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York Guildhall Ghost Hunt

York Guildhall Ghost Hunt

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Experience the thrill of an overnight ghost hunt at the infamous Guildhall in York. This historic building, which once served as a Court of Justice, holds a dark past dating back to the 15th century. Immerse yourself in the chilling atmosphere as you explore the very halls where Margaret Clitherow, a Catholic practitioner, was imprisoned in 1586. Known as one of the most haunted cities in the UK, York offers a perfect backdrop for paranormal enthusiasts. The Guildhall, with its rich history, has become a hotspot for ghostly encounters. Witnesses have reported encountering a full-bodied apparition of a spirit man, accompanied by the eerie sound of his footsteps echoing through the building. Whispers and murmurs have also been heard, adding to the spine-tingling ambiance. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to confront your fears and take part in a ghost hunt within the walls of York's most haunted edifice. Join us as we delve into the supernatural mysteries that await in the darkness of the night.

History Of York Guildhall

The Guildhall has been around for a large part of York's history. The current hall dates from the 15th century but is built on the site of an earlier "common hall" referred to in a charter in 1256.

The hall was built in 1445 for the 'Guild of St Christopher and St George and the Corporation, the cost being divided equally. The accounts still exist and include a record of 3 pence given to the workers to celebrate laying the foundations. A council meeting was recorded there in May of 1459.

The whole site was taken over by the city corporation in 1549. Council meetings are still held on the site in the rather grand Victorian Council Chamber, completed in 1891.

The hall was put to various uses when meetings weren't taking place. It was sometimes a Court of Justice, including for the infamous trial of Margaret Clitherow for practising Catholicism in 1586. She was put to death for refusing to accept the jurisdiction of the Court.

In 1647, the Parliamentarians agreed to pay the Scots a ransom of £200,000 at the height of the Civil War in exchange for handing over Charles I. This vast sum is thought to have been counted out in the security of the Guildhall.

The Second World War had a more direct impact on the hall; German bombs severely damaged it during the so-called Baedeker Raid of 1942. Ironically, the Guildhall had been in the restoration process at the time. It was 18 years before the stone shell of the building was restored, complete with a modern stained glass window, and re-opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on 21 June 1960.

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Ghost Hunt

Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening

Exclusive access after dark 

Group Vigils

Séances

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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Explore the eerie and haunted site of York Guildhall, which holds a fascinating and diverse history. This location is known for its paranormal activity and offers a range of thrilling experiences for the public to participate in. Join us for Ghost Hunts, Haunt Nights UK, Paranormal Nights, Ghostly Weekends, and Ghost Hunt Sleepovers, where you can immerse yourself in the darkness and confront your deepest fears. Don't miss out on the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable overnight ghost hunt at this historically significant and spine-chilling venue.

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