3 Haunted Places in Merseyside
Stewart | On 17, Apr 2017
Croxteth Hall, Liverpool
The Grade II* listed Croxteth Hall in Liverpool dates back to 1575.
It was the Molyneux family home for many centuries but when the last Earl died in 1972 Liverpool City Council took charge of the hall.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
Over the centuries the house has been expanded many times which has resulted in the building’s Tudor, Georgian and Queen Anne styles.
Today the hall and Victorian gardens are open to the public…
So you can have a look around it if you fancy!
Back in 2004, the TV paranormal show Most Haunted investigated the hall due to its reputation for being very haunted…
The hall’s kitchens are said to be haunted by staff of bygone years doing their daily duties.
A ghostly apparition of a house maid is often seen by terrified witnesses going about her daily work.
Dark shadowy figures and the smell of old fashioned tobacco have been reported in the billiard room.
And, the motion detectors in the breakfast room are always being set off by something unknown.
RUTHIN CASTLE: One of the Most Haunted Places in Wales!
The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.
The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.
She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.
She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.
It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.
Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.
The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.
In 2009, the CCTV outside the hall caught an alleged ghost walking along the path towards the house!
The ghostly apparition of a young boy has been seen by witnesses in the dining room.
And the apparition of a gentleman who some say is the 6th Earl of Sefton has been seen walking through the tearoom.
Recently, witnesses have been scared witless after seeing the ghostly apparition of a hooded man with a horrific face walking the hall’s corridors.
Members of staff at the hall have also reported the ghostly sounds of phantom footsteps and doors opening and closing on their own accord!
Speke Hall, Liverpool
Another hall in Liverpool which the Most Haunted gang investigated, this time in 2009, was Speke Hall.
Speke Hall is a beautiful wood-framed wattle-and-daub Tudor manor house which dates back to 1530.
The house has some fantastic features…
It has a thunderbox toilet, a priest hole, an observation hole built into a chimney and an eavesdrop hole.
In the courtyard, there are two ancient Yew trees called Adam and Eve!
The families which have owned Speke Hall over the centuries are the Norrises, the Beauclerks and the Watts.
Today, the hall is owned and run by the National Trust so it’s opened for you to have a look around if you wish.
Now, Speke Hall is said to be haunted…
The hall’s Blue Room is said to be the home to a negative spirit who scares the living daylights out of visitors by whispering ‘get out’ in their ear.
Witnesses have heard ghostly phantom footsteps and the upsetting sound of children crying in the hall’s upstairs corridors.
Local legend says that Mary Norris hurled her infant son and then herself from the Tapestry Room’s window into the moat below because she was depressed by her husband’s mounting debts and gambling problems.
Since then, terrified witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly female figure gliding across the floor of the Tapestry Room.
Some say that this ghostly apparition is Mary Norris herself!
Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Cammell Laird is a world famous ship building firm located in Birkenhead.
In 1903, Laird, Son & Co. of Birkenhead merged with Johnson Cammell & Co. of Sheffield to form Cammell Laird.
It’s said that over a thousand ships have been launched by Cammell Laird.
Some of the famous ships which came out of their shipyard were the Ma Roberts, CSS Alabama, HMS Caroline, the Fullagar, RMS Mauretania, HMS Ark Royal (91), HMS Prince of Wales and the HMS Ark Royal (R09).
Now, the Cammell Laird shipyards have a reputation for being haunted…
A ghostly apparition of a man in blue overalls and a flat cap has been witnessed many times in the Construction Hall.
Members of staff have also witnessed the apparition of an old lady in the corridor near the kitchen area.
Many dark ghostly figures have been seen in the corridors walking through walls into adjoining rooms.
And the firm’s offices are also believed to be haunted by ex Cammell Laird employees!
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!