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Castle Horneck Manor

ABOUT THE VENUE:

Castle Horneck is a beautiful Georgian Manor House, with original ceilings and ornate stairway, former home to the famous Borlase family. 

It is believed that there may have been an Iron Age settlement on the site, followed by a medieval castle, Elizabethan manor and eventually the present day Georgian House. 

The whole house, as it exists today, is a complete mismatch of varying periods of history but still maintains a certain grandeur and has recently gone through an extensive reurbishment.

The building is currently used as a Youth Hostel but still keeps its original charm and elegance after a recent refurbishment. 


SPOILER ALERT

Reading below may influence your experiences, so we advise reading after a visit and not before!


PREVIOUS ACTIVITY


Paranormal activity is said to be widespread with many stories of ‘strange’ occurrences being reported – and for many years. We have been running ghost nights for OVER TEN YEARS  with at times some incredible results.This has included various sightings, sounds, feelings and scientific evidence.


It really is one of our favourite venues


Everything written is recorded as it was told to us or summarised; but not altered. Nothing has been sensationalised, made up or elaborated upon or. These are the experiences people have genuinely claimed to have had. Please note this is not claimed to be definitive information but what has occurred to people previously.


  • The most famous ghost is believed to be Lady Margaret Borlase and her presence is said to be active and moves around. Also a number of her 14 children are also said to haunt the manor.
  • The presence of children in general is often felt, and children’s laughing and light footsteps have been heard here at night
  • People have claimed to have seen a Labrador walking around (there is no such real dog)
  • Another presence regularly identified is that of George, allegedly born in 1800s; inheriting the manor in 1839, had five children and his wife was called Francis or Franny?
  • Interestingly a psychic did once come up with the name Fanny Boden, aged 27-28, who had died from childbirth in the same time period.
  • People pick up about a possible murder and stabbing. 
  • A man saw the image of a man standing, leaning to the right of the fireplace with a pipe in his mouth. A psychic had previously identified a sixty year old man named Samuel in the same location and that he’d died of a heart attack.
  • People have reportedly seen the dark shadowy shape of a man pass across and go through into the storerooms. The Hostel Receptionist has frequently seen this apparition, named Edward.
  • The outline/ black shadow of a woman was observed through the glass of the men’s washroom door, moving away when seen.

The face of a lady has been seen at a window on several occasions and by a number of independent witnesses.

  • A VERY tall man (7 foot+) is described as appearing like a black silhouette "guarding" the door.  apparently a smuggler?
  • One visiting lady thought she saw a figure in beige move across the lawn (where the presence of a stable boy has been reported) and another lady thought she saw someone crouching on the floor in the same area. 
  • A coach and horses has been allegedly seen and heard moving up the driveway at midnight.
  • In the lane up to the manor, people have seen a figure walk across the road, often in front of cars. One person said he was wearing a hat and looked as if he was wearing similar uniform to what they wore on the horse and carriage.
  • One psychic picked up on a 67 year old man who had been killed by soldiers in the 16th century.

Another man once saw a girl in a white/cream long dress rush across a room -round the table and towards the fireplace.

  • Another person picked up on a spirit named Ted, saying he was directly responsible for someone’s death.
Another male presence, died in his 50s in 1734. Unlawfully killed – bludgeoned? May have been a visiting tinker 
and so many feelings, noises, equipment, whispered voices, slamming doors, the list is almost endless.

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LOCATION:

Castle Horneck Manor,  Alverton, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TF

 

EVENT DATES: 

T.B.C.

 

TIMES:

8.00pm - 1.00am

 

PRICE:

£17.50


INFORMATION

20.00-20.15 ARRIVALS– MEETING IN THE DOWNSTAIRS DINING ROOM (COME IN THROUGH FRONT ENTRANCE AND WAIT TO BE DIRECTED)

If you arrive earlier than 8pm, feel free to go to the bar.
20.30 (approx) THE EVENING BEGINS- WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A TALK ABOUT THE EVENING AND HISTORY OF THE LOCATION.

Followed by A TOUR OF THE MANOR AND GROUNDS AREA (WEATHER PERMITTING!), FOCUSING ON HAUNTED LOCATIONS.

THE GHOST WATCH- TIME SPENT IN EACH OF THE HAUNTED LOCATIONS with assistance from our team, using a variety of investigation techniques.
This can include study sessions inside and outside (weather permitting);
discussions; dowsing; darkness study sessions; ghost vigils, equipment use and
other possibilities depending on time and group preference.

1.00am END OF NIGHTS EVENTS 

(please leave safely and quietly)

REFRESHMENTS: will be available to purchase until approximately 11.00pm

MEALS and ACCOMMODATION:
Meals are available for purchase before the event and accommodation can be booked at the venue. If you require a link let us know.


DIRECTIONS:

CASTLE HORNECK MANOR is situated near Penzance in Cornwall.

For Satellite Navigation, the postcode is: TR20 8TF

(from The A30)
On approaching Penzance, follow the A30, signposted: Newlyn (Lands End). The
Manor is signposted Castle Horneck and YHA between the “Heamoor” and “Mount
Misery” (Alverton) roundabouts. Turn right from the A30 into Castle Horneck
Lane, which leads to the manor (signposted "YHA". 

PARKING:
Ample free car parking is available by the manor house.

TR20 8TF