Haunted: The Crown Hotel, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Stewart | On 01, Jun 2017
The Haunted Crown Hotel
16 High Street, Amersham HP7 0DH
In the centre of Amersham on the High Street opposite the Market Hall is the historic Crown 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!
The Grade II listed Crown dates back to the 16th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.
With centuries of history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the Crown has a reputation for being haunted…
On many occasions members of staff at the hotel have witnessed a ghostly figure standing next to one of the old beams in the bar area.
Another ghost witnessed by both members of staff and guests alike in Room 16 is that of a former maid.
She’s described as wearing an old fashioned Victorian grey uniform.
Apparently, some guests have actually reported that she packed their suitcases for them.
And some young men have been scared witless when she tried to tuck them up in bed!
If you want to be tucked up in bed or have your suitcases pack for you, she tends to make an appearance around the Easter holidays.
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!