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26 Haunted Places in Cheshire (Updated 2017)

| On 24, Apr 2017



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Haunted Places in Cheshire

Tatton Old Hall, Knutsford

The Grade II* listed Tatton Old Hall is a National Trust owned property near Knutsford.

The manor house was built at the turn of the 15th century.

Back in 2009, the Most Haunted gang investigated it in an episode which included Carol Thatcher.

Now the hall is said to be very haunted, mainly by female spirits.

One very nasty ghost at the manor house is said to be of a poacher turned gamekeeper called Tom…

Apparently, he doesn’t like women too much and tends to target female visitors to the hall!


Tatton Park Mansion, Knutsford

Tatton Hall is a Grade I listed country house in Tatton Park near Knutsford run by the National Trust.

Tatton Old Hall was the original manor house in Tatton Park but the grander Tatton Hall was built in 1716.

In 2007, the team from Most Haunted thought it was haunted enough to be worthy of an investigation.

The neo-classical mansion is said to be haunted with visitors to the hall reporting being touched by unknown hands, hearing phantom footsteps and seeing dark ghostly figure in both the house and gardens.


Hack Green Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich

Hack Green Nuclear Bunker near Nantwich is said to be haunted.

The bunker complex was opened to the public in 1998 as a museum.

But since then there’s been a lot of paranormal activity taking place within the place.

Terrified witnesses have seen the ghostly apparition of a man in uniform along the main corridor of the bunker.

Whilst in Room 9, visitors to the bunker have been shocked to see the ghostly apparition of an attractive young woman working at her desk.

The theatre is said to be the most active of the rooms for paranormal activity with people reporting they’ve been touched and pushed by unknown hands and have heard mysterious moans and bangs.

Most Haunted investigated the bunker in 2007 as part of their Most Haunted: Midsummer Murders series and it looked like they were so impressed with the location that they returned to investigate it for a program in Series 10!


Capesthorne Hall, Siddington

The 18th century neo-classical Capesthorne Hall is a Grade II* listed country house near the village of Siddington.




The hall is said to be haunted by many ghosts…

The west wing is said to be haunted by the ghostly apparition of a Grey Lady whilst many terrified visitors to the country house have reported seeing dark shadowy figures descend the stairs and walk into the chapel vault.

Terrified witnesses actually fled the hall when they saw an apparition of a floating dismembered head!

The Most Haunted team where so impressed with the ghostly goings-on at the hall that they decided to investigate it as part of their live series back in 2010.


Haunted Hotels in Cheshire

The George and Dragon Hotel, Chester

The George and Dragon pub is a Victorian building situated along the High Street not too far from Chester’s historical Northgate arch.

The black and white timber pub is said to be haunted by the spirits of Roman Legionnaires.

You see, the George and Dragon is located on an old Roman road which lead out from the north gate of the ancient Roman fortress at Chester.

Over the years, both the George and Dragon’s landlords and regulars have heard the eerie sounds of marching Roman legions echoing up from beneath the pub’s flooring.

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The Pied Bull Hotel, Chester

The Pied Bull Hotel is located along Chester’s Northgate Street.

The Grade II* listed building started life out as a coaching inn back in the 11th century.

It’s one of the oldest pubs in Chester which is one of the oldest cities in the UK and probably one of the most haunted too!

The cellar at the Pied Bull Hotel is said to be haunted by a cellar man called John Davies from 1609.

He fell down the cellar steps and tragically died…

The cellar is said to be so active that some of the members of staff refuse to go down in the cellar alone!

Two bedrooms at the Pied Bull Hotel are also said to be haunted by chambermaids from the past.

If you’re a fan of the TV show Whines and Spirits with Karl Beattie and Stuart Torevell, you may remember that they investigated the Pied Bull Hotel.

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The Queen Hotel, Chester

You’ll find the Queen Hotel on the corner of City Road and Station Road in the Cheshire historic city of Chester.

The Italianate Grade II listed building dates back to 1860 when it was originally built for first-class railway travellers.

Over the years the hotel has gained a reputation for being haunted.

The Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.

She’s said to haunt the area of a former nursery which was once situated on the second floor of the hotel.

Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!

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The Lion and Swan Hotel, Congleton

At the junction of Swan Bank, West Street and Wagg Street in Congleton you’ll find the black and white Lion and Swan Hotel.

The traditional inn dates back to the 16th century and has the reputation for being haunted…

Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly brown mist manifest in many areas of the hotel.

It’s believed that the mist is connected to the ghostly apparition of a woman who is often seen tending the hotel’s fire in the middle of the night.

Shocked witnesses describe her as having long brown hair and wearing nothing except a pair of wooden clogs!

Because of her association with the brown mist she has been nicknamed the Brown Lady.

Room 20 has a reputation for being haunted and many guests report the unpleasant sudden temperature drops which take place in the room.

It’s said that when Room 20 is empty, phantom scratching and banging noises can be heard coming from the neighbouring rooms…

Could these eerie noises be caused by the ghostly black dog often witnessed around the hotel?

Members of staff are often spooked in the hotel’s cellar after hearing the eerie sound of a young child or woman softly talking and crying!

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Statham Lodge, Lymm

The Grade II listed Statham Lodge is situated along the Warrington Road in the village of Lymm.

The hotel is a former Georgian manor house which dates back to the 1800s.

Members of staff refused to go to the attic of the hotel as they believe it’s haunted by a ghost of a little man.

Back in the early part of the 19th century a little man called James Wilson did indeed rent out the attic room at Statham Lodge.

It’s believed that he lived hidden away in the attic to escape mockery or even being forced into a freak show.

Recently, a blue silk three-piece suit was left on the doorstep of a local charity shop with a note attached to it reading…

James Wilson, Statham Lodge, Cheshire, 1819. The Little Squire Age 61!

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Hartford Hall Hotel, Northwich

You’ll find Hartford Hall Hotel along School Lane in the pretty village of Hartford which is just to the south west of Northwich.

The Grade II listed Hartford Hall Hotel dates back to the 17th century.

It was once a manor house and also used as a nunnery.

Spooked guests and members of staff alike have witness a ghostly apparition of a nun at Hartford Hall…

It’s believed she was killed and bricked into a wall at a nearby abbey!

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Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley

The Regency style Shrigley Hall is located in the village of Pott Shrigley.

The hall was built in 1825 for the Blackburn mill owner and Member of Parliament William Turner.

In the 20th century it was used as a school by the religious institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco.

The Salesians added a chapel to the south of the house in 1936.

In 1989 the house and church were converted into a hotel and country club.

Guests at the hotel have reported paranormal activity with one witnessing a ghostly apparition walking into his bathroom!

Other reported ghostly goings-on at the hotel include unexplained noises, dramatic temperature drops and strange banging noises in the middle of the night.

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The Old Hall Hotel, Sandbach

The timber-framed Grade I listed Old Hall Hotel in Sandbach dates back to 1656.

If you’re a Most Haunted fan then cast your mind back to Series 5 when the team with Gaby Roslin investigated the Old Hall Hotel.

They investigated the building because it’s said to be very haunted…

You see, the hotel is said to be haunted by up to fourteen ghosts.

One being a former 16th century owner of the hall called Sir John and another is a woman beekeeper of all things!


Haunted Pubs in Cheshire

The Bear and Billet Inn, Chester

You’ll find the Bear and Billet Inn situated along Lower Bridge Street in Chester.

The stunning Grade I listed building dates back to 1664.

The timber-framed town house was first built for the Earls of Shrewsbury and was probably also used to store grain.

The house became a pub in the 18th century.

Paranormal activity has been reported at the Bear and Billet Inn.

It’s said that the staircase of the building is haunted by a ghostly old maid who died of starvation after being locked in a room.

Apparently she only shows herself to men!


The Coach House, Chester

You’ll find the Coach House along Northgate Street in Chester.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1872.

It was formerly called the Coach and Horses and it was during this time that the pub gained a reputation for being haunted.

Regulars reported seeing ashtrays move by themselves across table tops and a strange blue light flash from the walls.

In 1988, a well-dressed old gentleman came into the pub.

He sat at the bar and told the staff that his wife had recently passed away and that he didn’t like to sit at home with all the bad memories.

He book a room for the night, gave his details and told them he was going for a walk but would be back later in the evening.

By two o’clock in the morning he hadn’t returned so the concerned management called the police.

They gave the old man’s name and address to the police and they went to check on him.

The police discovered that the old man had lived at the address he’d given in Birkenhead but he’d died eight years earlier shortly after his wife had passed away!

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The Marlborough Arms, Chester

You’ll find the Marlborough Arms along St John Street in Chester.

The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former depressed landlord who committed suicide by cutting his own throat.

The pub’s sign reads ‘Marlbororough Arms’.

Local legend says that in 1885 the sign writer was watched by the ghostly landlord as he painted the sign.

And due to this, the sign writer made the mistake of adding an extra ‘or’ into the pub’s name.

The ghostly landlord is still said to haunt the pub…

Witnesses have reported hearing an eerie gurgling noise and seeing a black shadow in the pub’s cellar where it’s said that the landlord killed himself!


Ye Olde King’s Head, Chester

You’ll find Ye Olde Kings Head pub along Lower Bridge Street in the centre of Chester.

The three storey timber-framed Grade II* listed building dates back to 1622.

The building first started life out as the town house for Peter the Clerk who was the administrator of Chester Castle.

The pub got its name during the English Civil War when King Charles I stayed at the nearby Gamul House.

It’s said that the pub’s Elizabethan fireplaces and timber was taken from one of Nelson’s sunken ships.

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be one of the most haunted pubs in the country which is in one of the most haunted cities in the country!

Mentioning Most Haunted…

The team from the hit paranormal TV show investigated the pub recently because of its notoriety for being very haunted.

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be home to thirteen ghosts.

Paranormal activity has been reported to take place within six of the pub’s eight rooms!

Shocked witnesses have heard phantom children running up and down the pub’s corridors knocking on doors.

For some reason Room 4 seems to be a draw for them.

The spirit children are said to have once been part of a family that lived in the building.

The story goes that the wife was having an affair and the husband found out with horrendous consequences…

He’s said to have drowned the children in the local river and the distraught wife then committed suicide!

Poltergeist activity has been reported throughout the pub…

The poor chef has even had knifes thrown at him by an unknown entity!

Ghostly messages have eerily appeared in the mirror in Room 4 whilst objects have been reported to mysteriously disappear in Room 6.

In fact, Room 6 like Room 4 seems to be very active…

Terrified witnesses have awoken in the night to discover the ghostly apparition of figure watching them from the end of the bed!

I may be wrong, but I think the present landlord is very much open to all things paranormal.

So, if you’re ever on a ghost hunting trip to Chester, why not visit or even stay the night at Ye Olde Kings Head!

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The Cheese Hall, Crewe

You’ll find the Cheese Hall pub along Earle Street in the centre of Crewe.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the Victorian period.

The pub was former called the Three Lamps, named after the three lights positioned nearby.

In 2008, a photo was taken inside the cellar of the pub which captured a shadowy robed figure holding something across his chest!


The Old Red Lion, Holmes Chapel

You’ll find the Old Red Lion situated along the London road in the village of Holmes Chapel.

The Grade II* listed building dates back to the late 17th century.

Local legend says that a woman was once bricked up behind a wall in one of the pub’s rooms.

And her ghost haunted the room!


The Lord Eldon Inn, Knutsford

You’ll find the Lord Eldon Inn situated along Tatton Street in market town of Knutsford.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-18th century when it probably started life off as a private dwelling.

The pub’s lower rooms are said to be haunted by the ghost of Knutsford’s first Queen of May, Annie-Sarah Pollitt.

Members of staff who’ve witnessed her ghostly apparition wandering around the pub describe her as wearing a white dress!


Ye Olde No. 3, Little Bollington

You’ll find the Ye Olde No. 3 along the Lymm Road in the village of Little Bollington.

In the 1970s the ghostly apparition of a woman was seen in the pub.

Local legend says she’s the ghost of a woman who was on the run from the police but tragically drowned in a flooded steam near to the pub.

Her body was taken to the pub for a police investigation and an inquest.

Her ghost is now said to haunt Ye Olde No. 3!

A former landlady of the pub once reported seeing the apparition of a little girl walk straight through a closed bedroom door.

She described the little girl as being dressed in a blue frock and wearing a poke bonnet!


The Green Dragon, Lymm

You’ll find the Green Dragon pub along Mill Lane in the village of Lymm.

The pub was originally three separate cottages which were converted in the 19th century to make an alehouse.

The ghost of an old woman whom staff members have nicknamed Beryl is said to haunt the Green Dragon.


Bate Hall, Macclesfield

You’ll find the Bate Hall pub situated along Chestergate in Macclesfield.

The Grade II* listed building dates back to 1525 when it started life off as a private dwelling for the Stopford family.

The Bate Hall is one of Macclesfield’s oldest pubs and probably the most haunted too!

A former landlord claimed the pub was haunted by up to fourteen ghosts.

His three year old daughter would play hide and seek with a ghost boy.

And the landlord once heard the eerie voice of a spirit called Richard threatening to kill him.

He has also heard the phantom screams of a woman in the pub.

Legend says a local witch known as the Grey Lady was once hung in the stairway of the building.

And her spirit is now also said to haunt the pub!


The Vaults, Malpas

You’ll find the Vaults inn along Church Street in the village of Malpas.

During the 1970s spooked members of staff reported hearing the pub’s residential ghost walking around the upstairs opening and closing doors!


Lower Chequer Inn, Sandbach

You’ll find the Lower Chequer Inn situated along Crown Bank in the market town of Sandbach.

The Grade II listed timber framed building dates back to 1570.

Local legend says that the former coaching inn is haunted by a ghost known as ‘You’!

The ghost is believed to be the spirit of a stable hand who once died in the pub.

His ghost is felt the strongest in the area below the stairs.

Apparently he’s called ‘You’ from ‘You do this, you do that’!


The Black Horse Inn, Warrington

You’ll find the Black Horse Inn situated along Warrington’s Old Liverpool Road.

The pub dates back to 1632 when it started life off as a coaching inn.

The area around the inn is said to be haunted by a ghost known as the crawling man.

Witnesses have described seeing a ghostly apparition of a man either stumbling or crawling along the road holding his hand to his chest.

Some people believe the apparition is the ghost of a former local blacksmith called Giles Boston.

He was killed during a fight with Royalist troops during the English Civil War when they broke into his stables demanding his horses.

He refused and they shot him in the chest.

Mortally wounded, he managed to crawl along the road to raise the alarm!


The Lower Angel, Warrington

You’ll find the Lower Angel along Buttermarket Street in Warrington.

The traditional pub is said to be haunted by a ghost that likes to pinch the barmaid’s bottoms as they bend down.

Apparently, the ghost is that of Dick Peabody who once drank in the Lower Angel during the 19th century!