Castle keep rooftop


Historic Crime and Punishment Tour at Newcastle Castle

When: 24th August

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Price From: £15


Join us for an evening tour of Newcastle Castle this Summer where we will be commemorating the 1650 Newcastle Witch Trials.

Enjoy an evening tour after the Castle doors have closed for the night. Explore the halls and passages inhabited in the days of old. Your guide will reveal the secrets of this amazing building, and entertain you with stories and legends from its past before a refreshment break in the Great Hall. Learn about the Newcastle Witch Trials, from their start to atrocious end. From there, your guide will take you to the roof of the Keep to enjoy the spectacular views over Newcastle. The primary theme for this tour will be the commemoration of the 1650 Witchcraft Trials held in Newcastle.

Useful Information:

  • This is a walking tour of a Grade 1 listed historical monument, so please wear suitable footwear. Unfortunately the Castle Keep is not a fully accessible building, so you will need to be able to manage a significant number of stairs during the event.
  • The Castle Keep may be cold in the evening, so please dress appropriately!
  • Start Time 18:00 and 20:00 Arrive From 17:45 or 19:45
  • Meeting Point Outside Castle Keep entrance, opposite The Bridge Hotel.
  • We will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, so please remember to bring your ID!


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Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle is a must-visit attraction in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne which not only explores the rich history of the city but also offers incredible views from its rooftop. There is much to discover about Newcastle Castle, from which the city gained its name many centuries ago.

The Newcastle Black Gate and Castle Keep have been subject to a vast amount of research over the last couple of years which has revealed a colourful and grim history. The uncovered stories include prisoners being hung drawn and quartered to an unusual tale of a youngster being killed by a flying donkey.

The Keep currently stands as one of the UK's finest medieval stone castle dungeons which is still open to the public. Visitors to the iconic castle will enjoy picturesque views, alongside in-depth history displays covering the backgrounds of castle inhabitants over the ages, and offering an insight into Newcastle's ancient heritage.

From a royal fortress to grim dungeons, new exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for inhabitants in these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings. The Newcastle Castle has also hosted several ghost-hunting exhibitions due to its grim history and apparent sightings of The Poppy Girl, a previous resident of the castle who was jailed for owing people money and was beaten and died in the castle prison.

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