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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Haunted mansion tours in February and New contest to uncover the scariest ghost story

The historic Macarthur region -home to one of Australia’s most famous ghosts, Fred Fisher – will host Gledswood House ghostsweekly ghost tours of the haunted Gledswood Homestead in February while ghostbusters have until January 30 to recount their scariest encounter with the spirit world to win ghost tour tickets and a double pass to see the new horror movie, ‘Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones’.

Destination Macarthur, Gledswood Homestead and Event Cinemas Campbelltown have partnered to run the ghost competition, which requires entrants to email their most frightening paranormal experience to before January 30, 2014. The entry judged the scariest will win two tickets to Gledswood Homestead’s weekly ghost tours and a double pass to see ‘Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones’ at Event Cinemas Campbelltown. Contest details are also on Destination Macarthur’s Facebook page -!/visitmacarthur
Macarthur’s own ghost, Fred Fisher, was an ex-convict who mysteriously disappeared from his Campbelltown farm in 1826. Soon after. a local reported seeing a ghost pointing to Fisher’s body in a creek. A neighbour was later hanged for the murder. Fisher’s Ghost Festival is held in Campbelltown every November.
Gledswood Ghost Tours
Gledswood7Gledswood, a 19th century colonial homestead in Macarthur, was first settled by a French nobleman who fled to Australia during the French Revolution. The ghost tour explores the stories of those who have inhabited the house throughout its history and, who psychics say, can still be heard in its dark hallways today.
Beginning at 7.30pm every Friday, the torch-lit tour is led by a psychic medium whose tales will be sure to make even the bravest visitor’s hair stand on end. The 60-minute tour will end with light refreshments at Gledswood’s cellar door. The beautiful 184-year old building will be sure to excite and intrigue ghost enthusiasts and history lovers alike.
Set amongst 64 hectares of beautiful countryside, less than 60 minutes from the Sydney CBD, Gledswood Homestead boasts magnificent colonial buildings, lush gardens and its own winery and cellar door.
Where:  Gledswood Homestead, 900 Camden Valley Way, Catherine Field, near Camden in the
Macarthur region, south-west of Sydney
When:        7.30 pm every Friday
Cost:           $45 including light supper. For adults 18 and over only.
Bookings:  Bookings required via Gledswood Homestead on 02 9606 5111. For general information on the Macarthur region, embracing Camden and Campbelltown, visit

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