Castle Goring was built in the 1790s by Sir Bysshe Shelley for his poet grandson, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Percy was living in Italy at the time and in 1822, met an untimely end when his sailing boat sank during a storm. He died at the age of 29, and never spent time in Goring. His widow, Mary Shelley, the author of ‘Frankenstein’ inherited the castle and sold it on in 1845 to Sir George Brooke-Pechell who had been lodging there since 1825.
The castle passed through various hands before finding it self falling into dereliction and being listed as severely at risk in 2004. The castle was bought by Lady Colin Campbell in 2013. Lady C appeared on ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…. Get Me Out Of Here’ in November 2015 to raise funds to repair the castle’s roof.
Goring has now had repairs done to the roof and staircases and is going from strength to strength. It is now a venue for weddings, conferences and ghost hunts!
Many spirits are believed to haunt Castle Goring including those of young children. The sounds of disembodied footsteps are often heard, as well as the sounds of heavy furniture being moved. Upon inspection, nothing has moved!
Poltergeist activity seems prevalent here, as other items are also said to move on their own!
Investigation equipment is affected frequently during ghost hunts, quite responsively, suggesting intelligent hauntings. Are you brave enough to explore this ancient castle?
YOUR HOSTS: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: Your ghost hunt at Castle Goring will see you exploring this location in the dark. On your ghost hunt you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough Ouija boards will also be available for you to use. All to aid your communication with the dead.
You will also have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call outs, inviting spirits to interact with the environment being measured by the equipment, then wait and see what happens.
Haunted Houses Events likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible
About your Castle Goring ghost hunt:
•This is a real ghost hunt experience
•There is no faking or trickery
•Ghost hunting is in personal groups
•White light protection and grounding at the start
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment if required
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•Full hands-on use of the equipment
•Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits throughout the night
•Group discussion of findings at the end
•Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced hosts
•This location has no sleeping facilities
•Free onsite parking
•This location is not suitable for wheelchair users sorry
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Not suitable for pregnant ladies
•Guests may bring personal midnight snacks
•This is a dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
•Paranormal Activity can never be guaranteed