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St Briavels Castle Halloween Banquet of Souls 2020

Friday 30th & Saturday 31th October 2020

 Only £155

 District: St Briavels, Gloucestershire   

Time: Friday 5pm check in until 11am Sunday

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St Briavels Castle is a flourishing youth hostel in a picturesque setting by day, but when the night falls the castle has a more sinister persona. There are stories of people who have left the youth hostel in the middle of the night due to extreme paranormal activity. 

With this in mind we have organised an amazing Halloween weekend away in one of the most haunted locations in the country. Your weekend will start with a Halloween banquet on the Friday to give you time to unwind before the main event. For more information about this exciting weekend please read the details below.  

When the early morning mist slowly pervades the hillsides of the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire, there stands a medieval castle that has a reputation of being one of the most haunted castles in the UK. Phantom footsteps, dark shadows & mysterious lights are just a few of the daily occurrences at St Briavels Castle.

The site was first fortified by the Norman lord William Fitz Baderon after he obtained the estate in 1086, the first fortification was a motte & bailey fortress which was replaced by a square stone keep sometime in the 12th century.

Throughout the medieval period St Briavels served as a royal administrative centre for the Forest of Dean. The remains of one of the hanging post's can still be seen in the loft area that once protruded out of the castle to display numerous swinging bodies.

The castle has welcomed many royal visitors over the centuries, including King John, Henry II, and Edward II who have used the castle as a hunting lodge during their visits to the Forest of Dean.

Between 1209-1211 the keep was extended and strengthened & in addition domestic buildings, royal apartments, and a twin-towered gatehouse was built. The gatehouse was rebuilt by Edward I in 1292, forming the basis of the castle we can see today.

Friday night, you will be lured into a false sense of security when we start of the proceedings with a Halloween style banquet! A friendly atmosphere will keep you nicely composed... until you go to bed!  Halloween fancy dress is optional on Friday, however we will be giving some exciting prizes away for the best fancy dress.

Friday Night Paranormal Investigation of the Castle after the banquet with John Blackburn Physical Medium .    

Saturday morning, breakfast is served to those of you who have survived the night. 

Saturday afternoon, We have organised a treasure hunt around the castle and the grounds, and the winner will receive two free tickets to one of our events.  Terms and Conditions: Tickets are non transferable and weekend events excluded.  

iF you are not taking part in the treasure hunt, the afternoon is your free time to relax & explore the beautiful surroundings of St Briavels village and the Forest of Dean.

The Main Event will be with John Blackburn Physical Medium and will start at 9pm consisting of The Overnight Ghost Hunt which will finish around 3am. 

We have arranged a late checkout for 11 noon so you can sleep over & have a good breakfast before your journey home. 

We will then bid you a fond farewell & hope you will join us again on one of our many paranormal adventures.  

Now for the serious information of the event:

Please note: anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted, and will be asked to leave.

St Briavels Castle