Dudley castle, one of the most reputed haunted locations in the Midlands and the world. With history dating back to the Domesday book of 1086. This eerie location deemed full of ghosts, some of which have made the news recently (the Grey Lady Ghost).

20:00 pm – ARRIVE: We will start with an introduction. Following that, we’ll run through the rules and regulations for the event.

21:00 pm – START: Lights off! Groups split into teams and thus the investigation will begin.

23:00 pm – BREAK: 30-45 mins (Light refreshments provided)

02:00 am – END OF EVENT

Please note. Those who want to wander. Of course, you can go off on your own. However, if time permits.

Price: £50

Date: Saturday 10th August 2019

Event Duration: 20:00 pm – 02:00 am (Guests can leave anytime they wish)

Address: Dudley Castle, Castle Hill, Dudley, DY1, West Midlands

Parking: Car Parks near the site

Important: Please arrive 10-15 mins prior or could refuse entry. Be aware, book this event if you can drive or have some form of transportation to the location. In addition to this. It may therefore be worthwhile booking a local Hotel/B&B. Especially if you have a distance to travel.

Parts of the location isn’t suitable for wheelchair access. Those with mobility issues or walking difficulties will indeed also struggle.

Dudley Castle first built in 1071 as a fortification. Common following the Norman invasion in 1066. It was one of many fortifications built by followers of William the Conqueror. To help him both maintain control of the land and its inhabitants. In 1130 the fortification had been rebuilt using stone. Yet, in 1175 the fortifications got demolished on the orders of King Henry II. Due to Gervaise de Paganel’s (castle’s owner) rebellion against him.

The castle remained without fortification until 1264. When the court granted permission for their rebuild. During the next 50-60 years many additions were thus built. Including the two gatehouses that you can see today. In 1321 the de Suttons took ownership of the castle and building work continued. The de Suttons lived here until around 1536. When John Dudley the Duke of Northumberland took charge. He desired the castle in the style of a renaissance palace. But, unfortunately for John, he never got to see his dream come to fruition. He got tried and executed shortly after over a plot to make his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, the queen.

Awarded to the Suttons by Queen Mary. Visited by Queen Elizabeth I. Thus got Considered as a place of imprisonment for Mary Queen of Scots.  But, the Sutton family were in financial troubles and the castle wasn’t there’s for much longer. Edward Sutton III solved his families financial problems. Arranging the marriage of his grand-daughter and heir. Frances Sutton, to Humble Ward, the son of a wealthy merchant.

It remained in the Ward family until the Civil War when Royalists held it. But, the castle fell to the hands of the Parliamentarians in 1646. The castle’s fortifications were once again removed in 1647. It stands now as it did in 1647, and is continuing to age with dignity.

The most famous of all the ghosts here is that of the Grey Lady, believed to be the spirit of Dorothy Beaumont. She lived in the castle for a time, and gave birth to a daughter. Unfortunately the daughter died during birth. Various complications led to Dorothy’s death shortly after. Seen to wander aimless around the castle and its grounds. Believed to be because her requests on her death bed were not granted. She asked to get buried beside her daughter and that her husband attend the funeral. Neither occurred, Dorothy remains tormented to this day and thus cannot rest.
 
The ghost of Dorothy is often seen near the Castle Keep and in the pub named after her on the castle grounds. The Grey Lady Tavern. Since opening there have been many reports here. That of unexplained sounds, alarms going off without explanation. Also, extreme drops in temperature, that’s often accompanied by a strange blue mist in the bar area.

The Chapel Undercroft

Thought to be the most haunted location in the castle is the Chapel Undercroft. In an Ancient Room there is a stone coffin. Believed to have once held the body of one of the most castle’s most feared Lords, John Somery. People have reported seeing legs beside the coffin, believed to be that of John himself.

The Little Drummer Boy

Another popular ghost of Dudley Castle is that of a Civil War drummer boy. Killed during a skirmish by a single bullet from a 17th Century musket. He’s heard many times at night, banging away on his drum in various drum rolls as if in battle. It’s deemed as bad luck to hear or see him due to the unfortunate nature in which he died.

Other Reports

  • People having the feeling of their clothes tugged at, and their bodies prodded.
  • A dark shadowy figure is often captured on camera.
  • People have also reported strange grinding sounds coming from the chapel above.
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Event Rules

  • First and foremost, no drinking alcohol prior or during.

  • Drugs. If found that you are under the influence, you will subsequently  leave immediately.

  • Bringing people with you that ain’t paid for the investigation, consequently will leave.

  • Don’t wander off by yourself unless clearly given permission to do so.

  • Follow the event plan set that evening, due to as we must know where you are.

  • Anyone causing an upset. Overall by acting in an inappropriate manner will therefore have to leave.

  • Refrain from attempts to taint any experiments conducted. Hence, you must take our attempts to gather evidence serious.

  • Please respect each other’s ethnic background and religious beliefs. We without a doubt have no tolerance for racism.

If you fail to follow any of the above, you will leave with no refund.


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  • We can’t be liable for equally loss or damage to any items you bring to an investigation.

  • Accepts no liability for any death, accident or injury caused to yourself.

  • Claim no liability for any damage that you may cause at a location. Therefore, if you break something, you will replace it.

  • Recording of events and attending our investigations. Gives consent in general for use of your image and voice recording. The website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or National Media and Press.


Payment terms

  • Permission to cancel any investigation at any time within reason i.e. Adverse weather. Poor ticket sales. In this case, if you have paid, you will receive a refund or voucher to attend the re-scheduled event.

  • No refund granted if you fail to turn up. Importantly, 72 hours notice required for full refund.

  • All tickets are individual to the person. In addition, cannot use again for other events.

  • If you turn up without invoice or proof of purchase. You can’t attend.

MOST IMPORTANT, WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOUR EXPERIENCE!

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THOSE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS.

Full permission to use our equipment granted. Importantly, you will have access to a building of historic importance. For this reason, act appropriately.

Any persons caught stealing or causing damage indeed face prosecution. In addition, (Please read our T&C’s if attending the event.)

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Locations can be cold, treacherous and open to the elements. Also, if you happen to have any torches or equipment. We urge you to bring them along for your own safety and enjoyment. As a rule, please keep the lanyard given to you clear and visible. This nonetheless will identify that you are part of the event.