TRUE CRIME TOUR
NEWCASTLE'S TRUE CRIME TOUR OF HANGMEN, HARLOTS & HAGS
NEWCASTLE TRUE CRIME TOUR OF HANGMEN, HARLOTS & HAGS
Newcastle is famous as a powerhouse of the North counting great inventions such as the railways or the steam turbine among its own.
However, this evening stroll explores the underbelly of this great city’s past. Join us on a romp through Newcastle’s history of crime, executions and tales of debauchery. Among others, we will explore tales of witchcraft, the lucrative trade of body-snatchers or a prank gone badly wrong.
Locations include Newcastle’s former jails, places of execution and courtrooms, where we will retell the most infamous court cases and we shall re-visit actual crime scenes of days gone by.
At Newcastle Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This Newcastle true crime tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 Newcastle tours & follows our health protocols.
NEWCASTLE TRUE CRIME TOUR ITINERARY
MEET YOUR TRUE CRIME TOUR GUIDE
NEWGATE GOAL & FAMILY FEUDS
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCHYARD
TO THE GALLOWGATE WE GO
The name reveals what would have gone on here in days gone - how do you become a hangman anyway?! Discover stories of the profession from "Diary of a Hangman" - your guide will explain more...
THE EDGES OF THE MEDIEVAL CITY
It was the police, the next day, who explained what had happened: likely one of the most brutal murders the city had ever witnessed (and, to make it worse, the crime WAS witnessed by at least 3 people). Discover the full crime and aftermath on your walking tour along the West Walls.
A PUB BRAWL ENDS BADLY
THE INFAMOUS TURF HOTEL
Bodies were packed in boxes/hampers and labelled as “glass, handle with care” - in 1826 staff at the Turf Hotel notices one of these suspicious boxes and, sure enough, a 6ft body was found inside a hamper labled "lgass". It is quite possible that the Turf Hotel was one of the major crossroads for body snatchers... Experience more true crime stories during your walking tour along Collingwood Street.
NEWCASTLE CASTLE KEEP, GAOLS & TURTURE
MURDER UNDER THE CASTLE
PLACES OF ILL-REPUTE
James Moore who had argued with Jane White and set her alight with a candle and thereby causing severe burns that lead to their death shortly after was merely sentenced to 4 months in prison. The fact that all three ladies were “only prostitutes” while their accused killers were respectable citizens and tried by a jury of 12 good men, their life and death meant nothing.
CARLIOL SQUARE: A NEWCASTLE TRUE CRIME TOUR HOTSPOT!
The gaol housed both men and women and also children. Sentences were severe compared with today. Punishment included hard labour in shipyards, breaking stones for building projects etc. Discover more on your Newcastle true crime tour. Finish your tour back at Grey's Monument or anywhere else in the city centre...
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