Well, subject to the usual caveats about the scale being a bit random, I seem to be a bit lighter today.
It’s been quite a nice day, so I took myself out for a few hours. As the Newcastle City Keep has just been reopened together with the previously private Black Gate as a new attraction given the delightful name of Newcastle Castle, I went there. You now pay at the Black Gate, where there are a couple of exhibitions on the later history of the castle, not to mention a new lift and walkway. You can then go to the Keep, where the slightly tired old displays have been replaced by nice new ones. Lots to see, and loads of stairs to climb, which includes getting up to the roof for the view of Newcastle and Gateshead. Multiple photos will follow over the next few days, but here’s a sample:
|Taken||13:17, 22 March, 2015|
 I’ve heard people complaining about the new wooden structure attached to the building. Given that it’s been extensively altered many times in its history, this strikes me as a bit silly. For that matter, the Keep didn’t have the crenelated corner towers until a bit of enthusiastic 19th century “renovation” added them for *cough* authenticity….
 The Keep is not as wheelchair-friendly as the Gate…