Elizabeth was a rare dog breeder from London who was to marry a local Lord.
Her vanity had led her to use Tintern Abbey as the wedding venue, with the reception taking place at a clearing in Coombesbury Woods. The spectacular reception was to be held in a gigantic Big Top tent, holding 400 people and featuring a travelling Circus.
Since Friday’s Harvest Moon there have been some strange sightings around the FearFest-Evil site.Two large animals have been spotted in the shadows of the woodland at the Northern area of the National Diving & Activity Centre.
Local Tidenham Farmers have also reported livestock disappearing and several cows have been found mutilated after being dragged into the woodland.
Local folk tales talk of wolves and even wolf-men at this time of year. However this may just be a local legend created by farmers to keep people off their land – it is far more likely that the animals are large dogs that have escaped.
The animals appear to be scared of the light and locals have covered the trees in foil to reflect the light around. We advise sticking to the paths and out of the shadows when in the woodland areas and please report any sightings.
Here’s the full trailer for the 2017 FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event!
You’ll want to turn up the sound and go full-screen for this glimpse into the terrifying horror of FearFest-Evil!
Tickets for FearFest-Evil are available now »
We’re not giving too much away, but in this trailer you’ll catch snapshots of some of the creatures lurking around the maze of structures, haunted ancient woodland and historic railway line of the Chepstow site.
FearFest-Evil the ultimate Halloween horror event returns to Chepstow this October with a new team, terrifying monsters, larger and improved scare zones and we’re ramping up the Evil!
FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October, from Friday the 13th until Halloween night. (Full List of Dates»)
The immersive and interactive horror event includes the ‘Trilogy of Horrors‘ spread over a disused limestone quarry, historic railway line and surrounding haunted woodland near Chepstow. Each area has multiple scare zones with monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!
For the adrenalin junkies we’ve the G forces of the Hangman’s Swing – a terrifying attraction 245 feet in the air or the 700m long Death Slide over the cold waters of our 80m deep quarry.
BBQ’s, hog roast and undead cocktails are available on-site from the View Cafe Bar as well as accommodation options in our Wooden Wigwam Cabins as part of a ‘RIP – Rest In Peace‘ optional upgrade.
Enjoy the trailer and we look forward to scaring you this Halloween season!
FearFest-Evil is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.
We’ve sneaked out a few horror set photos from the House of Horrors area of FearFest-Evil.
This is just a glimpse of the maze of haunted structures in this terrifying terror area – Even the contractors on site don’t like being in here alone!
The Trilogy of Horrors is spread over a disused limestone quarry, historic railway line and surrounding haunted woodland. Each area has multiple scare zones with monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!
This is not for those of a nervous disposition – You have been warned!
Limited tickets are available now
In 1573, in the village of Tidenham, the family of a parish priest were found dismembered and scorched in a huge bonfire at the edge of Coombesbury Woods. Their screams were heard as far away as Tintern Abbey.
The priest himself was not amongst the dead and a body was never found.
Reports from the time say that his body must have been cremated by the fire. However local folk songs tell a tale that he’d been possessed by the Devil himself, murdered his family and jumped off nearby cliffs (now known as Wintours Leap) into the River Wye.
Much of Coombesbury woods were destroyed when Dayhouse Quarry was dug, but some areas still remain. To this day many locals avoid the area and claim that the family’s screams can still be heard on a clear night.
If you dare… join us this October in the remaining haunted woods, disused limestone quarry and historic railway line near Chepstow. Limited tickets for FearFest-Evil are available now at http://www.FearFest-Evil.co.uk
FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October.
Here’s the 80’s Horror Movie inspired teaser trailer for the 2017 FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event!
Go full screen, turn up the sound and bask in the 80’s horror of ‘Chop-Chop’ the Butcher of Tidenham!
We don’t know his real name, but the giant of the man known as ‘Chop-Chop’ was believed to have died at the quarry site in 1959.
He carved and served meat for many years in the Dayhouse Quarry kitchen and earned his nickname from his ability with a butchers knife.
From speaking to old timers who worked at the quarry, the tale is that he went missing after being implicated in the disappearance of a local girl. There were also rumours that he may have been responsible for several other disappearances near the site.
The story of his death is vague and a body was never found. However, local legend says his fellow co-workers took the law into their own hands and threw him off the cliff edge.