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Newcastle Castle

The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Manors.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 350cm x 600cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Castle Garth.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 230cm x 600cm (7ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Castle Garth.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Garrison Room Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff will come and open this door when the call button is pressed.

Level Change (Garrison Room Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is an intercom button with a disabled symbol to the left of the steps and a member of staff will open the accessible entrance once alerted.
    • The intercom button is 125cm high.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Garrison Room)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and Roof.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are reception (first floor), first and second floor exhibits and the roof.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors using the accessible entrance will be met by a member of staff and taken into the Garrison Room where there is a large screen which will allow a virtual tour of the castle to be viewed.