In and Around Castle Keep, Newcastle Quayside

I had always been interested in the Castle Keep which featured in an episode of Most Haunted and is supposed to be frequented by many ghosts. So when I saw Castle Keep on one of the direction poles I started walking in the direction it pointed in.

I had always been interested in the Castle Keep which featured in an episode of Most Haunted and is supposed to be frequented by many ghosts. So when I saw Castle Keep on one of the direction poles I started walking in the direction it pointed in.The street that leads up to the Keep, which was up a high incline from the Quayside. This particular street was deserted and looked quite dangerous. Not because of ghosts but because of rowdy characters that seemed to frequent it.
The street that leads up to the Keep, which was up a high incline from the Quayside. This particular street was deserted and looked quite dangerous. Not because of ghosts but because of rowdy characters that seemed to frequent it.


This is the Black Gate, the only other surviving part of the Castle except for the Keep. I didn't have any idea about this at that time otherwise I would have explored the insides. But at this time, I was very much excited to reach the Keep which I thought was quite a distance away.
This is the Black Gate, the only other surviving part of the Castle except for the Keep. I didn't have any idea about this at that time otherwise I would have explored the insides. But at this time, I was very much excited to reach the Keep which I thought was quite a distance away.
But I was surprised to see that it was actually only a couple of 100 meters away. The first sight of  the building brought back the memories of the episode of Most Haunted. And I was excited as well as full of dread.
But I was surprised to see that it was actually only a couple of 100 meters away. The first sight of  the building brought back the memories of the episode of Most Haunted. And I was excited as well as full of dread.



The old railway bridge runs right through the grounds of the Keep. The entire area was serene and eerie. There wasn't another soul around which made me want to get as far away from it as possible. Though it was still light, I was feeling slighly scared.
The old railway bridge runs right through the grounds of the Keep. The entire area was serene and eerie. There wasn't another soul around which made me want to get as far away from it as possible. Though it was still light, I was feeling slighly scared.


And finally the steps leading up the entrance of the Keep. At first I didn't go up.
And finally the steps leading up the entrance of the Keep. At first I didn't go up.


Instead I took this picture from the other side of the street. But then I gathered courage and as I knew that I may not come and visit the castle again, I ran up the stairs.
Instead I took this picture from the other side of the street. But then I gathered courage and as I knew that I may not come and visit the castle again, I ran up the stairs.


And clicked this photo. However, soon afterward I felt very scared and came down those steps two at a time.
And clicked this photo. However, soon afterward I felt very scared and came down those steps two at a time.

There are a lot of ghost tours that run in and around the Keep. I will try to do one of them and may be I will see a ghost or too. Though I'm not sure that I really want to see one. :)

Comments

Thanks for sharing these pics Vibha !!! But I really wanted to see other parts on the Castle and a ghost posing in various styles...

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