Whittington Castle

 

Overview

Join a quest to discover the spiritual residents occupying the fascinating and historical Whittington Castle. The castle is steeped in history and has plenty of ghostly tales.

Whittington Castle Ghost Hunts, Shropshire

Whittington Castle is steeped in historical tales of bitter warfare, treachery, death, myths, legends and many ghostly, strange happenings. Will you come across the hooded figure seen under the gateway; meet the phantom blacksmith in a leather apron or witness the faces of ghostly children, regularly seen peering out of an upstairs window? Are you brave enough to investigate the eerie, dark and oppressive guard room that some staff members refuse to enter? Book your Whittington Castle ghost hunt today and join a quest to discover the spiritual residents occupying this fascinating historical castle. Find out more history and ghostly information using the tabs above.

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 from just £20 deposit!

Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.

 

Reported Ghosts

There have been eye witness accounts of strange phenomena such as white mists and balls of light appearing from nowhere and the appearance of a lone horseman in ancient costume. One legend concerns the heirs of Whittington Castle; it is said two children have been seen looking from the windows of the gatehouse towers.

In an area that was once used as a courthouse, many people feel depressed on entering and have reported feeling icy blasts of cold air. Marching footsteps, singing and whistling have been heard here as well as reports of poltergeist activity.

The ruins of the stone turret is reported to be very haunted and there have reports of full blown apparitions as well as the presence of a negative entity.

Venue History

Whittington Castle started it’s life as a simple motte and bailey castle with timber palisade. This structure was replaced in the 13th century by one with buildings around a courtyard whose exterior wall was the curtain wall of the inner bailey. As a castle of the Welsh Marches, it was built on the border of Wales and England very close to the historic fort of Old Oswestry. The castle dates to at least 1138 which is when the site was is first documented as being fortified as a castle for William Peverell in support of Empress Matilda, the daughter of Henry I against King Stephen, nephew of King Henry I, and claimant to the throne during The Anarchy.

A License to Crenellate was issued for Whittington Castle in 1221 and in 1222 the castle was repaired and fortified. In 1223 the castle was besieged by the Welsh leader Llywelyn the Great. In 1265 it was one of several border castles given to Llewelyn Prince of Wales but it was restored to the Fulk-Warins in 1282. In 1375 the castle was reported to be in great need of repair although the Welsh in 1405 then apparently unsuccessfully attacked it.

In 1638 the castle was acquired by the Lloyds of Aston Hall whom retain possession of the castle to this present day. In 1643 the castle was attacked by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War. No restoration work took place afterwards and the inner bailey has been uninhabited ever since.

In 1760 one of the eastern towers of the inner bailey collapsed after a severe frost and some years later one of the northern towers and the western wall were demolished to repair the highway from Whittington to Halston Bridge.

Whittington Castle Preservation Trust currently own the castle on a 99 year lease.

Whittington Castle featured on Most Haunted in 2016.

Whittington Castle Ghost Hunts, Shropshire

Whittington Castle is steeped in historical tales of bitter warfare, treachery, death, myths, legends and many ghostly, strange happenings. Will you come across the hooded figure seen under the gateway; meet the phantom blacksmith in a leather apron or witness the faces of ghostly children, regularly seen peering out of an upstairs window? Are you brave enough to investigate the eerie, dark and oppressive guard room that some staff members refuse to enter? Book your Whittington Castle ghost hunt today and join a quest to discover the spiritual residents occupying this fascinating historical castle. Find out more history and ghostly information using the tabs above.

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 from just £20 deposit!

Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.

 

Whittington Castle started it’s life as a simple motte and bailey castle with timber palisade. This structure was replaced in the 13th century by one with buildings around a courtyard whose exterior wall was the curtain wall of the inner bailey. As a castle of the Welsh Marches, it was built on the border of Wales and England very close to the historic fort of Old Oswestry. The castle dates to at least 1138 which is when the site was is first documented as being fortified as a castle for William Peverell in support of Empress Matilda, the daughter of Henry I against King Stephen, nephew of King Henry I, and claimant to the throne during The Anarchy.

A License to Crenellate was issued for Whittington Castle in 1221 and in 1222 the castle was repaired and fortified. In 1223 the castle was besieged by the Welsh leader Llywelyn the Great. In 1265 it was one of several border castles given to Llewelyn Prince of Wales but it was restored to the Fulk-Warins in 1282. In 1375 the castle was reported to be in great need of repair although the Welsh in 1405 then apparently unsuccessfully attacked it.

In 1638 the castle was acquired by the Lloyds of Aston Hall whom retain possession of the castle to this present day. In 1643 the castle was attacked by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War. No restoration work took place afterwards and the inner bailey has been uninhabited ever since.

In 1760 one of the eastern towers of the inner bailey collapsed after a severe frost and some years later one of the northern towers and the western wall were demolished to repair the highway from Whittington to Halston Bridge.

Whittington Castle Preservation Trust currently own the castle on a 99 year lease.

Whittington Castle featured on Most Haunted in 2016.

There have been eye witness accounts of strange phenomena such as white mists and balls of light appearing from nowhere and the appearance of a lone horseman in ancient costume. One legend concerns the heirs of Whittington Castle; it is said two children have been seen looking from the windows of the gatehouse towers.

In an area that was once used as a courthouse, many people feel depressed on entering and have reported feeling icy blasts of cold air. Marching footsteps, singing and whistling have been heard here as well as reports of poltergeist activity.

The ruins of the stone turret is reported to be very haunted and there have reports of full blown apparitions as well as the presence of a negative entity.

  • 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
  • A building representative/owner will be on site to help with any building or historical questions you personally have
  • 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 onsite carparking. A small fee applies
  • 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

Whittington Castle

£29.00 Per Person

Join a quest to discover the spiritual residents occupying the fascinating and historical Whittington Castle. The castle is steeped in history and has plenty of ghostly tales.

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