Explore the shady underbelly of Newcastle’s past! Step back in time and learn all about hangmen, harlots and hags! Explore the city and its history of crime, executions and tales of debauchery. Visit former jails, places of execution and courtrooms. Hear the tale of the city’s most infamous court case and visit actual crime scenes of days gone by!
Where does the tour start?
Take a walk on the dark side and visit St. Andrews Churchyard to hear stories of the brutal witch hunt in 1649, and the gruesome “tests” they used. Discover what it was like to be a hangman as you visit the infamous Gallowgate. Learn about how the demand for fresh corpses to improve medical knowledge created a demand for body snatchers who stole bodies from their graves! Discover the gruelling stories of the city, brought to life by your personal storyteller; a local and knowledgeable guide. Tour around the oldest and most historic areas of the city, whilst learning about its violent past.
- Wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes.
- Tours last 1h 30m
- Depart at 5:30 pm
- Public tours cost £15 each
- Private tours are £150 and can have up to 8 guests.