There have been numerous sightings and reported paranormal activity throughout the hall and estate. People have reported hearing footsteps and doors opening only to find no one there. A Victorian lady has been sighted in the grounds and a male entity in the cellar. Whilst visiting the site we experienced a female called Martha saying Hello in the cellars, a male presence following us in the attic and light phenomena captured on the camera.
Beaumanor Hall is very Haunted and does not disappoint.
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Situated near the ancient rocky mass known as Forest Rock in North West Leicestershire is an old building now called The Old House Conference Centre.
Originally set back from the road in a wooded area this venue was not for prying eyes for a reason.
Built in the mid 19th Century and its design possibly attributed to the famous designer Pugin, its Gothic features and presence dose give this venue a spooky look. However if the outside gives you shivers the inside most definatley will. We know that this venue was most probably built on a chapel that predated the current building so you are in two haunted houses, which may well explain the increased areas of activity.
Key areas for our investigation will be the Chapel as this most likely will hold the most residual energy being the oldest as well as the hallway, stairs and the cellars and also anticipate activity in the grounds which would have been a graveyard at some point.
This venue is reputed for reported footsteps, apparitions, disembodied voices and screams as well as bouts of extreme poltergeist activity.
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This location is a popular site for paranormal investigators due to its intriguing past. An apparition of a lady, said to be the ghost of a maid that burned to death by a fire, has been witnessed. There have been reports of noises of people who have worked there, hair has been pulled and people have been touched. The middle floor has 6 back to bare eerie rooms to investigate. With the land holding so much history and reports of activity captured in every room, there is little question that this makes for a gem of a spooky location.
Group members will have the opportunity to use a comprehensive range of paranormal investigative equipment such as dousing rods, EMF meters, ‘Ghost Boxes’ (record voice phenomena) as well as participate in séances, glass divination and table tipping sessions.
This venue is not suitable for people with mobility issues or walking difficulties
The grand Victorian building we see today was constructed in 1891. The new pumping station cleaned up the waste problem that was killing the city, new technology using beam engines which could move mass amounts of water were installed surviving on the most basic food, if any.
This incredible engineering construction required skilled men to operate them. Robert Richardson was one of these engineers, 5pm on Tuesday 26th August 1890, Robert fell 45 feet to his death. His work collegues were not permitted time off to attend his funeral, so out of respect they inscribed the simple memorial in the brickwork at the spot where he fell as a lasting memorial.
Ghostly sightings of Robert Richardson have been seen and felt over the years, staff have reported seeing ghostly children in the main gallery along with other paranormal activity recorded within the museum and grounds.
Come an join the Haunted Heritage team as we head into the museum to find what lies beneath.
On the 12th February 1554 Lady Jane Grey was executed in the tower of London for High treason. Queen for only 9 days.
It is the ghost of Lady Jane Grey which is perhaps the most well-known at the park. Legend has it that on New Years Eve a ghostly coach leaves the ruins and travels to nearby All Saints Church. As Lady Grey climbs out of the coach, she and the coach vanish! Others report ghostly disembodied voices, sounds of military drums and other eerie unexplained sounds. Apparitions have been witnessed and photographed on many occasions. There are many reported cases of phenomena and Bradgate Park has become notorious to locals and mentioned in many paranormal publications. Will she make an appearance on this day at her beloved home in Bradgate? Come an join us on the anniversary of her death.
Guests must be aged 16 years and over.
This Ghost walk includes a light supper which is included in the price of this ticket
Poverty, Exploitation & Rebellion
The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is a unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard.
From the first factory systems this site tells the 400-year history of framework knitting, from its role in the Industrial Revolution, the families that that worked here living conditions to the infamous Luddite riots of the 1800s.
Life as a framework knitter was tough. The hours were long and working conditions cramped, noisy, uncomfortable, long hours and the conditions dangerous. Low wages and high overheads meant the whole family would have to work, with children taking on tasks to make ends meets. Poor health and malnutrition were rife.
The breakers were called Luddites after the name of their mythical leader, Ned Ludd; to this day, no one knows if Ned Ludd was a real person or a fictional character like Robin Hood!
The Framework Knitters Museum is one of the only places left in the country where you can actually experience the working and living conditions of framework knitters in Victorian times.
Residual energy is rife here, are you brave enough to step into the shoes of the workers?
The Galleries of Justice… History: At its finest.
Used for law enforcement for over 600 years, evidence suggests that the hall was first used as far back as 1375 by the Normans, who appointed a sheriff to keep peace and collect taxes. But the hall is most famous for being a jail and a court room. Men, women, and children were sentenced and hanged here for crimes as small as theft. Many undeserving people lost their lives here, young and old,
Recorded evidence of paranormal activity is rife… ghosts have been seen not only by staff but by visiting guest during the day, So what lies beneath?
The Court room. Light anomalies seen with the naked eye, dark shadows and cries have also been heard, are these the cries of those found guilty?
The Cells. During an investigation, a guest had to leave the area due to a pressure round their neck and other guests feeling a clamminess followed by extreme cold.
The Caves. Our medium had a personal encounter with the spirit of a prisoner… will he show up again?
There are many more areas of this amazing place to be investigated, are you brave enough to join the Haunted Heritage team?
Bradgate Park is one of Leicestershire’s most well-known and popular attractions welcoming around 900,000 visitors per year. Regarded as a picturesque tranquil oasis, it is a favourite with dog walkers and for family days out. Bradgate Park has a long history. In 1445 the park was owned by the Grey family. The most well-known former Grey resident of Bradgate House is Lady Jane Grey who, after just 9 days on the throne as queen of England, was executed at the Tower of London for high treason.
It is the ghost of Lady Jane Grey which is perhaps the most well-known at the park. Legend has it that on New Years Eve a ghostly coach leaves the ruins and travels to nearby All Saints Church. As Lady Grey climbs out of the coach, she and the coach vanish! Others report ghostly disembodied voices, sounds of military drums and other eerie unexplained sounds. Apparitions have been witnessed and photographed on many occasions. There are many reported cases of phenomena and Bradgate Park has become notorious to locals and mentioned in many paranormal publications.
Guests must be aged 16 years and over
The Grand Pavilion – Matlock
1849 the railway arrived in Matlock bringing with it a new trade in Tourism. The Grand Pavilion was built 1910 on the site of the former stables and blacksmith yard next to the river Derwent. Its aim to host entertainment and events for the masses.
Within a few years of opening First World War soldiers were billeted on site. Soldiers also spent time here recuperating from injuries
After the disruption of WWII the Grand Pavilion saw a variety of events and eventually became a nightclub with miss deeds and eventually closed.
Theatres are renowned for their hauntings. The Pavilion is no exception, 2 workmen were killed during it construction and are said to be the cause of the poltergeist activity in the Dome.
Heavy breathing, footsteps, children giggling, a malevolent spirit and apparitions have also been reported throughout the venue
Time line – the year in which Edward VII of England died and George V became the new Kind of England.
It goes with saying this site is steeped in history and a truly active area. We have caught some amazing pictures on these walks that cannot be explained away. The use of ghost detection equipment i.e KII meters has demonstrated on a regular basis that this area is extremely active.
Light anomalies seen with the naked eye and physical sensations of being pushed and grabbed are common experiences and the feeling of being followed and watched is difficult to shake off. This ghost walk is medium lead and an historian is also present. Haunted Heritage Guests will have the use of paranormal detection equipment throughout the walk. Please come suitably dressed as the walk is open to the elements.