The Cooperage and the ‘Long Stairs’


This is a photograph of ‘The Cooperage’, one of Newcastle’s oldest buildings. It is an old building with wooden pillars, white exterior and a brown, slightly modern looking enterance. It dates back to the 14th century and was used as a coopers workshop in the 18th century. Today it is a pub. To the right of the building are the ‘Long Stairs’, which is on of the cities remaining old ‘chares’ (narrow alleyways) from the 18th century, which survived the Great Fire. The ‘Long Stairs’ lead to the castle’s keep.

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