Ashbourne Town Hall

 

Overview

Built in 1861 on the site of the old Talbot Inn, which had a reputation as a Den of iniquity, Ashbourne Town Hall is the perfect setting for a night of ghost hunting!

Ashbourne Town Hall Ghost Hunts

Ashbourne Town Hall has everything you need for a spooky ghost hunt. The rooms to investigate include the attic, cellar, ballroom and council chambers, where many strange occurrences have been reported. The hall was built in 1861 and was built on the site of an old Inn known to be a Den of Iniquity and much debauchery.

The site is also linked to the death of Tom Fearn’s who tragically lost his life from a falling balance beam of a firebell in the 1930’s. An old hatch in the council chambers reveals a blocked off stone stairway leading down to the cellars of the former Talbot Inn. Footsteps, terrifying screams, disembodied voices, knocking sounds and tall dark shadow figures are all reported.

Your Event

On a ghost hunt with Haunted Houses you will have exclusive access to the building/location during the evening. You will learn all about ghost hunting and the techniques used to encourage paranormal activity. We have a whole host of scientific ghost hunt equipment for you to use to aid communication with the spirits. You can take part in Ouija boards, glass divination and table tipping; the more traditional ghost hunt techniques. Or simply sitting in the dark and asking for the spirits to interact with you. Lone vigils (ghost hunting alone) will also be offered where available. During your evening you will be split into smaller groups so you can get the most out of your experience. If you are new to ghost hunting we warn you now – by the end of the night you may just become addicted to the fascinating and intriguing world of ghost hunting.

This is a real ghost hunt experience, there is no fakery, tricks or actors jumping out at you. What are you waiting for? Book your places today!

 

Reported Ghosts

The town hall has many reports of strange occurrences. The onsite caretaker was in the building alone one day and claims to have heard loud footsteps coming from the ballroom above him followed by a terrifying scream. In the council chambers people have heard loud and continuous knocking coming from within the walls, disembodied voices, and the sound of footsteps growing louder and closer. Doors slamming, sightings of tall shadow figures lurking in the corners, slamming doors and objects being moved are all reported at Ashbourne Town Hall.

In a small room at the back of the chambers is a hatch that reveals a stone spiral staircase that leads down to the old cellars of the Talbot Inn. The stairs are now blocked of several steps down but when the hatch is open it is said paranormal activity increases and a foreboding atmosphere is present. One day, on a walk around the town hall, a woman entered the chambers and quickly had to leave as she suddenly fell ill.

Venue History

Ashbourne Town Hall, built in 1861, was built on the site of the old Talbot Inn, known to be a Den of Iniquity where people who frequented it were likely to have committed acts of debauchery. The grade II listed building was first constructed to be used as a market hall. The market hall was subsequently relocated to another property situated in Market Place in later years. The town’s council chambers are now located onsite to the rear of the property and have been in operation since the 1970’s.

In the 1930’s a fatal accident occurred at the entrance to a narrow passageway that lead down the side of the town hall to the town hall yard. Mr Tom Fearn’s, aged 40, was tragically killed here by a falling balance beam of a firebell. The firebell had been rung because of a report of a fire, but more tragically this turned out to be a hoax and the culprit was never apprehended. Mr Fearn’s descendants still live in Ashbourne and arranged for a memorial plaque to be placed on the wall above the entrance where the firebell was hung.

Ashbourne Town Hall Ghost Hunts

Ashbourne Town Hall has everything you need for a spooky ghost hunt. The rooms to investigate include the attic, cellar, ballroom and council chambers, where many strange occurrences have been reported. The hall was built in 1861 and was built on the site of an old Inn known to be a Den of Iniquity and much debauchery.

The site is also linked to the death of Tom Fearn’s who tragically lost his life from a falling balance beam of a firebell in the 1930’s. An old hatch in the council chambers reveals a blocked off stone stairway leading down to the cellars of the former Talbot Inn. Footsteps, terrifying screams, disembodied voices, knocking sounds and tall dark shadow figures are all reported.

Your Event

On a ghost hunt with Haunted Houses you will have exclusive access to the building/location during the evening. You will learn all about ghost hunting and the techniques used to encourage paranormal activity. We have a whole host of scientific ghost hunt equipment for you to use to aid communication with the spirits. You can take part in Ouija boards, glass divination and table tipping; the more traditional ghost hunt techniques. Or simply sitting in the dark and asking for the spirits to interact with you. Lone vigils (ghost hunting alone) will also be offered where available. During your evening you will be split into smaller groups so you can get the most out of your experience. If you are new to ghost hunting we warn you now – by the end of the night you may just become addicted to the fascinating and intriguing world of ghost hunting.

This is a real ghost hunt experience, there is no fakery, tricks or actors jumping out at you. What are you waiting for? Book your places today!

 

Ashbourne Town Hall, built in 1861, was built on the site of the old Talbot Inn, known to be a Den of Iniquity where people who frequented it were likely to have committed acts of debauchery. The grade II listed building was first constructed to be used as a market hall. The market hall was subsequently relocated to another property situated in Market Place in later years. The town’s council chambers are now located onsite to the rear of the property and have been in operation since the 1970’s.

In the 1930’s a fatal accident occurred at the entrance to a narrow passageway that lead down the side of the town hall to the town hall yard. Mr Tom Fearn’s, aged 40, was tragically killed here by a falling balance beam of a firebell. The firebell had been rung because of a report of a fire, but more tragically this turned out to be a hoax and the culprit was never apprehended. Mr Fearn’s descendants still live in Ashbourne and arranged for a memorial plaque to be placed on the wall above the entrance where the firebell was hung.

The town hall has many reports of strange occurrences. The onsite caretaker was in the building alone one day and claims to have heard loud footsteps coming from the ballroom above him followed by a terrifying scream. In the council chambers people have heard loud and continuous knocking coming from within the walls, disembodied voices, and the sound of footsteps growing louder and closer. Doors slamming, sightings of tall shadow figures lurking in the corners, slamming doors and objects being moved are all reported at Ashbourne Town Hall.

In a small room at the back of the chambers is a hatch that reveals a stone spiral staircase that leads down to the old cellars of the Talbot Inn. The stairs are now blocked of several steps down but when the hatch is open it is said paranormal activity increases and a foreboding atmosphere is present. One day, on a walk around the town hall, a woman entered the chambers and quickly had to leave as she suddenly fell ill.

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • Lone vigils (ghost hunting in an area all alone) can be made available for the brave
  • You may hold your place with a £20 deposit, and pay you balance four weeks before your event
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • This location has no onsite carpark. Parking is either street parking or public car park (fee may apply)
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Ashbourne Town Hall

£35.00 Per Person

Built in 1861 on the site of the old Talbot Inn, which had a reputation as a Den of iniquity, Ashbourne Town Hall is the perfect setting for a night of ghost hunting!