Haunted: The Haycock Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Stewart | On 16, May 2017
The Haunted Haycock Hotel
Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JA
The Haycock Hotel near Peterborough is said to be haunted by a very famous ghost.
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 16th century hotel is situated in Wansford on the banks of the River Nene to the west of Peterborough.
The hotel is reputed to have many ghosts.
Guests regularly report seeing ghostly figures within the old part of the building.
But the most famous ghost said to haunt the hotel is that of Mary Queen of Scots…
You see, she stayed at the hotel in the days when it was a coaching inn on her way to her execution at Fotheringhay castle.
Members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a lady who looks remarkably like Mary!
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!