Haunted: The George Hotel, Lydd, Kent
Stewart | On 17, May 2017
The Haunted George Hotel
11 High Street, Lydd TN29 9AJ
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 was first built in 1620.
In its long history the George has been used by smugglering gangs, as a holding place for those on trial, as a coaching inn and as a pub and hotel.
The hotel has a reputation for being haunted…
Witnesses have reported strange creaking noises, eerie whispering, slamming doors, loud bangs and phantom footsteps.
The hotel’s taps have also been known to turn themselves on and off by their own accord.
The George is also said to have a residential ghost cat in one of the bedrooms which likes to jump on sleeping guests!
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!