FRIGHT NIGHTS: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
COLCHESTER CASTLE PARK GHOST HUNT (WITH OPTIONAL SLEEPOVER)
Sat 3rd - 4th February 2018 (19:30 to 10:00)
GHOST HUNT IN COLCHESTER CASTLE PARK, AT THE CASTLE ITSELF, AND HOLLYTREES MUSEUM SITUATED IN THE CASTLE GROUNDS. THE EVENING IS FOLLOWED BY A SLEEPOVER AT THE BROOK RED LION HOTEL, ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST HAUNTED INNS IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX!
The Normans built the castle in the 11th century, but the gruesome history predates this, as it was actually built on the foundations of the Roman Temple which was attacked and destroyed in AD61 (and later rebuilt)
The castle was used as a prison for many centuries, with the earliest date of it being used as the towns gaol being 1226. It housed thousands of criminals and prisioners of war for crimes such as murder, piracy, treason, and witchcraft.. Also associated with the castle, was Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder general. He used the castle as a base to interrogate women suspected of witchcraft. Nineteen of the thirty two women interrogated at the castle were actually sentenced to death by hanging, during 1645
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