3 Haunted Places in Derbyshire
Stewart | On 16, Apr 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux Room!
Derby Gaol, Derby
Derby Gaol which is located on Friar Gate dates back to 1756 and was in operation until 1846.
Just in front of the building was a gallows which was used for public hangings for most of the time the gaol was in operations.
With such a dark history, you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the gaol is said to be haunted.
So much so, that the Most Haunted team investigated it back in 2002 for their first series and also their Live Summer Solstice Series in 2004.
Ghostly figures are often witnessed both in the old cells and walking along the passageway just outside the cells.
Eerie phantom sounds of scraping, banging and bolts being shut have been heard in the quiet of the night by terrified witnesses.
One cell in particular at the gaol is known for its paranormal activity with the sound of someone moving on the straw bed being reported…
A strange misty figure has also been witnessed in there!
Elvaston Castle, Elvaston
The historic Gothic Revival Elvaston Castle is a Grade II* listed stately home.
Sir John Stanhope built the manor house in 1633.
Today, the castle is in desperate need of repair.
Sadly it has been neglected and is on the Buildings at Risk Register.
Because of its disrepair, it’s now unfortunately closed to the public.
Elvaston Castle has a reputation for being haunted.
Back in 2004 and 2005, the Most Haunted gang investigated the manor house as part of their Live Summer Solstice Series and for Series 6.
Ghostly phantom footsteps have been heard walking through the hall of the manor house by terrified witnesses.
And, the doors have a party trick of mysteriously opening and closing on their own accord!
One of the infamous ghosts said to haunt Elvaston Castle is that of the Grey Lady.
Frightened witnesses have seen her walking along the gallery and outside the house walking along the path leading towards the churchyard.
A ghostly apparition of a man has been seen on the top floor of the building…
Witnesses have described him as being either a gardener or a gamekeeper.
Some say he’s an ex-gamekeeper called Jim Boothe!
The ghost of a maid is often seen throughout the castle but more than often you’ll tend to see her ghostly apparition in the kitchen.
Apparently, she committed suicide because she got pregnant out of wedlock.
Tissington Hall, Tissington
The Grade II* listed Tissington Hall is a Jacobean mansion house which dates back to the early part of the 17th century.
The hall has been the family home to the Fitzherberts for centuries.
If you fancy visiting the hall you’ll be pleased to know that the hall is open to the public at certain times of the year.
Now, Tissington Hall has a reputation for being haunted.
If you’re a Most Haunted fan then you may remember the gang investigated the hall back in 2005 for Series 6.
It’s said that Room 4 at the hall is exceptionally active with paranormal activity.
A dark ghostly figure has been seen in the room standing at the bottom of one of the beds by terrified witnesses.
The bed has also been known to shake on its own accord in the middle of the night.
The hall is said to be haunted by a young girl called Wilhelmina Fitzherbert who tragically died in 1862 when her nightdress caught fire.
Witnesses have been scared stiff after seeing a ghostly apparition of a man dressed in black in the cellar.
And last but by no means least… there’s the library!
Strange phantom noises have been heard in this room coupled with severe temperature drops.
Some people say that the library is actually haunted by all things a small cat.