Walton Hall was built between 1836 and 1838. At the time of the build, there was a previous hall on the grounds. However, this previous hall lay to the north east of the current building, not on the exact site. The previous hall has long since been demolished.
The current hall existed as a family home for a number of years until 1869, when the new owners extended the property and added offices.
In 1941, Warrington Corporation bought the hall and it subsequently opened to the public in 1945. In 1990, most of the additions made in 1969 were demolished. The tower which exists today is all that remains of those later additions.
The hall was used for the filming of the BBC drama ‘The Zoo’ depicting the creation and growth of Cheshire Zoo.
There are several spirits said to haunt Walton Hall.
An angry male presence haunts the upper floor. He tries to scare people away, often by making feel as though they are choking or being strangled.
A young girl who allegedly died in the house in the 1800s is often seen. She reportedly holds they hands of visitors to the house, and enforces strong feelings of sadness on people.
Another spirit experienced in the house is that of previous resident Lady Daresbury. People report seeing her on the stairs, feeling someone unseen walk past them on the stairs and even experiencing the feeling of being pushed on the stairs!
Walton Hall is the ultimate haunted house. Are you brave enough to investigate?
YOUR HOSTS: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: As you travel along the imposing driveway you will see Walton Hall loom over the treetops in the distance, you will instantly recognise that this location is going to give you a great night of ghost hunting. One of the spookiest houses in the North West!
Your ghost hunt at Walton Hall in Warrington will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where 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 on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will 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 and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
About your Walton Hall ghost hunt:
•Ghost hunting in small, personal groups
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•A Psychic medium on hand to give guidance on most ghost hunts (when available)
•Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
•Full use of our equipment
•A friendly, energetic and professional team delivering an amazing experience
•Unlimited Refreshments throughout the night
•This location has no sleeping facilities
•Haunted Houses Events will provide all refreshments throughout the night inclusive
•This location has FREE parking at the front of the building
•This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues due to stairs
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Not suitable for pregnant ladies
•Guests are to bring any personal snacks, medications as per required
• All attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing