Nestled deep in the beautiful Chilterns, sits a location with a dark, rich history dating back almost 900 years. Missenden Abbey is a formidable haunted location, home to the notorious Black Monks of Missenden, and more!
Event Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Event Price: £119 per person (Coach House Rooms) | £139 pp (Main Abbey Rooms)
Address: Missenden Abbey, London Road, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0BD
Your Ghost Hunt at Missenden Abbey
Join Haunted Rooms for an unforgettable evening of ghost hunting at one of Buckinghamshire’s oldest and most haunted locations!
Welcome to the infamously haunted Missenden Abbey in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
Countless ghosts are said to haunt the halls and rooms of the almost 900-year-old Missenden Abbey, including several black monks, grey ladies, and child spirits.
The sighting of menacing hooded figures has been reported numerous times, wandering the grounds and the water meadow nearby.
Believed to be the monks that lived and worked here, they enjoyed a relatively luxurious lifestyle, and they were notorious for their behaviour not befitting a religious order. Stories of embezzlement, adultery, sodomy, murder and suicide were commonplace.
These unruly monks were particularly fond of women and would use tunnels on the property to visit a nearby abbey of nuns. In one instance, it’s believed one of the monks was caught in a precarious position with one of the nuns, and instead of returning to the abbey, he slit his own throat.
There are also stories relating to several mysterious deaths on the property, and several medieval graves were discovered where the driveway is now located.
Shortly after these graves were disturbed, a huge fire broke out, ripping through the Abbey and causing enormous damage. Work immediately began to restore the building, and shortly after work commenced, paranormal activity in the Abbey rocketed. Poltergeist activity began to emerge, and the sightings of the black monks began to occur more regularly.
One of the grey ladies that haunt the Abbey is Elizabeth Carrington, a daughter of plantation owners who lived in the Abbey in the early 19th century. She died on the property in mysterious circumstances in the mid-1800s.
In one recent sighting of the grey lady, the events manager was working alone late one night when she heard footsteps in the corridor. Upon investigating, she witnessed an arm and the back of a dress walking into one of the rooms and described her appearance as a grey, almost see through figure.
Members of staff have also reported the terrifying sounds of wailing coming from the corridors, things being thrown, and the sound of a child crying.
Spots will fill up quickly for this one, so hurry and book now!
Deposits are available for just £50 per person.
From just £119 per person, you will enjoy the following:
Entire Night Investigating with a Haunted Rooms Team member,
Group Vigils, including table tipping, Séance, and more,
3 Course Evening Meal,
Room (Based on two sharing) – stay in the main Abbey, or the Coach House,
Use of paranormal equipment,
Snacks and refreshments,
Use of hotel facilities including fitness room.
From 3 PM – Check-in,
7:00 PM – Dinner,
8:00 PM – Your ghost hunt begins,
2:00 AM – Your ghost hunt ends, and you can retire to your room,
Missenden Abbey has a rich history dating back over 800 years. Founded in 1133 by a group of Augustinian Canons, the Abbey was used by monks until the dissolution of monasteries in England in the 1530s.
After the land was forfeited to the crown, the land was left by Henry VIII to his daughter, Princess Elizabeth. Soon after she acceded to the throne, the Abbey was gifted to her great friend and confidante, Robert Dudley (1st Earl of Leicester).
Dudley, later granted the Abbey and land to Sir William Fleetwood in 1574, and it remained in the hands of the Fleetwoods until the mid-18th century when the male line died out.
It then changed hands several times, and in 1815 the property was purchased by the Carrington family, who had made their wealth from their West Indian plantations.
It remained in the hands of the Carrington family until 1946 when the family sold the property to Buckinghamshire council, who then reopened the building as an Adult Learning College.
Following a major fire in 1985, the entire interior was restored to its original splendour, with its vaulted rooms, ceremonial staircase, ornate furnishings, and stained glass windows. It’s now owned by Buckinghamshire New University and is open as a wedding and events venue.