Most Haunted Place in Newcastle upon Type
We recently visited Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We stayed at Newcastle Quayside. There are many haunted places just on the Quayside itself. Thankfully, we had already read a couple of additional books, namely, “Haunted Tyneside” and “Haunted Newcastle”. These texts helped us screen the venues that we would visit.
This city has many haunted venues. The Quayside has the highest concentration. Almost every corner has a story of an apparition connected with it. Starting from the Millennium Bridge and making a beeline for the Newcastle Keep, there are a few stories. The Board Chare hostelry is near the Dog Steps where the faceless ghostly Lady of Board Chare appears. Likewise, on Sallyport, we have the Carpenter’s Tower. Here, in 1644, a solider passed on while battling against the Scots. His apparition allegedly looks out from the tower window. One witness saw him levitate from the ground floor to vanish into the roof. As far as anyone knows, a winding staircase stood where she had seen the spectre.
Around John Wesley’s memorial, there is the ghost of Jane Jameson. The authorities executed her in 1829 for matricide, in spite of the fact that she did attempt blame her boyfriend for the wrongdoing. Jane now calls out for her significant other to find her.
Nearer Newcastle Keep, on Dean Street, there are ghosts at Milburn House. This building also contains a Spanish restaurant, El Torero. The Red House hostelry on Sandhill is nearby. During our visit to the Red House, a member of staff acknowledged that it is haunted. She said it is much creepier at night too. Further, there is the Hop and Cleaver (formerly Offshore 44) here too. Bob Trollops is haunted but remains closed.
Only just opposite Milburn House, there are the Dog Leap Stairs. These are haunted too. At the top of this stone staircase, we have the Roman Fort, as well as Newcastle Keep (from which Newcastle takes its name). Both of these buildings are haunted. These buildings are seconds away from the Bridge Hotel. This hostelry is not strictly haunted to our knowledge. However, we list it on our website on the account that a ghostly Roman solider was witnessed from the inn at the Fort. Newcastle Keep is home to a four-foot tall black entity. A ghost hunter photographed it, seemingly coming out of a wall. In addition, a small child is reputed to haunt this area, and Steve Taylor, the local ghost walk organiser, reports a number of strange occurrences, including stone throwing, growling sounds and strange black shapes. People on the site have experienced unseen perpetrators biting or scratching them.
A short road connects the Newcastle Keep to the Saint Nicholas Cathedral. An unknown knight haunts the cathedral. Reports claim that one may hear his armour clunking about the building. Nearby, Jack, who the authorities excuted for selling lead from coffins, haunts All Saints Church. A short distance away, thereis the Robinsons Bar on Cloth Market. Again, not far off, we have the now closed Cooperage hostelry. Here, there is the ghost of Henry Hardwick, who tried to escape the press-gangers during the Napoleonic Wars.
When arranging the trip to Newcastle, we were interested to visit the Carriage hostelry in Jesmond. Considering whenever we used search engines to find the address of this hostelry, all we found was an expensive Indian Restaurant in the area. Therefore, we assumed that the Carriage had become an Indian restaurant and we booked a table at restaurant for a meal.
We ventured to Jesmond by metro. The restaurant was not easy to find. It is about half a mile from the metro station, amid a maze of pathways. It is where the old railway station once stood, tucked away behind the council offices. We had to pass rodent infested bins to get there. However, on arrival, we were surprised to find that the Carriage is still trading. It has not become a restaurant. That is next door: both hostelries still exist. We have listed The Carriage on the website and a brief mention of its ghosts.