Haunted: Goldies (The Borough Arms), Dorchester, Dorset
Stewart | On 04, Nov 2017
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!
The Haunting of the Borough Arms
The Grade II listed building was formerly known as the Borough Arms and dates back to the early 17th century.
In the days when it was the Borough Arms it gained a reputation for being haunted by the ghosts of a group of local traders who would meet in the pub to discuss the town’s businesses.
This group of local traders were led by a butcher called James Briggs and they became known as the Borough Boys.
The group would first form on the pavement outside the Borough Arms and then when everybody was present they would enter the pub.
Witnesses have described seeing the apparitions of seven men waiting on the pavement outside the pub and when an eighth man arrives they disappear into thin air.
Inside the pub, objects have been known to move on their own accord and phantom laughter has been heard coming from empty tables!
Julie Harwood (2008) Haunted Dorchester. The History Press