Falstaff Review Level of Activity 3/5
Falstaff experience formally known as Shrieve’s House is in the centre of Stratford upon Avon. There are lots of shops, attractions, bars and restaurants nearby. It is now a museum in the day, but by night various Paranormal Investigation teams go there.
The building itself dates back to the 16th Century but there has been a dwelling on the site since 1196.
The first person who has known to live at the site is William Shrieve. He was an archer for King Henry VIII. It is assumed that he was an important figure of that area.
Another tenant William Rogers owned the building in the 16th century for which it was a local tavern. According to some, William Rogers was the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s famous character Falstaff.
The 17th century came and brought with it wounded soldiers from the first battle of the English Civil War at Edgehill who stayed, recovered and died in this building. After that John Wodmer, the tenant of the building was made the first mayor of Stratford.
The building has a lot of history. It has survived two great fires, the Plague and the Civil War (no wonder there is a lot of activity in the building). The house also has hidden priest holes and a secret chamber.
Following the ghost hunt at Falstaff I can certainly say there is a lot of activity in certain rooms of the museum. There was one room which the floors were made using an old ship. Everyone felt like they were rocking and a couple of people thought that they were sea sick.
The spirit of a little girl is in the reception area (which was the tavern). She is still there trying to pick pocket men around her. There is also a Serial killer wandering around the building from the 18th century and of course a catholic gentleman and soldiers.
If you want a weekend away that is a bit different. I recommend going to Stratford and attending a ghost hunt at Falstaff.
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