Haunted: The Choughs Hotel, Chard, Somerset
Stewart | On 01, Sep 2017
The Haunting of Choughs Hotel
The Choughs hasn’t always been a hotel…
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!
At one time it was a school and at another it was said to have been used as a brothel!
The hotel is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.
One of the bedrooms on the first floor is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Elizabeth.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by witnesses walking across the bedroom.
Her story is a sad one…
It’s said that she committed suicide in 1845 by drinking poison because she didn’t want to go into prostitution like her mother and sister.
Another one of the hotel’s bedrooms is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who was stabbed to death in there.
At one time, an old man was hung in the hotel’s attic.
His lifeless apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses hanging from the attic’s rafters!
So there’s really no surprise that a lot of poltergeist activity has been reported to take place within the attic.
The most paranormally active area within the building is said to be the bar.
The apparitions of an old couple and two men have been seen by witnesses in the bar area.
Many ghostly figures have been seen by terrified witnesses standing in the doorways throughout the hotel.
All in all, the Choughs Hotel is a very eerie place!
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!