The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

We are adjacent to St Nicholas’s Churchyard in Newcastle Upon Tyne where, for over a hundred years, the Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle has perched above the ornate rear door of the historic Cathedral Buildings. Still today no one is quite sure why this blood-sucking grotesque character was created, its provenance and significance are unknown, but probably is an original feature of the building built in 1901. Locals tell a story about a grave robbers who were wandering in the area until one dark night the fanged beastie rose on the…

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