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Want to Investigate the UK's Most Haunted locations?
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Oxford Castle is the perfect imposing location to investigate after dark, a huge Castle with a combination of ruins, Tower, crypt and motte. Oxford Castle would have bore witness to executions, murders and life here would have been brutal. Experience a night of ghost hunting at Oxford Castle and enter the crypt!…We’ll be breaking off into small groups away from each other to take part in some pretty intense ghost hunting vigils using trigger objects and all the very latest equipment to aid us in the quest to seek evidence of the castles renowned hauntings….You’re about to experience a Haunted Evening in this magnificent Castle, are you brave enough?
As with so many historical buildings, the buildings use has changed throughout the Centuries. The original castle built on the current site of Oxford Castle, was built from wooden structures and was replaced by stone in the 11th Century. During the English Civil War most of the castles structures had been destroyed and many of the buildings that survived were then used to house the criminals of Oxford as its local prison. Public hangings took place here up until 1863, the prison was expanded in 1876, becoming HM Prison Oxford with the last recorded hanging in 1952. The Prison was in use up until 1996 when most of the 18th Century prison block was redeveloped into a hotel. The medieval remains of Oxford Castle, which include St George’s Tower, Motte and Chapel crypt are now preserved as scheduled monuments and visitor heritage site.
In 1752 Mary Bland was hanged on the Castle Mound and many believe they have seen her ghostly apparition wandering the castle grounds. Several accounts of heavy footsteps have been reported in the Prison area and strange noises have been heard below the castle in the old crypt. Due to the nature of Oxford Castles history having been a place of execution and imprisonment it is no surprise that the spirits who roam the castle leave many feeling on edge! Are you willing to test your bravery in such a terrifying place?….