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3 Haunted Hotels in Cheshire

| On 15, Nov 2014

The Pied Bull, Chester

The Pied Bull Hotel is located along Chester’s Northgate Street.

The Grade II* listed building started life out as a coaching inn back in the 11th century.

It’s one of the oldest pubs in Chester which is one of the oldest cities in the UK and probably one of the most haunted too!

The cellar at the Pied Bull Hotel is said to be haunted by a cellar man called John Davies from 1609.

He fell down the cellar steps and tragically died…

The cellar is said to be so active that some of the members of staff refuse to go down in the cellar alone!

Two bedrooms at the Pied Bull Hotel are also said to be haunted by chambermaids from the past.

If you’re a fan of the TV show Whines and Spirits with Karl Beattie and Stuart Torevell, you may remember that they investigated the Pied Bull Hotel.

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Ye Olde King’s Head, Chester

You’ll find Ye Olde Kings Head pub along Lower Bridge Street in the centre of Chester.

The three storey timber-framed Grade II* listed building dates back to 1622.

The building first started life out as the town house for Peter the Clerk who was the administrator of Chester Castle.

The pub got its name during the English Civil War when King Charles I stayed at the nearby Gamul House.

It’s said that the pub’s Elizabethan fireplaces and timber was taken from one of Nelson’s sunken ships.

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be one of the most haunted pubs in the country which is in one of the most haunted cities in the country!

Mentioning Most Haunted…

The team from the hit paranormal TV show investigated the pub recently because of its notoriety for being very haunted.

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be home to thirteen ghosts.

Paranormal activity has been reported to take place within six of the pub’s eight rooms!

Shocked witnesses have heard phantom children running up and down the pub’s corridors knocking on doors.

For some reason Room 4 seems to be a draw for them.

The spirit children are said to have once been part of a family that lived in the building.

The story goes that the wife was having an affair and the husband found out with horrendous consequences…

He’s said to have drowned the children in the local river and the distraught wife then committed suicide!

Poltergeist activity has been reported throughout the pub…

The poor chef has even had knifes thrown at him by an unknown entity!

Ghostly messages have eerily appeared in the mirror in Room 4 whilst objects have been reported to mysteriously disappear in Room 6.

In fact, Room 6 like Room 4 seems to be very active…

Terrified witnesses have awoken in the night to discover the ghostly apparition of figure watching them from the end of the bed!

I may be wrong, but I think the present landlord is very much open to all things paranormal.

So, if you’re ever on a ghost hunting trip to Chester, why not visit or even stay the night at Ye Olde Kings Head!

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The Lion and Swan Hotel, Congleton

At the junction of Swan Bank, West Street and Wagg Street in Congleton you’ll find the black and white Lion and Swan Hotel.

The traditional inn dates back to the 16th century and has the reputation for being haunted…

Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly brown mist manifest in many areas of the hotel.

It’s believed that the mist is connected to the ghostly apparition of a woman who is often seen tending the hotel’s fire in the middle of the night.

Shocked witnesses describe her as having long brown hair and wearing nothing except a pair of wooden clogs!

Because of her association with the brown mist she has been nicknamed the Brown Lady.

Room 20 has a reputation for being haunted and many guests report the unpleasant sudden temperature drops which take place in the room.

It’s said that when Room 20 is empty, phantom scratching and banging noises can be heard coming from the neighbouring rooms…

Could these eerie noises be caused by the ghostly black dog often witnessed around the hotel?

Members of staff are often spooked in the hotel’s cellar after hearing the eerie sound of a young child or woman softly talking and crying!

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