Christmas Ghost Stories with Ian McElhinney


  • 28 December 2018

Ticketing information

Adult: £20
Concession: £18 (seniors and under 25s, students and Historic Royal Palaces members).

Includes festive drink on arrival. 

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For the Victorians, Christmas ghost stories became an essential custom of the season.

Join us for an atmospheric, candle-lit experience of the Castle with a special reading of ghost stories in the Throne Room by internationally acclaimed actor Ian McElhinney.

Ian McElhinney is an actor and director from Northern Ireland. He has appeared in many theatre, film and television productions in a critically acclaimed career spanning more than thirty years; notable appearances include Taggart, Hornblower, Cold Feet and The Tudors. In recent times his best known roles are in Game of Thrones, The Fall, Derry Girls and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Ticket price includes festive drink on arrival.

Important information

Limited onsite parking is available. Parking for blue-badge holders can be arranged on request in advance.

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