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Haunted: The Dalston Hall Hotel, Carlisle, Cumbria

| On 02, Jun 2017

The Haunted Dalston Hall Hotel

Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7JX

You’ll find the Grade II* listed Dalston Hall in the village of the same name just to the south west of the county town of Carlisle.


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!

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The hall is actually a fortified house which dates back to the 15th century.

The hall was first built for John Dalston and it remained in the family for many generations.

Today the stunning hall is run as a country house hotel and has a reputation for being haunted by many ghosts…

The ghostly apparition of Lady Jane has been seen by terrified witnesses in the Minstrel’s Gallery.

The cellar is said to be haunted by a dark entity nicknamed Mr Fingernails and by a spirit of a former drayman called Mr Handyman.

Mr Handyman together with other ghostly workmen is believed to be responsible for mysteriously moving the heavy beer barrels around the cellar in the middle of the night!

Some witnessed have been left shaken after seeing a violent ghostly scene of a pale face girl being dragged by her hair, beaten, assaulted and then thrown out of a window by a leather clad burly man.

This disturbing scene is said to take place in the corridor outside Rooms 4, 5 and 6 and is believed to date back to the 1500s.

An apparition of a young sad looking girl gazing out of the window in Room 4 as though waiting for a loved one to return has been witnessed by guests and members of staff alike.

She’s been nicknamed sad Emily!

Guests have reported hearing phantom giggling and whispering in Room 12.

Whilst other guests have reported hearing a medieval party taking place in the Baronial Hall in the middle of the night.

The apparitions of three young women and a small blonde girl have been seen on the stairs watching people going up and down.

And last but by no means least…

An apparition of a Victorian handyman has been spotted wandering around the hotel’s grounds!



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!

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