Haunted: The Bell Inn Hotel, Stilton, Cambridgeshire
Stewart | On 16, May 2017
The Haunted Bell Inn Hotel
Great North Road, Stilton PE7 3RA
The 17th century Bell Inn is situated along the Stilton’s High Street.
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 present building dates back to 1642 but there’s actually been a Bell Inn on the spot since the 1500s.
It has a reputation for being haunted by no other that the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.
Legend says that when he was on the run from the authorities he stayed at the inn for nine weeks.
He eventually fled the Bell on his famed horse Black Bess when he was surprised by a raid on the inn.
One of the inn’s bedrooms which Dick Turpin is alleged to have stayed in is said to be haunted by his ghost.
Wednesday night is said to be the night that the highwayman’s spirit likes to haunt the bedroom and roam the hotel’s corridors.
Terrified guests have reported to have been awoken in the middle of the night to see a ghostly apparition of a highwayman in dark clothing standing at the bottom of their bed.
A dark ghostly figure on horseback believed to be Dick Turpin’s ghost has also been witnessed outside the Bell Inn.
Another ghost believed to be the spirit of a former employee is said to haunt the inn too.
Spooked guests have reported seeing a ghostly female figure in period clothing walking along the inn’s corridor.
Members of staff have reported objects mysteriously be moved or going missing in the bar area as well as in the kitchen!
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!