After one thousand, one hundred years of making history, the immense strength and proportions of Warwick Castle make it a formidable sight for any visitor.
William the Conqueror built the first castle at Warwick, in 1068. Over the years the castle was gradually rebuilt in stone, and by the late 14th century Thomas de Beauchamp had finished an extensive building programme that transformed the defences of the castle, adding the huge gatehouse and barbican and two massive towers that still dominate the castle today.
The Wars of the Roses which began in the 1450’s had a lot to do with Warwick Castle. Warwick Castle under Richard Neville, supported the Yorkists and when the Yorkists won in 1461, Henry VI conferred the title of Earl of Warwick on Richard Neville in recognition of his services to the King.
The castle’s interiors were completely transformed in Jacobean times when Sir Fulke Greville, a poet and statesman, made Warwick Castle into a luxurious palace. Several subsequent remodellings and restorations have resulted in a display of quality and splendour that could match any stately home.
The ghost of Sir Fulke Greville still haunts the tower where he resided at Warwick Castle and to this day the tower is locally known as “The Ghost Tower”. According to legend, his ghost appears from the portrait hanging over the fire place in the study and walks about the rooms in the tower.
Other ghosts include an old servant who cursed the castle after being sacked. She appears as a large black dog that roams the castle battlements. Over the years many people have witnessed ghostly activity, mysterious footsteps have been heard pacing the corridors of the castle and during World War I, the footsteps were witnessed literally walking through an American gentleman.
It’s probably no surprise to hear that the great mount of Warwick Castle is reportedly on a ley line that stretches from Herefordshire to Clopton Hill. Along the line is a series of hauntings but the concentration seems to be focused at Warwick Castle.
Fright Nights are now offering YOU the chance to take part in a Warwick Castle Ghost Hunt at one of England’s most haunted locations.
Please note: Over 18’s only and NO pregnant women allowed as per our insurance cover. Venue is unsuitable for disabled guests due to the nature of the building. NO accommodation is provided unless specifically detailed. For more information please see our full terms and conditions here. This event is organised by Fright Nights Warwickshire.
- Ghost tour of Warwick Castle
- Mediumship walkround – who haunts tonight?
- Psychic and ghost hunting equipment
- Psychic experiments including seances and glass divination
- Ghost hunting vigils in the dark
- Hot drinks and biscuits
- Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal
- Your chance to stay in a real haunted location at night!
There is no accommodation provided Warwick Castle.
Warwick Castle, Wawick, CV34 6AH, United Kingdom.
Ghost hunt events usually take place on a Friday or Saturday evening and continue through until the early hours of the morning (though there are some exceptions).
Events run on specific dates which are constantly being updated, so please check back regularly.
Events can also be booked on an exclusive group/company basis if requested for events such as private parties, anniversaries, office parties, team building and charity fund raising. Please contact the tour operator for prices.
Over 18's only for insurance purposes.
No pregnant women allowed.
This event will take place in all weather conditions.
The base room is located in the Castle coffee shop, so if wet please wear suitable clothing to cross to other parts of the main Castle building.
What to bring/wear
Please wear suitable clothing for the event you are attending. We recommend layering up to accommodate all weather conditions.
Smoking is not allowed inside any of our venues, so please wear suitable clothing for going outside if you smoke/vape.
Many locations do not have seating throughout, so you may be required to sit on the floor at times.
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TORCH AS YOU WILL BE IN THE DARK FOR A LOT OF THE EVENING.
If you are disabled please contact the tour operator to see if this venue is suitable or not, according to your level of disability.
Some venues can be negotiated if you use a stick and most locations involve climbing stairs throughout the evening.
For more information please see our full terms and conditions please see the tour operator's website.
In the event of the cancellation of an event by Fright Nights. Fright Nights will use best endeavors to contact purchasers either by phone, email or in writing (using the details provided at the time of ordering) and advise them of the cancellation. Please note, however, it is the customer’s responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date, time and venue, and Fright Nights cannot guarantee that they will inform the customer of any changes to the event date, time or venue especially when incorrect contact details have been provided.
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