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Tonbridge Castle Kent Overnight Ghost hunting experiences, Ghost Tours and more

Tonbridge Castle Kent Ghost Hunt

Tonbridge Castle Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK

Tonbridge Castle in Kent is an 11th Century castle with a long history of hauntings.

Are you ready to enter the castle after dark and be part of a paranormal eye ghost hunt? Many believe this is because the castle has witnessed so much violence, battle, death & public execution. Ghost hunts here at the castle are certainly not for the faint-hearted. This is little wonder that this place is considered one of the most haunted in Kent, and overnight ghost hunts have shown us so much activity to support this. Ghostly dark apparitions and haunting screams have been experienced on previous ghost nights here, and you can now join the paranormal eye uk team for a ghost hunting night that will leave you in little doubt that it is a most haunted location. Your Ghost hunting experience at Tonbridge Castle awaits you. Are you ready? Spend the night inside this vast haunted castle, where you will become the ghost hunter for the night! Take part in vigils, seances and much more! Join us for this paranormal event as we unlock the doors of one of Kent's most haunted locations! 

History of Tonbridge Castle 

Tonbridge’s first castle was a simple fort of earth and timber, thrown up – like hundreds of others – by Norman invaders for self-protection soon after they arrived in 1066. It stood on land overlooking the Medway crossing, which William the Conqueror had given to his kinsman Richard Fitz gilbert. Local labour would have been used to shift the 30,000 tonnes of earth required to form the moat and the motte – the ’castle mound’ which still survives. A wooden keep would have been built on top of the motte, with an adjacent area, the bailey (now the Castle Lawn), protected by a fence of stakes.

The wooden castle probably only survived about twenty years. Descendants of Richard Fitz gilbert gradually replaced the earth and timber structure with stone, repairing the effects of decay, fire and warfare and reinforcing their stronghold against improved attack methods. Their final castle had a noble gatehouse encircled by massive curtain walls connecting great towers at each corner, while a high shell crowned the motte. In places, the castle walls were almost three metres thick, with sandstone facings from nearby quarries. Kings fought and were entertained at Tonbridge Castle, archbishops quarrelled over its guardianship, and Henry III’s niece and Edward I’s daughter were mistresses of the castle. During Henry VIII’s reign, the gatehouse was "as strong a fortress as few be in England". During the Civil War, the Castle was strengthened and garrisoned. Thomas Weller, who owned it at that time, was a Parliamentarian. He joined other West Kent gentlemen in opposing local unrest at Sevenoaks in 1643, and there was a three-hour skirmish on the outskirts of Tonbridge at Hilden Brook. The river crossing was fought over but not; it seems, the castle itself – though the Roundhead garrison wreaked havoc on the grounds. Later Weller was ordered to put the castle beyond military use by dismantling its defences.

Later owner, John Hooker, sold stone from the castle to build locks on the river Medway, and in 1791 his son Thomas took more rock from the ruined walls to make the residence that now adjoins the Gatehouse. What was left of the once-proud fortress became, in turn, a private home, a military academy and a prep school until, in 1899, it was purchased by the Town Council. The residence became the Council Chamber and offices, and the grounds were opened to the public.

Nearly 900 years after its first construction, Tonbridge Castle saw military service once more as part of a defensive line against the possible German invasion in World War 2. Anti-tank defences and a machine-gun emplacement were constructed, and two pillboxes were built into the 13th-century walls.

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

Requirements For This Paranormal Event 

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) 

This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues.

Tonbridge Castle in Kent Paranormal Nights, Paranormal Tours and ghost hunting events

Tonbridge Castle Kent Ghost Hunt

Saturday 13th August 2022 8pm till 2.00am

Only £55.00 Per Person 

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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 .

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. This located at the side of the gatehouse which is a pay and display area. 

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