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The Ghosts of Beccles

The Ghosts of Beccles

| On 23, Jun 2017

A Ghostly Tale from Beccles

Local legend says that many years ago the town of Beccles was invaded by a plague of rats…

Apparently they were everywhere!


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!

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Something had to be done.

Three local men offered to rid the town of the rats in exchange for a handsome sum.

A deal was struck with the town’s council and the men went to work…

Legend says they sold their souls to three local witches for the power to rid the town of the rats.

Well, the next day the men were seen playing musical instruments whilst heading towards the local river with all the town’s rats following them.

The rats were said to have been lead to the river where they fell into the water and drowned.

But the strange thing is…

The three men never came to collect their bounty from the town’s council afterwards!

In fact, they were never seen alive again.

Many locals believed the witches had something to do with the men’s disappearance.

It’s now said that the men’s ghosts can be seen in the dead of night on the 31st August every year standing on the river bank of the local River Waveney!

Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press



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!

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