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Newcastle Castle

The Castle Ghost Hunt - Newcastle

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The Castle Ghost Hunt - Newcastle
The Castle Ghost Hunt - Newcastle

Time & Location

08 Apr 2023, 20:00 – 09 Apr 2023, 01:00

Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, UK

About the event

HISTORY OF THE CASTLE

Newcastle Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne is a partially restored Norman  fortification and one of the best preserved of its kind in Britain. As  the ‘castle’ that gave Newcastle its name, it has seen over 800 years of  history. Built at a key strategic location, the site of Newcastle Castle has  been occupied for almost 2,000 years, with the Romans first fortifying  the site in the mid-2nd century. Following the fall of the Roman Empire,  the site came into use as an Anglo-Saxon Christian burial ground. After the Norman invasion the site was refortified by Robert  Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror. This fortification was  called the ‘new’ castle upon the Tyne – later lending its name to the  city which grew up around it.

The stone structure we see today was built by King Henry II in the  late 12th century and was modified further over the next hundred years –  in particular a barbican known as the ‘Black Gate’ was added in the  reign of Henry III. However by the 14th century, the Castle had largely  become militarily redundant due to the new, wider fortifications built  around the town. Though it was briefly refortified during the English Civil War – and  was the last Royalist stronghold in the city – it would never again  serve in a military capacity and was used as a prison for some time  after, before falling into ruin.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

Built by Robert Curthose, the son of William the Conqueror. This building might have given Newcastle its name but that’s not all  this castle is famous for. Even making an appearance on Most Haunted,  the Castle Keep has numerous ghost stories surrounding the halls and  staircases. Keep an eye out for Poppy the Flower Girl or maybe you’ll  hear the disembodied chanting of the monks that once inhabited the  castle. With plague, executions and murder - it's no wonder this is one of Englands most haunted Castles!

EVENT INCLUDES

⚫ Complimentary tea and coffee.

⚫ Complimentary light snacks.

⚫ Access to most areas of the Hall including the basements and dungeon.

⚫ Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..

⚫ Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.

PARKING

he nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street.  Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost  directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into  Amen Corner, to the east side of the Castle.

PLEASE NOTE:

Before booking onto this event  please read our Terms and Conditions.  We  cannot offer refunds and all  ticket sales are non-transferable.

NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL  NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.

This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily  pregnant women.

Tickets

  • Newcastle Castle

    £49.00

Total

£0.00

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