Dudley Castle West Midlands Ghost Hunts
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Dudley Castle Ghost Hunting Experience
Ghost hunts here at the castle are certainly not for those afraid of the dark, not for the faint-hearted. Dark hooded figures are often seen and sensed by many guests, especially on the lawned area and one of the main walkways of the Castle. Deep cold icy breaths are often felt along with what appears to sound like groans. Many guests at previous ghost-hunting events have reported that they think they are being watched. Many reports are being grabbed! Join the paranormal eye team as we unlock the castle and seek the many ghosts that haunt us here. Be part of this intense ghost-hunting experience and become a real paranormal investigator for the night. This Castle is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the West Midlands, and we have exclusive access for the night for this paranormal event. There have been numerous reports and sightings of a grey lady whom many believe is Dorothy Beaumont; many sightings have been reported within the Castle grounds, along with a ghostly apparition of a young boy dressed in period clothing which many believe is a drummer boy from the civil war, on certain occasions he has been seen and the sound of him playing his drums. The Castle`s undercroft is known for paranormal phenomena; many people become overwhelmed by being unwell during vigils in this eerie, chilling part of the Castle. Join the Paranormal Eye Uk Team as we invite you into the haunted Dudley Castle for an overnight ghost hunt.
History of Dudley Castle
In 1537, John Dudley – son of Edmund Dudley, economic advisor to Henry VII, whom Henry VIII executed – embarked on a building programme at Dudley Castle, including the stunning Sharington Range, named after his architect, William Sharington.
Dudley rapidly rose through royal ranks to become Duke of Northumberland. On the death of Henry VIII in 1547 became one of 16 executors of a Regency Council founded to supervise the nine-year-old successor, King Edward VI.
In 1552, Dudley became Lord Protector, but by spring 1553, the king had contracted TB. To control the succession, he encouraged the dying Edward to void the rights of princesses Mary and Elizabeth to the throne and put his cousin, Lady Jane Grey, next in line.
Mary’s Catholicism threatened the recently-introduced religious reformation and the newfound wealth of those who supported it. To boost his security, Dudley arranged the marriage of his youngest son, Guilford, to Lady Jane on May 21.
King Edward VI died on July 6, and Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen. However, the succession was challenged by Mary and her supporters, who forced a coup d’etat against Dudley in the Privy Council, and he was charged with treason and executed on August 22, 1553.
His best-known son, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, was a favourite of Mary’s successor, Queen Elizabeth I.
On August 11, 1575, Queen Elizabeth I visited Dudley Castle, and a decade later, the site was surveyed as a possible residence for the imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots.
During the Civil War, Dudley Castle was garrisoned by royalist troops. It was besieged in 1644 and 1646 and surrendered on May 13, 1646. The following year, by order of Parliament, the keep, gatehouse, and curtain wall sections were slighted.
On July 24, 1750, a fire, which raged for three days, swept through the Sharington Range, gutting the once-magnificent palace. Dudley Castle was allowed to settle into the role of romantic ruin.
This Event Includes
• Access after dark to the castle and Grounds
• A guided tour and brief history of the location
• Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
• Spiritual Medium during the investigation
• Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
• Complimentary light snacks
Requirements For This Event
All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Not suitable for pregnant ladies.
Anyone under or suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted.
This is an old and dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them.
All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes no heels or sandals etc.
We advise that you wear warm clothing, as this locations can be very cold after dark (even during the summer months)
This is not a sleepover event.
Complimentary hot and drinks are provided along with light snacks, We do not cater for dietary requirements. However guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.
We operate a ticketless event. sign in on arrival.
Arrival time is 30 minutes before the event start time.
There is ON SITE CAR PARKING.
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