Ashbourne Town Hall Ghost Hunt

 

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. Derbyshire Ghost Hunt

Ashbourne Town Hall has everything you need for a spooky ghost hunt. The rooms to investigate include the attic, 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, who tragically lost his life from a falling balance beam of a fire bell 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.

On a ghost hunt with Haunted Houses you will have exclusive night-time access to this magnificent building within Ashbourne Town Centre.  During the evening. You will learn all about ghost hunting and the techniques used to encourage paranormal activity. furthermore, 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.

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!

INCLUDED IN YOUR ASHBOURNE TOWN HALL GHOST HUNT

  • – Unlimited hot and cold drinks.
  • – Use of ghost hunting equipment.
  • – Victorian experiments including Ouija Boards.
  • – Experienced and friendly hosts.
  • – A group discussion of findings at the end.
  • – A great evening of ghost hunting at an infamous site.

NOTE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR GHOST HUNT

  • – This location is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • – This is a real ghost hunt, not a ghost walk/history tour.
  • – All attendees must be 16 years or older.
  • – Not suitable for pregnant people.
  • – Nearby Hotels check here
  • – Be sure you can make the date! All Bookings are non-refundable or transferable.

www.haunted-houses.co.uk 

 

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. Derbyshire Ghost Hunt

Ashbourne Town Hall has everything you need for a spooky ghost hunt. The rooms to investigate include the attic, 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, who tragically lost his life from a falling balance beam of a fire bell 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.

On a ghost hunt with Haunted Houses you will have exclusive night-time access to this magnificent building within Ashbourne Town Centre.  During the evening. You will learn all about ghost hunting and the techniques used to encourage paranormal activity. furthermore, 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.

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!

INCLUDED IN YOUR ASHBOURNE TOWN HALL GHOST HUNT

  • – Unlimited hot and cold drinks.
  • – Use of ghost hunting equipment.
  • – Victorian experiments including Ouija Boards.
  • – Experienced and friendly hosts.
  • – A group discussion of findings at the end.
  • – A great evening of ghost hunting at an infamous site.

NOTE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR GHOST HUNT

  • – This location is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • – This is a real ghost hunt, not a ghost walk/history tour.
  • – All attendees must be 16 years or older.
  • – Not suitable for pregnant people.
  • – Nearby Hotels check here
  • – Be sure you can make the date! All Bookings are non-refundable or transferable.

www.haunted-houses.co.uk 

 

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.

  • 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
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Ashbourne Town Hall Ghost Hunt

£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!

 

Susan Cooper

I’ve been on several ghost hunts with haunted houses Events. My hubby and I always have a fantastic time. Chris and the guys are so friendly and welcoming, always knowing how to put you at ease. Our latest hunt was at Ashbourne Town Hall in Derbyshire, hosted by Kai and Neil, we had a brilliant night with these guys and look forward to joining haunted houses for all the future ghost hunts we have already booked and the ones we have yet to experience. Fantastic people, fantastic fun, enjoyed every minute from start to finish.

Kate Clowes

Great experience at Ashbourne Town Hall, really enjoyed it. Chris and Indya were brilliant. Would definitely recommend.

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