Haunted: Chillingham Castle, Chillingham, Northumberland
Stewart | On 03, Sep 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 Chillingham Castle
The castle started life out as a monastery but was later fortified and used as a castle due to its strategic location between England and Scotland.
During the medieval era, the English would use the castle as a staging point to attack Scotland whilst in return the Scottish would constantly besiege the castle.
After the union of the crowns in 1603 life at Chillingham Castle quietened down a lot and the castle became a residential building with a library and banquet hall.
During and after the Second World War the castle started to fall into disrepair.
Thankfully, in 1982 the castle was bought by Sir Humphry Wakefield who started to renovate it.
Today, parts of the castle are opened to the public to have a look around plus there are a few holiday apartments if you fancy staying in a haunted castle.
That’s right, the castle is said to be one of the most haunted in Great Britain!
In fact, both the UK Most Haunted and the American Ghost Hunters International TV paranormal shows have investigated the castle.
The castle’s Pink Room is said to be haunted by the infamous Blue Boy.
Terrified guests staying in the Pink Room have reported seeing ghostly blue flashes or blue halos within the room.
Some say that the Blue Boy flashes are somehow related to the skeletal remains of a young boy which were discovered behind a secret wall during renovation work.
The ghost of Lady Mary Berkeley is reputed to wander the halls and corridors of the castle looking for her wayward husband.
It’s said that if you look down into the castle’s Oubliette you’ll see the remains of a little girl looking back at you…
She believed to be the last poor soul to die in there!
The Edward Room on the top floor of the castle is said to be one of the most paranormally active rooms in the castle.
The castle’s torturer John Sage was said to have murdered the children of Scottish prisoners in this room!
He was later hung at the castle for murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Charlton who was the daughter of an important member of one the Border Reivers.
Many visitors to the castle and members of staff alike have been scared witless after seeing the ghostly apparition of a man many believe is the ghost of John Sage.
Spooked witnesses in the Great Hall have often seen shadowy figures walking pass the courtyard window only to discover that nobody is actually there.