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3 Haunted Hotels in Oxfordshire

| On 26, Feb 2017

The Bear Hotel, Woodstock

Opposite the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock you’ll find the Bear Hotel.

The historic Bear Hotel in Woodstock dates back to the 13th century when it first started life as a coaching house.

The two ghosts who are said to haunt the Bear Hotel are a lady called Elizabeth Downing and her 8 year old son, Christopher.

Elizabeth Downing died in 1768.

Guests at the hotel have seen a ghostly apparition of a boy walking and playing in the corridors!

Room 16 is one of the two bedrooms which are believed to be haunted by a female ghost.

The hotel’s members of staff also try not to be alone at night in the kitchen and cellar!

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The Weston Manor Hotel, Weston-on-the-Green

The stunning Weston Manor Hotel is just off the Northampton Road in the village of Weston-on-the-Green.

Weston Manor House dates back to the turn of the 16th century when it was first built for Osney Abbey’s bailiff.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a local nun called Maude.

She fell in love with a monk but was burnt at the stake outside the building for breaking her vows of chastity.

She’s said to wander the hotel at night and is often seen next to the four-poster bed in one bedroom in particular.

Spooked guests staying at the hotel have also reported hearing the sounds of a phantom coach and horses drawing up in the hotel’s courtyard.

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The Old Swan and Minster Mill, Old Minster

You’ll find the Old Swan and Minster Mill situated along Minster Riding in the picturesque village of Minster Lovell.

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

Local legend says that during a wedding reception at the Old Swan and Minster Mill a young woman disappeared.

Apparently, she was tired from dancing and found an oak chest in a quiet room.

She decided to climb into the chest and have a nap.

But she got trapped inside it and died.

Her skeleton was discovered in the chest many years later!

And now her ghost is said to haunt the Old Swan and Minster Mill.

Witnesses who’ve seen her ghostly apparition described her as looking very unhappy.

The ghost of a Grey Lady is also said to haunt the hotel.

The Grey Lady is believed to be the spirit of a former landlady from the 1950s who was electrocuted and sadly died.

Her ghostly apparition has been seen wandering around the upstairs bedrooms of the pub.

Spooked members of staff at the Old Swan and Minster Mill have reported hearing phantom footsteps, banging noises coming from a locked room and seeing a knife fly through the air in the restaurant!

After closing time, a ghostly figure of a man has been witnessed standing at the bar before he vanishes into thin air.

Outside the pub a featureless black figure has been seen lurking.

The only distinguishable thing about this phantom is its white staring eyes!

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