Bolling Hall - Bradford, South Yorkshire
Overnight ghost hunts at this chilling location are not to be missed

The haunted Bolling Hall in Bradford is a haven for ghosts and spirits. Haunted Happenings ghost hunts at Bolling Hall will really test your nerve as you work through this ghostly building. Spending the night at Bolling Hall will really help you to gain that elusive evidence which all ghost hunters crave. With footsteps being heard frequently and shadows swiftly darting past you, it is difficult not to feel terrified here.

A Bolling Hall is the perfect ghostly building to carry out lone vigils and to sit quietly with your camera rolling. Overnight ghost hunts at this chilling location are not to be missed and Bolling Hall is a the top of the list for our ghost hunts where people have fled in terror.

Bolling Hall

Your Ghost Hunt at Bolling Hall

Bolling Hall is Bradford's oldest building which has a history of hauntings dating back for many hundreds of years with connections to the infamous Leeds Witch, The Knights Templars and Oliver Cromwell.

This haunted former residence has seen many overnight ghost hunts and has given us some of the most chilling experiences and activity imaginable. The main staircase is an area where many people refuse to be alone with the feeling of being pushed by unseen hands, the smell of pipe smoke is often evident in the main hall from the balcony above the hall figures are seen to walk only to disappear when entering the adjoining room. Will you come face to face with the imposing Victorian figure who watches people who enter the blue room? Join Haunted Happenings for an overnight ghost hunt as we attempt to uncover the hauntings of Bolling Hall

Ghosts of Bolling Hall

Bolling Hall in Bradford, hidden away from the bustle of the city centre, has been investigated many times in the past, the old hall is reputed to have at least 20 resident ghosts.

The very first report of a haunting occurred in the 1600's when the Earl of Newcastle, who was stationed at the hall after his troops took over the Town of Bradford, claimed that his bed cover had been tugged, waking to see a woman wringing her hands, telling him to "pity poor Bradford". It was the Earls original intention to devastate the town, but after this experience he changed his mind and instead ordered his troops to only kill those who offered resistance resulting in just a handful of people being killed.

A childs crib has been witnessed on many occasion to rock back and forth as people enter the room. A lady dressed in white has been seen, appearing to float in mid air across the room and disappearing into the fireplace.

History of Bolling Hall

Bolling Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Bradford set in a commanding position on a hillside. The earliest part of this building dates back to the 14th Century.

The Manor of Bolling is first mentioned in Domesday Book and was at that time in the possession of a man named Sindi. The manor then came under the control of Ilbert De Lacy. By 1316 the manor was owned by William Bolling, and Bollings owned the estate until the late 15th century when control went to the Tempests who held the estate until 1649.

During the second siege of Bradford in 1643, during the English Civil War, the house was a Royalist base. On this occasion the Royalists took the town, which had strong Parliamentarian sympathies, and it was thought that the victors would put the inhabitants to the sword. There is a legend that a ghost appeared in the bedroom where the Royalist commander Earl of Newcastle was staying to tell him to "Pity poor Bradford".

There is usually material on display relating to the English Civil War including a death mask of Oliver Cromwell. In the 18th Century parts of the house were modernised by the architect John Carr, following a fire. The Bolling chapel at Bradford parish church, now Bradford Cathedral, was restored by the Tempest family in the 17th century but did not survive the twentieth-century rebuilding of the Chancel.

The estate changed hands several times thereafter until eventually it was let to several tenants until being presented to Bradford Corporation in 1912. It was opened as a museum three years later.

Your Event Includes

  • Use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc.
  • Experiments including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boards.
  • Workshop and separate vigils for returning guests.
  • Ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups.
  • Includes teas and coffees
  • Free time to investigate alone

Address, Maps & Hotels

Address & Hotel Information

Bolling Hall Bowling Hall Road Bradford BD4 7LP

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  • Onsite Parking with a Charge


  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • This location is not suitable for people with mobility issues or walking difficulties

  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • All attendees must bring a torch
  • Wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing as the location may get cold at night

Bolling Hall - Dates

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Bolling Hall, Bradford - Saturday 26th October 2024 £65.00 Per Person

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Bolling Hall

Saturday 26th October 2024
Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am

Places Available

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Bolling Hall

26 Oct

  • Saturday 26th October 2024
  • Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am
  • Places Available
  • £65.00 Per Person

Paying for your event

We are an online events company, so the simplest and quickest way to book is via our website.

Alternatively, if you would like to book over the phone then please call our Sales Team on 0115 9720570 and they will be happy to help.

Securing places by a deposit

Paying a deposit for your event will secure your places on your chosen event. Simply pay a small deposit* of £20.00 per person and pay the remainder in full 4 weeks before the event or by small instalments* via your online account if available. You can always pay for your event in full at the time of booking.

Types of payments accepted

We accept the following payment methods

  • Online - All Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Over the telephone

*Please note that full payment for your event will be due 4 weeks before the event. Minimal instalments of £30.00, payment must be made via your online account area.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed

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