Invited inside the great Keep of Portchester Castle by torchlight you will find that the tower is not quite empty. Lurking in the shadows are figures from the past with a story to tell. But as you climb higher and higher within the Norman fortification you will realise that things are not as they seem. The ghosts all have a secret to hide; will you escape before their stories run out…?
There is a legend surrounding a White Lady at Portchester Castle, some have seen her, many have felt her presence. But she is by no means alone; a spectral monk in his black cloak are said to float around the castle grounds and a rider on horseback is sometimes seen riding, its horse’s hooves even being captured on tape.
In Victorian times, Ms. White is thought to have thrown herself from the castle’s keep into the surrounding moat with the motive of saving her baby who had fallen into the moat. But is that all there is to this story… you are about to find out.
This interactive tour of the Inner Bailey will involve a lot of stairs and moving in low level light. There are two tours (1930 and 2100) that will last about an hour.