Haunted: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent
Stewart | On 02, Aug 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's 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!
The Haunting of Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral was first founded in 597 but was totally destroyed by fire in 1067.
It was then rebuilt under the first Norman archbishop, Lanfranc between 1070 and 1077.
The ancient cathedral has a reputation for being haunted by phantom monks.
The cloisters is the area where most of the ghostly monks are witnessed…
A cathedral security guard had an eerie experience one night in the cloisters when he came across what he thought were a bunch of schoolboys dressed up as monks.
He asked them what they were doing there and at first they didn’t reply.
Eventually they told him ‘We are to the Scriptorium!’
Satisfied with their reply the security guard carried on with his rounds.
Later he saw his supervisor and told him about his encounter with the schoolboy monks.
His boss was shocked as all the schoolboys should’ve been in bed at that time of night.
And the Scriptorium had actually burnt to the ground in 1100 resulting in the deaths of eighty monks!
The security guard isn’t the only person to have seen ghostly monks in the cloisters…
Many people have witnessed them including the prize-winning novelist Rhona Martin.
She once attended the choir school at the cathedral.
And one day she was walking through the cloisters when a monk with his head bowed in prayer walked pass her.
As he passed her she noticed the atmosphere suddenly drop in temperature.
And then she witnessed the very lifelike monk just totally vanished into thin air!
John Hippisley (2013) Haunted Canterbury. The History Press