List Of Haunted Places In The North East

Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle
Although the cities of Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne dominate our ever-growing list of famous haunted locations in the North East of England, the whole region has plenty of ghost stories to tell. Just about any type of building from County Durham to Middlesbrough has made it into our list, including popular performance venues, historic pubs and event a lighthouse.
  • Amble Pier, Morpeth

    According to local legend, it's a bad omen to see the phantom figure of a monk walking along the pier and breakwater in the Northumberland costal town of Amble.

  • Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

    The haunted history of the stunning Grade I listed castle, situated on the picturesque coast of Northumberland.

  • Bob Trollop's The Redhouse, Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Today this quirky pub specialises in pie and liquor, but was once known as the site of an infamous murder and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former landlady.

  • Chillingham Castle, Alnwick

    Chillingham Castle currently holds the accolade of the most haunted hotel in Great Britain, and best of all, you can stay there and experience it for yourself, as the medieval castle in Northumberland is now a hotel.

  • Hylton Castle, Sunderland

    A castle has stood on this site in the North Hylton area of Sunderland since the 11th century, originally the site of a wooden castle, but later rebuilt in stone.

  • Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is situated on Westgate Road and is the largest independent library outside of London.

  • Marsden Grotto, South Shields

    The grotto's paranormal activity is said to be caused by seven different ghosts including smugglers, a cat and a former inhabitant who blasted the original caves out.

  • North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland

    The North East Aircraft Museum, part of the Land, Sea and Air Museums based within RAF Usworth, is one of the country's premier collection of aviation history.

  • Old George Inn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    This 17th century former coaching inn in the popular Cloth Market is said to be haunted by royal appointment.

  • Queen Street Masonic Temple, Sunderland

    Dating back to 1783, the Freemasons building on Queen Steet is the oldest purpose-built masonic temple in the world and its long history of serving the secretive society seems to have left its toll on the temple.

  • Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

    Originally built as a church in the 1800s, has been operating as a theatre since 1925.

  • Ryhope Green Crossroads, Sunderland

    This location isn't a building or even a landmark, it is in fact nothing more than a crossroad in the Sunderland village of Ryhope.

  • Sallyport Tower, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Sallyport Tower was one of the main defensive fortifications forming part of Newcastle's city walls, it's now known as Carpenter's Tower.

  • Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth

    If you're looking to stay in a hotel with a high chance of seeing a ghost, then it has to be the Schooner Hotel, which boasts more than 60 individual hauntings.

  • Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

    The 75 feet high lighthouse, which was the first electric lights house in the world, is said to have a resident ghost, and staff have heard, seen and felt strange things.

  • St. Andrew's Churchyard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The grounds of the Grade I listed parish church on Newgate Steet is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman, the daughter of a wealthy local landowner.

  • Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

    The Sunderland Empire Theatre is a large theatre venue located in High Steet West in Sunderland that has been open for more than 100 years.

  • The Blackie Boy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Located in Newcastle city centre, Blackie Boy in Groat Market, is one of the oldest pubs in Newcastle.

  • The Castle Keep & Black Gate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The castle keep is the oldest part of the castle from which the city gets its name.

  • The Cooperage Pub, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    It's the alleyway outside of the Cooperage Pub on Newcastle Quayside that is said to be haunted.

  • The Jolly Sailor, Sunderland

    This historic village pub in Whitburn is said to be one of the most haunted in the region, with paranormal activity that includes the ghost of a nurse called Rachael and the ghost of a man who died in the pub of natural causes.

  • The Ship Isis, Sunderland

    With a reputation as one of the North East's most haunted pubs, the Ship Isis has become a regular haunt for local paranormal investigation teams.

  • The Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The Theatre Royal on Grey Steet is one of the city's most famous buildings.

  • The Town Moor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The Town Moor is a large area of common land, which serves as the largest park in the city and hosts various public events, including an annual travelling funfair known as The Hoppings.

  • The Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Situated on Westgate Road, the now closed Tyne Theatre opened in 1867 and was used as an entertainment venue and cinema for generations.

  • Wheatsheaf Inn, Sunderland

    The Wheatsheaf Inn is said to be haunted by the tormented spirits of children who were tortured and murdered at the pub.


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