Haunted: The Crown Hotel, Wells, Somerset
Stewart | On 12, Jun 2017
The Haunted Crown Hotel
Market Place, Wells BA5 2RP
Along Market Place in the cathedral city of Wells is the Grade II listed 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 hotel dates back to the 15th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.
The hotel is said to be haunted by a few ghosts…
One terrified member of staff witnessed a ghostly figure standing next to the fireplace staring at him.
He described the figure as a slim tall Victorian gentleman with slicked back jet black hair and a moustache wearing a suit and carrying a cane.
Another apparition seen at the hotel is that of an English Civil War soldier.
He’s seen in the bedrooms and running down corridors where he vanishes into thin air!
A maid at the hotel was scared witless one day after she saw a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in black carrying a suitcase walk past her.
Many witnesses have also reported seeing ghostly faces peering out of the hotel’s ground floor windows!
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!