North East Tourist News
The ghostly lion of Beechworth
HIDDEN away from prying eyes atop a lonely hillside on the outskirts of Beechworth’s historic town centre, Mayday Hills Asylum sits overlooking the town, waiting.
Now you can wander through its many twisted hallways and small, stifling rooms.
Asylum Ghost Tours offers ghost tours, history tours and paranormal investigations at the historic asylum within eleven hectares of heritage gardens.
Let the experienced guides tell you all the secrets of the place, relax in a comfortable lounge chair to watch a horror double-feature, or come along to one of the sleepover events and stay the night.
If you’ve previously visited, come back to explore some recentlyopened areas you may never have seen.
Explore beyond doors that have been locked for decades, and see what few have experienced before.
While the sun shines, join the weekend daytime history tours to hear about the 128 year history of the buildings of the former asylum.
You’ll hear stories of the opening of the facility, the many patients we still know about, and the final years of the ‘Lion of Beechworth’, as the asylum was known.
After darkness falls, the tours of the dark, haunted buildings of the facility begin.
Your host will guide you through the many abandoned hallways, cells, common rooms, surgeries, and isolation areas of the old asylum.
The ghost tour encompasses facility history, memories, local tales, urban myths, and stories of the supernatural.
For the more adventurous, paranormal investigations take place when all is quiet and the dead open their eyes.
Groups experience two or three hour investigations in an attempt to find out who or what still haunts the foreboding asylum.
From experienced ghost-hunters to those who merely wonder at the whispered tales of hauntings, the promise of an entertaining exploration of the most haunted areas of all tempts many.