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Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Newcastle Castle

Castle Garth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ. Tyne and Wear

Newcastle Castle is a medieval fortress in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and the Castle that gave the city its name. It has one of the best preserved Castle Keeps in the country.

They offer a range of guided tours and workshops for school groups of all ages to learn about life in the North East throughout its rich history. A standard full-day visit lasts between 10 am and 2 pm and consists of a guided tour of the Castle and one of their workshops, which are all tailored to suit different age groups, learning outcomes, and curriculum links.

Cost: £7 per pupil for a full-day visit, £3.50 per pupil for a half-day visit, £2.50 per pupil for a Self-Led visit.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Newcastle Castle RA PDF 0.3MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Castle Garth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 1RQ. Tyne and Wear

Opening Hours

Open for school visits all year round