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 Castles of England - Newcastle Castle Keep


Location
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England


Other Castles in the Area
  Aydon Castle, Northumberland
  Belsay Castle, Northumberland
  Lumley Castle, Co. Durham
  Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland
  Tynemouth Castle, Tyne and Wear





Tynemouth Castle
Newcastle Castle Keep

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Tynemouth Castle
Newcastle Castle Keep

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Tynemouth Castle
This is the central 'keep' of the 'new castle', built between 1172 and 1177ad by Henry 2nd ( at a cost of 911 10 shillings and 9 pence) to replace the earth and timber fortress built on the same site by Robert Curthose, the son of William the Conqueror in the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066. It is, of course, the building which gives this city its name.

Photograph by Bill Henderson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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