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Ghost Hunt at Wisbech Castle 6/1/24

Are you brave enough to join GHT on a full blown ghost hunt of Wisbech Castle? 

The location has a long history of hauntings over its long history and there are areas inside the castle the staff of the castle wont go alone. 

The dark and eerie vaults which date back to medieval times are a network of underground passages which have had many uses including being used as a prison

Wisbech Castle was once a state prison, incarcerating Catholics in the reigns of Elizabeth, James I and Charles I and Protestants in that of Queen Mary. Many executions took place here..

 

History:

 

After 1066, William the Conqueror established the mark of his authority in every important place, and the town of Wisbech, at that time on the sea, was deemed worthy of a stone fortress.

In 1236, both Town and Castle were swept away in a terrible inundation. The castle remained in ruins for the better half of a century, and then was rebuilt and became one of ten castles, palaces and manor houses attached to the See of Ely.

In the times of persecution, Wisbech Castle became a state ecclesiastical prison, incarcerating Catholics in the reigns of Elizabeth, James I and Charles I and Protestants in that of Queen Mary. Many were executed. It is possible even that the Gunpowder Plot was hatched at the Castle.

Since Wisbech was a Cromwellian area, the Castle, by now in a state of terminal dilapidation, was sold in 1658 to the Right Honourable John Thurloe, Cromwell’s Secretary of State. He had the ruined castle demolished and replaced it by a most elegant house designed by Peter Mills, a pupil of Inigo Jones.

At the Restoration, Thurloe’s Mansion reverted to the See of Ely and was occupied by members of the Southwell family over a period of a hundred and five years.

Then in 1792 it was put up for sale, and purchased by Joseph Medworth, a former Wisbech Charity boy who had succeeded in business. He offered it for sale to the Corporation for the use of the Grammar School, but they declined. Medworth had the Mansion demolished. Using much of the same materials, he managed to replace it with the regency villa, which stands today.

 

Over 18's only please 

Ghost Hunt At Wisbech Castle 6/1/24

£38.00Price
  • Museum Square, 1-2 The Crescent, Wisbech PE13 1ES

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