After-dark ghost stories in Beaulieu’s Palace House

Posted  03.10.2019
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Enjoy a spine-tingling journey through Beaulieu’s paranormal past with the new Palace House Ghost Stories after dark event . . . with a few spooky surprises along the way.

For just two special evenings on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November, immerse yourself in tales of the supernatural sightings at one of the most haunted historic sites in the New Forest. Many things go bump in the night at Beaulieu, so who knows what you may encounter?

As darkness falls on Palace House, the home of the Montagu family since 1538, embark upon a bone-chilling tour through the darkened corridors and historic rooms that have been the setting of hauntings for centuries. Your guide will tell you stories and legends of ghostly characters, seen and heard along the very same passageways. However, be warned – this tour is not for the faint-hearted.


Sightings have been made over the years of a spectral Lady in Blue, thought to be Isabella, Countess Beaulieu who died in 1786, with several reports of a lady walking through walls and making lots of noise in what are now the private apartments.

Beaulieu’s supernatural sightings even attracted writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of detective legend Sherlock Holmes, to famously hold a séance in the Drawing Room of Palace House as part of his research of paranormal activity in the spooky location.


Two ghostly tours will take place on each of the event evenings, from 7pm-8pm and 9pm-10pm and will include a complimentary welcome drink. Places are limited and tickets can be bought in advance online here.

The event is only open to 18s and over and tickets are £12pp, with the sale of each ticket helping to support the work of Oakhaven Hospice Trust. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of Palace House and therefore access after dark, the tours are not suitable for those with limited mobility.

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