Haunted: The Castle House Hotel, Canterbury, Kent
Stewart | On 17, May 2017
The Haunted Castle House Hotel
28 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PT
At the end of Castle Street just a stone’s throw away from Canterbury Castle you’ll find the Castle House Hotel.
The historic hotel dates back to the 1730s.
But the Georgian building is also a scheduled ancient monument as it incorporates within the property the original Norman city walls, the Roman Worthgate and a section of the original city moat.
Next to the hotel is a modern day roundabout which was once the site of the city’s gallows during the 16th century.
Facing the roundabout in the older part of the hotel you’ll see a sunken window called the Hangman’s Window.
This is the window of the Hangman’s Guardroom where the city guard would wave to the crowds to indicate an execution had taken place.
Terrified guests staying at the hotel have reported waking up in the middle of the night to see a ghostly apparition of a 16th century city guard looking out of their bedroom window!Click Here to Stay in the Castle House Hotel
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To the rear of the Black Boy there was once a convent which probably accounts for the many sightings of a ghostly nun seen walking through the building.
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.