Sulgrave Manor - Banbury, Northamptonshire
Once a derelict building inhabited by farmers, Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire was originally built on the remains of an old Priory

Sulgrave Manor is a must for all avid ghost hunters wanting to experience ghostly and sinister activity including drastic temperature changes, the feeling of being watched and feeling uneasy in certain areas of the building, especially the cellar where the spirit of a strong dominant male is said to reside.
Built by the ancestors of George Washington with links dating back over 450 years, Sulgrave Manor is immersed in history.  The manor itself stands on the grounds of an old priory and ghostly tales have been rife here for hundreds of years.

Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire is a spectacular building and home to some truly terrifying ghosts and spirits.

Sulgrave Manor

Your Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor

Many have not been brave enough to withstand the darkness of Sulgrave Manor. During the day, this impressive manor is known to scare visitors away so you can only imagine how terrifying it is once the night draws in.

With so many areas to investigate including the cellars, attics, main hall and bedrooms, we have no doubt that this daunting and eerie location has a lot to offer. This really is a location that transports you back in time.

Ghosts of Sulgrave Manor

With so much history, it is not surprising that Sulgrave Manor is home to many spirits. A dominant and petrifying spirit is known to roam the cellars, making many guests run blindly away from them.

The spirits of three young girls are thought to walk around the attic area and the presence of a military man has also been reported in the cellar. Many visitors during the day, let alone the night, have said they have felt as though they are being watched by unseen eyes along the stairwells and corridors.

History of Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor is a Grade I listed Tudor and Georgian house which was built in 1539 by Tudor Wool Merchant Lawrence Washing, who is the 5th times great grandfather of George Washington, the future first President of the United States. The history of the grounds started long before, when a priory once stood on the site.

During the dissolution of the monasteries bought in by Henry VIII to close down and confiscate the lands and wealth of all monasteries, the priory was surrendered to the Crown. Lawrence Washington then purchased the property from King Henry VIII in 1539.
Lawrence Washington lived in the house with his wife and 11 children and it was then passed onto another generation of the Washington family but unfortunately, after two generations, the property was sold out of the family in 1659.
During the 18th Century, a considerable number of alterations were made and during the 19th Century, the manor was occupied and inhabited by farmers.
Sulgrave Manor was then rescued in 1914 by the Anglo-American Peace Centenary Committee when it was near ruins and later opening to the public in 1921 after the first World War ended. Sulgrave manor as we know it today is looked after by the Sulgrave Manor Trust who have brought the manor to life and recreated its fascinating history.

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

Manor Road Sulgrave Banbury Northamptonshire OX17 2SD

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  • Free Onsite Parking


  • 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

Sulgrave Manor - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor, Banbury - Saturday 3rd August 2024 £55.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor

Saturday 3rd August 2024
Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am

Last Few Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor

3 Aug

  • Saturday 3rd August 2024
  • Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am
  • Last Few Places Available
  • £55.00 Per Person
Friday 13th Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor, Banbury - Friday 13th September 2024 £59.00 Per Person

Friday 13th Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor

Friday 13th September 2024
Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am

Selling Fast, Don't Miss Out

Friday 13th Ghost Hunt at Sulgrave Manor

13 Sep

  • Friday 13th September 2024
  • Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am
  • Selling Fast, Don't Miss Out
  • £59.00 Per Person

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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.

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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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