NEWCASTLE
TRUE CRIME TOUR

FROM £15 PER PERSON

1.5 HOURS

EVENING WALKING TOUR

FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION

FRIDAYS 7PM & PRIVATE TOURS

FROM £15 PER PERSON

1.5 HOURS

FRIDAYS 7PM & PRIVATE TOURS

EVENING WALKING TOUR

FLEXIBLE CANCELLATIONS

TRUE CRIME STORIES

NEWCASTLE TRUE CRIME TOUR OF HANGMEN, HARLOTS & HAGS

Newcastle True Crime Tour

This evening, stroll through Newcastle and explore the underbelly of this great city’s past.

Join our local expert 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.

Begin your tour from the heart of the city at Earl Grey’s Monument and take a walk on the dark side of Newcastle & revisit scenes of murder, intrigue & suspense that rattled this Tyneside city.

Locations include Newcastle’s former jails, places of execution and courtrooms, where we 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. Our Newcastle True Crime Tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 Newcastle tours & follows our latest health protocols.

NEWCASTLE TRUE CRIME TOUR ITINERARY

Newcastle True Crime Tour
JAILS, FEUDS & MURDER
Enter a world of hangmen, harlots and hags! Hear stories of old jails, crime and debauchery!
JAILS, FEUDS & MURDER
Newcastle True Crime Tour
Newcastle True Crime Tour
WITCH HUNTS & HANGINGS
Discover St. Andrews Churchyard and hear stories of how Newcastle employed a Scottish witch-finder in 1649. Learn all about the famous “witch pricking test" and discover all the gruelling stories brought to life by your storytelling guide.
WITCH HUNTS & HANGINGS
Newcastle True Crime Tour
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DIARY OF A HANGMAN
Continue towards the (in-)famous Gallowgate - the name reveals the work that went on here. But, how do you become a hangman anyway?! Discover stories of the profession from the writings in "Diary of a Hangman".
DIARY OF A HANGMAN
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True Crime Tour
DEMON DRINK ON THE TOON
Continue your Newcastle true crime tour into the old Bigg Market and discover how demon drink can lead to murder - and not only one...
DEMON DRINK ON THE TOON
True Crime Tour
Newcastle True Crime Tour
THE LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF BODY SNATCHING
Explore why the demand for fresh corpses to improve medical knowledge had created an even higher demand for "body snatchers" who undug bodies from inner city churchyards only to drop them off at nearby hotels...
THE LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF BODY SNATCHING
Newcastle True Crime Tour
Newcastle True Crime Tour
TALES OF GAOLS & TORTURE AT THE CASTLE
In 1400, Newcastle was granted city status, however, thanks to a quirk of politics, the Castle Garth area remained part of Northumberland, meaning Newcastle prisoners went to Newgate Gaol & Northumberland prisoners went to the Castle Keep! Two prisons, one city = trouble.
TALES OF GAOLS & TORTURE AT THE CASTLE
Newcastle True Crime Tour
Newcastle True Crime Tour
CRIME & GRIME DOWN THE STAIRS
Our Newcastle True Crime Tour continues down the dramatic Long Stairs towards the river Tyne, giving you a true sense of what could have happened here in days gone.
CRIME & GRIME DOWN THE STAIRS
Newcastle True Crime Tour
Newcastle True Crime Tour
DEATH UNDER THE TYNE BRIDGE
The Guildhall has also seen its fair share of murder, crime and trials... Ask your guide about Jane Jameson of 1829 or the murders of prostitutes Jane White, Elizabeth Tait and Matilda Martin - all at different times in history but in the exact same place.
DEATH UNDER THE TYNE BRIDGE
Newcastle True Crime Tour
Stairs Newcastle
AKENSIDE HILL
Visit Sandhill & Akenside Hill for a truly atmospheric ending to your tour. You will be rewarded with a view and a quiet corner away from the bustle of the Quayside. And there will surely be final story of death lurking!
AKENSIDE HILL
Stairs Newcastle

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Local, knowledgeable & fun tour guide
Hear stories of unsolved murders, bootleggers and colourful characters
Listen to grizzly stories and undertakings
Start right in the heart of the city
Amazing way to discover Newcastle

GOOD TO KNOW

Consider bringing layers of clothing / rain jacket
Don't forget your camera
Don't worry, your tour is perfectly safe!
Public transport nearby - ask us for details
Wear comfortable shoes for your tour

MEETING POINT

Our public tour begins right by Grey's Monument in the centre of the city. Your guide will be easy to spot with a "Newcastle Tour Co." sign/bag. On private tours you can choose a meeting point.

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