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.
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!
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Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.