North East Tourist News

The ghostly lion of Beechworth

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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.

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 ??  ?? HAUNTING: As foreboding as it is in the daytime, the former Mayday Hills asylum becomes something more by night.
HAUNTING: As foreboding as it is in the daytime, the former Mayday Hills asylum becomes something more by night.

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