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Caldicott Castle Ghost nights

Caldicot Castle Ghost Hunt 

Monmouthshire, South Wales 

Ghost Hunting Nights / Ghost Hunting Experiences / Haunt Nights 

Ghost Nights at Caldicot Castle Paranormal Eye UK

It is a wonder that this historic Castle is sad to riffed with ghosts and spirits, and Ghost hunting at Caldicot Castle can be a terrifying experience. Ghost hunts here are only for the brave as this castle looms many ghost stories and hauntings! Initially built in 1086 by Norman Conquerors as a fortification. Previous ghost hunts here at the court have seen guests refusing to go back into many of the daunting areas; full-bodied apparitions and drastic, sudden temperature drops are common occurrences. As the darkness falls, have you got what it takes to be part of this ghost hunting night? Are you ready to participate in vigils, seances and Ouija boards and start connecting with who is haunting this castle? Join the paranormal eye team as we invite you to step out of your comfort zone and enter the castle as darkness falls. Become a real ghost hunter for the night on this genuinely unique ghost hunting experience. 

History Of Caldicot Castle 

Caldicot is located at the mouth of the River Severn, a vital waterway that connected the site with the broader world and provided access to far inshore. By the Iron Age, a promontory fort had been established at Sudbrook and a hillfort at Llanmelin. The area increased with importance during the Roman era when the town of Caerwent was established around AD 75 as the civitas of the Silures tribe. Caldicot was located on the approach to that settlement from the Bristol Channel and would have effectively become its port. Its importance continued into the medieval period. Following the Norman incursions into South Wales in the late eleventh century, it was recognised as an essential nodal point and accordingly fortified. It was possibly Walter FitzRoger, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, who built the first castle, probably in the form of an earth and timber motte-and-bailey fortification. A court certainly existed on the site by the mid-twelfth century whenMilo FitzWalter held it. This early fortification was located around 1000 metres to the north of the current castle, near Ballan Moor.

In 1221 Caldicot passed through marriage to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, and he commenced construction of the castle on its current site. The court consisted of an oval enclosure protected by a moat and a stone curtain wall augmented by solid towers in the southeast and southwest corners. The circular Keep was located in the northwest corner. An outer ward was situated west between the castle and parish church.

By the late fourteenth century, the de Bohun family had risen to become powerful magnates and, through ownership of the Earldoms of Essex, Hereford and Northampton, had amassed great wealth. When Humphrey de Bohun died without a male heir in 1373, his properties passed into the hands of his young daughters, Alianore (Eleanor) and Mary. They became wards of Edward III, who entrusted their properties to the hands of his son, Thomas (of Woodstock), later Duke of Gloucester. He sought to retain this vast wealth by marrying Alianore (in 1376) and conspired to send Mary into a nunnery. However, his brother John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, arranged his son’s marriage - Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV) - to Mary securing a portion of the de Bohun estates for his family. Caldicot formed part of the package of lands that passed through Alianore into the hands of Thomas. He added Woodstock Tower on the north side of the curtain wall and rebuilt the gatehouse.

When Edward III died in 1377, his grandson Richard II succeeded him. The early part of his reign was marred by the economic effects of the Black Death, which led to civil disorder and the Peasants Revolt. This prompted Thomas to spend more time in his remoter properties, including Caldicot. In 1381 he stayed at the castle and ordered several new improvements, including the construction of the enormous Gatehouse (which became the primary residence), Woodstock Tower and the Postern Gate. The troubles of Richard's early reign passed, but relations between the King and his uncles became strained; in September 1397, he ordered assassins to murder Thomas whilst he was in Calais. His properties passed through Humphrey de Bohun's second daughter, Mary, who was now married to Henry Bolingbroke. However, he also fell out with Richard and was exiled in 1398. Henry’s father, John of Gaunt, died, and the King seized his vast properties the following year. Henry invaded, deposed Richard and took the throne himself as Henry IV. From this point onwards, Caldicot becomes consumed by Lancaster's vast Duchy.

During the fifteenth century, Caldicot was held by Henry of Monmouth (later Henry V) and after his widow, Katherine of Valois. After that, it was leased to various owners, but its fabric was neglected, and it was allowed to become derelict. Nevertheless, it was garrisoned by Royalist forces during the seventeenth century Civil War, and accordingly, Parliament slighted the structure in the late 1640s. By the mid-nineteenth century, the picturesque ruins were used for village events, and in 1885 it was sold to Joseph Richard Cobb. He had previously conducted restoration work on Manorbier and Pembroke castles, and his work at Caldicot transformed it into his family home, including prettifying some of the structures. It remained with that family until purchased by the District Council in 1963.

This Event Includes 

Access to the location after dark

Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques

Spiritual Medium during the investigation

Complimentary Tea, Coffee,

Complimentary light snacks

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