Fright Nights at Kenilworth Castle

After Dark Events 2017

Feeling brave this Halloween?

Come along to one of our spooky castles or eerie houses for the fright of your life. Explore our historic sites after hours to discover spine-tingling tales of ghostly apparitions, dastardly deeds and ghoulish goings-on.

Some of our After Dark events have age restrictions - check individual events for details.

Events for Adults

Featured Event: FrightFest at Bolsover Castle

Face your fears and keep your head as we meddle with your mind on a journey through the castle's scariest corners. Are you brave enough to join us? This is one guided tour you will never forget.

Entry is for over 14s only, and all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult throughout.

Expect the unexpected.

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  • Illuminated Abbey



    Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire
    Cast light on a dark history this Halloween. See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations.

  • A family looking frightened as they enter a room of a castle.

    Torchlight Tours

    Mon 23 - Fri 27 Oct 2017 6.30pm-8.30pm

    Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
    Join our team by torchlight as they bring to life some of the creepy, gruesome and surprising tales of the most besieged castle in the country.

  • A person in Halloween costume standing in front of Kenilworth castle.

    Fright Nights

    Thu 26 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 6pm -10pm

    Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
    Join us on an eerie after-hours visit. Meet our spine-tingling storytellers and discover tales of ghostly apparitions and ghoulish goings-on around the castle.

  • A man dressed in black cape and carrying a sword standing in front of a castle.

    Fright Night Halloween Tours

    Thu 26 - Fri 27 Oct 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

    Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
    A terrifying treat just for Halloween! Join us on an eerie evening tour for an after-hours journey back into Pendennis Castle's wicked past.

  • Oct 31
    A man in costume at Kenilworth Castle

    Halloween Tours

    Tue 31 Oct 2017 6pm-8pm

    Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
    Join our ghoulish guides on an eerie evening tour this Halloween night as you get up close and personal with Kenilworth's wicked past.

  • Oct 07
    A man standing on stairs holds a lantern

    Ghost Tours

    Sat 7 Oct 2017 8pm & 10.30pm

    Bolsover Castle
    Join our eerie evening tour around Bolsover Castle and hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. (Over 16s only!)

Dig deeper this Halloween

  • Okehampton Castle

    Spooky Stories

    With tales of bloody battles, gruesome executions and paranormal phenomena, you might need a strong stomach to visit any of these historic sites…

  • Carving Turnips

    History of Halloween

    Did you know that most of the activities associated with Halloween are actually rooted in European folklore and tradition?

  • Whitby Abbey Illuminated

    History's Greatest Goths

    The history of gothic architecture and gothic literature is well documented, but is it possible to trace goth subculture across the centuries too?

  • Pendennis Castle

    Holiday Cottages

    Stay in one of our 19 holiday cottages this Halloween. Come nightfall, when the last visitors have left, you'll have one of our historic places all to yourself.

  • Bram Stoker photographed in about 1906

    How Dracula came to Whitby

    Find out how Bram Stoker's visit to Whitby in 1890 provided him with inspiration for his famous horro novel.

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