Locked-in at Littledean Jail – 24th June, £29

Littledean jail

LITTLEDEAN JAIL, the Alcatraz of the Forest of Dean, where good and evil await you.  A building of many uses, a former House of Correction, police station and courthouse,  even a film set, is reputed to be one of the country’s most haunted historic Victorian buildings.  Paranormal activity is regularly reported here, are you ready to be ‘Locked in at Littledean?

Your ghost themed event will include:

  • 4 hours of being immersed in the paranormal
  • Psychic tour of Littledean Jail
  • Use of ghost hunting equipment
  • Vigils and psychic experiments
  • Expert advice on ghost hunting and the paranorm
  • Your chance to ghost hunt in a real haunted location
  • Complimentary cold drinks and biscuits

Standing at the gateway to the Forest of Dean and behind a formidable sandstone facade Littledean Jail was built by in 1788 the pioneer of prison reform Sir George Onesiphorous Paul, and leading architect of his day William Blackburn who died suddenly before the project was completed.   Does his ghost walk the cell lined corridors?   The Grade II listed building was in its time revolutionary as a House of Correction and became a role model for correctional facilities in London and Philadelphia in the USA.

Children as young as 8 years of age were incarcerated, tortured by thrashing and whipping and kept in solitary confinement here, 3 babies were born though only 1 survived.



Skull of an 8 year old boy

Ellen Hayward the last women to be accused of witchcraft in Britain was tried at Littledean, she defended herself and was found not guilty – on a clear dark night Old Ellen may be heard shrieking with laughter at the carryings on at Littlean Jail, her tombstone can be found at the local church in nearby Cinderford.

Reports of the paranormal include:

An oppressive atmosphere – exhibits shaking – lights flickering – people being touched- doors slamming – hearing heavy footsteps – menacing moving shadows

Join us for an evening (5pm to 9pm) to remember at Littledean Jail.  Whether you are an experienced paranormal investigation or just curious to find out what it’s all about this venue won’t disappoint. This venue will sell out fast so book your tickets early.

Please note.  Over 18s only.  Due to the nature of the building this event is not suitable for pregnant women or disabled guests.  No accommodation provided.  For full details see our terms and conditions.


Items on display at Littledean Jail include:
  • A guillotine and body cages

  • Instruments of punishment and torture through the ages
  • A genuine murder victim’s skeleton
  • Voodoo dolls
  • A genuine hangman’s noose
  • Tools and weapons used by the criminal underworld

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