Haunted: The Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, East Sussex
Stewart | On 18, May 2017
The Haunted Brighton Metropole Hotel
King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2FU
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 hotel was designed by the well-known Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse in 1890.
The Brighton Metropole Hotel has some ghostly tales to tell…
Spooked members of staff and guests alike have reported hearing a phantom baby crying somewhere in the hotel.
When staff members go to investigate they can never find the baby!
On one occasion in 2000 a staff member saw an old man in the hotel and thinking he was a guest started to talk to him.
After the conversation, he discovered that he was in fact the ghost of a man who died years previously.
On another occasion both the night manager and one of the hotel’s cleaners saw the glass beads hanging from the wall lamps start to swing on their own accord for no apparent reason!
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!