3 Haunted Hotels in Northamptonshire
Stewart | On 10, Apr 2017
The Hind Hotel, Wellingborough
Along Sheep Street in the market town of Wellingborough you’ll find the Hind Hotel.
The historic Grade II listed Hind Hotel dates back to the 17th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.
The hotel has a reputation for being haunted…
Oliver Cromwell was said to have stayed at the hotel before the battle of Naseby in 1645.
And together with Sir Thomas Fairfax he planned the battle actually in the Hind itself!
It’s said that a serving maid was found spying on Cromwell and his generals whilst they were planning the battle.
Later she was found dead and it’s now said that her ghost haunts the building.
Poltergeist activity and phantom footsteps have been reported to take place at the Hind Hotel by terrified witnesses.
In the 1970s, the building was being renovated and this seemed to have upset the residential ghosts…
The Hind’s manager would get all sorts of objects thrown at him by an unseen force.
One day he had a bottle of soft drink thrown at his head which actually hit him resulting in him being totally drench with orange juice.
Two ghostly apparition of ladies dressed in white have also been witnessed in the hotel.
One is said to walk the corridors knocking on doors and the other is said to be a Victorian lady.
The ghost of a soldier, a monk, a drunkard and small children are also said to haunt the hotel.
And you know what…
Some even say that the ghost of Oliver Cromwell himself haunts the hotel too!
The Brave Old Oak, Towcester
In the ancient town of Towcester is the Brave Old Oak.
The Brave Old Oak is a three hundred year old coaching inn situated along Watling Street.
The inn is said to be haunted by a couple of ghosts…
One being a ghostly horse from the English Civil War!
Members of staff believe that there’s something not of this world in the pub’s cellar.
And an apparition of a young child has also been seen by witnesses in the Brave Old Oak!
The Talbot Hotel, Oundle
In the centre of the ancient market town of Oundle you’ll find the handsome Talbot Hotel.
The Talbot Hotel is very old, the timber frame of this Grade I listed building dates back to 638!
The rest of the Talbot Hotel was rebuilt using stonework from the ruins of Fotheringhay Castle in 1626.
Now, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at the nearby Fotheringhay Castle in 1587.
And it’s said that she haunts the staircase and many other rooms within the Talbot Hotel today.
One night, a guest at the hotel was scared witless after she was woken by something sitting on her bed!
And a ghostly face of a gaunt woman is often seen by spooked passers-by staring out of hotel’s windows.Click Here to Stay at the Talbot Hotel