Dudley Castle

 

Overview

Join us for a ghost hunt at the amazing Dudley Castle in the West Midlands, exploring the spirits from Britain’s bloody past. Dare you Join this paranormal investigation at one of the most amazing locations which is besieged with history!

Venture out with Haunted Houses on an overnight ghost hunt at the amazing Dudley Castle in the West Midlands, exploring the spirits from Britain’s bloody past. Dare you Join this paranormal investigation at one of the most amazing locations which is besieged with history!

Your ghost hunt at Dudley Castle will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Reported Ghosts

Dudley castle is regarded as one of the most haunted castles in the UK. The first reported visitation was in 1870 by Harry Bentham who was a collector of ghost stories. The same ghosts were reported again in 1930 by a guide and two visitors. The story goes that they saw “two elderly people come around the keep dressed in 17th or 18th century clothes. They were walking arm in arm and the man held a crooked walking stick and a very tall hat. They then just disappeared”.

Members of staff working in the undercroft have reported hearing strange moans and groans, icy blasts of air and doors opening and closing of their own accord; whilst also hearing disembodied footsteps walking away from them. Also, in the castle chapel above the undercroft a monk has been reported to be seen within the window and several hooded figures have been spotted within the grounds. It is in this undercroft that there is a stone coffin believed to have once held the body of Lord John Somery. People have reported seeing legs at the side of this coffin. Other reports are feelings of clothes being tugged and people being prodded. Voices are also heard, so if you listen very carefully you may just hear a conversation from the past.

There is also a local legend of an old woman seen within the battlements. She is believed to have been a witch who committed suicide from these very walls. She is seen wearing sackcloth and a grey shawl with her feet wrapped in sacking.

One of the most popular claims of paranormal activity is that of the “Grey Lady” who is believed to be the spirit of Dorothy Beaumont who died at the castle in 1646 when the castle was besieged by parliamentary forces. She is such an infamous spirit that a local inn has been named after her. Dorothy lived in the castle and later gave birth to her daughter who unfortunately died during childbirth whilst other complications led to Dorothy’s death shortly after.

Other reports are of a little Civil War drummer boy. He was killed by a single bullet by a 17th century musket. He is often heard banging his drum as if in battle. It is believed to be bad luck to hear or see him. Will you be lucky enough NOT to encounter him!

Venue History

Dudley Castle started off as a wooden built design which was constructed shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It was rebuilt with stone to make the castle stronger this proved well during a siege in 1153 by the order of King Stephen; however, after Gervase Paganel joined a failed rebellion against King Henry II in 1173 the castle was demolished by order of the King.

The castle was then rebuilt in the late 13th century where the castle keep and the main gate were constructed; along with a chapel and the great hall. Many visitors have graced the castle with their presence, the most infamous being Queen Elizabeth I.

  • Dudley Castle ,
  • Castle Hill,
  • Dudley,
  • West Midlands ,
  • DY1 4QF
  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 3:00 am
  • (Arrive for 8:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Venture out with Haunted Houses on an overnight ghost hunt at the amazing Dudley Castle in the West Midlands, exploring the spirits from Britain’s bloody past. Dare you Join this paranormal investigation at one of the most amazing locations which is besieged with history!

Your ghost hunt at Dudley Castle will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Dudley Castle started off as a wooden built design which was constructed shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It was rebuilt with stone to make the castle stronger this proved well during a siege in 1153 by the order of King Stephen; however, after Gervase Paganel joined a failed rebellion against King Henry II in 1173 the castle was demolished by order of the King.

The castle was then rebuilt in the late 13th century where the castle keep and the main gate were constructed; along with a chapel and the great hall. Many visitors have graced the castle with their presence, the most infamous being Queen Elizabeth I.

Dudley castle is regarded as one of the most haunted castles in the UK. The first reported visitation was in 1870 by Harry Bentham who was a collector of ghost stories. The same ghosts were reported again in 1930 by a guide and two visitors. The story goes that they saw “two elderly people come around the keep dressed in 17th or 18th century clothes. They were walking arm in arm and the man held a crooked walking stick and a very tall hat. They then just disappeared”.

Members of staff working in the undercroft have reported hearing strange moans and groans, icy blasts of air and doors opening and closing of their own accord; whilst also hearing disembodied footsteps walking away from them. Also, in the castle chapel above the undercroft a monk has been reported to be seen within the window and several hooded figures have been spotted within the grounds. It is in this undercroft that there is a stone coffin believed to have once held the body of Lord John Somery. People have reported seeing legs at the side of this coffin. Other reports are feelings of clothes being tugged and people being prodded. Voices are also heard, so if you listen very carefully you may just hear a conversation from the past.

There is also a local legend of an old woman seen within the battlements. She is believed to have been a witch who committed suicide from these very walls. She is seen wearing sackcloth and a grey shawl with her feet wrapped in sacking.

One of the most popular claims of paranormal activity is that of the “Grey Lady” who is believed to be the spirit of Dorothy Beaumont who died at the castle in 1646 when the castle was besieged by parliamentary forces. She is such an infamous spirit that a local inn has been named after her. Dorothy lived in the castle and later gave birth to her daughter who unfortunately died during childbirth whilst other complications led to Dorothy’s death shortly after.

Other reports are of a little Civil War drummer boy. He was killed by a single bullet by a 17th century musket. He is often heard banging his drum as if in battle. It is believed to be bad luck to hear or see him. Will you be lucky enough NOT to encounter him!

  • 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
  • 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 free parking, A private car park is to the front of the building
  • 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

Dudley Castle

£49.00 Per Person

Join us for a ghost hunt at the amazing Dudley Castle in the West Midlands, exploring the spirits from Britain’s bloody past. Dare you Join this paranormal investigation at one of the most amazing locations which is besieged with history!

  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 3:00 am
  • Dudley,
  • West Midlands
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

£49.00 Per Person

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John Mornington

Really enjoyed our Dudley Castle ghost hunt with haunted houses, well run and spooky fun.

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