Sat, 08 Apr|
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.
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!
⚫ 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.
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.
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.
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