5 Haunted Hotels in Somerset (Updated 2017)
Stewart | On 23, Feb 2017
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The Francis Hotel, Bath
The Grade 1 listed Francis Hotel is situated in the historic Queens Square in Bath.
The hotel dates back to 1858 and is made up from seven out of the nine town houses on the south side of the square.
The hotel is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a former housekeeper…
She suffered from depression and sadly one day she hung herself.
In 2013, terrified guest at the hotel didn’t get a wink of sleep thanks to paranormal activity taking place in their room.
They reported hearing eerie scratching and tapping noises in their room and their hot water bottle was flung off the room’s table!Click Here to Stay in the Francis Hotel
The Arnos Manor Hotel, Bristol
Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.
The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.
The hotel was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.Click Here to Stay in the Arnos Manor Hotel
The George and Pilgrims’ Hotel, Glastonbury
Located on Glastonbury’s High Street is the splendid stone faced Grade I listed George and Pilgrims’ Hotel.
The hotel was first opened in the listed 15th century to accommodate pilgrims to Glastonbury Abbey.
The George and Pilgrims’ Hotel has a reputation for being haunted…
Being so close to the Abbey you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that the hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly monk.
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing his apparition walking along the hotel’s corridors followed by the ghostly figure of a well dressed woman.
Local legend says they were lovers!
Another apparition often witnessed at the hotel is a man dressed in a blue sports jacket.
He’s said to vanish into thin air when he’s approached.Click Here to Stay in the George and Pilgrims’ Hotel
The Crown Hotel, Wells
Along Market Place in the cathedral city of Wells is the Grade II listed Crown Hotel.
The hotel dates back to the 15th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.
The hotel is said to be haunted by a few ghosts…
One terrified member of staff witnessed a ghostly figure standing next to the fireplace staring at him.
He described the figure as a slim tall Victorian gentleman with slicked back jet black hair and a moustache wearing a suit and carrying a cane.
Another apparition seen at the hotel is that of an English Civil War soldier.
He’s seen in the bedrooms and running down corridors where he vanishes into thin air!
A maid at the hotel was scared witless one day after she saw a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in black carrying a suitcase walk past her.
Many witnesses have also reported seeing ghostly faces peering out of the hotel’s ground floor windows!Click Here to Stay in the Crown Hotel
The Blue Mantle, Wellington
You’ll find the Blue Mantle located along Mantle Street in the town of Wellington.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the 18th century.
The guesthouse has a ghostly tale to tell…
In the 1990s, the owner saw a ghostly apparition of an older man reading a newspaper in the lounge area who then proceeded vanished into thin air without being seen.
The owner later found an old Victorian portrait of the unknown ghostly man!Click Here to Stay in the Blue Mantle