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3 Haunted Hotels in Cambridgeshire

| On 21, Feb 2017

 

The Hardwicke Arms Hotel

You’ll find the Hardwicke Arms Hotel situated along the old Roman road of Ermine Street in the Cambridgeshire village of Arrington.

Parts of the Grade II listed hotel date back to the 13th century but much of the hotel you see today is 18th and 19th century.

The hotel was once a busy coaching inn and then later became part of the Wimpole estate.

From the 1980s onwards, the Hardwicke Arms has gained a reputation for being haunted.

The dining room of the Hardwicke Arms Hotel is said to be haunted by a wicked poltergeist.

And the guest room is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman who’s been seen sitting at the dressing table.

Witnesses describe her as wearing a red dress and say that as they enter the room she looks up at them before disappearing into thin air.

Spooked members of staff have also reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a monk standing by the fireplace in the bar area.

Apparently he appears for a few seconds before disappearing through the wall.

He’s been described as being old and wearing a black habit!

 

The George Hotel

The George Hotel in Buckden dates back to the 17th century.

Today, the modern hotel’s rooms are cleverly named after famous Georges such as George Best, George Orwell and George Eliot.

But in the old days when the rooms were more conventionally numbered, the rooms in the old part of the George had a ghostly reputation…

Paranormal activity was reported by both members of staff and guests alike to take place in rooms 100, 104, 105 and 112.

Guests sleeping in the rooms would often be woken up in the middle of the night by something unseen lifting up their bedcover and pinching their legs!

 


AMBERLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

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!

Click Here to Stay the Night at Amberley Castle


 


The ghostly apparition of a man wearing a tricorn hat and a black coat has been seen by terrified witnesses gliding along the first floor corridor.

Locked doors in the hotel have been known to mysteriously unlock themselves on their own accord and heavy phantom footsteps have also been heard walking around the building.

The apparition of a woman has been seen to suddenly manifest on the hotel’s main staircase by stunned witnesses.

In the 1990s a shocked guest was woken by her young daughter who was speaking in a disturbing deep male voice…

It’s said that the lady and her daughter left the hotel in a hurry the very next morning!

 

The Golden Lion Hotel

The 18th century Golden Lion Hotel in the market town of St Ives has a reputation for being very haunted…

The ghost of the Green Lady is said to be responsible for opening and closing doors and ringing bells.

Her ghost has also been accused of pulling the sheets off the beds in Room 13!

On one occasion, an apparition of a lady wearing a green dress was seen by a terrified witness in Room 12.

A ghostly cavalier has also been witnessed roaming around the building.

One day a maid saw a ghostly figure walk along the corridor and vanish through the wall.

A few seconds later, a terrified guest came running out of a room saying that they’ve seen a ghostly apparition of a man dressed in a Royalist uniform enter the room through the wall and then just vanish into thin air!

The strange thing is…

Local legend says the hotel has a reputation for the ghost of Oliver Cromwell turning up.

And we all know that he was a Parliamentarian!

 
Bibliography
Stuart Orme (2012) Haunted Peterborough. The History Press
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Cambridgeshire. Amberley

 


AMBERLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

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!

Click Here to Stay the Night at Amberley Castle