Are you brave enough to join the GHT investigators on a full blown ghost hunt at Colchester's famous Red Lion Hotel? This location is regarded as one of Colchester's most haunted locations.
To make this evening even more special the night includes a 2 course dinner (main and dessert) from a special spooky menu prepared by the Red Lion's chef. The night starts with dinner in the main dinning area which has been reserved exclusively for our guests and we then when dinner has finished enter into the nights ghost hunting which includes the most haunted bedrooms, The Tudor Room and no ghost hunt would be complete without a vigil in the cellars! So are you brave enough to join us?
The Red Lion Hotel was built originally in 1465 in Colchester, which is Britain’s oldest recorded town. The inn itself is one of the oldest in Colchester. This historical building still has its original Tudor features, and wooden beams throughout, as well as the original rooms.
As with most old coaching inns the Red Lion Hotel has a strong presence of the paranormal.
Ghost of Alice Catherine Millar:
Recently there have been 3 main sightings in the hotel. The most prominent of which is the ghost of Alice Catherine Millar, who was murdered in the hotel in 1638. There have been reports of her ghost as far back as the 1800’s. Her ghost was so terrifying to the owner of the inn back then, he had the door to her old room bricked up. It may have also been the room in which she was murdered. He had hoped that blocking the door to her old room would put a stop to the haunting, but it failed. Alice continued to haunt the inn, and still does to this day.
Guests and staff has reported seeing Alice’s apparition mostly in room’s 5, 6, and 10. She’s also been seen in the kitchen, and walking to her old room and through the blocked wall where her door once stood. On one occasion, the assistant manager was asleep in his room when he was suddenly awoken in the middle of the night from what he said felt like a strong bolt of electricity through his body. As he gazed around the room, he saw an old rocking chair begin to rock back and forward. To his amazement he witnessed a woman slowly appear on the chair. She then spoke to him and asked if he was alright. When he answered yes, she disappeared.
The figure of a hooded monk has been seen, mostly during the early hours. Often witnessed around reception and the corridors. He’s believed to be the ghost of a monk who died in a fire at the inn several hundred years ago. He is reported to have been trying to save some children that were in his care when he himself perished.
The third ghost at the hotel is of a small boy. He has been seen numerous times in the parliament room, and mostly by children. He has been caught several times appearing in photos taken by guests too.
Event runs 7:30 pm to 2:00 am. Arrival 7:30pm.
Over 18's only.
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