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Discover Chilling Tales of Ghosts and Ghouls Lurking at the Redoubt Fortress this October

21 September 2016

Twilight Tours return to the Redoubt this October with more chilling tales of ghost and ghouls lurking about the creepy corridors of the fortress.

Redoubt Spooky Steps


Starting Friday 21 October, the frightful torchlit journey will kick off a spooky Halloween week with gruesome stories, haunted sightings and myths and legends with a historical twist.

The creaky doors open up over both weekends on 21, 22, 28 and 30 October with a costumed tour guide, on a journey of around an hour through the cobwebbed corridors, dank cells and gun caponiers, which is not for the faint hearted.

A family special on Saturday 29 October, will however see a more gentle stroll through the fortress with animal tales and legends for anyone of school age and up.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “With one date already sold out, the Redoubt at night is a truly unique and eerie experience not to be missed! Expect a mix of real life stories, local legends and some added spook-factor for good measure.”

The Redoubt has received many ghostly sightings in recent years, from the strange crouching man on the gun platform and apparitions in the corridors to the mysterious tall lady in the white gown.

Paranormal groups regularly ghost hunt around the building and visitors have reported the sound of footsteps in an empty parade ground, a cold hand on the shoulder when no one else is nearby, eerie figures walking through cell walls and ice cold, uneasy sensations in the cells.


The tours are just one of a range of Halloween activities this year. Throughout half term the fortress will unleash its spooktacular trail for young horrors with a creepy quiz, spooky things to make and do and a fangtastic treat at the end.

On Halloween itself, a spine-chilling evening film screening of The Thing, will see the Redoubt transformed into an Antarctic research station. The 1982 John Carpenter sci-fi horror which stars Kurt Russell, sees a US research station greeted by an alien life force, and has become a cult classic amongst horror fans ever since.

Twilight Tours return on 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 October costing £5 per adult and £3 per child. Booking is essential and doors open at 7pm with tours from 8pm, lasting up to an hour. Minimum age is 13 for the standard Twilight Tour and age 4 for the Family Special.

The Redoubt is open every day with a new Autumn opening time of 11am to 4pm from 1 October.

For more information or to book online visit or telephone 01323 410300.

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