Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
Warwick Castle Ghosts
Sir Fulke Greville
Sir Fulke Greville, who lived here from 1604, was stabbed by his much-trusted servant, Ralph Heywood. The murder resulted from Heywood learning he would be receiving very little in Greville’s will.
Horrified at his actions, Heywood sliced his own throat and left Sir Fulke to die a prolonged and painful death entirely alone in the South Tower. His moans for help have reportedly been heard, and his spirit is said to emerge from his portrait that hangs in the castle.
The Black Dog
One of the more famous ghosts is the large black dog with red eyes and a foaming mouth. He was believed to be the essence of a curse placed on the castle by a servant called Moll Bloxham.
Bloxham was caught stealing from the Earl and was put under brutal torture and shame in front of the public. Shortly after this, the dog appeared and started to cause havoc around the castle grounds.
The curse was seemingly broken as the dog was lured from the highest tower to the river below. However, the ghost of the black dog remains to this day.
The Evil Entity
There’s believed to be an evil entity in the dungeons, with guests and investigators experiencing the same phenomena on several occasions. People would report growls and the overwhelming sensation of being watched and under threat. On past paranormal investigations in this area, poltergeist activity has also been witnessed, with coins and stones thrown at guests and staff.
Warwick Castle History
The castle has been standing here since 1068, when William the Conqueror first had the castle built. Over many years, the castle has transformed. Thomas de Beauchamp was the owner during the late 14th Century and completed an extensive building project that involved improving the castle’s defences. A large gatehouse, a barbican, and the two massive towers are popular features of this castle today.
As the need for defence declined over the years, the main living quarters were converted into palatial residences. The Greville family lived from 1604 until 1978, when the Tussaud’s Group purchased it. The Tussaud’s Group paid for extensive renovation and now use it as a home for their waxworks that depict life in the castle during several periods of history.
The display of armoury at the castle is the second most significant collection. The Tower of London is the first.
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Visiting Warwick Castle
Anyone wanting to visit Warwick Castle needs to book their tickets in advance. This can be done online, over the phone. Tickets for the Castle Entry only are £16 for those 3+, under 3’s and carers go free.
For access to the Castle Dungeons, you will need to book the Dungeons and Castle Entry. Dungeons tickets are £10 for those 5 and over.
The castle is open 7 days a week, 10am – 4pm.
Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick CV34 4QU