5th October 2012

If you are fascinated by the unexplained, and love the sensation of goose bumps on your arms, your hair follicles standing on end and the blood draining from your cheeks, then why not book a spine-tingling ‘Ghost Hunters’ mini break, staying in the cosy five-star cottages of a haunted C12th Abbey. The highlight of your two night stay will be the ‘Ghost Hunters Tour’ of the Abbey itself, which is available on two dates, to coincide with Hallowe’en, Wednesday, October 31st, and mid-winter, Friday, December 14th.

The exclusive tours are hosted by local historian and ghost-hunter, Tim Prevett, who will be leading the brave and curious through the grand yet somewhat eerie rooms of the Abbey. Listen to Tim’s anecdotes of ghosts and mystery from the Abbey’s 900 year past - and who knows whether you may sense unexpected guests during this other-wordly experience?

Combermere Abbey, originally built in 1133 as a Cistercian monastery, has lived through the Dissolution, many wars, treachery and uprising, and has counted many influential and intriguing owners who have each lived through romance, sorrow, bankruptcy, illness, loss, each leaving their own imprint in the fabric of these ancient walls. Those interested in the paranormal may already know of the infamous Victorian photograph of Lord Combermere, seated in a chair in the Library, captured by Sybil Corbett at the time of his own funeral! Even nowadays as a happy family home, there is often an unexplained ‘bump in the night’, whisper or sighting witnessed at the Abbey.

Arriving on either Tues 30th October or Fri 14th December, you will stay in one the haunted Abbey’s five star cottages. October midweek stay in a cottage to sleep 4 guests, self-catering accommodation is £260 for two nights. ‘Trick or treat’ goody bag for younger guests included. The weekend accommodation in December is priced at the higher rate of £299 for two nights. (Tickets for the tour are not inc, these are sold separately at the cost of £15 p.p.)

Tour Times & Dates
Hallowe’en, Oct 31st    7pm – 8.15pm and 8.45pm –10pm
Midwinter, Dec 14th     3.45pm – 5pm; 5.30pm – 6.45pm and 7.15pm – 8.30pm  

Each of the tours last for around 75 minutes (Suited only to older children, min. age 10 years and adults) No indoor photography will be permitted within the Abbey.

For bookings please contact:  Jean McIlroy on 01948 662876 or email:

Address: Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4 AJ