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Smithills Hall Ghost Hunts 

Lancashire Ghost Hunts 

Ghost hunts at Smithills Hall in Bolton, Lancashire, have proven strange unexplained activity over the many years. Ghost hunts here at the hall have left many guests frozen in fear! This old haunted house has many dark rooms and long eerie dark hallways to investigate. Ghost hunts here can be a rather scary experience, and we would say only for the very brave. There have been many ghostly sightings over the years here. Many believe that these ghostly figures are the former priests. Join the paranormal eye team as we unlock the doors to Smithills Hall for an overnight ghost hunt.

There have been reports from ghost hunts of a male shadow figure wandering around the grand staircases. Many staff believe this to be the ghost of George Marsh he dates back to Queen Mary I; there have also been reports of an older man being seen looking out from a mirror in the main hall, many people have reported him to look extremely angry.

The Brown room here is a paranormal hotspot. Many visitors have reported seeing a ghostly image of a lady dressed in 1500`s clothing. Many believe her to be very cheeky, as she will often make herself known.

There have been so many paranormal phenomena here at Smithills Hall Bolton; join the paranormal eye team for a fantastic night of ghost hunting.

Will you connect with past residents who feared for their lives during an overnight ghost hunt here? Join us and find out

History Of Smithills Hall 

With over 800 years of history as a family home, Smithills Hall retains its basic original shape and Medieval features. There are many rooms to explore, including the Medieval Hall, Withdrawing Room & the Library, and there is evidence that there was once a Chapel on the site. In the 1950s, human bones were discovered beneath the floor of the Withdrawing Room, believed to be built on top of the cemetery attached to the Chapel in the early Medieval period.

The house suffered neglect during the mid-17th Century but is now owned and restored by Bolton Council.

In 1801, the hall and estate were sold to the Ainsworth family, successful Bolton bleachers. Under three generations of Ainsworths, Smithills was extensively rebuilt and modernised. In 1870 Richard Henry Ainsworth, the nephew of Peter Ainsworth (Colonel Ainsworth& son), inherited the house. In around 1875. He employed the prominent Victorian architect George Devey in about 1875 to design the most significant improvements to Smithills Hall.

The west wing was neglected for many years but was restored by Bolton Council in 1999. Old photographs were used to recreate the family’s living quarters as they would have looked in around 1900. However, changes in the British economy after the First World War had increased costs and reduced the amount of income the family could raise from the estate. The financial burden of maintaining a large house eventually became too great. In 1938, Smithills was sold to Bolton Council for £70,600, and the Victorian parts of the hall became a council residential home and later a day centre until the late 1990s.

Conservation work on the older sections allowed part of the Grade 1 listed structure to be opened as a museum in 1963, and in the 1990s, the museum was extended into some of the Victorian parts of the house.

This Ghost Hunt Includes 

Spiritual Medium during the investigation

Complimentary Tea, Coffee,

Complimentary light snacks

Exclusive access after dark

Working in smaller groups 

Requirements For This Ghost Hunt 

All attendees must be 18 years or older.

Not suitable for pregnant ladies.

Anyone under or suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted.

This is an old and dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them.

All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes no heels or sandals etc.

We advise that you wear warm clothing, as this locations can be very cold after dark (even during the summer months)


Please Note:

Before booking this event, please read the following as per our terms and conditions that are agreed upon at the point of sale.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of any circumstances.

When you make a booking with us, it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you can make the event date that you have booked. The paranormal eye cannot offer a refund or transfer your places onto another event date if you or any of your party are unable to attend.

General Information 

This is not a sleepover event.

Complimentary hot and drinks are provided along with light snacks, We do not cater for dietary requirements. However guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.

We operate a ticketless event. sign in on arrival.

Arrival time is 15 minutes before the event start time.

There is onsite parking at this location.

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