Dover Castle - Dover, Kent
This haunted castle which is full of history, mystery and intrigue is a haven for paranormal activity

Do you have what it takes to spend the night in haunted Dover Castle?

If so book your place on an overnight ghost hunt at the UK's most famous castle. The investigation areas are vast and incredbily active with hidden passages and secret rooms.

This haunted castle which is full of history, mystery and intrigue is a haven of paranormal activity. Haunted Happenings will be taking you on a journey where little is known about who or what haunts this historic castle and it is up to you to discover the ghosts and spirits that reside here.

Dover Castle

Your Ghost Hunt at Dover Castle

Dover Castle in Kent is one of the most famous castles in England.. With secret corridors and many historical original features which immediately takes you back through layers and layers of history.

There are many stories attached to this castle in terms of the possible hauntings and just walking through the rooms and stairwells is enough to decide never to do so alone and particularly in the dead of night. 

Ghosts of Dover Castle

The ghost of a little drummer boy is thought to haunt the castle grounds. He was said to have been murdered whilst carrying out an errand involving a substantial sum of money. His murderers decapitated him and stole the money. The torso of this poor little soul has been seen on many occasions wandering the ramparts and can often be heard banging on his drum in a slow methodical beat.

There is also thought to be the spirit of a woman whose apparition has been seen wearing a crimson dress. Nobody knows who she is or why she is haunting Dover Castle. The Ghost of a militia man in full uniform has been seen in the secret underground tunnels and World War II soldiers are commonly seen still performing their regular duties. Visitors who were walking through Dover Castle grounds heard the screams of what sounded like somebody being tortured. They decided that this must be a re-enactment and were shocked to find that this was not the case.

In the dead of night, voices have been heard and doors have been seen opening and closing on their own. Cold spots are often experienced and whispering is often heard. Ghostly footsteps sometimes echoing in the stairwells and one member of staff reported seeing a pair of feet walking up the spiral staircase near the Great Hall.

During the day, a camera crew who were filming outside Dover Castle heard a loud piercing scream which seemed to come from the battlements above. Convinced somebody had fallen they ran to avoid the impact only to find that nobody was there. 

History of Dover Castle

Commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the continent, Dover Castle has played a crucial role in the defence of the realm for over nine centuries, giving it a long and immensely eventful history. Many centuries before King Henry II began the great stone castle here in the 1180s, its spectacular site above the famous white cliffs may well have been the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

A lighthouse was built by the Romans in AD43 and was restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott and William Butterfield in the late 19th Century. After his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William The Conqueror built an earthwork and timber stockade castle here and from then on, Dover Castle was continuously garrisoned until 1958 after Henry II completely remodelled the castle in 1180's as a palace to impress distinguished visitors. 

Building work continued in the first half of the 13th Century under King John and Henry III, who completed the successive rings of defensive walls surrounding the great tower. Long sieges tested the defences of Dover Castle in 1216 - 17. Three new gatehouses were added after this siege and are still highly visible to this day.

During the Second World War, Dover Castle housed the command centre that controlled naval operation in the channel using the Napoleonic tunnels which had been brought back into service. Admiral Bertram Ramsay organised the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk from this very place. Further use as a hospital and command centre in preparation for the 1944 invasion of Europe these tunnels played a highly important role, even being used as a secret location during the Cold War. 

Dover Castle is a fascinating monument to almost 2000 years of England's story, with its walls, turrets and tunnels having witnessed some of our most tumultous times. If only they could talk!


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

Dover Castle Castle Hill Dover Kent CT16 1HU

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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

Dover Castle - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Dover Castle, Dover - Saturday 16th November 2024 £85.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Dover Castle

Saturday 16th November 2024
Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am

Last Few Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Dover Castle

16 Nov

  • Saturday 16th November 2024
  • Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am
  • Last Few Places Available
  • £85.00 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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