60+ Haunted Hotels in East Anglia
Stewart | On 14, Apr 2017
Table of Contents
- Haunted Hotels in Bedfordshire
- Haunted Hotels in Cambridgeshire
- Haunted Hotels in Essex
- Haunted Hotels in Hertfordshire
- Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence
- George Hotel, Bishop’s Stortford
- Theobalds Park Hotel, Cheshunt
- The Silver Cup, Harpenden
- Cinnabar Café Hotel, Hertford
- Dog and Whistle, Hertford
- Hertford House Hotel, Hertford
- Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford
- Olde King’s Arms, Hemel Hempstead
- Hitchin Priory, Hitchin
- Sun Hotel, Hitchin
- King’s Lodge Hotel, Kings Langley
- The White Hart Hotel, St Albans
- St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans
- Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Tewin
- Feathers Inn, Wadesmill
- The Grove Hotel, Watford
- The Pré Hotel, St Albans
- Banyers Hotel, Royston
- Haunted Hotels in Norfolk
- Haunted Hotels in Suffolk
Haunted Hotels in Bedfordshire
Flitwick Manor Hotel, Flitwick
In the south of Flitwick just off Church Road you’ll find a Grade II* listed Georgian country house called Flitwick Manor.
The manor dates back to 1816 when it was first built for John Thomas Brooks shortly after his marriage to his wife Mary.
Flitwick Manor remained as the family home to the Brooks and their descendants the Lyalls right up until the 1930s.
In the 1980s it was converted into a restaurant and then in the 1990s it was transformed into the hotel you can stay at today.
The manor has a reputation for being haunted by a female apparition.
Many spooked guests and members of staff alike have reported hearing phantom footsteps walking up and down the hotel’s corridors late at night.
The hotel has also suffered from numerous unexplained electrical problems.
One poor guest was scared witless after waking up to see a ghostly apparition of a woman at the foot of his bed staring out of the window!
On one occasion, the duty manager came across the phantom lady walking along the upstairs corridor…
Apparently she just faded away into thin air!
The paranormal activity increased after a builder who was renovating the building came across a hidden room in the hotel.
Some say the hidden room was the servant quarters belonging to Mrs Banks.
Mrs Banks was an old white haired housekeeper who was sacked after being blamed for poisoning one of the Lyall’s children!
Some say that it’s Mrs Banks’ ghost which haunts Flitwick Manor whilst others believe it’s the ghost of Mr Brooks’ wife.Click Here to Stay in the Flitwick Manor Hotel
The Knife and Cleaver, Houghton Conquest
In the village of Houghton Conquest along the Grove and opposite the church you’ll find the 17th century Knife and Cleaver pub.
Now the Knife and Cleaver has a reputation for being haunted by both a male and female ghost.
The most infamous paranormal story to come out of the pub was when a young barman got the shock of his life when he witnessed the pages of the booking dairy turn over on their own accord.
And then to cap things off… he saw a ghostly hand appear over his shoulder!
It’s said that the most paranormally active rooms of the Knife and Cleaver are the attic, the kitchen and the bar.
Terrified witnesses have even reported seeing ghostly shadowy figures behind and around the bar area.Click Here to Stay in the Knife and Cleaver
The White Hart Hotel, Ampthill
The Grade II listed White Hart Hotel is a former coaching inn which dates back to the 18th century.
Like many old coaching inns the hotel has a reputation for being haunted!
Room 13 in the hotel is said to have a presence…
A regular guest of the White Hart had two spooky encounters whilst in the building.
One time he tried to close Room 13’s door but it flung back open hitting him in the head in the process.
Apparently, the female ghost who’s said to reside in the room doesn’t like the door to be closed!
The other ghostly encounter he’d witnessed happen in the hotel’s bar.
Together with other shocked witnesses he saw a ghostly apparition of a man wearing a cape and top hat walk into the bar area and then disappear into thin air!
He described him as looking like a coachman from the olden days.
Pint glasses have also been reported to move around the bar area on their own accord in the middle of the night.
Haunted Hotels in Cambridgeshire
The Bull Hotel, Peterborough
You’ll find the 17th century Grade II listed Bull Hotel along Westgate in the middle of Peterborough…
Just opposite the Queensgate Shopping Centre to be precise!
The hotel has a few ghostly tales to tell…
In the 1800s, a lady travelling with her dog stopped off at the hotel.
Unfortunately, whilst their coach and horses manoeuvred in the yard the poor dog got run over and killed.
Since that time, the Bull has been extended and the yard is now one of the hotel’s bedrooms.
Today, the room is said to be haunted by the ghost of the dog…
Hotel maids have been surprised to discover muddy paw prints on the clean bed sheets even when no guests have been staying in the room!
It seems that the ghostly dog isn’t the only spirit to roam the hotel…
Both members of staff and guests alike have reported hearing phantom footsteps and the eerie sound of somebody jingling keys in the bar area.
Cold spots and suddenly temperature drops have also been noticed!Click Here to Stay in the Bull Hotel
Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough
Another of Peterborough’s hotel which has a reputation for being haunted is the Orton Hall Hotel.
Orton Hall is a 17th century manor house which at one time was the home of the Marquises of Huntly.
The hotel is said to be haunted by a friendly female ghost…
The White Lady is said to be responsible for opening curtains and windows as well as flushing toilets.
Some spooked guests have even reported somebody tapping them on their shoulder only to find nobody there when they turn around!
Terrified witnesses who have seen the White Lady describe her as an elderly woman with white hair wearing a high-collared dress.
Many believe that she was once a member of staff to one of the Marquises.Click Here to Stay in the Orton Hall Hotel
The Haycock Hotel, Peterborough
The Haycock Hotel near Peterborough is said to be haunted by a very famous ghost.
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!Click Here to Stay in the Haycock Hotel
Golden Lion Hotel, St Ives
The 18th century Golden Lion Hotel in the market town of St Ives has a reputation for being very haunted…
The ghost of the Green Lady is said to be responsible for opening and closing doors and ringing bells.
Her ghost has also been accused of pulling the sheets off the beds in Room 13!
On one occasion, an apparition of a lady wearing a green dress was seen by a terrified witness in Room 12.
A ghostly cavalier has also been witnessed roaming around the building.
One day a maid saw a ghostly figure walk along the corridor and vanish through the wall.
A few seconds later, a terrified guest came running out of a room saying that they’ve seen a ghostly apparition of a man dressed in a Royalist uniform enter the room through the wall and then just vanish into thin air!
The strange thing is…
Local legend says the hotel has a reputation for the ghost of Oliver Cromwell turning up.
And we all know that he was a Parliamentarian!Click Here to Stay in the Golden Lion Hotel
The Hardwicke Arms Hotel, Arrington
You’ll find the Hardwicke Arms Hotel situated along the old Roman road of Ermine Street in the Cambridgeshire village of Arrington.
Parts of the Grade II listed hotel date back to the 13th century but much of the hotel you see today is 18th and 19th century.
The hotel was once a busy coaching inn and then later became part of the Wimpole estate.
From the 1980s onwards, the Hardwicke Arms has gained a reputation for being haunted.
The dining room of the Hardwicke Arms Hotel is said to be haunted by a wicked poltergeist.
And the guest room is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman who’s been seen sitting at the dressing table.
Witnesses describe her as wearing a red dress and say that as they enter the room she looks up at them before disappearing into thin air.
Spooked members of staff have also reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a monk standing by the fireplace in the bar area.
Apparently he appears for a few seconds before disappearing through the wall.
He’s been described as being old and wearing a black habit!Click Here to Stay in the Hardwicke Arms Hotel
George Hotel, Buckden
The George Hotel in Buckden dates back to the 17th century.
Today, the modern hotel’s rooms are cleverly named after famous Georges such as George Best, George Orwell and George Eliot.
But in the old days when the rooms were more conventionally numbered, the rooms in the old part of the George had a ghostly reputation…
Paranormal activity was reported by both members of staff and guests alike to take place in rooms 100, 104, 105 and 112.
Guests sleeping in the rooms would often be woken up in the middle of the night by something unseen lifting up their bedcover and pinching their legs!
The ghostly apparition of a man wearing a tricorn hat and a black coat has been seen by terrified witnesses gliding along the first floor corridor.
Locked doors in the hotel have been known to mysteriously unlock themselves on their own accord and heavy phantom footsteps have also been heard walking around the building.
The apparition of a woman has been seen to suddenly manifest on the hotel’s main staircase by stunned witnesses.
In the 1990s a shocked guest was woken by her young daughter who was speaking in a disturbing deep male voice…
It’s said that the lady and her daughter left the hotel in a hurry the very next morning!Click Here to Stay in the George Hotel
The George Hotel, Ramsey
Along the Ramsey High Street you’ll find the Grade II listed 17th century George Hotel.
The George is said to be haunted by a former landlady called Mary who tragically died from smoke inhalation in a fire at the property.
Understandably, Mary’s ghost is said to hate the sight of any naked flame within the building.
She’s been blamed for blowing out candles and hiding matches and lighters!
It’s believed that Mary is responsible for a variety of poltergeist activity which has taken place within the George.
But it seems that the hotel’s members of staff don’t mind Mary’s paranormal activity, in fact they quite like having her around the place.
The Bell Inn Hotel, Stilton
The 17th century Bell Inn is situated along the Stilton’s High Street.
The present building dates back to 1642 but there’s actually been a Bell Inn on the spot since the 1500s.
It has a reputation for being haunted by no other that the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.
Legend says that when he was on the run from the authorities he stayed at the inn for nine weeks.
He eventually fled the Bell on his famed horse Black Bess when he was surprised by a raid on the inn.
One of the inn’s bedrooms which Dick Turpin is alleged to have stayed in is said to be haunted by his ghost.
Wednesday night is said to be the night that the highwayman’s spirit likes to haunt the bedroom and roam the hotel’s corridors.
Terrified guests have reported to have been awoken in the middle of the night to see a ghostly apparition of a highwayman in dark clothing standing at the bottom of their bed.
A dark ghostly figure on horseback believed to be Dick Turpin’s ghost has also been witnessed outside the Bell Inn.
Another ghost believed to be the spirit of a former employee is said to haunt the inn too.
Spooked guests have reported seeing a ghostly female figure in period clothing walking along the inn’s corridor.
Members of staff have reported objects mysteriously be moved or going missing in the bar area as well as in the kitchen!
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Red Lion Hotel, Colchester
The 15th century Grade I listed Red Lion Hotel situated along Colchester’s High Street is probably the most infamous hotel in the town.
It’s said to be haunted by not one but three ghosts!
The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar are said to haunt the Red Lion…
Terrified witnesses have been reporting seeing the ghostly apparition of Alice Catherine Millar as far back as the 1800s.
Alice was believed to been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion.
In 1638, she was said to have been brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.
One of the past owners of the Red Lion was so frightened that the stories of the hotel being haunted by Alice’s ghost would affect trade that he bricked up her old room to try and stop her haunting the building.
Unfortunately for him it didn’t work…
Her ghost is still seen to this very day in the hotel!
Both guests and members of staff have witnessed her ghostly apparition in the hotel’s kitchen and in rooms 5, 6 and 10.
Her ghost has even been seen by terrified witnesses to disappearing through one of the walls where the old bricked up doorway to her room was once situated.
The assistant manager of the hotel on one occasion even saw her sitting in an old rocking chair rocking backwards and forwards before disappearing.
Other hotel members of staff have been frightened by hearing Alice whispering or even talking to them.
Having their hair pulled by an unseen entity is regularly reported by scared guests staying at the Red Lion.
An unknown woman’s voice was once mysteriously recorded on a video tape shot in one of the hotels rooms by a shocked guest.
Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk…
He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors.
Sometimes he magically appears in the Red Lion’s reception area.
He’s sad story dates back a few centuries.
It’s said that he was in charge of some children when a bad fire broke out in the hotel.
He perished in the fire whilst trying to save the children!
And last but by no means least, the final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy…
It’s normally children who witness the ghostly apparition of this little boy.
They often see him in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.
The little boy’s ghost has even been caught on camera by shocked guest when they have taken photos in the Parliament Restaurant!Click Here to Stay in the Red Lion Hotel
De Rougemont Manor, Brentwood
The De Rougemont Manor along Great Warley Street in Brentwood was previously called the New World Inn.
The previous landlady of the New World Inn, Mrs de Rougemont, is said to haunt Room 14 in the hotel…
It’s also said that on quiet nights you can hear the fun sounds of a phantom party taking place somewhere in the hotel!Click Here to Stay in the De Rougemont Manor Hotel
The White Hart Inn, Coggeshall
The timber-framed 15th century White Hart Hotel situated on Market End in Coggeshall is said to be haunted.
The oldest part of the White Hart Inn was once the Guildhall but is now the resident’s lounge in the hotel.
It’s this area which is said to be the most haunted part of the hotel.
The identity of ghost at the White Hart Hotel is a bit of a mystery…
Nobody really knows who, what or even whether it’s male or female!
One thing for certain, paranormal activity does occur at the hotel.
Sudden unexplained drops in temperature, unknown ghostly sounds, TVs being turned on and off on their own accord, objects being mysteriously moved and the feeling of being watched have all been reported by both members of staff and visitors alike.
Apparently, a lot of paranormal activity is said to take place in room 5 of the hotel!Click Here to Stay in the White Hart Inn
Marygreen Moat House Hotel, Brentwood
The 15th century Marygreen Moat House Hotel along the London Road in Brentwood is said to be haunted by a poltergeist.
Frightened witnesses have seen one of the bedroom doors open and close on its own accord!Click Here to Stay in the Marygreen Moat House Hotel
Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley
Mistley Thorn Hotel which is located along the High Street in Mistley is said to be haunted.
The ghosts are said to be the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, a serving girl who once worked at the hotel and it’s said that she’s been seen walking along the Thorns corridors and a young boy who it’s said was killed at the rear of the building during a fight which ended up with him being pushed under a moving cart and being trampled to death.Click Here to Stay in the Mistley Thorn Hotel
Cross Keys Hotel, Saffron Walden
The 15th century timber-framed Cross Keys Hotel on the corner of King Street and High Street in Saffron Walden is said to be haunted by a Cromwellian soldier.
Members of staff and visitors alike have heard unexplained phantom footsteps walking up and down the corridors of the hotel.
It’s been reported that on every Christmas Eve the soldier’s ghostly apparition is seen running down the dead end passageway of the hotel only to disappear into thin air when he reaches the end!
The Cromwellian soldier is not the only ghost to haunt the hotel…
A ghostly woman who’s rumoured to be the mistress of Oliver Cromwell is said to haunt one of the upstairs bedrooms of the Cross Keys too.Click Here to Stay in the Cross Keys Hotel
Sun Inn, Dedham
In the High Street of Dedham there’s a splendid old 15th century coaching inn called the Sun Inn.
As with most old coaching inns in England it has a ghostly tale to tell!
Legend says that centuries ago a local girl called Elsa once worked at the Sun Inn…
And she was accused of witchcraft and executed!
It’s said that she was the last woman in Essex to be executed under the Witchcraft Act.
Her weeping ghostly apparition has been seen throughout the Sun Inn by frightened witnesses.
Her spirit has also been reported to walk along the corridors of the coaching inn in the wee hours of the night.
In 2002, two startled witnesses saw Elsa walking past the pub dressed in a dark cape and carrying a bundle…
Some say that when Elsa appears it’s a sign that a disaster is about to happen!Click Here to Stay in the Sun Inn
The Kings Arms Hotel, Stansted Mountfitchet
You’ll find the Kings Arms Hotel situated on Station Road in the middle of the village of Stansted Mountfitchet.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-19th century.
The Kings Arms is reputed to be haunted…
The landlord has seen glasses fall off the edge of shelves by their own accord but not smash on the floor.
The bar manager has been spooked by something strange in the cellar.
And guests have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman wearing a Victorian outfit wandering around the pub.
On one occasion a male guest sudden left his room in the middle of the night because something had scared him witless.
In November 2012 the Kings Arms hit the headlines when a local took a photo within the pub with his smart phone and capture a ghostly figure.
The photographer said…
‘It was a bit spooky, I thought it might have just been distorted at first but it looks like a Death Eater from Harry Potter or something’!Click Here to Stay in the Kings Arms Hotel
White Hart Inn, Manningtree
The White Hart Inn situated along Manningtree’s High Street is believed to be haunted by Matthew Hopkins aka the Witchfinder General.
It’s said that Hopkins visited the White Hart Inn a lot in his time at Manningtree and that he can still be heard moving around the old pub today… as a ghost!
Shoeburyness Hotel, Shoeburyness
There’s an old historic listed Victorian building in Shoeburyness at No.1 High Street called the Shoeburyness Hotel…
Yep, you guess it… it’s said to be haunted!
A young Victorian boy, a little girl, a lady in a wheelchair, a snoring man and a man in the cellar are all of the ghosts which are said to haunt the Shoeburyness Hotel.
Terrified witnesses have heard unexplained eerie footsteps in the dark cellar…
One of the hotel’s barmaids was scared witless in the cellar when she saw the ghostly apparition of a man standing as clear as day in front of her and then quickly disappearing into thin air!
Today the building is no longer a hotel.
But it’s been renovated into a nice looking bar and eatery.
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Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence
The 14th century Brocket Arms is situated in the little village of Ayot St Lawrence.
The village is famous for Shaw’s Corner which was the home of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
The Brocket Arms hasn’t always been a pub…
Until the Reformation, it was actually a monastic quarters for the Norman church!
And it’s from this era that the ghost of the Brocket Arms is said to originate.
You see, the pub is said to be haunted by either a priest or a monk.
Phantom footsteps and eerie banging noises have been heard coming from the first floor.
Terrified members of staff have seen a ghostly apparition of a small monk dressed in a brown habit and cowl in the dining room.
The ghostly apparition is said to be the spirit of a monk who was either hung or hanged himself in one of the pub’s rooms.Click Here to Stay in the Brocket Arms
George Hotel, Bishop’s Stortford
On the corner of North Street in the market town of Bishop’s Stortford you’ll find the historic George Hotel.
The George dates back to 1417.
In the 1600’s both Charles I and Charles II visited the hotel.
Now the George has a reputation for being haunted by a Grey Lady.
Terrified members of staff have seen a white shape hovering in the hotel’s cellar…
But the cellar isn’t the most paranormally active area within the hotel, that’s left to Room 27!
It’s said that a woman was once stabbed to death by a burglar in that room.
Guest staying in the room had complained that they feel their being watched by something unknown.
And have also reported seeing the wardrobe’s doors open on their own accord and the bedroom’s lights turn on and off by themselves.
On one occasion a young couple witnessed a grey mist above the bed…
And one poor guest was scared witless when he saw a ghostly apparition of a lady in a grey dress next to the bed looking as though she was in a lot of pain!Click Here to Stay in the George Hotel
Theobalds Park Hotel, Cheshunt
Just outside Cheshunt in the historic Cedars Park you’ll find the stately home of Theobalds Palace.
Today, the red brick and white stone Georgian mansion is a luxury hotel called Theobalds Park.
The mansion has a reputation for being haunted…
Whilst investigating the Carpenter’s Lounge area of the house a female paranormal investigator reported to have been viciously scratched by an unknown entity.
Checking her back she discovered to have a long nasty scratch on her skin.
It was remarkable that anything could’ve actually scratched her at that time because she had three layers of clothing on to keep herself warm!
Scared witnesses have often reported hearing phantom footsteps wandering around the Carpenter’s Lounge and lobby areas.
In 1878, the wealthy brewing magnate and owner of Theobalds Palace, Sir Henry Meux, married a flamboyant barmaid called Valerie.
As you can imagine this caused a scandal in polite society at the time!
It’s said that the ghostly apparition of Lady Valerie Meux has been witnessed on the main staircase of the house.
Did you know that Lady Meux was an avid collector of antiquities?
At one time she actually possessed a cursed Egyptian mummy in a sarcophagus.
It’s said that the sarcophagus was sold to an overseas collector and placed on a rather famous ship to be sent out to him…
That ship was the Titanic!
The most haunted room at hotel is said to be Room 221.
Spooked guests staying in that room often request to be moved because they feel something trying to pull their bed sheets of them in the middle of the night.
Some say they even hear an eerie male voice whispering to them!
Room 221 isn’t the only room at the hotel said to be haunted.
You see, Rooms 215 and 216 are also said to have had paranormal activity happening within them.
Ghostly apparitions have been witnessed in both rooms…
On one occasion a poor lady guest got the shock of her life whilst sitting up in bed one night.
She noticed her discarded clothes being dragged across the bedroom floor by an unseen entity!
Room 107 and the hallway outside it are also said to be paranormal hotspots.
Members of staff have reported being grabbed by something unknown here.
In 1888, Lady Meux bought Sir Christopher Wren’s Temple Bar with which she created a new entrance to the estate.
The ancient monument of Temple Bar was once one of the old gateways into London.
In its time, decapitated highwaymen heads were mounted on pikes and displayed from its roof as a warning!
Today, Temple Bar has been returned to the City of London and is located in Paternoster Square.
Before it was returned, a hotel member of staff had a rather spooky experience one day when she drove past it in her car.
As she passed the Temple Bar she glanced in her rear view mirror and thought she saw a figure sitting in the back of her vehicle.
Knowing that she was alone in the car she just put it down to a trick of the light.
When she reached her home, she got out of her car and started to walk up her pathway to her house when suddenly she felt an almighty push in her back.
Spinning around to catch the culprit she discovered that she was totally alone!Click Here to Stay in the Theobalds Park Hotel
The Silver Cup, Harpenden
On St Albans Road overlooking Harpenden Common you’ll find the 19th century Silver Cup pub.
Back in December 1985 the landlord of the Silver Cup got the shock of his life…
You see, he went into his bedroom and discovered an apparition of a lady dressed in grey with tied back hair just standing there.
The lady smiled at him and then disappeared through a door!
He believes that the grey lady probably has a connection with the Archer family who owned the pub for many generations.Click Here to Stay in the Silver Cup
Cinnabar Café Hotel, Hertford
Next to the old Post Office in Fore Street is a building which was once the house of the Master of Hale’s Grammar School.
Today the building is a boutique hotel and restaurant called the Cinnabar Café Hotel.
In 2012 a lot of the chefs working at the premises reported paranormal activity take place within the building.
One night a chef was hit in the side of his head with the lid from a mayonnaise bucket.
You see, he was playing Frisbee with the lid during a quiet period earlier in the day with a workmate.
The eerie thing was…
His workmate was actually working in the bar at the time of the incident.
And he was totally alone in the kitchen!Click Here to Stay in the Cinnabar Café Hotel
Dog and Whistle, Hertford
You’ll find the trendy looking Dog and Whistle pub along Fore Street in Hertford.
You may be surprised to discover that the pub is actually an old 17th century coaching inn which for much of its life was called the Ram Inn.
In 2011 the new management at the Ram reported some strange events taking place in the building…
Doors would mysteriously open and close on their own accord.
And witnesses reported seeing shadowy figures in the bar area of the building!
The Ram’s managers also found it hard to rent out Room 1 on the upper floor of the building due to the strange atmosphere in that room.Click Here to Stay in the Dog and Whistle
Hertford House Hotel, Hertford
There’s a grand looking building along Fore Street called the Hertford House Hotel.
This building hasn’t always been a hotel…
In fact, for many years it was the premises of the Hertfordshire Mercury.
And it was during this time that a lot of paranormal events were reported to take place within the building by terrified members of staff.
One night one of the members of staff was working late alone in the building when suddenly the lights in the office started to flicker on and off.
He then heard the handle of the office door moving so he turned around to get a better look only to find the door handle moving up and down on its own accord.
He thought someone was playing a trick on him so he searched the building but discover that he was the only one working late that night.
As he returned to his desk the office lights went totally out.
And for a moment he was left in total pitch darkness before they came back on again.
Again, the door handle started to move up and down on its own accord.
This was all too much for his nerves and he decided to go home.
One Sunday another member of staff was locking up when he suddenly heard a door slamming shut somewhere in the building.
Thinking that the building was in the progress of being burgled he dial 999.
A police dog handler quickly arrived with a large German Shepherd Dog.
The officer sent the dog into the cellar and shut the door behind him…
A few moments later the dog was scratching at the door trying to get out.
The policeman opened the door and the dog shot out like a rocket with its hackles raised!
The pair searched the remainder of the building but didn’t find any burglars.
They came across one office which had a bunch of keys in the door which were swinging wildly as though someone had just entered it…
The officer rushed into the office ready for action only to find that the room was totally empty!
There are a couple of theories to who haunts the building…
One is the spirit of a machine operator who died on the premises in the area where the offices were located.
In fact, one terrified member of staff actually witnesses the ghostly apparition of a man walk through an office wall here.
The other spirit is of a maid who was said to have been murdered by a butler in the house many years ago.
She’s said to haunt the cellar!Click Here to Stay in the Herford House Hotel
Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford
You’ll find the Salisbury Arms Hotel situated along Fore Street directly opposite Market Place in the middle of Hertford.
The hotel dates back to the 1800s but it’s actually built on the spot of a medieval inn.
Up until 1820 the Salisbury Arms was called the Bell.
It was named after the market bell in Market Place.
One of the pub’s cleaners was working on the first floor one day when she saw a middle-aged man dressed in black walk across the corridor and enter the room where a hotplate was kept.
The cleaner thought the man was a lost guest in need of assistance so she entered the room to see if he needed help…
To her surprise the room was totally empty.
There was no sight or sound of the mysterious man.
He had simply vanished into thin air!
Members of staff at the hotel also believe that Room 6 at the Salisbury Arms is haunted.
And on some occasion witnesses have even reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a Cromwellian looking figure walking along the hotel’s corridor.Click Here to Stay in the Salisbury Arms Hotel
Olde King’s Arms, Hemel Hempstead
Along Hemel Hempstead’s High Street is an ancient ale house called the Olde King’s Arms.
The pub lives up to its name as it dates back to the early 1600s and is located in Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town area.
It’s also rumoured that the pub was a secret meeting place for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn when they were courting.
In fact, the Olde King’s Arms is said to be haunted by King Henry VIII himself…
Terrified members of staff have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a large man resembling Henry in one of the pub’s bedrooms sitting on the bed
Hitchin Priory, Hitchin
Just off Tilehouse Street in Hitchin you’ll find the 14th century Hitchin Priory.
Originally, a Carmelite Monastery dating back to 1317 was sited at Hitchin Priory.
But it was rebuilt in the Georgian era as a private home.
The prior was the Delmay-Radcliffe family home for over four hundred years.
Today the prior is used to host events such as weddings and seminars.
Hitchin Priory has a reputation for being haunted…
In the winter of 1973 some local boys were on a school trip to the prior which included a stay overnight.
In the late evening the boys were walking along a corridor on their way back to their dormitory when they suddenly witnessed a misty figure in front of them exit the corridor’s right wall, cross the corridor and then disappear through the opposite wall.
The boys naturally fled in terror!
One night in the 1980s the caretaker was doing his rounds and checking the building…
He entered the boy’s wing on the top floor when he noticed that the temperature around him had plummeted.
He turned around and saw a ghostly apparition of a woman floating above the stairs at end of the corridor.
Apparently she was wearing a short sleeved blouse and a pearl necklace.
The ghostly encounter terrified the poor caretaker so much that he never patrolled that corridor on his own again.
This ghostly apparition is known as the Grey Lady!
Some people feel that the Grey Lady is the lover of another ghost who’s been witnessed at the priory called Goring.
Goring was a Cavalier during the English Civil War who was visiting his sweetheart at Highdown House in the nearby village of Pirton when he was surprised by a troop of Parliamentarians.
He fled the house and hid in a hollow elm tree in the garden but the Parliamentarians found him and killed him on the spot.
It’s said his sweetheart witnessed the ruthless murder from an upstairs window and later collapsed and died from shock.
It’s believed that Goring was going to head for sanctuary at Hitchin Priory before he was murdered.
And that’s why his headless ghost is witnessed every 15th June riding towards Hitchin Priory!
Security guards at Hitchin Priory have reported seeing many ghostly apparitions within the building…
They often report hearing the sound of eerie talking coming from one of the empty rooms.
Ghostly monk-like figures are often seen at the prior.
On one night a security guard entered a room only to be confronted by a group of men wearing old-fashioned clothes playing cards.
He exited the room and called for backup.
Re-entering the room with his colleague they found the ghostly men had totally disappeared into thin air!
Terrified members of staff have also witnessed ghostly goings-on in the grounds of the priory.
A night porter once reported seeing a phantom coach and horses draw up at the back of the building.
The apparition of the Grey Lady is often seen in the grounds wandering around too!
Some members of staff have also seen and heard Roman soldiers marching through the prior’s grounds.Click Here to Stay in the Hitchin Priory
Sun Hotel, Hitchin
You’ll find the historic Sun Hotel along Sun Street in Hitchin.
The hotel is old, it dates back to the 1500s and as you can probably guess that it’s reputed to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place.
One of the upstairs rooms in the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghostly apparition of Lord Havisham who committed suicide in the room back in the 1800s.
Apparently his ghost is absolutely terrifying!
Room 10 at the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman.
One guest who had an encounter with the ghost was so frightened that he actually ran out of the hotel and spent the night wandering around the town until dawn.
The hotel’s bar is also said to be haunted…
A former barmaid witnessed on a couple of occasions the ghostly apparition of a monk walk across the bar area!Click Here to Stay in the Sun Hotel
King’s Lodge Hotel, Kings Langley
Along Hunton Bridge Hill in the historic village of Kings Langley you’ll find the 17th century King’s Lodge Hotel.
The hotel was originally a hunting lodge used by Charles I, hence the name!
In the hotel’s cellar are the remains of an underground passageway which was said to lead to a nearby house where the lover of Charles II, Nell Gwynne resided.
In the 1980s, the landlady of the hotel called in a medium to try and explain what was causing the ghostly knockings and other spooky goings-on taking place within the building…
The medium said the paranormal activity was caused by the ghost of a lady called Jenny who was buried somewhere within the hotel!Click Here to Stay in the King’s Lodge Hotel
The White Hart Hotel, St Albans
The stunning 15th century White Hart Hotel is situated on Holywell Hill.
The ancient black and white coaching inn is said to be one of the oldest buildings in the city.
Like many of Britain’s old coaching inns the White Hart has a reputation for being haunted…
Spooked members of staff and guests alike have witnessed shadowy figures throughout the hotel.
Heavy barrels which had been stacked neatly where often heard moving around the cellar on their own accord in the middle of the night.
Upon inspection of the cellar in the morning the heavy barrels were discovered to be scattered all over the place.
These barrels were very heavy which only strong men could move!
The cellar lights would also switch on and off on their own accord.
And the cellar door would constantly lock itself without the use of the key.
The apparition of a little girl has been seen standing by the fireplace in the bar area…
And whilst we’re on the subjects of fireplaces, one witness saw the fireplace in Room 7 engulfed in flames which was really strange because that fireplace has been bricked up for many years!
Terrified members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman believed to be Elizabeth Wilson.
Elizabeth Wilson tragically died at the hotel in 1820.
You see, she was sitting on top of the Northampton coach as it drove through the archway which leads to the stable yard at the back of the building.
She forgot to duck her head and was fatally injured when she hit the archway!
On one occasion a guest staying in Room 8 reported that he saw a ghostly apparition of a man sitting on his bed…
Not only that, but a message suddenly appeared on his bedroom mirror.
It read MEET ME IN ROOM 7 at 7.30!
The guest reported the paranormal writing to the manager downstairs.
The manager inspected the room and wiped the mirror clean whilst the guest was still downstairs.
The manager then went back downstairs and told the guest that she had wiped the mirror clean so he could return to his room.
Within a few minutes of the guest returning to his room he’d came back saying that the writing had reappeared!
Other guests staying in the same room had reported waking up in the morning to find bathroom towels mysteriously strewn across the bedroom floor.Click Here to Stay in the White Hart Hotel
St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans
And finally, the grand five hundred year old St Michael’s Manor Hotel in Fishpool Street is rumoured to be haunted too…
A ghostly apparition has been seen walking down the stairs of the hotel!Click Here to Stay in the St Michael’s Manor Hotel
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Tewin
Near to Rectory Wood you’ll find the 17th century Tewin Bury Farm Hotel.
The farm is not only a hotel but also a leading wedding venue too…
In 2008 a photographer took some photos of the farm for a couple who were going to use the place as their wedding venue.
Later, he was going through the photos on his computer when he noticed a glowing figure peering around the corner of a building near to the barn.
The apparition is said to be of a little boy wearing white night clothes!
Spooked members of staff at the venue have often reported seeing the ghostly little boy near the main door of the barn.Click Here to Stay in the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
Feathers Inn, Wadesmill
The 17th century Feathers Inn located along Cambridge Road in Wadesmill near Ware is said to be haunted by a ghost dating back to when the Feathers was a coaching inn…
You see, a young girl was knocked down and killed by a stagecoach outside the inn and it’s now said that her ghostly apparition haunts the building!Click Here to Stay in the Feathers Inn
The Grove Hotel, Watford
In the countryside on the outskirts of Watford you’ll find the Grove.
Today the Grove is a new luxury hotel but the building actually dates back to 1720.
Over the centuries it has had many alterations one of which legend says resulted in the property becoming haunted.
You see, back in the 18th century Lord Doneraile foolishly built the mansion’s kitchen on top of an ancient chapel.
For this, he was cursed to take part in a ghostly fox hunt for eternity!
A former warden at the house reported that he actually witnessed Lord Doneraile ghostly fox hunts on many occasions.Click Here to Stay in the Grove Hotel
The Pré Hotel, St Albans
If you travel out of the west of St Albans along the Redbourn Road you’ll pass the Garden House.
The Garden House was formerly known as the Pré Hotel.
Back in the late 19th century the Pré Hotel was a grand white Georgian House where the Toulmins lived.
On one summer’s night Constance Toulmin was ill in bed and their cat was disturbing her peace by making a lot of noise in the garden.
So her younger sixteen year old sister Isobel ventured out into the garden to chase away the cat.
Whilst out in the garden, Isobel notices a glowing figure behind a tall hedge…
She described the figure as being lovely, twice the height of a man, dressed in a white robe and bathed in a haze of golden light!
The glowing figure remained motionless for about three minutes until Isobel’s other sister entered the garden and it then vanished into thin air!
Isobel wrote to her brother in America about the beautiful apparition in the garden.
Her brother wrote back saying that he had also seen the figure with two other witnesses.
He nicknamed the apparition ‘The Saint’.
Some people believe the beautiful vision Isobel witnessed in the garden was the apparition of Saint Alban himself!
Now, the Pré Hotel had a reputation for being haunted by a shadowy figure of a child…
The hotel was used for wedding receptions.
And the ghostly child would often appear in the wedding photographs taken in the hotel’s gardens.
Especially those taken in the summer month of August!
So say the shadowy child is the ghost of young Isobel herself as she loved the house and its gardens so much.
It’s not only the grounds of the hotel which are said to be haunted…
Spooked hotel guests have reported hearing phantom footsteps walking down an empty corridor.
And members of staff have reported the sound of eerie tapping on the doors of bedrooms!
Banyers Hotel, Royston
You’ll find the Grade II listed 18th century Banyers Hotel in Melbourn Street, Royston.
Part of the hotel was once a vicarage, its name comes from the Reverend Banyer who was a vicar there in 1739.
In fact, it’s said that his ghost haunts the cellar of the hotel.
At one time it had a tunnel which connected the vicarage with the nearby church.
Terrified witnesses have also reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a monk in the cellar…
They say that he disappears through the cellar’s wall!
The hotel is also said to be haunted by a ghost of a Cavalier who’s been nicknamed Henry.
He’s often witnessed by guests in Room 4.
Apparently, he wears a cape and a hat and takes off his cape and bows to whoever he meets!
A ghostly apparition of a soldier in a soft cap is another spirit often seen in the hotel.
It’s said that he too, like the ghostly monk in the cellar, disappears through the hotel’s walls!
The bar area of the hotel is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman.
Spooked guests have seen her ghostly apparition walking through the bar room.
They’ve described her as wearing a bonnet, short cape and a long dress!
The ghostly woman isn’t the only spirit to have been seen in the bar area…
An apparition of a white haired man in his mid-forties dressed in a white suit has also been seen to manifest behind the bar!
Lots of paranormal activity has also been reported to happen at the hotel…
The sound of a phantom baby crying, eerie knocking noises on the front door, the sound of conversations in the empty bar and the bar clock flying off the wall have all been reported by members of staff and guests alike!
Haunted Hotels in Norfolk
The Bell Hotel, Thetford
The 15th century grade II listed Bell Hotel on the corner of King Street and Bridge Street in Thetford is said to have the odd ghosts or two rattling around it.
The Bell Hotel is just a five minute walk away from the priory ruins in Thetford.
He’s often been witnessed in the main suite bedroom of the Bell.
But, this ghostly apparition isn’t the only one to be seen in this old 15th century hotel…
Elizabeth Radcliffe, or Betty as the locals like to call her, is said to haunt the Bell Hotel too.
She was a former landlady of the Bell who’s believed to have been viciously murdered by her lover in 1750.
She’s said to haunt room 10 and 12 in the hotel.
But strangely, she appears to terrified guests as a younger teenage version of herself.
And nobody really knows why!
The following paranormal activity has all been reported at the hotel…
The unexplainable smell of perfume, the sudden appearance of icy breath, the sound of phantom footsteps and the feeling of being watched!
Other ghostly apparitions which have been reported in the Bell include a pet dog lying in front of what would have been the old original fireplace in the bar and a pair of old-fashioned suede boots hanging through the pub’s ceiling.Click Here to Stay in the Bell Hotel
Ffolkes Arms, Hillington
The Ffolkes Arms situated on the A148 in Hillington is said to be haunted by the ghostly apparition of a young nanny.
During the late 19th century, it’s said that she committed suicide by jumping to her death from one of the attic bedroom windows.
It’s said that she landing and embedded herself on some iron railings!Click Here to Stay in the Ffolkes Arms
Maid’s Head Hotel, Norwich
The Grade II listed Maid’s Head Hotel in Tombland is said to be haunted by a ghostly Grey Lady.
She’s said to be a former maid at the hotel.
Terrified witnesses have described her as being an elderly lady dressed all in grey.
They say she’s always accompanied by the strong smell of lavender!
Apparently, she appears from the downstairs bar and enters the main area of the hotel, wanders around a bit and then returns to the bar followed by the cellar where she disappears.
Another spirit said to haunt the hotel is a former Norwich mayor whose ghostly apparition has been seen walking around the courtyard shaking his head.Click Here to Stay in the Maid’s Head Hotel
Golden Lion Hotel, Hunstanton
Situated on the Green in Hunstanton you’ll find the splendid Grade II listed Golden Lion Hotel.
In 2005, a lady staying at the hotel was rudely awoken one night by the ghostly apparition of a young girl with ringlets…
She was described as wearing an old fashion style blue and white dress.
Apparently, she manifested at the bottom of the shocked witnesses bed and then proceeded to skip over to a wardrobe in the corner of the bedroom before vanishing into thin air!Click Here to Stay in the Golden Lion Hotel
The White Hart, King’s Lynn
At one end of St James Street in King’s Lynn you’ll find the White Hart pub.
The present day White Hart is said to date back to the 17th century.
The building is said to be haunted by a ghostly monk who’s thought to originally be from the King’s Lynn Minster which is just across the street from the pub.Click Here to Stay in the White Hart
Tudor Rose Hotel, King’s Lynn
Just off Tuesday Market Place in St Nicholas Street you’ll find the Tudor Rose Hotel…
The timber-framed hotel dates back to the 1500s when it started life out as a medieval merchant’s house.
The hotel is said to be haunted by quite a few ghosts!
Room 7, the back bar and the restaurant are all known for their paranormal activity.
Terrified witnesses have seen the ghostly apparition of a grey lady in the hotel’s restaurant.
It’s said that she’s the ghost of a bride who was shockingly stabbed to death in the hotel by her newly wedded husband.
Phantom footsteps are also heard throughout the hotel on quiet nights!Click Here to Stay in the Tudor Rose Hotel
Globe Hotel, King’s Lynn
In the corner of Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn you’ll find the historic Globe Hotel which is reputed to be haunted.
On some occasions, guests staying at the Georgian hotel have remarked on the chilly atmosphere…
But, it’s nothing to do with the hotel being draughty!
You see, many say that the cold spots are created by the ghost of a murder victim who was killed in the hotel’s stables.
Today, the stables have now been incorporated within the hotel.Click Here to Stay in the Globe Hotel
The Duke’s Head Hotel, King’s Lynn
The Grade II listed Duke’s Head Hotel dates back to 1683 but it actually stands on the site of an ancient inn called the Gryffin.
The hotel is said to be haunted by quite a few ghosts…
In 1531, a maid murdered her mistress by poisoning her.
For her crimes, she was boiled to death in a large pot in front of a baying crowd in the middle of Tuesday Market Place!
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a weeping lady in 16th century dress throughout the hotel.
It’s believed that she’s the ghost of the executed maid!
There’s another ghostly female figure which is often seen wandering around the hotel’s corridors and on the staircase…
She’s known as the Red Lady and is believed to be the ghost of a woman who committed suicide over her two lovers.
Keeping to the suicide theme…
A man at the hotel was brought to Room 18 after he tried to kill himself.
For a short time afterwards, it was said that terrified hotel’s guests would flee the room due to the ghostly moans believed to have been caused by the spirit of the suicidal man!Click Here to Stay in the Duke’s Head Hotel
The Scole Inn, Diss
The Scole Inn is located a stone’s throw away from Diss.
It’s an old coaching inn which dates to 1655. It was built by a wealthy Norwich merchant called John Peck.
Back in 1750, a young woman called Emma was staying at the inn and was violently murdered by her jealous husband.
Her spirit is now said to haunt the old inn…
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses on the stairs, in the bar area and in one of the inn’s bedrooms.Click Here to Stay in the Scole Inn
The George Hotel, Swaffham
Along Station Street in Swaffham you’ll find the grade II listed George Hotel.
The hotel dates back to the early 18th century.
It’s said to be Swaffham’s most haunted building.
Some people say it’s haunted by up to five ghosts!
The most infamous ghost associated with the hotel is that of the Green Lady.
Both members of staff and terrified guests alike have witnessed her ghostly green apparition on many occasions.
Strangely, she’s often seen holding a pan for some reason!
The other ghosts said to haunt the George are a maid, a night porter, a crying child and the gay ghost.
Many of the hotel’s young male members of staff have reported the feeling of something unknown tugging at their belt or trouser zip…
The phantom culprit is said to be the gay ghost!
Many people at the hotel have reported being tapped on the shoulder or even pushed by an unknown entity.
The most paranormally active rooms in the hotel are said to be the old dry store room and the basement.Click Here to Stay in the George Hotel
Black Boys Hotel, Aylsham
You’ll find the historic Black Boys Hotel situated in Market Place in the Norfolk market town of Aylsham.
Parts of the Grade II listed hotel date back to 1655.
Famous historic figures such as Daniel Defoe, Horatio Nelson and Princess Victoria are all said to have visited the Black Boys.
The hotel is also said to be haunted…
The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of its first landlord Richard Andrews.
He was killed by a parliamentarian soldier who was billeted at the inn during a fight.
Local legend says he was buried in the grounds of the hotel and now haunts the premises!Click Here to Stay in the Black Boys Hotel
Haunted Hotels in Suffolk
The Bull Hotel, Long Melford
Along Hall Street in Long Melford there’s a lovely old timbered building called the Bull Hotel…
Well, the Bull is well known locally for being haunted!
The Grade II* listed hotel is an old Tudor building which dates back to 1450.
It was first built as a dwelling for one of Long Melford’s wealthy wool merchants.
In 1580 it was converted into The Bull Inn and opened to the paying public.
Inside the Bull Hotel there’s a fantastic feature…
An ancient beam which has an image of the mysterious Wildman or Woodman!
This decoration was common place in the Middle Ages as it was believed to ward off evil spirits.
The Bull Hotel is said to be haunted by a guy called Richard Evered who came a cropper at the inn.
He was violently murdered in the hotel back in 1648.
He was stabbed to death during a very heated argument about politics with a bloke called Roger Greene.
Roger Greene was quickly arrested, tried and executed for the murder.
The weird thing about this murder story is that Richard Evered never had a proper burial…
You see, his dead body was laid in a side room after the murder.
But when his relatives came to collect him… his body had totally disappeared!
Today, Richard Evered ghost is said to haunt Room 4 and the hallways of the Bull Hotel.
Sudden severe temperature drops, objects being moved on their own accord, phantom footsteps and strange banging noises are the paranormal activities which are been reported by terrified members of staff and guests alike at the Bull Hotel.Click Here to Stay the Night at the Bull Hotel
The Swan Hotel, Lavenham
The medieval Swan Hotel in the heart of Lavenham is an old coaching inn which is believed to date back to the 1400s.
And yes, it’s believed to be haunted…
A former housekeeper from the 19th century when the Swan was a coaching inn is said to haunt the hotel.
In particular Room 15!
Local legend says she committed suicide in the Swan.
But there are two stories as to why…
The first story is that she fell pregnant out-of-wedlock.
The father of the unborn child agreed to do the decent thing and marry her.
But when the wedding day came, he got cold feet and left the pregnant bride at the altar.
After this heartbreak and humiliation she became very depressed.
She hung herself in her quarters.
Today, the housekeeper’s quarters are now Room 15!
The second story tells that she was hoping to get a promotion whilst working at the inn but got overlooked for another worker.
This rejection sent her into a deep depression resulting in her committing suicide in Room 15 of the hotel.
Room 15 is said to be so haunted that members of staff don’t like to go in it alone!
It’s said that her ghostly apparition scared witless a poor security guard who was checking the building over in the early hours of one morning.
It’s not only the members of staff of the Swan who have witnessed her ghostly spirit…
Several guests to the hotel have reported seeing her apparition in the middle of the night standing in their room…
Yep, it was again Room 15!
On one occasion, a nun was sleeping in Room 15 and was woken in the middle of the night by the ghostly apparition of the housekeeper tickling her feet.Click Here to Stay the Night at the Swan Hotel
The Angel Hotel, Lavenham
The Marco Pierre White owned Angel Hotel in Market Place is said to be Lavenham’s oldest inn.
You know, it dates back to the 1400s!
So it probably won’t be a big surprise to you that the Angel is rumoured to be haunted by a former landlady called Mrs Goodhew.
Terrified witnesses have seen her ghostly apparition throughout the ancient building.
But they need not worry…
It seems to me like she’s a friendly ghost.
She said to smile at anyone who sees her before she quickly vanishes into thin air right in front of them!Click Here to Stay the Night at the Angel Hotel
Seckford Hall, Woodbridge
Seckford Hall is an old Tudor house dating back to the 1530s just to the south west of Woodbridge.
The hall was originally built as the family home for Thomas Seckford who was an official at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
The hall is said to be haunted by Sir Thomas Seckford himself…
His ghostly apparition is often seen by terrified witnesses wandering around the hall in the dead of night.
He’s said to be wearing a steeple crowned hat, white clothing and carrying his wand of office.
He’s said to be angry because the money he left in the Seckford Trust for the poor of the area was instead embezzled by the rich!
Today, Seckford Hall is a fine hotel which if you’re feeling brave enough you can spend the night at…
You never know you may come across Sir Thomas in the middle of the night!Click Here to Stay the Night at Seckford Hall
The Mill Hotel, Sudbury
Along Walnut Tree Lane in Sudbury there’s an old water mill which has now been converted into a rather nice hotel.
It’s believed that a mill has stood on this site on the river for at least a thousand years.
The older parts of the present day Mill Hotel are believed to date back to the early 19th century.
And it’s probably from this century in which the mill ghost comes from…
A ghostly apparition of a lady has been witnessed in the older parts of the Mill Hotel.
It’s believed that the ghost is that of a lady who once tragically drowned beneath the water wheel of the mill.
It’s said that the ghost has spooked the hotel’s members of staff once too often that they now don’t like to be alone in the older parts of the mill!
You’ll find that the mill ghost isn’t the only eerie thing about the hotel…
You see, displayed beneath the floor of the Mill Hotel is the rather disturbing mummified remains of a cat!
In days gone by, cats were often bricked up in building to bring good luck.
And the water mill in Sudbury wasn’t spared from this tradition when it was built.
In 1971, when the water mill was converted into the Mill Hotel the remains of a mummified cat were discovered bricked up in the building.
The remains of the cat was removed from the building and strangely sold to a nearby shop…
That shop burnt down and the hotel had a run of bad luck shortly after the cat was removed from the building!
Today, you’ll be happy to know, the mummified moggy has been returned to the mill and all is peaceful again at the hotel.Click Here to Stay the Night at the Mill Hotel
The White Horse, Leiston
The White Horse Inn on Station Road in Leiston is said to be haunted by a poltergeist.
Terrified members of staff and guests alike witnessed bottles and glasses flying off shelves and doors in the pub opening and closing on their own accord…
Things got so bad that an exorcism had to be performed in the pub!Click Here to Stay the Night at the White Horse
The Plough Inn, Icklingham
The pub’s former landlady, members of staff and punters alike have all been scared stiff by witnessing a dark ghostly apparition wearing a cloak walking about the place.
The hallway leading from the pub’s toilet is said to be very oppressive, in the past it has even upset pet dogs!
Terrified witnesses at the pub have reported the bell in the bar and kitchen areas being mysteriously rung and lights being switched on and off on their own accord.Click Here to Stay the Night at the Plough Inn
The White Hart Inn, Blythburgh
On the London Road in the middle of Blythburgh you’ll find The White Hart Inn.
The pub was originally a court house back in the middle ages.
Back in the 1960s paranormal activity was said to take place within the inn.
Strange knocking on the pub’s door, phantom footsteps, lights being turned on and off on their own accord and cold spots were reported to take place.
The ghostly goings-on are said to have been created by the spirit of an old man some believed was a monk.
It’s said that the paranormal activity has ceased lately.Click Here to Stay the Night at the White Hart Inn
The Bell Inn, Warberswick
The Bell Inn situated along Ferry Road in Walberswick is said to be haunted by the ghost of a fisherman…
Many members of staff and guests alike have seen his ghostly apparition sitting in the pub smoking away without a care in the world!Click Here to Stay the Night at the Bell Inn
The Suffolk Hotel, Bury St Edmunds
There’s an old building on Buttermarket that was once the Suffolk Hotel.
Well, it’s said that the hotel was haunted by a number of ghosts including a monk and a Grey Lady…
Members of staff at the hotel were convinced that Room 63 was haunted by a woman doctor who once sadly committed suicide in the room.
Dramatic drops in temperature, the smell of perfume and strange phantom noises coming from the wardrobe were often reported in the room by guests and members of staff alike!
On one occasion the night porter witnessed two grey ghostly apparitions climb the hotel’s stairs only to disappear into thin air when they reached the top.
In 1995, the night porter’s wife was terrified when she witnessed an apparition of a grey lady glide across the hotel’s kitchen and disappearing straight through a closed door!
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