Colchester Castle


Location: Colchester Castle Colchester Essex CO1 1TJ
Date: Saturday 12th June 2021
Start time: 8:30pm
End time: 2.00am

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Join Ghost Hunt UK as we make a return to the amazing venue that is Colchester castle.

Constructed over the massive vaults. Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep dated back to c1076. A prominent feature is the outline of battlements at first floor level, which appear to have been added rather hastily during construction when threatened by an attack from the Danes. Colchester Castle originally stood four storeys high, but the upper two floors have since been lost.
By the 14th century Colchester Castle was obsolete, being used mainly as a prison and by 1637 the roof of the Great Hall had collapsed. Following a 12-week siege, Colchester Castle finally fell to Parliamentarian forces and the two men were subsequently executed in the grounds behind the castle in 1648.
Sold by the Crown in 1629, Colchester Castle was purchased by a local businessman, John Wheeler. His intention was to demolish the whole castle and sell off the raw materials to local builders but, having removed the upper two storeys, the project proved unprofitable, and the destruction ceased.
In 1727 the castle was purchased as a wedding gift for Charles Gray, a local man who later became an MP for Colchester. Whilst he lived in the nearby Georgian mansion, he set about restoring the south front of Colchester Castle to a habitable state, adding the tiled roof and dome as well as a study and library.
The crypt was opened to the public in 1860 as a museum, starting a trend that has continued to the present day. With name from history, such as James Parnell and the Witchfinder General himself, Matthew Hopkins, Boadicea, and Julius Caesar all having links with the castle, just what, or who, will we find on our investigation?

Paranormal History

staff that have worked here have encountered strange occurrences and seen things that have frankly terrified them even during the day. On previous visits we have experience dragging sounds in the crypt. Shadows have been seen in the cells with guests feeling overwhelming sadness and aggressive at times.

Investigation Includes:
When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our team and you will be placed into a small group. Once introductions have been made and the team have run though the health and safety. You will explore different parts of the building throughout the evening with your team member. You will get the chance to conduct some amazing experiments such as Ouija Boards, Table Tipping, Glass Moving vigils and our up-to-date ghost hunting equipment. We will be using the most active areas of the venue throughout the night and you will be guided through this terrifying process by our friendly and capable team. Included near the end of your evening you will be able to go off and explore for an hour to yourself using what equipment you would like. Do you dare to explore the unknown?