Ghost Hunt at Stanley Palace in Chester
Join Haunted Rooms for a full night of ghost hunting at one of the most haunted buildings in Cheshire!
Stanley Palace is a 16th Century mansion in the heart of the historic and incredibly haunted city of Chester in the North West of England.
Built in 1591 on the site of an old priory dating back hundreds of years prior, Stanley Palace has a vast history stretching back to Medieval times. With such a long and storied past, it’s little surprise this place garners so much interest in the paranormal world.
Perhaps most famously known for its involvement in the civil war, the house was used to hide supporters of King Charles, and later became a prison for those waiting to be sent for execution.
The stories of paranormal activity inside this World Heritage Site are as vast as its history. Both locals and volunteers have reported a significant amount of strange happenings over the years.
The disembodied sounds of children laughing and singing is a frequent occurrence, often accompanied by the sound of them running room to room.
The spirit of James Stanley (7th Earl of Derby) who was executed in the 17th century has been seen walking throughout the building. He was held at Stanley Palace back in 1651 before being escorted to Bolton for his public beheading.
“Black Friars”, a dark and malevolent spirit has been known to show himself to unsuspecting visitors, and the apparition of a woman has been witnessed playing the piano to her supposed lover.
What to Expect from a Stanley Palace Ghost Hunt
Join the Haunted Rooms team as we brave Chester’s most haunted home with you. Before that, you’ll be whisked away on a short ghost tour of this historic city, taking in some of the most haunted areas in the city.
After a brief introduction upon returning to the building, we’ll then split off into small groups to begin our vigils in the most haunted areas of this ancient building. We will be providing paranormal equipment for you to use at times throughout the night, and if you have any of your own you’re welcome to bring that along with you.
If you’re feeling particularly brave then we encourage you to give our Ouija boards a try, as well as joining in with our table tipping experiments as we try to commune with the spirits and ghosts of Stanley Palace. For those who are that touch braver than the average soul, you’ll also have the chance to do some lone vigils in the most haunted areas of the building!
Throughout the evening we will be taking short breaks where you have the chance to grab a hot drink or snack.
Spots are likely to fill up fast for this, so don’t wait and book now!
Event Location: 83 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LF
Time: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Arrive from earliest 7:30 PM)
Access & Parking: There is no designated parking for the venue, though there is ample street parking available (fees may apply).
Accessibility: The location is not wheelchair friendly, but is suitable for people with mobility issues.
Please Note: All guests must be 18 years or older. Not suitable for those who are heavily pregnant. Guests are strongly advised to wear comfortable shoes and warm layered clothing.
What to Bring?
You’re welcome to bring your own equipment, though we will be providing paranormal equipment to use.
The investigation will be in darkness so please bring a torch with you.
Although snacks and drinks are provided, you’re welcome to bring your own. There are also facilities to make both hot and cold drinks, which are provided also.
And of course, bring your phone/camera with you, the more pictures we have the better chance we have of capturing something!
Other than that, just yourself and an open mind!