October 2024 - Ghost Hunt Events

Event details for overnight ghost hunts, ghost nights and ghost hunting experiences that Ghost Hunt Events have planned for Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire.
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Fort Burgoyne Ghost Hunt
Venue: Fort Burgoyne - Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 5th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 5th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 22
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Harwich Redoubt Fort Ghost Hunt
Venue: Harwich Redoubt Fort - Location: Harwich, Essex
Date: 5th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £46 Per Person

Harwich Redoubt Fort (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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Harwich Redoubt Fort in Harwich, Essex was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. The fort was constructed on a hill, which allowed views in all directions.

French prisoners of war were made to help construct the fort. The fort has a central parade ground. It was originally armed with ten 24 pounder cannons. In 1861 a 68 pounder cannon was added to the fort's weapon range.

Later in 1903 three 12 pounder QF guns were added to the fort. Despite the ongoing modernisation no shot was fired in force. In the 1920s the redoubt was falling into disrepair. The fort was briefly used during the Second World War to house British troops awaiting trial. Restoration started in 1969 and still continues today.

Ghostly Activity
Witnesses have reportedly seen apparitions through the windows and heard unexplained footsteps. Many visitors to the fort have also reported being touched by unseen hands in the lower casements. There have also been many other mysterious noises and apparitions seen by visitors.

The fort is well known for the apparition of a headless soldier. In 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12 ton cannon which broke under the strain. It is rumoured that this soldier now roams the fort.


Date: 5th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Fort Horsted Ghost Hunt
Venue: Fort Horsted - Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 11th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Horsted (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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Fort Horsted was the largest of the five forts designed to defend Chatham's eastern and southern approaches. Many changes were made to the original design of Horsted since its inception in the 1860's. Most noticeably Fort Horsted does not have caponiers or other exposed external features clearly visible in earlier works such as the Drop Redoubt in Dover. This was due to the development of high explosive shells in the intervening period between the 1860's and the eventual construction some twenty years later. Fort Horsted was finished by 1889, but never received the full compliment of armament she was designed for. In 1902 Fort Horsted was mounted with seven machine guns. In the Second World War AA guns were mounted at the Fort.


Date: 11th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 24
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Shrewsbury Prison Ghost Hunt
Venue: Shrewsbury Prison - Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Date: 12th October 2024 - Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am - Tickets: £59 Per Person

Shrewsbury Prison (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Shrewsbury Prison in Shrewsbury, Shropshire was opened in 1793. The Victorian prison as seen today sits on top of the original Georgian prison, the remains of which are still accessible underneath the current buildings.

The present prison building was constructed in 1877 and decommissioned in 2013. The prison accommodated female convicts until 1922.

The former prison site is adjacent to Shrewsbury railway station which is near the site of the Dana Gaol, a medieval prison. The name The Dana is still often used for the prison.

The prison consists of execution areas, the hanging room and long miserable corridors. A must for ghost hunters!

One not to be missed!


Date: 12th October 2024

Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £59

Tickets Available: 22
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Bilsington Priory Ghost Hunt
Venue: Bilsington Priory - Location: Bilsington, nr Ashford, Kent
Date: 18th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £45 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Over 16s only

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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 18th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 19
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Shire Hall Courthouse Ghost Hunt
Venue: Shire Hall Courthouse - Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Date: 19th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £46 Per Person

Shire Hall Courthouse (Oct)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Lots of Stairs
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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester, Dorset was Dorset's courthouse from 1797 until 1955. Through that time, it saw everything from the 1834 trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', to victims of mesmerism, child perpetrators and American GIs tried during the Second World War.

Discover the depths of the cold, dark cells, before ascending to the dock. Stand in the dock of the famous courtroom, where famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was a magistrate from 1884 until 1919.

See where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were held before being brought to trial, thereby sparking the Trade Union movement.

After ending its life as a court in 1955, Shire Hall was used as offices for West Dorset District Council (previously the Rural District Council).


Date: 19th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 13
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Tide Mill Ghost Hunt
Venue: Tide Mill - Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk
Date: 19th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £45 Per Person

Tide Mill (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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Woodbridge Tide Mill in Suffolk was one of the first tide mills in the country, and was unquestionably the last one working – operating for well over 800 years.

The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170.

In 1793 the present mill was built on the site of earlier ones. By the 1950s it had become the last working tide mill in the country, but in 1957 finally closed. It was saved in 1968, restored and opened to the public in 1973.

Will you hear the cries of William Bacon, a mill worker, 29 years old who suffocated to death on 6th December 1870?


Date: 19th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Charlton House Ghost Hunt
Venue: Charlton House - Location: Greenwich, London
Date: 25th October 2024 - Time: 8:30pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £65 Per Person

Charlton House (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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Charlton House in Greenwich, London was built between 1607 and 1612 by Sir Adam Newton, Charlton House is one of the finest examples of Jacobean domestic architecture in the country.

The house and grounds were used as a hospital for officers during World War I and were bought by the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich in 1925. The North (Chapel) Wing was bombed during the Blitz of the Second World War and was subsequently rebuilt albeit with non-matching bricks such as were available in the immediate post-war period.


Date: 25th October 2024

Time: 8:30pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £65

Tickets Available: 19
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Landguard Fort Ghost Hunt
Venue: Landguard Fort - Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Date: 26th October 2024 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £55 Per Person

Landguard Fort (Halloween)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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Landguard Fort was built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk, at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. The first fortifications from 1540 were a few earthworks and blockhouse, but it was James I of England who ordered the construction of a square fort with bulwarks at each corner.

In 1667 the Dutch landed a force of 1500 men on Felixstowe beach and advanced on the fort, but were repulsed by a garrison of 400 musketeers of the Duke of York & Albany's Maritime Regiment (the first English Marines) and 100 artillerymen with 54 cannon. The fort was considered part of Essex in the 18th and 19th centuries; births and deaths within the garrison were recorded as 'Landguard Fort, Essex'.

A new Fort battery was built in 1717, and a complete new fort on an adjoining site was started in 1745 to a pentagonal bastioned trace. New batteries were built in the 1750s and 1780, but the biggest change was in the 1870s where the interior barracks were rebuilt to a keep-like design, the river frontage was rebuilt with a new casemated battery covered by a very unusual caponier with a quarter sphere bomb proof nose. Several open bastions were enclosed, and a mock ravelin block constructed to house a submarine mining contingent.

During the Second World War, it was used as one of the balloon launch sites of Operation Outward. This was a project to attack Germany by means of free-flying hydrogen balloons that carried incendiary devices or trailing steel wires (intended to damage power lines.)

The 10inch gun pit in Left Battery was converted into a Anti-aircraft Operations Room for Harwich in 1939. Visitors as well as local people, have their own experiences of paranormal activity in or around the Fort. The most common being the image of a sailor looking out of the top right window (the side visible from the road). Most reportings were in the 1990s, but occasionally there are still reports of lights at night and being "pushed" whilst visiting the top floors.


Date: 26th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £55

Tickets Available: 17
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Red Lion Hotel Ghost Hunt
Venue: Red Lion Hotel - Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 31st October 2024 - Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am - Tickets: £55 Per Person

Red Lion Hotel (Halloween)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Hotel
Hotel
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 31st October 2024

Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £55

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Hotel Details: Please contact the hotel directly for availability and price

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Events for Groups

Ghost Hunt Events can organise your Private overnight ghost hunt for your group. The maximum number of people will be determined by the venue.
Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
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