Tonbridge Castle Ghost Hunt
Nestled in the heart of Kent, Tonbridge Castle stands as a captivating historical landmark that exudes an air of mystery and intrigue. This ancient fortress, with its rich history dating back to the 11th century, has earned a reputation as a haunted and chilling location.
Tonbridge Castle Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK
Tonbridge Castle, situated in the county of Kent, is a historic stronghold that dates back to the 11th century. Throughout its long history, the castle has gained a reputation for being haunted, with numerous accounts of violence, battles, deaths, and public executions that have taken place within its walls. For those seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience, a ghost hunt at Tonbridge Castle is worth considering. However, it is essential to note that this activity is not for the faint-hearted.
Renowned as one of the most eerie locations in Kent, Tonbridge Castle has hosted overnight ghost hunts that have provided compelling evidence to support its haunted status. Previous participants have reported witnessing shadowy apparitions and hearing bone-chilling screams during these ghostly encounters. If you are brave enough to embark on a spine-chilling adventure, you can join the esteemed team from Paranormal Eye UK for a night of ghost hunting at Tonbridge Castle. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this vast and haunted castle as you take on the role of a ghost hunter for the evening. Engage in vigils, seances, and other paranormal activities as we unlock the doors to one of Kent's most haunted locations. Prepare yourself for a supernatural experience that will leave you with no doubt that Tonbridge Castle is indeed a place teeming with paranormal activity.
History Of Tonbridge Castle
Tonbridge’s first castle was a simple fort of earth and timber, thrown up – like hundreds of others – by Norman invaders for self-protection soon after they arrived in 1066. It stood on land overlooking the Medway crossing, which William the Conqueror had given to his kinsman Richard Fitz gilbert. Local labour would have been used to shift the 30,000 tonnes of earth required to form the moat and the motte – the ’castle mound’ which still survives. A wooden keep would have been built on top of the motte, with an adjacent area, the bailey (now the Castle Lawn), protected by a fence of stakes.
The wooden castle probably only survived about twenty years. Descendants of Richard Fitz gilbert gradually replaced the earth and timber structure with stone, repairing the effects of decay, fire and warfare and reinforcing their stronghold against improved attack methods. Their final castle had a noble gatehouse encircled by massive curtain walls connecting great towers at each corner, while a high shell crowned the motte. In places, the castle walls were almost three metres thick, with sandstone facings from nearby quarries. Kings fought and were entertained at Tonbridge Castle, archbishops quarrelled over its guardianship, and Henry III’s niece and Edward I’s daughter were mistresses of the castle. During Henry VIII’s reign, the gatehouse was "as strong a fortress as few be in England". During the Civil War, the Castle was strengthened and garrisoned. Thomas Weller, who owned it at that time, was a Parliamentarian. He joined other West Kent gentlemen in opposing local unrest at Sevenoaks in 1643, and there was a three-hour skirmish on the outskirts of Tonbridge at Hilden Brook. The river crossing was fought over but not; it seems, the castle itself – though the Roundhead garrison wreaked havoc on the grounds. Later Weller was ordered to put the castle beyond military use by dismantling its defences.
Later owner, John Hooker, sold stone from the castle to build locks on the river Medway, and in 1791 his son Thomas took more rock from the ruined walls to make the residence that now adjoins the Gatehouse. What was left of the once-proud fortress became, in turn, a private home, a military academy and a prep school until, in 1899, it was purchased by the Town Council. The residence became the Council Chamber and offices, and the grounds were opened to the public.
Nearly 900 years after its first construction, Tonbridge Castle saw military service once more as part of a defensive line against the possible German invasion in World War 2. Anti-tank defences and a machine-gun emplacement were constructed, and two pillboxes were built into the 13th-century walls.
Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
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Experience the thrill of a lifetime at Tonbridge Castle in Kent, where Paranormal Eye UK offers an array of captivating activities. Delve into the world of the supernatural with their Ghost Hunts, Ghost Investigations, and Ghost Events. Immerse yourself in the eerie atmosphere as you embark on a Ghost Hunting Night or an Overnight Ghost Hunt. With a variety of options available, you can choose the one that suits your preferences and level of adventure.
For those seeking a spine-chilling experience, Paranormal Eye UK provides an unforgettable haunted adventure. Step into the unknown and join their Ghost Hunting Experience, where you can explore the castle's haunted corridors and uncover the secrets of the past. Feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up as you participate in Haunt Nights and Paranormal Nights, specially designed to send shivers down your spine.
If you're intrigued by the paranormal and thirst for knowledge, Tonbridge Castle offers an opportunity to engage in Paranormal Investigations. Join their expert team as they conduct thorough investigations, using state-of-the-art equipment to capture any supernatural activity. Discover the truth behind the unexplained and witness firsthand the mysteries within the castle's walls.
To enhance your experience, Tonbridge Castle also offers Ghost Nights and Ghost Hunting Tours. Immerse yourself in the history and legends surrounding the castle as knowledgeable guides take you through its haunted past. Uncover the stories of the spirits that are said to roam the grounds and gain a deeper understanding of the castle's paranormal reputation.
Whether you're a seasoned ghost hunter or a curious adventurer, Tonbridge Castle and Paranormal Eye UK provide thrilling experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. Embark on a paranormal journey like no other and discover the hidden world within this historic castle's walls.