Ghost Hunting tours

Ghost Hunting tours

Numerous legends and ghost stories surround Sinai, which has seen investigations by both Channel 4’s Time Team and Living’s Most Haunted. Reputedly, there is also a tunnel from the house to Burton Abbey.

More than 45 ghosts from throughout history

The history of Sinai goes back to Roman times and maybe even earlier. The Saxons also used the location as a stronghold and, in Medieval times, the fortified manor of the de Schobenhale family held sway over the neighbourhood, collecting titles and dispensing justice – including trials for witchcraft. The local gibbet was only a couple of fields away!

Perhaps to secure their own salvation, the de Schobenhales gave Sinai Park to the monks of Burton Abbey, at the time one of the most significant monastic seats in England. They found an equally dramatic use for the place, building the present house to use for rest and recuperation after bloodletting.

Sinai Park House – Seriously Haunted!

They also got up to quite a number of other interesting activities while there, including the odd murder!

During the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s, Sinai was acquired by the Paget family, Earls of Uxbridge and later Marquises of Anglesey, who used the house as a hunting lodge and later farmed the land until the early 1900s. Numbers of historical celebrities stayed there and maybe stay there still.

There are Cavaliers and Roundheads, fresh from skirmishes on Sinai’s one (of four) remaining bridges over its 13th century moat, Elizabethan travellers who’ve never left. Farmers who poisoned their wives, ghostly horsedrawn carts and carriages, not to mention a white lady on the bridge over the moat, some black dogs (the Abbot’s) and the most famous Sinai ghost, Henry Paget himself!

Come and meet them on our ghost walks or our ghost hunting nights and while you’re there, see if you can find the Sinai tunnel and solve the riddle of where it goes, who built it and why.

Sinai Park House in the media

Sinai Park House and its grounds are so full of ghosts and mysterious happenings that both Channel 4’s Time Team and Living’s Most Haunted have filmed there.

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How to book a Ghost tour?

One hour Sinai ghost walk (for groups of 15 or more) £15 per head. Group rates for overnight ghost hunting visits. Price on application, depending on numbers. For more information, contact Burton Ghost Walks on 01283 500416 or 07783 295698, or visit www.burtonghostandhistorywalk.co.uk