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.
Reading below may influence your experiences, so we advise reading after a visit and not before!
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 face of a lady has been seen at a window on several occasions and by a number of independent witnesses.
Another man once saw a girl in a white/cream long dress rush across a room -round the table and towards the fireplace.
JOIN US IF YOU DARE!
Castle Horneck Manor, Alverton, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TF
8.00pm - 1.00am
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.
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".
Ample free car parking is available by the manor house.