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Whittington Castle has a long and turbulent history and has been the setting for many historical events, allegations of treachery, disease and a number of bloody and violent battles are associated with Whittington castle.


Situated in North Shropshire, Whittington castle is a motte and bailey castle fortified in 1138 by William Peveril, a supporter of Queen matilda in her fight against King Steven. Queen Matilda's son Henry later went on to become King Henry II, seized the castle and gave it to Roger de Powis. 


However, on marriage to Peveril's neice Knight Fulk Fitz-Warine tried to take possesion of the castle and was declared an outlaw in the process. It is believed that his story became the basis for a number of adventure stories including the Legend of Robin Hood.


Knight Fitz-Warine was eventually successful and the castle remained in the the Fitz-Warine family until 1420 during which time Whittington castle contributed to a very rich period in the country's history with various kings taking the throne.


There has been many eye witness accounts of paranormal activity in and around the castle including :


  • Strange white mists and balls of white light appearing from nowhere and feelings of being watched reported by groundsmen.


  • Night watchmen also report sightings of a lone horseman in ancient apparell seen in the castle grounds.


  • Loud unexplained and eerie noises have been heard coming from the locked castle tower on numerous occasions.


  • Childrens faces have been seen peering out of windows watching unsuspecting visitors to the castle.


A most deserving place for an overnight ghost hunt, by paranormal investigators and ghost hunters investigating Whittington castle, well for those brave enough that is.





Helpful Advice


Over 18’s Only.


Parking available on-site.


Please feel free to bring along drinks and snacks with you (Flask of tea/coffee/soup)


We recommend that everyone attending this event wrap up warm and wear sensible  footwear.


You are welcome to bring along any equipment ie torches, cameras, video cameras, emf  meters, laser thermometers etc along to this event.


Please allow for any delays that you may encounter whilst traveling to this event.


Please be advised that there are no sleeping facilities available at this location. 

Outdoor Ghost Hunt - Whittington Castle

 Ye Olde Boot Inn, Boot St, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DF - Tel No : 01691  662250

Places To Stay nr Whittington Castle
Dates Available 

Please note : this is an outdoor investigation of Whittington Castle grounds not the inside of  the Castle.

3rd February 2018
20.00pm till 01.00am
7th October 2017
20.00pm till 01.00am
24th November 2017
20.00pm till 01.00am
13th April 2018
20.00pm till 01.00am
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