Nottingham has always been famous for its dark and historic sandstone caves, having more man-made caves than anywhere else in the UK. This August, Brookes Paranormal will be investigating with guests at the haunted and historic City of Caves.

 

HISTORY

The area where the caves lie was originally known as "Tigguo Cobauc", which is Old Brythonic for "Place of Caves", and was first referenced in an old manuscript called 'The Life Of King Alfred' by a Welsh monk and historian called Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, who wrote the piece in 893 AD. He also went to visit Snottingham in c.900 AD. Snottingham was the original name of Nottingham, named after the Anglo-Saxon tribe of the Snots. These ancient caves were used for housing as early as the 11th Century, with troglodytes being recorded in the 1600s. The City of Caves remain as some of Nottingham's oldest and well preserved caves, with pottery dating back to 1270-1300.

 

Many caves were inhabited until 1845, when the St. Mary's Enclosure Act banned the rental of cellars and caves as homes for those in poverty, although it wouldn't be surprising if landlords continued the practice in secret. What now stands is a visitor attraction called the City of Caves, and series of dark Brythonic and Anglo-Saxon tunnels and caves, with medieval wells, cesspits and the basement walls of the medieval Drury Hill that still remain to this day. The caves were also used during World War 2 has an air raid shelter, to protect the citizens of Nottingham from being bombed.

 

Every year, the City Archaeologists investigate and excavate parts of the cave system, to find out more about this underground terrain. Now YOU can investigate the City of Caves, albeit in a Paranormal way.

 

GHOSTS

There are a few known ghosts that haunt the City of Caves, most notably of a shadow figure who is seen carrying a lantern through the caves, before vanishing into thin air. The voices of children and families can also be heard echoing throughout the cave system. A darker presence is also seen and felt at the rear of the cave system, with poltergeist activity being reported, including rocks being thrown at visitors, and disgusting sulphur smells whenever this negative energy approaches you.

 

FURTHER EVENT DETAILS

Participate in this unique night of spooky ghost hunting with the Brookes Paranormal team as we attempt to communicate with the ghostly residents down-under in the City of Caves.

 

On the night, you will be taking part in numerous Vigils and a variety of Experiments (both Scientific and Traditional). You will also have full use of some of the best Ghost Hunting Equipment used today, and be informed on how Paranormal Investigators use them to try and communicate with the afterlife.

 

All payments are safely secured via PayPal.

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Refreshments Provided.

Parking at Event: Tram Park & Ride at The Forest / Lace Market Car Park nearby.

18+ Only.

This Event is NOT SUITABLE for anyone with mobility issues.

This Event DOES include our Team Medium.

 

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY.

EXPERIENCE THE UNKNOWN.

City of Caves Ghost Hunt - Saturday 6th August 2022

£40.00Price

DATE: Saturday 6th August 2022

TIME: 9:00pm - 2:00am

LOCATION: Entrance via Garner's Hill, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HF

PARKING AT EVENT: Tram Park & Ride at The Forest / Lace Market Car Park nearby.

REMAINING BALANCE: Needs to be paid THREE WEEKS prior to the event date.

 

NOTE: Bringing alcohol or drugs to this event is strictly prohibited. If anyone arrives at the event under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they will not be allowed to stay for the night and will be asked to leave immediately.