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Newcastle’s castle – the cellar

The cellar in Newcastle’s castle has also been known as the Garrison room. It was so called by a local antiquarian called John Collingwood Bruce. In those days, antiquarians were...

Newcastle’s castle – the Lower Hall

The Lower Hall would have been the office of the Sheriff of Northumberland. The Sheriff would have been known as a civil servant these days and he would have been...

A brief history of Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall on the Whin Sill, Northumberland Hadrian’s wall is an enigmatic frontier of the Roman Empire situated at the northern end of England and stretching from Wallsend in the...

Newcastle’s Castle: The Norman chapel

The normal chapel at Newcastle’s Castle is a beautiful example of Normal architecture with Norman arches in the roof and above the doorways. These are incredible restorations undertaken by John...

What are Henges?

Henges, standing stones and stone circles – they’re ritual monuments from the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age period when Britain’s population experienced a huge change. That change was due to...

The Quayside – Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle’s Quayside has a huge amount of history and heritage behind it. We’ll start here by going right back to the stone age. As the ice age ended, enormous amounts...

The Rivers of Newcastle

Beneath the iconic Dean Street in Newcastle flows a little-known river.  The Lort Burn. The burn starts in two locations in the heart of Newcastle. The first tributary of the...

Newcastle’s Grainger Town – a brief history

Grainger Town in Newcastle Upon Tyne is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in Britain today. Built during the 1830s, it is one of the largest urban centres...
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