.
Built by Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century, it represents a lot of the history of the time.
The castle is open daily from 10am to 5pm.




You can visit all these castles with International House Newcastle, who offer top-quality English courses plus cultural tours and activities to make your study abroad experience unforgettable.