The Castle Keep from which the city derives its name was founded in 1080 by Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror, on the site of a Roman fort. It was originally a fortified enclosure of clay and wood, but was rebuilt with stone in the late 12th Century. Added to the site in the 13th Century were the keep, a gatehouse, and an enclosing wall. Visitors will see the keep's two royal accommodation suites, a public hall, a private room, the garrison room, and a Norman chapel. The castle roof offers a spectacular and once privileged view of Newcastle, particularly the nearby river Tyne and its bridges.
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