As the nights draw in this winter, discover the terrifying tales of Hampton Court Palace’s past, brought to life on a spine-chilling after-hours Ghost Tour. Held in the atmospheric palace after nightfall, when all of the visitors have gone home, the tours conjure up supernatural stories spanning five centuries of royal tragedy and drama.  

Running throughout the winter season, join a tour and explore the palace’s deserted courtyards and eerie state apartments after dark. Hear tales of countless spooky sightings across the centuries, guided by the State Apartment Warders, keepers of Hampton Court Palace’s darkest and most mysterious secrets.

Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive ‘Skeletor’ who was captured on CCTV in 2003, see if you encounter the spirit of Jane Seymour in Clock Court and visit the site of a mysterious shallow grave that was uncovered in the 1870s – if you dare.   

A number of family ghost tours will also take place on selected dates this winter, offering a chance to experience some of the spooky goings-on of the adult tours, but tailored to a family audience.  

Wrap up warm – Hampton Court Palace guarantee shivers whatever the weather…