Ghost Hunt at The Castle Keep in Newcastle with the Haunting Nights Team can be a terrifying experience. This ancient castle in the heart of Newcastle has a very dark and foreboding atmosphere
The Castle Keep in Newcastle is part of the medieval fortification built by Robert Curthose, the son of William the Conqueror, as a defence against Malcolm III of Scotland. Stories of phantom hands, dark shadows, voices, and poltergeist activity is common at this very haunted location.
The Castle Keep in Newcastle is made of stone, was built by Henry II between 1172 and 1177. The Black Gate was added by Henry the VIII between 1247 and 1250. The Castle is located on a steep-sided promontory which overlooks the River Tyne.
It is a defensible site which has been occupied for almost 2000 years. It is believed that there is also prehistoric activity in the place due to the stone axe and Flint flakes found during an archaeological excavation there.
There was once a Roman fort which stood in the site and it was called Pons Aelius. It guarded the river crossing below. It is believed that the place where the Swing Bridge now stands was once the site of the Roman Bridge. In the 8th century, the fort was used as a Christian cemetery.
The Black Gate was added to the Castle between 1247 and 1250.
It has two towers with a passage running between them. There were vaulted guardrooms on each side of the passage, a drawbridge at the front and another one at the rear. A portcullis which could be raised up and down also sealed the entrance passage.
Today called Newcastle Castle is a Grade I listed building and is open to the public 361 days a year. It has become a heritage visitor attraction which is owned by the City Council of Newcastle.
It is currently leased and managed by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.
There have been many haunted stories told about Castle Keep over the years from the sounds of ghostly bangs on narrow corridors which appear to be empty to unexplained mists which several visitors have captured on their phones.
Hundreds of photographs have been published both online and in books which have sightings of dark shadows, orbs and mists. Visitors have felt cold spots appear and disappear without any reason and people have been touched by invisible hands.
The Queens Chamber is one of the main rooms for the hauntings.
Many visitors have reported hearing chanting in the chamber which could be heard echoing around the wall at night. This chanting sound is said to be made by chanting monks by many mediums and psychics.
A lady has been seen many times in the chamber, especially in the chapel. people have mentioned being attacked, scratched and shoved within the walls of the castle.
Newcastle Castle most famous ghost is called the “Poppy Girl”. Legend has it that she is the ghost of a flower girl who was sent to prison because she owed some people money. While she was in prison, she was raped and beaten to death by the male prisoners. She is often seen on the stairs of the Keep. It is said that when she is nearby, a whiff of flowers is present in the air.
With so many areas to investigate be prepared for an intense and terrifying ghost hunt at Castle Keep with Haunting Nights
Ghost Hunt are for the ages of 18 & over
You will be taking part in various methods of Ghost Hunting to include Ouija boards, table tipping, glass divination, Psychic seances and along with modern day ghost hunting techniques.
Tea/coffee and squash along with crisps and biscuits will be available.
Local Pay & Display parking available. Local Limited Street Parking
Wear warm layered clothing as it gets cold throughout the night.
Wear flat gripped footwear.
The Black Gate
Newcastle Upon Tyne
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00