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Smithills Hall, Ghost Hunt Saturday 14th May 2022

9pm till 2.00am only £55.00 Each 

Ghost hunts at Smithills Hall can be a frightening experience; many visitors have left this location in fear. There have been many reports of ghostly apparitions. Many have reported tall, dark figures standing luring over them; this is an ideal location for an overnight ghost hunt with its vast long history. The Brown room here is riffed with sudden drastic temperature changes, paranormal activity, and items being moved by unforeseen hands. Dark ghostly figures have been reported moving around the staircase here, along with the sound of long fingernails scraping across the wood panelling. On Previous ghost hunts here, many guests have reported being touched; the location is said to be home to a very mischievous spirit who said to be of the Victorian era; many also believe the heart of George Marsh still resides here. Who will you encounter on this ghost hunt? Can you face your fears at Smithills Hall and be part of an intense ghost hunt? 

History of Smithills Hall 

Medieval Hall, Withdrawing Room & the Library, and there is evidence that there was once a Chapel on the site. In the 1950s, human bones were discovered beneath the floor of the Withdrawing Room, believed to be built on top of the cemetery attached to the Chapel in the early Medieval period.

The house suffered neglect during the mid-17th Century but is now owned and restored by Bolton Council.

In 1801, the hall and estate were sold to the Ainsworth family, successful Bolton bleachers. Under three generations of Ainsworths, Smithills was extensively rebuilt and modernised. In 1870 Richard Henry Ainsworth, the nephew of Peter Ainsworth (Colonel Ainsworth& son), inherited the house. In around 1875. He employed the prominent Victorian architect George Devey in about 1875 to design the most significant improvements to Smithills Hall.

The west wing was neglected for many years but was restored by Bolton Council in 1999. Old photographs were used to recreate the family’s living quarters as they would have looked in around 1900. However, changes in the British economy after the First World War had increased costs and reduced the amount of income the family could raise from the estate. The financial burden of maintaining a large house eventually became too great. In 1938, Smithills was sold to Bolton Council for £70,600, and the Victorian parts of the hall became a council residential home and later a day centre until the late 1990s.

Conservation work on the older sections allowed part of the Grade 1 listed structure to be opened as a museum in 1963, and in the 1990s, the museum was extended into some of the Victorian parts of the house.

Your Ghost hunt with paranormal Eye gives you exclusive access after dark. 

This Event Includes 

Access to this eerie location after dark

A guided tour with a brief history of the location

Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques

Spiritual Medium during the investigation

Complimentary Tea, Coffee,

Complimentary light snacks

Please remember to bring your torch as these are required at all our events. Please remember to wear suitable footwear as this location has a lot of stairs and very uneven floors.

This Location is not suitable for people with walking and mobility issues.


Before booking this event, please read the following as per our terms and conditions that are agreed upon at the point of sale.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of any circumstances.

When you make a booking with us, it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you can make the event date that you have booked. The paranormal eye cannot offer a refund or transfer your places onto another event date if you or any of your party are unable to attend.

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