@ Newcastle CastleBook Now
31 October 2020
Ghost Fest at Newcastle Castle is set to return! Following two successful nights in 2019, GHOST FEST returns on HALLOWEEN and we’re expecting another night of frights! This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening that will unnerve even the bravest of ghost hunters.
Ghost Fest: The Return will begin in the Great Hall of the Castle Keep with a special screening of Night Of The Living Dead.
There is then a talk from Crime Viral’s Cheish Merryweather.
How to Kill A Witch
In 1650, the Newcastle witch trials saw 30 suspects tried in the Town Hall and 15 were executed on the Town Moor. Join Cheish Merryweather this night as she talks through the many ways witches were tortured into confession and killed. There will also be top tips on How To Recognize A Witch – in case there is someone who you have had your own suspicions about for awhile.
Then as it begins to get dark, ticket holders are split into smaller groups for a 2-hour long paranormal investigation of the Castle Keep guided by Spiritus Paranormal. With years of experience and having conducted more than a hundred paranormal investigations, the Spiritus Paranormal team will allow guests a chance to use the equipment and personally take part in the investigation.
Spiritus Paranormal have had the pleasure of previously working with Most Haunted’s Barry John and are keen investigators at the Castle Keep. For the very brave, they are also in possession of a Ouija board.
Built by Henry II between 1172 and 1177, Castle Keep is well-known for being very active as unexplained mists, dark shadows, and orbs have been captured on camera. Those who have visited the castle witnessed the chanting of the monks coming from the Queens Chamber and the ghost of the “Poppy Girl” who was beaten to death by male prisoners in the dungeon below.
THERE IS ALSO A JAW-DROPPING END TO THE EVENING, WITH A CHANCE TO TAKE IN THE BEST VIEW IN NEWCASTLE FROM THE CASTLE’S ROOFTOP.
Please note there is a zero tolerance policy on alcohol at this event as we reserve the right to remove any customer not adhering to this.
Open 7-days per week from 10am until 5pm, you can visit the family-friendly historic attraction, located in Newcastle city centre, to reveal the story of how Newcastle began, the reason the City got its name and to walk in the steps of the people who lived and died in the shadow of Newcastle Castle. Steeped in history this imposing Norman fortress, is a rugged reminder of Northern England’s turbulent history.
This film screening takes place in the Great Hall of Newcastle Castle Keep which is unfortunately inaccessible to wheelchair users.. Doors will open at approximately 6pm, with the film starting at 6.30pm.
All films are age certified by the BBFC, and we will check identification upon entry.
Reasonably priced refreshments will be available for all your sweets and drink needs. We aren’t a licensed venue, so for this event there will be no sale of alcohol.
As we’re nice people, we don’t mind our attendees bringing in their own refreshments or drinks, but please consider that anything you spend with us help us to ‘Keep the Castle going’. If you do bring your own refreshments, we simply ask that you are respectful of the venue and other customers and tidy up anything you’ve brought before leaving.
We also ask that upon leaving, you’re respectful of those around us, we are at the heart of the city in many ways, and we’re very appreciative of the fact people leave in a quiet and respectful manner.
We do reserve the right to remove anyone not adhering to the above or being respectful of the venue and event.
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