9 Haunted Places in Farnham
Stewart | On 04, Jun 2016
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!
Farnham has many old and historic buildings including Farnham Castle and the ruins of Waverley Abbey.
The name Farnham comes from the Saxon Fearnhamme.
Fearn refers to the fern and bracken of the land and Hamme to the water meadows!
A Saxon community was established in the area from AD 688 onwards.
The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
And it was during the Norman period that Farnham Castle was built by the grandson of William the Conqueror, Henry de Blois.
With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that a lot of the old buildings in Farnham have a reputation for being haunted.
Here’s a thirteen for you to check out…
Spooked witnesses visiting the 12th century keep have reported seeing ghostly figures which suddenly disappear into thin air.
The Great Hall is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who was forced to dance until she dropped dead from exhaustion.
The wide staircase at the castle is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Bishop Morley and a monk dressed in grey robes.
The Lion and Lamb
Spooked customers at the Lion and Lamb often reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a young woman.
Typically, the witnesses were inside the hotel looking out of a window when they notice the ghostly girl just outside the building looking like she was waiting for someone.
Spooked witnesses at the mill have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a lady in the vicinity where there was once a staircase.
They described the ghostly lady as wearing a crinoline dress from the Queen Anne period.
One woman saw her sitting on a chair and described the ghostly lady as being happy and friendly!
St Andrew’s Church
Spooked visitors to the church have reported seeing the apparition of a ghostly old lady entering the church via the main doorway on the north side of the building.
She’s normally seen when the bells are ringing for 6 o’clock evensong.
The funny thing is… they never actually see her within the church itself!
Over the years spooked visitors to the park have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a lady riding a horse.
They describe her as wearing old fashioned clothing with a top hat.
Apparently she rides her horse slowly and silently without any acknowledgment of the witnesses before disappearing into thin air!
In 1978 a visitor to the abbey witnessed a silent procession of phantom monks being led by a ghostly cardinal.
They walked through the abbey ruins until to his disbelief they just suddenly disappeared into thin air!
Waverley Abbey House
When the Anderson family owned the house spooked members of staff reported hearing the sound of a phantom coach and horses rushing up the driveway.
This typically occurred when there was a death in the family!
A ghostly apparition of a man has been seen standing on the Jacobean staircase in Vernon House.
Witnesses described the man as being dressed in a 17th century costume which has led to people believing that the ghostly figure is in fact of Charles I.
The Museum of Farnham
There’s a first floor room at the museum which has the reputation for being haunted.
Many of the members of staff don’t like to be alone in the room because of its strange atmosphere.
One poor staff member actually felt some invisible hands trying to strangle her from behind whilst she was checking the room one night before locking up!