Haunted: The George Hotel, Wallingford, Berkshire
Stewart | On 27, May 2017
The Haunted George Hotel
High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BS
The 16th century George Hotel is located along the High Street in the heart of the historic market town of Wallingford.
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 established in 1517 when it started life out as a coaching inn called the George and Dragon.
Two rooms within the hotel have a reputation for being haunted… Room 3 and Room 5!
Room 3, or the teardrop room, is said to be haunted by a ghostly lady who’s said to have been the lover of a Royalist who was stabbed to death in a bar room fight.
She’s said to have been heartbroken at the news of his death and cried uncontrollably in her room.
Legend says that she mixed her tears with soot from the bedroom’s fire and painted teardrop symbols on a wall in the room.
Recently, a guest staying in the room reported that he was woken in the night by a ghostly apparition of an upset young lady with tears rolling down her face.
Apparently, she turned away and disappeared through the teardrop wall!
In Room 5, terrified guests have reported to have been woken in the middle of the night to find the apparitions of two little children standing next to the room’s wash basin!
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!