Haunted: Gun Hill, Southwold, Suffolk
Stewart | On 26, Jun 2017
The Ghosts of Gun Hill
If you visit Southwold you’ll see that there are six cannons on Gun Hill.
These cannons are there to commemorate the Battle of Sole Bay.
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!
They were regularly fired on special occasions until tragedy occurred one day when a young solider had his head blown off by a misfiring cannon!
And it’s now said that the young soldier haunts Gun Hill.
You see, his ghostly figure is often seen looking out to sea whilst standing next to one of the old cannons!
Another ghost has been witnessed walking along the path from Gun Hill heading towards the sea.
Apparently the ghostly apparition was of a beautiful elegant woman.
Two local men saw her and followed the spooky figure to the harbour where they discovered a capsized boat and a sailor struggling in the water.
The local men heroically saved the drowning sailor but the mysterious woman had disappeared into thin air!
Since then her ghostly figure is often witnessed in Southwold.
Witnesses say she always wears a shawl covering her head.
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
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!