Haunted: The George Hotel, Buckden, Cambridgeshire
Stewart | On 16, May 2017
The Haunted George Hotel
39 High Street, Buckden PE19 5XA
The George Hotel in Buckden dates back to the 17th century.
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!
Today, the modern hotel’s rooms are cleverly named after famous Georges such as George Best, George Orwell and George Eliot.
But in the old days when the rooms were more conventionally numbered, the rooms in the old part of the George had a ghostly reputation…
Paranormal activity was reported by both members of staff and guests alike to take place in rooms 100, 104, 105 and 112.
Guests sleeping in the rooms would often be woken up in the middle of the night by something unseen lifting up their bedcover and pinching their legs!
The ghostly apparition of a man wearing a tricorn hat and a black coat has been seen by terrified witnesses gliding along the first floor corridor.
Locked doors in the hotel have been known to mysteriously unlock themselves on their own accord and heavy phantom footsteps have also been heard walking around the building.
The apparition of a woman has been seen to suddenly manifest on the hotel’s main staircase by stunned witnesses.
In the 1990s a shocked guest was woken by her young daughter who was speaking in a disturbing deep male voice…
It’s said that the lady and her daughter left the hotel in a hurry the very next morning!
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!