5 Haunted Hotels in Buckinghamshire
Stewart | On 04, Nov 2014
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The Chequers Inn, Amersham
Along the London Road in the market town of Amersham you’ll find the grade II listed Chequers Inn.
The inn dates back to the 15th century and is stacked in history.
It’s said to be very haunted, so much so that it’s been exorcise on numerous occasions…
It seems the exorcisms didn’t work as it’s still said to be haunted by up to nine ghosts!
You see, in the early 1500s the Lollard Martyrs were burnt to death for their religious belief in the Bury End part of Amersham.
Seven Lollard Martyrs were held in the Chequers Inn before their execution.
And it’s now believed that their spirits are responsible for the majority of the hauntings which take place at the inn.
Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a hooded woman in white in one of the inn’s upstairs bedroom.
Some say that the figure is Joan the daughter of William Tylsworth who was one of the martyrs to be burnt at the stake.
Another spooky cloaked figure is often witnessed by members of staff and punters alike in the bar area of the inn.
He’s said to be a man called Osman who was the gaoler of the Lollard Martyrs.
There are a couple more ghosts which are rumoured to haunt the Chequers…
One is a young chimney sweep who’s said to roam the inn and the other is of a woman dressed in grey that’s often seen wandering around the outside of the pub!Click Here to Stay in the Chequers Inn
The Crown Hotel, Amersham
In the centre of Amersham on the High Street opposite the Market Hall is the historic Crown Hotel.
The Grade II listed Crown dates back to the 16th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.
With centuries of history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the Crown has a reputation for being haunted…
On many occasions members of staff at the hotel have witnessed a ghostly figure standing next to one of the old beams in the bar area.
Another ghost witnessed by both members of staff and guests alike in Room 16 is that of a former maid.
She’s described as wearing an old fashioned Victorian grey uniform.
Apparently, some guests have actually reported that she packed their suitcases for them.
And some young men have been scared witless when she tried to tuck them up in bed!
If you want to be tucked up in bed or have your suitcases pack for you, she tends to make an appearance around the Easter holidays.Click Here to Stay in the Crown Hotel
The Hartwell House Hotel, Aylesbury
Just outside the county town of Aylesbury is the stunning Hartwell House Hotel.
The grade I listed country house is owned by the National Trust but is now run as a hotel.
The house dates back to the 17th century when it was first built for the wealthy and influential Hampden family.
The house then became home to the Lee family via marriage.
Today, the library and the gardens are said to be haunted by one of the past members of the Lee family… Dr Lee!Click Here to Stay in the Hartwell House Hotel
The George and Dragon Hotel, West Wycombe
The George and Dragon hotel is situated on the High Street of the quaint National Trust village of West Wycombe.
This old 18th century grade II listed coaching inn is said to have its own residential ghost nicknamed Sukie.
You may’ve read about Sukie before as she also said to haunt the infamous Hellfire Caves which are only a stone’s throw away from the George and Dragon.
Sukie was a young 16 year old maid who worked at the inn back in the 18th century.
It’s said that she was dating a local aristocrat.
One day she got a note from the aristocrat asking her to put on a wedding dress and to meet him in the Hellfire Caves.
So she turned up in the cave in her wedding dress expecting to get secretly married to her aristocratic boyfriend.
But it turned out that it was just a silly prank set up by three local boys from the village.
She was so annoyed that she started to threw some stones at her tormentors.
Well one of the boys throw the stones back at her and knocked her out…
They brought her back to the hotel but tragically she never woke up and died later that night in the guest room!
Today, spooked members of staff and guests alike have witnesses her ghostly apparition in the hotel’s bedrooms and also standing by the inn’s fireplace.Click Here to Stay in the George and Dragon Hotel
The Bell Hotel, Winslow
The Bell Hotel located in the Market Square of the historical market town of Winslow is well known by local paranormal groups for being very haunted…
This old coaching inn is said to be haunted by a former housekeeper called Angelina.
It’s said that she was pushed down the hotel’s stairs and killed by her lover when she was pregnant with his child.
Other ghosts rumoured to haunt the Bell hotel are that of a former owner and little children.
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing ghostly figures in the bedrooms and wandering along the corridors.
Sudden temperature drops and ghostly orbs are other paranormal activity which has been reported to take place within the hotel!Click Here to Stay in the Bell Hotel