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Dale Fort Paranormal Weekend - 14/03/2025 - 16/03/2025

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There has been a human presence on Dale Point for at least 3000 years. The original defences date from the Bronze Age and the site was occupied and improved through The Iron Age. A carbon date of 790 BCE was obtained from the defensive ditch, making this the earliest physically dated site in Pembrokeshire. The site was probably inhabited into the Roman period and beyond. The Normans controlled the Dale Peninsula during their occupation of South Wales and left evidence in the forms of the local church and castle.

During the First English Civil War (1642) the Dale Peninsula was held by Royalists who were said to have a gun battery on Dale Point, together with lodgings for 50 men.

By 1852 Charles Louis Napoleon had dissolved the Second Republic (of France), launched the Second Empire and begun calling himself Napoleon III. This alarmed the British Parliament to the extent that it embarked upon a massive programme of coastal fortifications to defend against what was felt to be the imminent threat of a French invasion. The current Dale Fort was constructed during this period (begun 1853, finished 1856). The fort was occupied initially by 62 army personnel and ancillary staff.

By 1881 the buildings were occupied by a caretaker and his family and used sporadically for training the local Coastal Defence Militia.

In the 1890s the fort saw a military experiment unique in Europe. The Zalinski Pneumatic Dynamite Torpedo Gun was installed and tested. This weapon used air pressure to propel dynamite packed shells at incoming ships. It worked but was very complex and rendered obsolete by later developments in high explosives.

From the 1890s the buildings were lived in by the Owen-Evans family. During World War I Mrs. Owen-Evans operated the place as a military hospital. In 1922 Miss M A Bland purchased the edifice and shared it with several orphaned girls, servants, various animals and Colonel Lee-Roberts, whom she eventually married.

During World War II the complex was taken over by the Admiralty and became an important mine-watching and de-gaussing station with a staff compliment of 15-20.

Since 1947, the fortress has been utilised as a residential field centre belonging to The Field Studies Council. It specializes in the environmental sciences but also runs a large variety of arts, literary and historical courses drawing on the expertise of permanent staff and using that of external tutors.

Given the long period of occupation it’s hardly surprising that there have been several reports of ghosts and presences. Some of these give a distinct impression of having been invented for entertainment purposes but there is no denying that both members of staff and visitors have on occasion been genuinely disturbed.

Please click this link for the ghost stories of Dale Fort-


* Arrival from 7pm Friday. Check out 10am Sunday

* Ghost hunt Friday and Saturday evening 👻

* Self Serve Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning

* Evening meal Saturday evening

* Free time Saturday daytime

* Use of paranormal equipment

* Free Hot refreshments and snacks for the duration of the weekend

* EXCLUSIVE use of the whole site and the 3 blocks.

Rooms 🔽

Room 1 - En Suite Family Room ( Sleeps 5) ( Ground Floor) BOOKED 

Room 2 - En Suite Family Room ( Sleeps 5) ( Ground Floor)

Room 3 - En Suite Family Room ( Sleeps 5) ( Ground Floor)

Room 4 - En Suite Family Room ( Sleeps 6) ( Ground Floor) BOOKED

Room 5 - En Suite Family Room ( Sleeps 5) (First Floor)

* Bed Linen all provided *

This is dormitory style accommodation so you may need to share if room cannot be filled. Please let us know your preferred room upon booking. If we don't hear from you , we will automatically book you into a room.


Price will be £125 PP . £25 PP deposit. £100 can be paid over 4 £25 payments at times to suit you, full balance MUST be received by 1ST December 2024 or places and monies paid will be lost .

How to get there By Road:

From the M4 (Junction 49) follow the A48 to Carmarthen and then the A40 to Haverfordwest. From Haverfordwest take the B4327 to Dale. There is no coach access to Dale Fort, a drop off in the village is required.

By Train:

The nearest railway station to the Centre is Milford Haven.

By Bus:

Service 315 f



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