Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
1080AD. An autumn sun sets over Robert Curthose's new castle.
To the people outside, the Castle is a statement of royal authority and conquest. To the Normans it is their safe haven.
Norman soldiers patrol the inner ring of the Castle whilst a workman stands behind his wood saw, taking a break from cutting timber spikes for the defences.
The wooden tower dominates the landscape. From here the Norman conquerors control the surrounding lands and people.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 54° 58.162′ N, 1° 36.635′ W. Marker is in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in Northumberland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of St. Nicholas Street and The Black Gate, on the right when traveling north. Located at Newcastle Castle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 1RQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medieval Castle (here, next to this marker); Pons Aelius (here, next to this marker); William Heron (here, next to this marker); The Heron PitThe Barbican (a few steps from this marker); St. Nicholas Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); The Black Gate (a few steps from this marker); Turning Bridge (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Also see . . . Newcastle Castle. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.