Former HMP Ashwell 5th of April 25


The site initially served as a World War II staging post and Army base for the 82nd Airborne before their deployment to Normandy. After World War II, the military continued to use the base until 1955. In 1987, it was converted into a Category D (Open Prison) and later became a Category C closed establishment. Further developments occurred over the years, continuing until 2009.


In 2009, a riot occurred that lasted over 18 hours, rendering 75% of the prison uninhabitable. The prison officially closed its doors in 2011.

There were 14 recorded deaths in custody at HMP Ashwell between 1978 and its closure in 2009.

Many strange incidents have been reported by both visitors and those attending various activities at the venue, including cries of children, being punched or scratched, unusual smells, flashing lights, and unsettling feelings of foreboding.

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Whats Included 

  • Light refreshments (Tea & Coffee)
  • Use of ghost hunting equipment
  • A guided tour of the house
  • Guided vigils
  • Time to explore alone
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks, snacks and ghost hunting equipment.

Event information

  • Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the event starts.
  • All guests must be over the age of 18 to attend.
  • Guests must wear suitable footwear and clothing, areas of the building has no heating and gets very cold.
  • All guests must bring their own torch.
  • We do not hold any responsibility for any damage caused to personal equipment brought by guests.
  • Not Suitable for pregnant guests.
  • We do not play tricks or fake any activity, anything that you experience is authentic.

Filming and Photography:

Filming and photography is acceptable. (Policy to be reviewed and agreed)


Free on site carpark




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