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Ghost Hunt at Deal Castle (March)
Venue: Deal Castle · Location: Deal, Kent
Date: 2nd March 2024 · Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Deal Castle (March)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Deal Castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII in Deal, Kent, between 1539 and 1540. It protected against invasion from France. The Castle comprises of a keep with six inner and outer bastions, the moated stone castle and had sixty-six firing positions for artillery.

During the Second English Civil War of 1648–49, Deal was seized by pro-Royalist insurgents and was only retaken by Parliamentary forces after several months' of fighting.

Although it remained armed, Deal Castle was adapted by Sir John Norris and Lord Carrington during the 18th and 19th centuries to form a more suitable private house for the castle's captain, which was an honorary position.

In 1904, the War Office concluded that the castle no longer had any value either as a defensive site or as a barracks and it was opened to the public when the captain was not in residence. Early in the Second World War, the captain's quarters were destroyed by German bombing and the castle became a Battery Operating Post (one of the first-floor rooms in the keep became the Battery Office) for an artillery battery placed along the shore line. The castle was not brought back into use as a residence and was restored by the government during the 1950s to form a tourist attraction.


Date: 2nd March 2024

Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Whitstable Castle (March)
Venue: Whitstable Castle · Location: Whitstable, Kent
Date: 15th March 2024 · Time: 7:30pm until 0:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Whitstable Castle (March)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

0

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Whitstable Castle, Whitstable, Kent was built from copperas works in 1790 and this formed the Octagonal Tower. The black tar of the works can still be seen on the walls. The Pearson’s home was known as The Manor House and little is known about its layout except that in 1798 the chimney to the tower was taken down and a staircase put in its place.

The family spent every summer at the house, from their Greenwich based home. Charles Pearson died in 1828. His son Charles Pearson Junior, born in 1786, inherited the estate and carried on using the house as a summer residence. The Tower fell into neglect and he sold it to his cousin by marriage Wynn Ellis.

Wynn Ellis had the most significant impact and made the greatest contribution towards shaping the building and its grounds. In 1897 Tankerton Castle, as it was now known, was sold to Thomas Adams. He added a billiard room to the North of the original tower. This provided a good room with feature fireplace on the ground floor with servants’ quarters upstairs but obstructed the fine sea views of Whitstable Bay. Later this became the Council Chamber.

In 1921 the Castle passed into the hands of Mr Albert Mallandain. A paper manufacturer, he and his wife used it as a summer residence. Changes were made in the building, with a fine new staircase and extensive additional oak panelling to match original designs. The Whitstable Urban District Council, despite some some opposition, bought the Castle for the town in 1935.

Following the local government re-organisation in 1972, the Castle remained empty until 1975 when at the instigation of The Whitstable Society the "Castle Centre Association" was created with the aim of using The Castle for the benefit of the people of Whitstable. In 2004 a new committee with its first Castle Co-ordinator began a complete interior upgrade and Weddings and Civil Ceremonies could commence. This brought in much needed income to regenerate the Castle and enable it to return to its original role as a venue for family celebrations, major local events and community activities. A heritage Lottery Grant enabled a new Trust to be formed in 2008 to take over the running of the Castle and Gardens.


Date: 15th March 2024

Time: 7:30pm until 0:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Bilsington Priory (March)
Venue: Bilsington Priory · Location: Bilsington, nr Ashford, Kent
Date: 22nd March 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (March)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 22nd March 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 7
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Horsted (March)
Venue: Fort Horsted · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 23rd March 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Horsted (March)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Free car park on site
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Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
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Fort Horsted was the largest of the five forts designed to defend Chatham's eastern and southern approaches. Many changes were made to the original design of Horsted since its inception in the 1860's. Most noticeably Fort Horsted does not have caponiers or other exposed external features clearly visible in earlier works such as the Drop Redoubt in Dover. This was due to the development of high explosive shells in the intervening period between the 1860's and the eventual construction some twenty years later. Fort Horsted was finished by 1889, but never received the full compliment of armament she was designed for. In 1902 Fort Horsted was mounted with seven machine guns. In the Second World War AA guns were mounted at the Fort.


Date: 23rd March 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 7
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Slough Fort (April)
Venue: Slough Fort · Location: Allhallows, Kent
Date: 12th April 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Slough Fort (April)
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Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Free car park on site
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Slough Fort, Allhallows, Kent is a small artillery fort that was built in the north of the Hoo Peninsula in Kent. Constructed in 1867, the D-shaped fort was intended to guard a vulnerable stretch of the River Thames against possible enemy landings during a period of tension with France. Its seven casemates initially accommodated rifled breech loading guns, which were replaced by the turn of the century by more powerful breech-loaders on disappearing carriages, mounted in concrete wing batteries on either side of the fort. It was likely one of the smallest of the forts constructed as a result of the 1860s invasion scare.

All of the guns were removed by 1912, though the fort continued in use during the First World War as a command post. It was decommissioned in 1920 and sold off in 1929 and converted into a small zoo. Before the Second World War; it was used as an observation post from 1938, became part of the local anti-invasion system in 1939-40 and was used as part of the air defence network against V-1 flying bombs in 1944. There was partial restoration in 2012-13 that uncovered previously buried features of the fort.

Ghostly Activity
Whilst on our site visit a strange presence was felt in the Brig (cells) area of the fort, as well as previous visitors hearing a girl laughing in the right wing battery part of the Fort.


Date: 12th April 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 11
Minimum Guest Age: 14 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Bilsington Priory (April)
Venue: Bilsington Priory · Location: Bilsington, nr Ashford, Kent
Date: 26th April 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (April)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 26th April 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 9
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Fort Burgoyne (May)
Venue: Fort Burgoyne · Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 11th May 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (May)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 11th May 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 1
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Slough Fort (July)
Venue: Slough Fort · Location: Allhallows, Kent
Date: 13th July 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Slough Fort (July)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Free car park on site
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Slough Fort, Allhallows, Kent is a small artillery fort that was built in the north of the Hoo Peninsula in Kent. Constructed in 1867, the D-shaped fort was intended to guard a vulnerable stretch of the River Thames against possible enemy landings during a period of tension with France. Its seven casemates initially accommodated rifled breech loading guns, which were replaced by the turn of the century by more powerful breech-loaders on disappearing carriages, mounted in concrete wing batteries on either side of the fort. It was likely one of the smallest of the forts constructed as a result of the 1860s invasion scare.

All of the guns were removed by 1912, though the fort continued in use during the First World War as a command post. It was decommissioned in 1920 and sold off in 1929 and converted into a small zoo. Before the Second World War; it was used as an observation post from 1938, became part of the local anti-invasion system in 1939-40 and was used as part of the air defence network against V-1 flying bombs in 1944. There was partial restoration in 2012-13 that uncovered previously buried features of the fort.

Ghostly Activity
Whilst on our site visit a strange presence was felt in the Brig (cells) area of the fort, as well as previous visitors hearing a girl laughing in the right wing battery part of the Fort.


Date: 13th July 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Horsted (August)
Venue: Fort Horsted · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 2nd August 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Horsted (August)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
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Fort Horsted was the largest of the five forts designed to defend Chatham's eastern and southern approaches. Many changes were made to the original design of Horsted since its inception in the 1860's. Most noticeably Fort Horsted does not have caponiers or other exposed external features clearly visible in earlier works such as the Drop Redoubt in Dover. This was due to the development of high explosive shells in the intervening period between the 1860's and the eventual construction some twenty years later. Fort Horsted was finished by 1889, but never received the full compliment of armament she was designed for. In 1902 Fort Horsted was mounted with seven machine guns. In the Second World War AA guns were mounted at the Fort.


Date: 2nd August 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Burgoyne (August)
Venue: Fort Burgoyne · Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 10th August 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (August)
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Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 10th August 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 24
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Deal Castle (Sept)
Venue: Deal Castle · Location: Deal, Kent
Date: 7th September 2024 · Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Deal Castle (Sept)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Free car park on site
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Deal Castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII in Deal, Kent, between 1539 and 1540. It protected against invasion from France. The Castle comprises of a keep with six inner and outer bastions, the moated stone castle and had sixty-six firing positions for artillery.

During the Second English Civil War of 1648–49, Deal was seized by pro-Royalist insurgents and was only retaken by Parliamentary forces after several months' of fighting.

Although it remained armed, Deal Castle was adapted by Sir John Norris and Lord Carrington during the 18th and 19th centuries to form a more suitable private house for the castle's captain, which was an honorary position.

In 1904, the War Office concluded that the castle no longer had any value either as a defensive site or as a barracks and it was opened to the public when the captain was not in residence. Early in the Second World War, the captain's quarters were destroyed by German bombing and the castle became a Battery Operating Post (one of the first-floor rooms in the keep became the Battery Office) for an artillery battery placed along the shore line. The castle was not brought back into use as a residence and was restored by the government during the 1950s to form a tourist attraction.


Date: 7th September 2024

Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 14
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Bilsington Priory (Sept)
Venue: Bilsington Priory · Location: Bilsington, nr Ashford, Kent
Date: 13th September 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (Sept)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 13th September 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Slough Fort (September)
Venue: Slough Fort · Location: Allhallows, Kent
Date: 20th September 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Slough Fort (September)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Over 16s only
Over 16s only
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Slough Fort, Allhallows, Kent is a small artillery fort that was built in the north of the Hoo Peninsula in Kent. Constructed in 1867, the D-shaped fort was intended to guard a vulnerable stretch of the River Thames against possible enemy landings during a period of tension with France. Its seven casemates initially accommodated rifled breech loading guns, which were replaced by the turn of the century by more powerful breech-loaders on disappearing carriages, mounted in concrete wing batteries on either side of the fort. It was likely one of the smallest of the forts constructed as a result of the 1860s invasion scare.

All of the guns were removed by 1912, though the fort continued in use during the First World War as a command post. It was decommissioned in 1920 and sold off in 1929 and converted into a small zoo. Before the Second World War; it was used as an observation post from 1938, became part of the local anti-invasion system in 1939-40 and was used as part of the air defence network against V-1 flying bombs in 1944. There was partial restoration in 2012-13 that uncovered previously buried features of the fort.

Ghostly Activity
Whilst on our site visit a strange presence was felt in the Brig (cells) area of the fort, as well as previous visitors hearing a girl laughing in the right wing battery part of the Fort.


Date: 20th September 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Fort Burgoyne (October)
Venue: Fort Burgoyne · Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 5th October 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £46 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Over 18s only

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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 5th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £46

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Bilsington Priory (October)
Venue: Bilsington Priory · Location: Bilsington, nr Ashford, Kent
Date: 18th October 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Over 16s only

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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 18th October 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Bilsington Priory (November)
Venue: Bilsington Priory · Location: Bilsington, nr Ashford, Kent
Date: 8th November 2024 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (November)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 8th November 2024

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Whitstable Castle (Nov)
Venue: Whitstable Castle · Location: Whitstable, Kent
Date: 15th November 2024 · Time: 7:30pm until 0:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Whitstable Castle (Nov)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

16

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Whitstable Castle, Whitstable, Kent was built from copperas works in 1790 and this formed the Octagonal Tower. The black tar of the works can still be seen on the walls. The Pearson’s home was known as The Manor House and little is known about its layout except that in 1798 the chimney to the tower was taken down and a staircase put in its place.

The family spent every summer at the house, from their Greenwich based home. Charles Pearson died in 1828. His son Charles Pearson Junior, born in 1786, inherited the estate and carried on using the house as a summer residence. The Tower fell into neglect and he sold it to his cousin by marriage Wynn Ellis.

Wynn Ellis had the most significant impact and made the greatest contribution towards shaping the building and its grounds. In 1897 Tankerton Castle, as it was now known, was sold to Thomas Adams. He added a billiard room to the North of the original tower. This provided a good room with feature fireplace on the ground floor with servants’ quarters upstairs but obstructed the fine sea views of Whitstable Bay. Later this became the Council Chamber.

In 1921 the Castle passed into the hands of Mr Albert Mallandain. A paper manufacturer, he and his wife used it as a summer residence. Changes were made in the building, with a fine new staircase and extensive additional oak panelling to match original designs. The Whitstable Urban District Council, despite some some opposition, bought the Castle for the town in 1935.

Following the local government re-organisation in 1972, the Castle remained empty until 1975 when at the instigation of The Whitstable Society the "Castle Centre Association" was created with the aim of using The Castle for the benefit of the people of Whitstable. In 2004 a new committee with its first Castle Co-ordinator began a complete interior upgrade and Weddings and Civil Ceremonies could commence. This brought in much needed income to regenerate the Castle and enable it to return to its original role as a venue for family celebrations, major local events and community activities. A heritage Lottery Grant enabled a new Trust to be formed in 2008 to take over the running of the Castle and Gardens.


Date: 15th November 2024

Time: 7:30pm until 0:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

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