The Newcastle Castle report ~ part 2

History of, and photo’s of the interior can be found if you CLICK.  This second part of the castle was my fave bit of it as you are allowed to climb to the very top of the keep, and up to the top corners. Amazing views, so really this is not so much about the castle, as what you can see from the top of it. This lovely Georgian building is called The Moot Hall, ‘moot’ being old English for ‘meeting’. It dates from 1812 and the courtrooms have been restored to the Victorian design from 1875. On my list of…

The Newcastle Castle report ~ part 1

You may remember, or not, a couple of weeks ago I posted mine & Sophie’s outings to Mog on the Tyne and  Newcastle Cathedral.  We also visited Newcastle Castle & The Black Gate that day, so I thought I’d get part 1 done, as there’s still lots of Newcastle photo’s to come, I love it there. As always, buckle up..it’s The History Bit The castle is a medieval fortification, built on the original site of a Roman Fort (Pons Aelius (dat’s latin 🙂 ) guarding a bridge over the River Tyne. The most prominent remaining structures on the site are the Castle…