3 Haunted Hotels in Yorkshire
Stewart | On 05, Mar 2017
The Crown Hotel, Bawtry
The Grade II listed hotel dates back to the 18th century.
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!
The Crown Hotel is said to be haunted by many ghosts.
The old stables are said to be haunted by the ghost of a monk who died in them many years ago.
Witnesses describe his ghostly apparition as being elderly and wearing a belted habit.
The ghost of a waitress has been seen wandering the hotel’s dining rooms.
It’s said that she once worked at the hotel about a hundred years ago.
And that she was murdered by her jealous lover who was the chef at the hotel after he discovered she was cheating on him!
Witnesses describe her apparition as wearing an old fashioned waitress uniform.
In 2004 the manager of the Crown called in a paranormal investigation group to check out the hotel.
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.
They reported seeing a ghostly woman walking along the upper corridor of the hotel and a ghost of a young child sitting in the corner of the restaurant.
The ghostly apparition of a lady wearing a crinoline dress has been seen in the reception area in the old wing of the hotel.
It’s believed that she’s a ghost of a woman who tragically died in a fire at the hotel many years ago.
One guest reported that she was woken up in the middle of the night by the ghost of a little girl sitting on her bed!
And other guests have reported hearing the sound of phantom horse’s hooves on gravel outside the hotel.
Some people believe that these phantom horse’s hooves belong to Dick Turpin’s horse!
The Bagdale Hall Hotel, Whitby
Bagdale Hall Hotel is located in the heart of the seaside town of Whitby.
The historic hotel is a former Tudor Manor House which dates back to 1516.
Bagdale Hall Hotel has a reputation for being haunted by a former owner…
Browne Bushell was a former owner and legend says that he was also a pirate.
In fact, he was executed on charges related to piracy!
His ghostly apparition has been witnesses by both members of staff and guests alike on the hotel’s staircases.
But if you ever stay at the Bagdale Hall Hotel you’re more likely to hear the clatter of his phantom footsteps on the staircase rather than see him.
Other paranormal activity is also reported to take place at the hotel…
Eerie whispering and children crying have been heard in empty rooms.
Strange shapes have been witnessed moving up and down the stairs.
Terrified witnesses have reported poltergeist activity.
And lights have been mysteriously switched on in a vacant room!
The Golden Fleece, York
You’ll find the Golden Fleece located along the Pavement in the centre of the historic city of York.
The Grade II listed building you see today dates back to 1840 but a Golden Fleece has been on the spot since 1503.
If you’re a Most Haunted fan you may remember the gang investigated the pub in 2005.
With fifteen alleged ghosts said to haunt the premises, the Golden Fleece is said to be York’s most haunted pub.
The most commonly seen ghost at the inn is that of Lady Alice Peckett, the wife of John Peckett the former owner and Lord Mayor of York.
The ghost of a man called One Eyed Jack is also said to haunt the inn.
Witnesses describe him as being dressed in a 17th century red coat and carrying a pistol.
An upper room of the Golden Fleece is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy who was tragically trampled to death by horses in the Victorian times.
Ghostly apparitions of Roman soldiers have been seen in the pub’s cellars.
In 1945 a drunken Canadian airman called Geoff Monroe fell from an upper window of the Golden Fleece and broke his neck!
His ghost is now said to haunt the Room 4 from which he fell.
Frightened guests have awoken in the middle of the night to find his ghostly apparition standing over them.
They describe him as being dressed in his uniform and having an icy touch!
An apparition of a man dressed in 17th century clothing was witnessed by many people during a ghost hunt in 2002.
His ghost walked straight through the wall of the front of the bar and across the corridor into the Shambles bar.
Phantom footsteps have been heard running along the inn’s corridors and walking about the Lady Peckett’s Dining Room.
Spooked guests have also reported having their bedclothes pulled off them in the middle of the night and having their clothes thrown on the floor by someone unknown!
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!