31/08/2024 - Duelling through the Ages - Newcastle Castle

31/08/2024 - Duelling through the Ages - Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

Available from 31 August 2024 to 31 August 2024
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Steeped in history, this Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of Northern England's turbulent past, and where the city of Newcastle got it's name.

Watch Duelling through the Ages displays in Newcastle Castle

Back in 1701, Ferdinando Foster walked into a Newcastle tavern to attend a dinner for the grand jury of the county, but ended up butting heads with a familiar fellow by the name of John Fenwick. 

After quarrelling over politics for some time, the two men agreed to duel. They went outside, and before the grand finale could even begin, Ferdinando Foster slipped on the cobbles. John Fenwick proceeded to take advantage of Foster's mishap and the conflict ended in murder. 

Exactly one month later, Fenwick was hanged on the same spot where the duel originally occurred. 

In commemoration of the date in which Sir John Fenwick and Ferdinando Foster duelled, Newcastle Castle will play host to the Bartitsu and Antagonistics Forum with a display of duelling through the ages. 

About your Newcastle Castle event:

  • Date: 31st August 2024
  • Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Please note: Some displays will have allocated time slots throughout the day

Book Duelling through the Ages tickets now for a fantastic day out in Newcastle!

The Black Gate,
Castle Garth,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ
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Address: The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

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By Car:

  • Sat Nav: NE1 1RQ
  • Parking: There are multiple parking areas within Newcastle city. 
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Parking nearby
  • Dog-friendly (Guide Dogs only)
  • Unfortunately, due to the nature and layout of the building, the movie screens are inaccessible for wheelchair users. 

Newcastle Castle is dog-friendly, but only service dogs are permitted in the Keep.

Please be aware that steps are very steep and uneven and may be unsafe. 

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