Newcastle Castle is a medieval fortification, built on the site of the fortress which gave the City of Newcastle its name. The most prominent remaining structures on the site are the Castle Keep, the castle's main fortified tower and the Black Gate It’s Gatehouse.
There are many accounts about the spirits that reside in Castle Keep. They range from footsteps heard on empty corridors, to unexplained mists that have actually been captured by visitors to the building. Many of the photographs have been published online and in books, the pictures are of dark shadows, orbs and mists.
Visitors have felt cold spots appear and disappear without any reason and have been touched pushed and pulled by unseen hands.
The Queens Chamber is one of the centre of haunting. Many people have reported hearing chanting in the chamber which could be heard echoing around the walls of the Keep. This chanting sound is said to be made by chanting monks. A lady has been seen many times in the chamber, especially in the chapel. Visitors have reported being attacked, scratched and shoved within the walls of Castle Keep.
The Keep’s 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 scent of flowers is present in the air.
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- Full medium walk round
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- Full refreshments
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