Dudley Castle stands on top of a lofty limestone crag and was originally built in 1071 as a wooden mote and bailey castle. It was refortified in stone in the 13th century by the de Sonnery family, one of whom still haunts the castle to this day. In the mid 16th century it came into the possession of the ill-fated John Dudley, father-in-law of Lady Jane Grey. He sanctioned building the magnificent and haunted Sharington range, much of which can still be seen today. John Dudley, his son and Lady Jane were all beheaded by Bloody Mary. Although he did not die in the castle, his ghost still haunts his beloved home, and is often seen by staff and visitors. Dudley Castle is very close to Richard Felix's heart, as this was the venue of the very first Most Haunted Live and was Richard's first appearance on Most Haunted.