Norton Priory - Runcorn, Cheshire
Norton Priory Ghost Hunts in Runcorn Cheshire. An ancient abbey with a haunting history. Book your overnight ghost hunt at Norton Priory

Norton Priory in Runcorn has a haunting history dating back almost 1000 years. Hidden away in a secluded woodland, the ancient abbey is home to many medieval artefacts. The undercroft and upper gallery is where much of the paranormal activity is said to take place. Norton Priory is now a scheduled ancient monument and considered to be the most important monastic building in Cheshire.  

Norton Priory

Your Ghost Hunt at Norton Priory

During your Ghost Hunt at Norton Priory in Runcorn, you will have the opportunity to investigate in some of the most ancient areas where ghostly shadows and the cries of a woman have been heard in the upper gallery. A skull like face has also been seen almost in hiding within the 12th Century undercroft.

Join Haunted Happenings as we attempt to make contact with those who remain at the ancient abbey in Cheshire. 

The Ghosts of Norton Priory

Norton Priory is one of the most excavated monastic sites in Europe. During these excavations, 49 stone coffins have been unearthed along with 130 skeletons, mostly of males aged between 36 and 45. The causes of death were many, including leprosy, tuberculosis and rickets.

At least 10 deaths were caused by severe fractures to the head and neck area. One of the skeletons was that of a pregnant woman and the coffin also held the remains of a 34 week old baby. Have these numerous gruesome discoveries had an impact on the increased paranormal activity?    

History of Norton Priory

Norton Priory is a Grade I listed building which is situated on the edge of Runcorn and it was once home to a medieval church and it is the most excavated monastic site in Europe.

In the 12th Century the priory was founded and by 1391, it was raised to the status of an abbey. The Dutton Family who supported and engaged with the monastic site until 1536 when it became part of the dissolution of the monasteries. It then changed to become home for Sir Richard Brooke who built a Tudor house on the side, incorporating parts of the abbey. 

This was then later replaced in the 18th Century by a Georgian House. In 1928 it was partially demolished after the Brooke family left the house. 

In 1966 the site was given in trust for the use of the general public and excavation of the site began in 1971. The excavation revealed the foundations and lower parts of the monastery walls and the abbey church. 

Norton Priory, as it stands today is cared for by an independent charitable trust.

Your Event Includes

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

Address, Maps & Hotels

Address & Hotel Information

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens Tudor Road Manor Park Runcorn Cheshire WA7 1SX

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  • Free Onsite Parking


Full access to all areas for wheelchair users

  • This location is suitable for all

  • 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

Norton Priory - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Norton Priory, Runcorn - Friday 6th September 2024 £55.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Norton Priory

Friday 6th September 2024
Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Norton Priory

6 Sep

  • Friday 6th September 2024
  • Time: 8.00pm - 2.00am
  • Places Available
  • £55.00 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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