Fri, 28 Oct|
St Braivels Castle Weekend Ghost Hunt and Halloween Party
Hunt ghosts and party.
Time & Location
28 Oct 2022, 12:00 – 30 Oct 2022, 05:00
Saint Briavels, Church St, St Briavels, Lydney GL15, UK
About the Event
You are invited to join us for an unforgettable event. We're planning something you won't want to miss, and we hope to see you there.
Ghost hunting in the most haunted castle in the UK... FOR THE WEEKEND!
2 nights, breakfast included in a castle.
Ghost hunt throughout the whole Castle.
SOME OF THE REPORTED HAUNTINGS:
The pitiful cries of a ghost baby:
King John’s Bedroom is home to one of the castle’s most persistent ghosts, an unseen baby whose pitiful cries frequently disturb the slumbers of those sleeping in it.
The hanging room:
In the Hanging Room, so called because it was where prisoners who had been sentenced to death were brought to await their fate, the psychically inclined often experience the terrifying sensation of been gripped by the throat.
The castles Oubilette:
In the Oubliette Room a rug conceals one of the castle’s most chilling secrets. Pulling it back, and lifting a wooden trap door, you find yourself looking down into a sinister oubliette - a small dungeon, the name of which is derived from the French word oublier meaning ‘forget’ – into which unfortunate captives would be cast and left to die.
Other reported activity:
The Interior of St Briavels Castle visitors to the room have felt their clothes being tugged at by unseen hands, whilst guests sleeping in here have been known to suddenly depart in the middle of the night unable to stand its oppressive feel any longer.
Other spirits that lurk at the castle include a black dog that trots around the rooms; a grey lady who glides along the top corridor; and a knight in burnished armour who appears in the grounds.
THE MARK OF HISTORY:
History has most certainly left its mark on the time-wearied walls of St Briavels Castle, and tales of its ghostly goings-on help illuminate dark corners of its brutal and eventful past. It is a place of creaking floorboards where the past and present co-exist and occasionally merge with truly alarming results.
A Tower of St Briavels Castle
Originally a ‘Dole Claimer’ was one who had paid a penny to the Earl of Hereford for the right to gather firewood from nearby Hudnalls Wood. Some believe that these titbits are imbued with magical properties – local miners, for example, thought they could protect them against accidents – and, therefore, preserve them for good luck.
On Christmas Day 1143 Milo was killed by a stray arrow whilst hunting and St Briavels Castle passed to his son.
KING JOHN VISITS ST BRIAVELS CASTLE
It was visited by several kings, most notably King John (1167 – 1216) who used it as a hunting lodge, and who is today commemorated by the Solar being named King John’s Bedroom in his honour. This room was later used as a courtroom, and notches on the stone of its huge fire place are reputedly the result of it being struck with a sword whenever someone was sentenced to death. Those awaiting sentence, and those who had been sentenced, would be kept in the prison room situated in the gatehouse. Many who enter this room today comment on its decidedly "strange" atmosphere, their feelings of unease no doubt compounded by its walls being adorned with graffiti carved into them by long ago prisoners. 'Robin Belcher. The Day will come that thou shalt answer for it for thou hast sworn against me, 1671,' reads one intriguing example.
Book now as there is only a very little amount of tickets due to the nature of the weekend. Its on a first come, first serve basis.