Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts | Oxfordshire
Oxford Castle Ghost Hunt Events
Oxford Castle is the perfect imposing location to investigate after dark, a huge Castle with a combination of ruins, Tower, crypt and motte. Oxford Castle would have bore witness to executions, murders and life here would have been brutal. Experience a night of ghost hunting at Oxford Castle and enter the crypt!…We’ll be breaking off into small groups away from each other to take part in some pretty intense ghost hunting vigils using trigger objects and all the very latest equipment to aid us in the quest to seek evidence of the castles renowned hauntings….You’re about to experience a Haunted Evening in this magnificent Castle, are you brave enough?!…
History of Oxford Castle
As with so many historical buildings, the buildings use has changed throughout the Centuries. The original castle built on the current site of Oxford Castle, was built from wooden structures and was replaced by stone in the 11th Century. During the English Civil War most of the castles structures had been destroyed and many of the buildings that survived were then used to house the criminals of Oxford as its local prison. Public hangings took place here up until 1863, the prison was expanded in 1876, becoming HM Prison Oxford with the last recorded hanging in 1952. The Prison was in use up until 1996 when most of the 18th Century prison block was redeveloped into a hotel. The medieval remains of Oxford Castle, which include St George’s Tower, motte and Chapel crypt are now preserved as scheduled monuments and visitor heritage site.
Paranormal Activity at Oxford Castle
In 1752 Mary Bland was hanged on the Castle Mound and many believe they have seen her ghostly apparition wandering the castle grounds. Several accounts of heavy footsteps have been reported in the Prison area and strange noises have been heard below the castle in the old crypt. Due to the nature of Oxford Castles history having been a place of execution and imprisonment it is no surprise that the spirits who roam the castle leave many feeling on edge! Are you willing to test your bravery in such a terrifying place?….
What’s Included | Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts Events?
- History tour/access all available areas at Oxford Castle (The Crypt, St George’s Tower, D-Wing and Debtors Tower
- Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
- Unique experiments specific to the location.
- Full use of all the very latest paranormal equipment.
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
Event Dates Available…
Event times | 8.00pm – 2.00am
Arrival times | 8.00pm
What happens after I’ve booked my place?
You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. If choosing to place down a deposit, please ensure you pay your remaining balances in no later than 4 weeks prior to the event. The week running up to your event, welcome information will be posted in the “YOUR EVENT” section, which will provide additional information to help your night run smoothly (where to park, what to bring etc)
Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts
Looking for Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts?….If you join Haunted Evenings you will find yourself exploring this vast and very awesome location with all the very latest paranormal equipment. The team will guide you around this stunning and historic location hosting a variety of ghost hunting vigils before any guests brave enough, get free time to conduct their own experiments. Find yourself using our thermal imaging cameras, or conducting experiments with our high tech trigger devices. For the more traditional amongst us, why not have a go at glass divination, dowsing rods, human pendulums or table tipping. Whatever floats your paranormal dingey, you’ll be guaranteed a night full of activities that will keep you gripped and wanting more!
Can’t wait for dates for our next Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts? Check out our other ghost hunt events in the South East of England or why not book a private night here? We can arrange for you and your friends to investigate this amazing haunted location, use all our latest paranormal equipment and we’ll guide you through all the latest paranormal investigative techniques in the hope of experiencing some ghostly goings on. Contact us for more details.
*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks on arrival)
*History tour of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.
*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils
*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.
* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Paranormal Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.
* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.
* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.
*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.
*Complimentary tea, coffee,hot chocolate & soft drinks will be available throughout the event.