The Castle Halton Ghost Hunt w/ Haunted Rooms UK
Next: Saturday, 13 January 2024
Runs until Saturday, 20 July 2024 (See all dates)
- 20:00 - 02:00
- The Castle, Halton, WA7 2BE
Join Haunted Rooms as we investigate the historic Castle pub that adjoins the ruins of Halton Castle in Runcorn, Cheshire. Located on top of Halton Hill, with panoramic views of Runcorn and the River Mersey, the location is not just a well-known spot with locals for great food and stunning scenery, it's also infamous for the amount of spooky goings-on that has plagued the area for years.
It's becoming known by paranormal enthusiasts further afield, too, as its reputation as one of the most haunted locations in Cheshire continues to intensify.
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Join Haunted Rooms as we investigate the historic Castle pub that adjoins the ruins of Halton Castle in Runcorn, Cheshire. Located on top of Halton Hill, with panoramic views of Runcorn and the River Mersey, the location is not just a well-known spot with locals for great food and stunning scenery, it’s also infamous for the amount of spooky goings-on that has plagued the area for years.
It’s becoming known by paranormal enthusiasts further afield, too, as its reputation as one of the most haunted locations in Cheshire continues to intensify.
For over 900 years, Halton Castle has stood stoically overlooking the town of Runcorn, a dramatic symbol of strength and protection, but also fear in the eyes of those who would be tried and executed here.
Used as a courthouse for centuries, the pub has the original 300+-year-old prison cells in the basement, and the courtroom was based on the first floor, which is now the restaurant and bar area.
Criminals would be held in the underground cells beneath the courthouse, tried on the upper floors, marched down the staircase at the front of the building and hung from the gallows on the hill opposite.
In the news in 2015, when two human skeletons were unearthed on the castle grounds, the intrigue around this location continues to grow.
Halton Castle has long been associated with unexplained events, with a common sighting of a lady in a long white dress walking along the perimeter of the castle and up the stone steps. This same woman is also known to frequent the town as well, with locals spotting her in several different locations.
There have been several investigations by local groups held around Halton Castle in the past, and one of these groups witnessed a dark figure walking out from one of the solid stone walls of the castle.
Staff and visitors to the courthouse (now Castle Pub) have been experiencing strange goings-on regularly, with the activity ramping up, possibly with all of the life and energy visiting the area, which has continued to increase.
People reporting being tapped by unseen hands, voices coming from empty areas of the pub, sudden cold blasts of air, and glasses moving of their own volition, are just some of the reports that have become common here.
On one occasion, the pub’s landlord was closing for the night during the Christmas period when he witnessed the apparition of a man in a butler’s uniform manifest in front of the Christmas tree. Knowing instantly the figure was a spirit, he just bade him ‘Goodnight’ and went to bed.
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