About this activity

Enter a world of hangmen, harlots and hags during a guided historical true crime tour of Newcastle. Take a walk on the dark side of the city.

Full Description 

Learn about murder, intrigue, and the dark past of the historical city of Newcastle on this guided tour of the northern English industrial center.


Learn about the fames powerhouse of the North and its great inventions such as the railways or the steam turbine among its own. Explore the underbelly of this great city’s past and have a romp through Newcastle’s history of crime, executions, and tales of debauchery. Hear about witchcraft, the lucrative trade of the body-snatchers, or a prank gone badly wrong. Locations include Newcastle’s former jails, places of execution and courtrooms, where you’ll hear about the most infamous court cases and revisit actual crime scenes of days gone by.

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  • Hear fascinating anecdotes and stories of true crime
  • Explore hidden stairs and streets in medieval Newcastle
  • Discover Bigg Market and castle keep areas at dusk or later
  • Learn hidden secrets of intrigue along the riverside
  • Listen as your guide tells you about areas such as Quayside



  • Storytelling tour guide
  • Amazing hidden gems around Newcastle city center and Quayside

Meeting Point


Start right underneath Grey’s Monument in the heart of the city centre. Your guide will be easy to spot wearing/carrying “Newcastle Tour Company” or “Newcastle True Crime” apparel or signage.

Know Before you Go


  • May contain stories of a grisly nature.

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June, 2024




August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Sophie Mcguire
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