Bolsover Castle - Bolsover, Derbyshire
This is a rare and unique opportunity to spend the night in one of Britain's most famous castles

Bolsover Castle is a typically imposing medieval residence which stands proudly over the Derbyshire countryside. With a history of hauntings dating back over hundreds of years and more sightings and ghostly experiences than we could ever hope to mention, Bolsover Castle has everything that a ghost hunter could wish for.

As you approach the awesome and remarkable grounds of Bolsover Castle, you will be walking amongst the poor souls of those who lie beneath in their plague pits and burial grounds. The ghostly activity within its walls has been felt and witnessed by so many and has almost become a regular occurence. With Royal connections, not least King Charles I and William The Conqueror, Bolsover Castle has been a residence to many famous historical figures. Their legacy lives on within the fabric of the castle walls which has many a haunting tale to tell.

An overnight ghost hunt at Bolsover Castle is rare. However, we have access to almost every area of the Castle including The Red Room, Great Hall, Royal Quarters, Star Chamber and much more. This is a unique opportunity to spend the night in one of Britain’s most famous castles. Join us on our terrifying ghost hunts at Bolsover Castle.

Bolsover Castle

Your Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle

Just being inside Bolsover Castle is such an amazing feeling. Knowing the wealth of its history only helps to enhance the feelings of expectation for the night to come. Bolsover Castle has rarely been investigated and this is a unique opportunity to work with the Haunted Happenings Team in such a magnificent location.

Every inch of this castle has a story to tell including the grounds. We have access to almost all of Bolsover Castle on this overnight ghost hunt which include The Red Room, The Star Chamber, The Royal Suites, The Stable Bock and so much more. This majestic castle really has stood the test of time and is such a rare gem.

Working in small groups we will be making our way through Bolsover Castle and doing our very best to capture evidence of the ghosts and spirits that reside here. Using up to date ghost hunting equipment along with traditional methods of ghost hunting and carrying out seances and vigils in the most active areas, we are bound to experience all that this infamous castle has to offer on our overnight ghost hunt. 

Ghosts of Bolsover Castle

The ghosts and spirits that have been encountered at Bolsover Castle leave little doubt that this location is truly haunted. With some visitors to the castle seeing apparitions during the day and staff relaying stories of when they have had doors slammed on them and their ankles touched on many occasions, it is hard to ignore that there is something going on.

Balls of white light are seen frequently and a young boy is said to grasp the hands of ladies as they walk through the garden. Bolsover Castle also has its own Grey Lady which is frequently seen walking through the grounds. There is the sound of crying in the parapets and the screams of what sounds like a woman can sometimes be heard. In fact some of what has been happening here is so real to those that experience it that they believe they have absolutely encountered a ghostly presence. Disembodied voices and ghostly footsteps following on the stairs of those who walk up them are also often heard.

The ghosts here are not unwilling to show themselves according to those who visit regularly and of course those that work here on a daily basis. We are really looking forward to seeing who or what we encounter on our overnight ghost hunt at Bolsover Castle.

History of Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle is a remarkable monument, you can only stare in awe as you approach the magnificent towers of the castle. Before the Norman Conquest, Bolsover was situated within the Saxon kingdom of Mercia. However, In 1086 William The Conqueror granted the manor to William Peverel when he built the original castle. The Peverel's lost the castle in 1152 when they took the wrong side against the new King namely Henry II.

Bolsover Castle changed hands many times after that. It is said that the wall was breached in 1215 in the reign of King John during a siege which was part of a baron's revolt against him. Surviving parts of the castle were later built into the wall walk which can be seen from the garden. Bolsover Castle eventually became property of the crown when the third William Peverel fled into exile and by 1440 it had lost all strategic importance.

Various tenants occupied the castle but it was then left to ruin over time. It was eventually purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553, who was noted for a famous association, he was married to 'Bess of Hardwick', one of the most astute business women of the 16th Century who owned the Chatsworth estate. 

The tower, known today as The Little Castle, was complete in 1621, a few short years after the death of Charles and Smythson. Charles and Roberts sons, William and John continued the building work and created the Terrace Range and the Riding House. The main reason for erecting the terrace and the riding house was to support Williams position in the King and Queens Court. William's ambition was to obtain a Royal Appointment and to obtain this he had to have a house of a grand stature. He became a Viscount, then Earl, then Lord Lieutenant of the County. He had hoped to become the King's Master of the Horse, horses being a passion of his, but sadly this was not to be. A King did eventually visit Bolsover Castle, King Charles I came in 1634, although the terrace was not fully complete.

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

Bolsover Castle Castle Street Bolsover Derbyshire S44 6PR

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  • Free Onsite Parking


  • 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

Bolsover Castle - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle, Bolsover - Friday 2nd August 2024

Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle

Friday 2nd August 2024
Time: 8.30pm - 2.00am

Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle


  • Friday 2nd August 2024
  • Time: 8.30pm - 2.00am
Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle, Bolsover - Friday 27th September 2024 £65.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle

Friday 27th September 2024
Time: 8.30pm - 2.00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Bolsover Castle

27 Sep

  • Friday 27th September 2024
  • Time: 8.30pm - 2.00am
  • 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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