Kent Ghost Hunts and Ghost Hunting Experiences - 2018

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Ghost Hunt at Fort Amherst (December)
Venue: Fort Amherst · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 21st December 2018 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Fort Amherst (December)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

0

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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 21st December 2018

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Theatre Royal (January)
Venue: Theatre Royal · Location: Margate, Kent
Date: 5th January 2019 · Time: 8:30pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £35 Per Person

Theatre Royal (January)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Over 18s only

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The Theatre Royal, Margate, Kent is the oldest theatre in Kent and the second oldest theatre in England. The Theatre Royal was built in 1787, burned down in 1829 and was remodelled in 1879. The exterior is largely from the l9th century and has remained relatively untouched.

From 1885 to 1899 actor-manager Sarah Thorne ran a school for acting at the Theatre Royal which is widely regarded as Britain's first formal drama school. Actors who received their initial theatrical training there include Harley Granville-Barker, Evelyn Millard, Louis Calvert, George Thorne, Janet Achurch, Adelaide Neilson and Irene and Violet Vanbrugh, among others.

According to local reports, hauntings began in 1918 when the ghost of Sarah Thorne (an actress) was seen. There is one particular area where paranormal activity is higher; a trapdoor which leads to what was a smugglers cave. Paranormal activity has been reported on the stage and backstage and it is known that one of the boxes is haunted as a man jumped from the box to his death during a performance.

Another ghost, that of an actor who committed suicide, is held responsible for creating strange lights that float around the stage area.


Date: 5th January 2019

Time: 8:30pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £35

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Bilsington Priory (February)
Venue: Bilsington Priory · Location: Ashford, Kent
Date: 9th February 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Bilsington Priory (February)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Over 18s only

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St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Kent was founded by John Mansel in June 1253 with the consent of Henry III and the Archbishop of Canterbury professing the rule of St Augustine.

The foundation charter was confirmed by a charter of Henry III, dated 12 June, 1253, which was confirmed afterwards by Henry VI in 1444 and Edward IV in 1466.

St Augustine's Priory was surrendered to the crown in 1535 and it was abandoned at Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

During the 1820s it was a base for smuggling gangs namely the Ransley Gang and The Aldington Gang. The Priory was restored 1906 by J.T. Micklethwaite, Architect

During the Second World War troops were billeted at St Augustine's Priory and at some point it was also an infirmary.

St Augustine's Priory has had a long and varied history and during our site visit we came across two Canadian Soldiers from the Second World War and a lady in Victorian dress lazing near to the pond.


Date: 9th February 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 15
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Theatre Royal (February)
Venue: Theatre Royal · Location: Margate, Kent
Date: 15th February 2019 · Time: 8:30pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £35 Per Person

Theatre Royal (February)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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The Theatre Royal, Margate, Kent is the oldest theatre in Kent and the second oldest theatre in England. The Theatre Royal was built in 1787, burned down in 1829 and was remodelled in 1879. The exterior is largely from the l9th century and has remained relatively untouched.

From 1885 to 1899 actor-manager Sarah Thorne ran a school for acting at the Theatre Royal which is widely regarded as Britain's first formal drama school. Actors who received their initial theatrical training there include Harley Granville-Barker, Evelyn Millard, Louis Calvert, George Thorne, Janet Achurch, Adelaide Neilson and Irene and Violet Vanbrugh, among others.

According to local reports, hauntings began in 1918 when the ghost of Sarah Thorne (an actress) was seen. There is one particular area where paranormal activity is higher; a trapdoor which leads to what was a smugglers cave. Paranormal activity has been reported on the stage and backstage and it is known that one of the boxes is haunted as a man jumped from the box to his death during a performance.

Another ghost, that of an actor who committed suicide, is held responsible for creating strange lights that float around the stage area.


Date: 15th February 2019

Time: 8:30pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £35

Tickets Available: 8
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Amherst (Valentines)
Venue: Fort Amherst · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 16th February 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Amherst (Valentines)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 16th February 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at The Guildhall (February)
Venue: The Guildhall · Location: Sandwich, Kent
Date: 23rd February 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £35 Per Person

The Guildhall (February)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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The Guildhall Museum in Sandwich, Kent was built in 1579. Work in 1812 encased the building in yellow brick, this was removed 100 years later in 1912, when the south-west wing was also added

The security staff at this building have reported the sounds of footsteps in the halls, a feeling of being watched as they lock up and the old staircase has a surprise for the casual visitor! Hold on to the handrail...


Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £35

Tickets Available: 11
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Burgoyne (March)
Venue: Fort Burgoyne · Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 16th March 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (March)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 16th March 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 10
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Amherst (April)
Venue: Fort Amherst · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 12th April 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Amherst (April)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 12th April 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Vinters Park (April)
Venue: Vinters Park · Location: Maidstone, Kent
Date: 27th April 2019 · Time: 10:00pm until 1:00am · Tickets: £15 Per Person

Vinters Park (April)
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Outdoor Event
Outdoor Event
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Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Vinters Valley Nature Reserve in Maidstone, Kent has had a very intersting history and a house has stood on this land for 600 years.

Roman remains have been found on the site in the past, but the first recorded history was when a Roger de Vinter bought the land from the Abbott of Boxley in 1343, and built the first house.

In 1554 Henry Isley, took part in the Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger's Rebellion and was executed for his trouble. His property was seized by Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary) who bequeathed it to a Henry Cutts of Bynbury.

Vinters house was bought by a local businessman, James Whatman of Vinters. Although he didn't ever live in Vinters his son did. James Whatman of Vinters moved into the house in 1782, having bought it some time previously from the then Lord Ongley. He died in 1798 aged 57, and like many Whatmans was buried at Boxley Church.

During the Second World War the house was taken over for Military purposes and many Army units passed through the park. The fine furniture and effects were locked away. The ATS girls stayed in the house, with the men in billets near the kitchen garden. Having been empty for a few years the entire estate comprising of 660 acres was sold to a property developer in 1956. Shortly after this the house burnt down, and was demolished.


Date: 27th April 2019

Time: 10:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £15

Tickets Available: 14
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Amherst (May)
Venue: Fort Amherst · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 4th May 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Amherst (May)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 4th May 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 8
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Burgoyne (May)
Venue: Fort Burgoyne · Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 18th May 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (May)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 18th May 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at The Guildhall (June)
Venue: The Guildhall · Location: Sandwich, Kent
Date: 1st June 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £35 Per Person

The Guildhall (June)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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The Guildhall Museum in Sandwich, Kent was built in 1579. Work in 1812 encased the building in yellow brick, this was removed 100 years later in 1912, when the south-west wing was also added

The security staff at this building have reported the sounds of footsteps in the halls, a feeling of being watched as they lock up and the old staircase has a surprise for the casual visitor! Hold on to the handrail...


Date: 1st June 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £35

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Amherst (August)
Venue: Fort Amherst · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 24th August 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Amherst (August)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
VIP Tickets
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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 24th August 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at The Guildhall (September)
Venue: The Guildhall · Location: Sandwich, Kent
Date: 21st September 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £35 Per Person

The Guildhall (September)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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The Guildhall Museum in Sandwich, Kent was built in 1579. Work in 1812 encased the building in yellow brick, this was removed 100 years later in 1912, when the south-west wing was also added

The security staff at this building have reported the sounds of footsteps in the halls, a feeling of being watched as they lock up and the old staircase has a surprise for the casual visitor! Hold on to the handrail...


Date: 21st September 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £35

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Burgoyne (Halloween)
Venue: Fort Burgoyne · Location: Dover, Kent
Date: 2nd November 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £49 Per Person

Fort Burgoyne (Halloween)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent was originally known as Castle Hill Fort. Work started in 1861 and it was complete in 1868 as one of the Palmerston forts surrounding the South of England.

It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts with a surrounding ditch, flanked by three demi-caponniers and a double caponnier to the North. Two detached wing batteries to the East and West of the main fort were also constructed in spurs off the main ditch. The main fort comprised a large parade ground, to the North of which was a long row of casemates, which provided the barrack accommodation for soldiers and officers. Above the casemates, on the terreplein, were Haxo Casemates, which housed the guns.
This was to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle.

The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne.

After the First World War Fort Burgoyne was used as military depot or store for Connaught Barracks. Until recently the central part of the fort was still owned by the Ministry of Defence, forming part of the Connaught Barracks site.

There were two mysterious deaths in February 1887, two men died for no known reason.


Date: 2nd November 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £49

Tickets Available: 24
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Fort Amherst (December 19)
Venue: Fort Amherst · Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 7th December 2019 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Amherst (December 19)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

20

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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 7th December 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.


Events for Groups

Ghost Hunt Events can organise your Private overnight ghost hunt for your group. The maximum number of people will be determined by the venue.
Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
Spend a night in a haunted Castle or Mansion? You watched the TV shows, now experience a real ghost hunt for yourself.

See Private Group ghost hunts for more information

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