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260+ Haunted Hotels in England (Updated 2017)

260+ Haunted Hotels in England (Updated 2017)

| On 04, Mar 2017

 

 

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Haunted Hotels in Bedfordshire

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!

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The Flitwick Manor Hotel, Flitwick

The manor has a reputation for being haunted by a female apparition.

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The Knife and Cleaver, Houghton Conquest

The Knife and Cleaver has a reputation for being haunted by both a male and female ghost.

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Haunted Hotels in Berkshire

The Berystede Hotel, Ascot

Just along Bagshot Road in South Ascot you’ll come across the luxury Berystede Hotel.

In 1886, the original Gothic Tudor manor house on the Berystede site was totally destroyed in a terrible fire.

Tragically, a maid called Eliza Kleininger was killed in the fire when she ran back into the burning building to save precious jewellery belonging to her mistress.

Today, the hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly apparition nicknamed the Blue Lady…

Many say that the Blue Lady is in fact the ghost of the maid Eliza Kleininger!

 

The George Hotel, Wallingford

The 16th century George Hotel is located along the High Street in the heart of the historic market town of Wallingford.

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!

 

Littlecote House Hotel, Hungerford

Littlecote House in Hungerford is a massive Elizabethan country house and estate which dates back to the 13th century.

It’s said to be the third most haunted building in England with a claim of over twenty ghosts!

Littlecote House is infamous for its ghost of a black dog which appears on the Jerusalem staircase.

Members of staff and guests alike have often tried to pat the phantom dog only to be shocked when their hand goes straight through him.

Mother Barnes was a 16th century midwife. She’s said to haunt the room in which a woman rocking a baby has been witnessed.

One of the members of staff at Littlecote House witnessed a ghostly apparition of a lady in a blue gown on the staircase…

The ghost walked straight through a rope guarding the staircase!

Another ghostly apparition seen walking the corridors of the house is that of the woman in pink.

She’s seen carrying a new born baby which is said to have been murdered by its father Wild Will Darrell…

It’s said he threw it into a roaring fire just after it was born!

The ghostly screams heard throughout the house at night are said to belong to the distort mother of the murdered child.

Shortly after this horrific deed, Wild Will Darrell was thrown from his horse and killed.

The spot where he died in the park is said to be haunted by his wicked ghost.

Now Littlecote House and estate is built on a former Roman settlement…

A phantom legion of Roman soldiers has been witnessed marching through the park grounds!

Roman centurions are not the only ghostly soldiers to have been witnessed at Littlecote House.

It’s said that apparitions of Cromwellian troops have also been seen.

 

The George Hotel, Pangbourne

The George Hotel is situated a stone’s throw away from the River Thames on the Square in the picturesque village of Pangbourne.

The hotel is an old 17th century coaching inn but there’s actually been an inn on the site since the 12th century.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a local witch…

Her name was Betty Price and she was accused of witchcraft.

She was found guilty and executed but before she died she cursed her captors and the George hotel.

She’s now said to haunt the hotel wandering along the hotel’s upstairs corridors!

 

The Bull, Wargrave

You’ll find the Bull situated along Wargrave’s High Street.

The Grade II listed former coaching inn dates back to the 15th century.

The Bull is reputed to be haunted.

The ghostly apparition of a tall man wearing a black hat has been seen sitting next to the open log fire.

For many years the family at the Bull would hear phantom crying coming from Room 2 around the beginning of July.

Apparently, in the 1820s a former landlord discovered his wife was having an affair resulting in him throwing her out and forbidding her to see their young child.

Local legend says she died from a broken heart shortly afterwards.

And now her ghost returns every year on the anniversary of her ejection crying as she packs her bags!

 

Haunted Hotels in Buckinghamshire

The Chequers Inn, Amersham

Along the London Road in the market town of Amersham you’ll find the grade II listed Chequers Inn.

The inn dates back to the 15th century and is stacked in history.

It’s said to be very haunted, so much so that it’s been exorcise on numerous occasions…

It seems the exorcisms didn’t work as it’s still said to be haunted by up to nine ghosts!

You see, in the early 1500s the Lollard Martyrs were burnt to death for their religious belief in the Bury End part of Amersham.

Seven Lollard Martyrs were held in the Chequers Inn before their execution.

And it’s now believed that their spirits are responsible for the majority of the hauntings which take place at the inn.

Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a hooded woman in white in one of the inn’s upstairs bedroom.

Some say that the figure is Joan the daughter of William Tylsworth who was one of the martyrs to be burnt at the stake.

Another spooky cloaked figure is often witnessed by members of staff and punters alike in the bar area of the inn.

He’s said to be a man called Osman who was the gaoler of the Lollard Martyrs.

There are a couple more ghosts which are rumoured to haunt the Chequers…

One is a young chimney sweep who’s said to roam the inn and the other is of a woman dressed in grey that’s often seen wandering around the outside of the pub!

 

The Crown Hotel, Amersham

In the centre of Amersham on the High Street opposite the Market Hall is the historic Crown Hotel.

The Grade II listed Crown dates back to the 16th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.

With centuries of history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the Crown has a reputation for being haunted…

On many occasions members of staff at the hotel have witnessed a ghostly figure standing next to one of the old beams in the bar area.

Another ghost witnessed by both members of staff and guests alike in Room 16 is that of a former maid.

She’s described as wearing an old fashioned Victorian grey uniform.

Apparently, some guests have actually reported that she packed their suitcases for them.

And some young men have been scared witless when she tried to tuck them up in bed!

If you want to be tucked up in bed or have your suitcases pack for you, she tends to make an appearance around the Easter holidays.

 

The Hartwell House Hotel, Aylesbury

Just outside the county town of Aylesbury is the stunning Hartwell House Hotel.

The grade I listed country house is owned by the National Trust but is now run as a hotel.

The house dates back to the 17th century when it was first built for the wealthy and influential Hampden family.

The house then became home to the Lee family via marriage.

Today, the library and the gardens are said to be haunted by one of the past members of the Lee family… Dr Lee!

 

The George and Dragon Hotel, West Wycombe

The George and Dragon hotel is situated on the High Street of the quaint National Trust village of West Wycombe.

This old 18th century grade II listed coaching inn is said to have its own residential ghost nicknamed Sukie.

You may’ve read about Sukie before as she also said to haunt the infamous Hellfire Caves which are only a stone’s throw away from the George and Dragon.

Sukie was a young 16 year old maid who worked at the inn back in the 18th century.

It’s said that she was dating a local aristocrat.

One day she got a note from the aristocrat asking her to put on a wedding dress and to meet him in the Hellfire Caves.

So she turned up in the cave in her wedding dress expecting to get secretly married to her aristocratic boyfriend.

But it turned out that it was just a silly prank set up by three local boys from the village.

She was so annoyed that she started to threw some stones at her tormentors.

Well one of the boys throw the stones back at her and knocked her out…

They brought her back to the hotel but tragically she never woke up and died later that night in the guest room!

Today, spooked members of staff and guests alike have witnesses her ghostly apparition in the hotel’s bedrooms and also standing by the inn’s fireplace.

 

The Bell Hotel, Winslow

The Bell Hotel located in the Market Square of the historical market town of Winslow is well known by local paranormal groups for being very haunted…

This old coaching inn is said to be haunted by a former housekeeper called Angelina.

It’s said that she was pushed down the hotel’s stairs and killed by her lover when she was pregnant with his child.

Other ghosts rumoured to haunt the Bell hotel are that of a former owner and little children.

Terrified witnesses have reported seeing ghostly figures in the bedrooms and wandering along the corridors.

Sudden temperature drops and ghostly orbs are other paranormal activity which has been reported to take place within the hotel!

 

Haunted Hotels in Cambridgeshire

The Hardwicke Arms Hotel, Arrington

From the 1980s onwards, the Hardwicke Arms has gained a reputation for being haunted.

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The George Hotel, Buckden

Paranormal activity was reported by both members of staff and guests alike to take place in rooms 100, 104, 105 and 112.

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Madingley Hall, Cambridge

The most famous ghost of Madingley Hall is that of Lady Ursula…

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The Bull Hotel, Peterborough

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The Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough

The hotel is said to be haunted by a friendly female ghost.

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The Haycock Hotel, Peterborough

The Haycock Hotel near Peterborough is said to be haunted by a very famous ghost.

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The George Hotel, Ramsey

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.

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The Bell Inn Hotel, Stilton

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted by no other that the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

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The 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.

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Haunted Hotels in Cheshire

The George and Dragon Hotel, Chester

The George and Dragon pub is said to be haunted by the spirits of Roman Legionnaires.

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The Pied Bull Hotel, Chester

It’s one of the oldest pubs in Chester and probably one of the most haunted too!

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The Queen Hotel, Chester

Over the years the hotel has gained a reputation for being haunted.

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Ye Olde King’s Head, Chester

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be one of the most haunted pubs in the country.

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The Lion and Swan Hotel, Congleton

The traditional inn dates back to the 16th century and has the reputation for being haunted.

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Statham Lodge, Lymm

Members of staff refused to go to the attic of the hotel as they believe it’s haunted by a ghost of a little man.

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The Hartford Hall Hotel, Northwich

Spooked guests and members of staff alike have witness a ghostly apparition of a nun at Hartford Hall.

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The Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley

Guests at the hotel have reported paranormal activity with one witnessing a ghostly apparition walking into his bathroom!

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Haunted Hotels in Cornwall

The Finnygook Inn, Crafthole

In the middle of the little Cornish village of Crafthole you’ll find the 15th century Finnygook Inn.

In the 18th century the old coaching inn was the drinking hole for the notorious smuggler Silas Finny.

Gook is the Cornish word for ghost.

And it’s now said that the ghost of Silas Finny haunts the inn.

 

The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle

The Wellington Hotel in Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s oldest coaching inns.

It actually dates back to the 17th century!

Through the ages, terrified members of staff and guests of the hotel have witnessed three different ghosts…

Ghostly apparitions of an old lady, a little girl and a coachman have all been seen at the Wellington Hotel!

If you’re looking for a fright, Room 9 is the room you should stay the night in…

As it’s reported to be the most haunted room of the hotel!

 

The Angel Hotel, Helston

The 16th century Angel Hotel is situated along Coinagehall Street in the middle of Helston.

Before it became an inn the Angel was the town house of Lord Sidney Godolphin.

The hotel is said to have a resident female ghost called Nelly…

Terrified guest have reported seeing her ghostly apparition wandering along the hotel’s corridor on the top floor!

 

The Ship Inn, Mousehole

On South Cliff overlooking the harbour in the pretty traditional fishing village of Mousehole you’ll find the Ship Inn.

The Ship has a reputation for being haunted…

A terrified witness saw a ghostly apparition of a man staggering along the hotel’s corridor as though he was on board a ship at sea.

A punter who was drinking with his friends was stunned to see his pint and mobile phone move across the table own their own accord!

 

The Dolphin Tavern, Penzance

Along Quay Street in Penzance is the historic Dolphin Tavern.

The granite inn dates back five centuries and with such a long history it’s no wonder some say it’s haunted…

An old sea captain nicknamed George is said to haunt the upstairs bedrooms and corridors.

Witnesses have described his ghostly apparition as wearing a tri-cornered hat and a rather splendid jacket.

Back in his time, poor George was said to have been hung for a petty crime.

Startled guests have witnessed the ghostly apparition of a Victorian lady materialise and walk across the main bar and disappear through the stone wall.

The final ghost to show himself at the Dolphin is of a young fair-haired man.

He’s known to appear in the landlord’s bedroom in the middle of the night either sitting on or standing by the bed.

Nobody knows who exactly he is!

 

The Molesworth Arms Hotel, Wadebridge

The Molesworth Arms Hotel in the village of Wadebridge dates back to the 16th century when it was first opened as a coaching inn.

It’s said that every New Year’s Eve, a ghostly apparition of a headless coachman is witnessed by frightened New Year’s revellers driving a coach into the courtyard of the hotel!

 

The Weary Friar, Pillaton

Next to the church of St Odulphus in the middle of the village of Pillaton is the Weary Friar.

The Weary Friar is an old inn which dates back to the 12th century.

The inn is said to be haunted by a ghostly friar who has been seen by scared witnesses on the pub’s staircase!

 

Headland Hotel, Newquay

You’ll find the Headland Hotel off the Headland Road in a prominent position overlooking Fistral Beach and Towan Head in the Cornish seaside town of Newquay.

The Grade II listed Silvanus Trevail designed building dates back to 1900.

The imposing hotel is reputed to be haunted.

During the Second World War the hotel was used as a RAF hospital.

Witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparitions of men wearing Second World War uniforms wandering the corridors of the hotel.

A ghost of a nurse from the same period has also been reported by spooked guests who’ve been awoken by her stroking their cheeks in the middle of the night!

The ghostly apparition of a former maid of the hotel has been seen disappearing through the wall of the ladies toilet…

Apparently, there was once a doorway there!

The ghost of a little girl is also said to haunt the hotel.

Her apparition has been seen running about the hotel and members of staff have also heard her calling out their names.

Even though the old servant bells of the hotel have been disconnected, spooked members of staff have reported hearing them ring at the same time early Sunday morning whilst they’ve been down in the basement!

 

King’s Head Hotel, Five Lanes

You’ll find the King’s Head Hotel situated on Cross Lanes in the middle of the village of Five Lanes.

The Grade II listed hotel dates back to 1623.

It’s said that the building was occupied by both Roundheads and Cavaliers during the English Civil War of 1642.

In the mid-17th century the pub was used as a posting stage for coaches but it was often frequented by smugglers and shadowy characters.

The King’s Head Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former landlady called Peggy Bray who comes back to see if her pub is being run correctly!

Her ghost has been heard walking along the corridor on the first floor.

Some guests have reported that they feel a chill near the doorway half way along the corridor where Peggy is said to walk.

The apparition of a ghostly girl has been seen in the bar area.

Apparently, she looks so life like that many people think she’s a real life person until she suddenly disappears into thin air!

Many guests staying in Room 3 have reported hearing an eerie tapping on the bedroom’s window.

But when they investigated they can’t find the cause of it!

 

The Royal Standard, Gwinear

You’ll find the Royal Standard along Churchtown in the small village of Gwinear.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-19th century.

The Royal Standard is reputed to be haunted by a ghost called Clare.

Her ghost is believed to be the source of the phantom footsteps and eerie noises which are often heard within the premises!

 

Haunted Hotels in County Durham

The Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington

You’ll find the stunning Blackwell Grange Hotel along Grange Road in Darlington.

The Grade II* listed hotel dates back to the early 18th century… 1710 to be precise!

A wealthy industrialist called George Allan built it and it remained in the family for many centuries afterwards.

The hotel has a ghostly story with a Scottish twist associated with it…

During a military campaign in Scotland in 1746, the Duke of Cumberland stole a portrait of a woman dressed in tartan and brought it to Blackwell Grange.

Since that time the portrait has been lost or destroyed.

Unfortunately, the spirit of the Tartan Lady came with the portrait.

And it’s now said that her ghostly apparition haunts Blackwell Grange to this very day!

 

Redworth Hall Hotel, Redworth

The elegant Redworth Hall Hotel is situated in the village of the same name.

The Jacobean-style manor house dates back to 1693 when it was first built by George Crosier as a family home.

In 1744, Robert Surtees acquired the hall and it remained a family home until 1955.

Redworth Hall is reputed to be haunted by a couple of ghosts…

Apparently, Lord Robert Surtees was said to have had a mentally ill child and had the poor boy chained to the fireplace.

And now the ghost of the young boy is said to haunt the corridors of the hall.

Guests to the hotel have become spooked after hearing the eerie sound of the phantom child crying in the middle of the night!

Another ghost story associated with Lord Surtees is that of a young scullery maid he got pregnant.

Distraught, the young girl threw herself down the hall’s staircase and killed herself.

Her ghost is now said to wander the halls corridors late at night!

The most paranormal active rooms at Redworth Hall Hotel are said to be Room 7 and 14.

 

The Whitworth Hall Country Park Hotel, Spennymoor

Just to the east of the town of Spennymoor you’ll find the Whitworth Hall Country Park Hotel.

The Grade II listed Whitworth Hall is a country house and former family home of the Shafto family.

Before the Shaftos, Whitworth Hall Estate was owned by the Lords of Whitworth spanning as far back as 1183.

The present house dates from the early 1900s but there’s actually been a manor house on the spot for centuries.

Whitworth Hall is said to be haunted…

Members of staff have reported sudden temperature drops in the Library Restaurant.

And a ghostly apparition of a man sitting at one of the restaurants tables has been witnessed on many occasions.

Books in the restaurant have been known to mysteriously fall off the book shelves on their own accord!

It’s said that the ghosts of Elizabeth Bessie Hewitson and Bobby Shaftoe haunt the hall.

 

Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street

In the town of Chester-le-Street you’ll find the Grade I listed Lumley Castle.

The building is a former 14th century manor house which was later fortified and turned into a castle.

It’s said to be the most haunted place in County Durham!

The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle by walking up and down the corridors and suddenly appearing in rooms.

Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor of Lumley Castle by spooked witnesses.

A ghostly apparition of a man sitting at the bar is regularly seen by both shocked members of staff and guests to the hotel.

It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!

 

Ancient Unicorn Inn, Bowes

The Ancient Unicorn Inn in Bowes was once a coaching inn back in the 16th century.

This old coaching inn is rumoured to have the odd ghosts or two knocking about the place…

The ghostly apparition of a twelve year old boy has been seen by startled witnesses in the cellars of the inn.

And a ghost of a bearded man wearing a bowler hat has also been witnessed at the Ancient Unicorn Inn.

Guests at the inn have also reported to have been touched and had tricks played on them by something paranormal!

 

Hall Garth, Coatham Mundeville

You’ll find Hall Garth Golf and Country Club Hotel off Brafferton Lane near the village of Coatham Mundeville.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the 17th century and was original part of the Bishop of Durham’s estate.

Local legend says that Hall Garth is in fact haunted.

Spooked guests staying in Room 2 at the hotel have reported the bathroom taps having the annoying habit of turning themselves on in the middle of the night.

The room is said to be haunted by the ghost of a nun who was bricked up alive between two walls after she was caught having an affair with a local monk!

 

George Hotel, Piercebridge

You’ll find the George Hotel situated along the B6275 near the village of Piercebridge.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the 17th century.

The former coaching inn was originally called the Bridge Inn.

Over the years the hotel has gained a reputation for being haunted.

Guests and members of staff alike have reported hearing the phantom voices of two people having a disagreement in the empty bar area.

Some people believe it’s the spirits of local farmers having an argument over the price of cattle whilst others think it’s the Jenkins brothers who owned the hotel in 1875 and were known for their bickering!

A ghostly apparition of a gentleman wearing old fashioned gaiters has been seen standing next to the George’s famous Grandfather Clock.

Room 11 is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who was the daughter of one of the first landlords of the inn.

She had her heart broken and sadly committed suicide by hanging herself from a beam in the room.

Her apparition dressed in white shows itself to young men staying in the room during springtime and places her hand on their shoulders!

 

The Manor House Hotel, Ferryhill

The Manor House Hotel is located in the town of Ferryhill.

The 15th century house was originally built as a farmhouse.

Since then the building has been used as a convent, a court house and an orphanage.

The Manor House has a reputation for being haunted.

So much so, that back in 2004 the Most Haunted gang investigated it as part of Series 4.

Room 6 of the hotel is said to be haunted by a crying five year of boy who’s said to be looking for his mother.

Now, spooked members of staff have witnessed the apparition of a lady they’ve nicknamed Betty in the upstairs of the hotel.

Guess what?

She said to be looking for her lost little boy!

Room 7 is another room at the hotel which is said to be haunted, this time it’s a large man.

Hotel guest and members of staff have often experienced severe temperature drops throughout the hotel.

Although the hotel is a non-smoking property, guests often report the smell of old style tobacco smoke in Room 4…

This typically occurs during the Devil’s hour from 3am!

Stunned members of staff have also reported seeing objects float across this room.

 

Haunted Hotels in Cumbria

The Punchbowl Inn, Askham

You’ll find the Punchbowl Inn situated on the edge of the village of Askham.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the late 18th century.

And in its time has been a farm and orchard.

Spooked members of staff have reported seeing the ghostly figure of a shadowy man with no discernible features wandering around the premises!

 

Dalston Hall Hotel, Carlisle

You’ll find the Grade II* listed Dalston Hall in the village of the same name just to the south west of the county town of Carlisle.

The hall is actually a fortified house which dates back to the 15th century.

The hall was first built for John Dalston and it remained in the family for many generations.

Today the stunning hall is run as a country house hotel and has a reputation for being haunted by many ghosts…

The ghostly apparition of Lady Jane has been seen by terrified witnesses in the Minstrel’s Gallery.

The cellar is said to be haunted by a dark entity nicknamed Mr Fingernails and by a spirit of a former drayman called Mr Handyman.

Mr Handyman together with other ghostly workmen is believed to be responsible for mysteriously moving the heavy beer barrels around the cellar in the middle of the night!

Some witnessed have been left shaken after seeing a violent ghostly scene of a pale face girl being dragged by her hair, beaten, assaulted and then thrown out of a window by a leather clad burly man.

This disturbing scene is said to take place in the corridor outside Rooms 4, 5 and 6 and is believed to date back to the 1500s.

An apparition of a young sad looking girl gazing out of the window in Room 4 as though waiting for a loved one to return has been witnessed by guests and members of staff alike.

She’s been nicknamed sad Emily!

Guests have reported hearing phantom giggling and whispering in Room 12.

Whilst other guests have reported hearing a medieval party taking place in the Baronial Hall in the middle of the night.

The apparitions of three young women and a small blonde girl have been seen on the stairs watching people going up and down.

And last but by no means least…

An apparition of a Victorian handyman has been spotted wandering around the hotel’s grounds!

 

Gosforth Hall Hotel, Gosforth

Off the Wasdale Road in the village of Gosforth you’ll find the Gosforth Hall Hotel.

The hall was built in 1658 by a local gentleman called Robert Copley.

The hotel is reputed to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place…

The most witnessed ghost at the hotel is that of a monk or friar.

His ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses floating along the hotel’s corridors in the middle of the night.

He’s also believed to be responsible for the poltergeist activity which takes place in the kitchen!

Spooked guests have reported seeing strange ghostly faces peering in through the upstairs windows.

 

The Overwater Hall Hotel, Ireby

The luxury Overwater Hall Hotel is located in the village of Ireby.

The Grade II* listed hall dates back to 1814 when it was originally owned by Joseph Gillbanks and called Whitefield House.

The present name of Overwater refers to the nearby Overwater Tarn.

The tarn plays a key role in the local legend and haunting at the hall.

It’s said that Joseph who made his money as a merchant in Jamaica had an affair with a local girl on the island.

Upon arriving back to Overwater Hall the Jamaican girl track him down and told him she had given birth to his child.

Upon hearing the news he took the girl in his boat onto Overwater Tarn where he threw her overboard to try and drown her.

But she fought back and tried to pull herself out of the cold water back onto the boat.

It’s said Joseph then brutally cut her arms off with his sword to stop her from pulling herself back onto the boat!

Today, members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a young black girl with no arms at the hotel.

The ghost of the young girl is normally witnessed around New Year’s Eve and is said to announce her manifestation by knocking on the windows!

 

The Edenhall Country Hotel, Langwathby

The Edenhall Country Hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the River Eden near the village of Langwathby.

Parts of Edenhall Country Hotel (once Woodbine Cottage) date back to the 17th century.

In Room 4 of the hotel, a ghostly female apparition is often witnessed by terrified guests in the reflection of the bathroom mirror…

She’s seen sitting on the bed!

Another female apparition often witnessed by both members of staff and guests alike at the hotel is that of an old women walking to a chair in the corner of the bar!

 

The Cross Keys Inn, Tebay

You’ll find the Cross Keys Inn situated along the A685 in the village of Tebay.

The former coaching inn dates back to the 16th century.

The Cross Keys is said to be haunted by a female ghost called Mary Baynes aka the Tebay Witch.

Mary was a local elderly woman who died suddenly in 1811 after a furious row with Ned Sisson, the landlord of the Cross Keys, after his dog had killed her favourite cat.

Witnesses have reported seeing Mary’s ghostly apparition in the bedrooms of the Cross Keys.

They say that she’s dressed in blue and blame her for moving their makeup and toiletries around.

Other paranormal activity that’s been reported at the inn include glasses suddenly exploding, remote controls falling from shelves on their own accord, bedroom doors being locked from the inside and an optical measure sliding across the bar top all by itself!

 

Haunted Hotels in Derbyshire

The Georgian House Hotel, Derby

The Grade II listed Georgian House Hotel is situated in one of the UK’s most haunted cities… Derby!

If you want to stay the night it’s located along the Ashbourne Road in the city.

The hotel was built in 1756 and since then has got a reputation for being very haunted.

Book either Room 10 or 12 at the hotel if you’re looking for some paranormal activity…

They’re both said to be very active!

The Georgian House Hotel’s infamous ghost is that of the man wearing a pin-striped suit.

He’s said to be the culprit for a lot of the paranormal activity which takes place within the hotel’s walls.

Especially the slamming of doors, moving objects and causing items to fall off shelves!

A ghostly apparition has also been seen in the hotel’s reception area, landings and hallways by both members of staff and guests alike.

 

The Miners Arms, Eyam

You’ll find the Miners Arms located on Water Lane in the village of Eyam.

The historic inn dates back to the 1630s when it was first called the King’s Head.

The previous pub which stood on the spot burnt down in 1929.

Two young girls called Sarah and Emily tragically died in the fire.

And it’s now said that their ghosts haunt the Miners Arms.

Witnesses have reported hearing their ghosts skipping, playing and giggling in the pub’s corridor.

Guests staying the night have reported that they’ve been woken by having their bedroom doors opened and closed by the ghostly girls.

The Miners Arms is also said to be haunted by the ghost of an old woman who dresses in black!

 

The George, Tideswell

Along the Commercial Road in the Peak District village of Tideswell you’ll discover the listed 18th century George Hotel.

The George is said to be haunted by a female ghost called Sarah…

Sarah was a barmaid at the George in Victorian times.

She became heartbroken when her husband totally disappeared from the face of the earth.

She searched high and low for him but sadly she never saw him again.

Apparently, after her death she didn’t stop her search as her ghostly apparition is often seen at the inn still searching for her long lost husband.

It’s said that in the 1930s guests fled in terror a party at the hotel when they saw Sarah’s ghost manifest in front of them!

 

Haunted Hotels in Devon

The Tors Inn, Belstone

You’ll find the Tors Inn in the small village of Belstone.

The family run pub dates back to the Victorian era.

In the past the landlord of the Tors Inn reported ghostly goings-on within the building.

Paranormal activity of doors slamming shut on their own accord, beer taps turning on and off and beer barrels rolling themselves about the cellar were reported at the Tors Inn.

One morning in 1996 the landlord was shocked to see the ghostly apparition of an elderly woman appear in front of him.

He described her as being about sixty to seventy years old with grey hair and wearing a red dress.

She’s believed to be the spirit of an old woman who tragically died in a fire at the pub about a century ago!

 

Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

You’ll find the Berry Head Hotel along Berry Head Road in Brixham.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1803 when it started life out as a military hospital.

It later became the home of the hymn-writer and poet Henry Francis Lyte.

Berry Head House remained in the Lyte family up until 1949 when it was then converted into a hotel.

Local legend says that the Berry Head Hotel is haunted by the ghost of a soldier.

In the summer of 2003 a shocked wedding guest reported seeing a ghostly figure during the middle of the night.

Apparently, the apparition was dressed in Napoleonic clothing!

 

The Smugglers Haunt, Brixham

You’ll find the Smugglers Haunt Hotel on Church Hill East in the middle of Brixham.

The hotel is over three hundred years old.

As the name of the hotel suggests, it has a past intertwined with smuggling but the building isn’t haunted by the ghosts of former smugglers.

In fact, one of the ghosts is said to be that of a young girl called Aggie who tragically fell to her death from an upstairs window in the 1920s.

Her ghost is said to pull the bedsheets of anybody who sleeps in the room where she fell from!

The other ghost said to haunt the hotel is that of a man who’s been seen sitting at a particular table in the bar.

Witnesses describe him as being about forty years old and wearing a raincoat and flat cap!

 

Manor House Hotel, Cullompton

You’ll find the Manor House Hotel along Fore Street in Cullompton.

The Grade II* listed hotel dates back to the 16th century but was refurbished in 1603 as a home for a wealthy local clothier called Thomas Trock.

In 1850, JS Upcott bought the property and named it Manor House.

The house was used to billet officers during the Second World War.

And local legend says that it’s haunted.

Room 6 at the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a bride who was jilted at the altar and is still waiting for her groom to return to her.

 

The White Hart, Cullompton

The White Hart is located along Fore Street in the market town of Cullompton.

It’s a Grade II listed building with an early 19th century façade but it’s believed the building dates back much further than that.

The White Hart is said to be haunted by a ghost called Angie.

Angie has been heard moving around the premises when it’s quiet.

Sometimes her presence is accompanied by the sounds of young children playing.

 

The Globe Hotel, Topsham

You’ll find the Globe Hotel along Fore Street in Topsham.

The Grade II listed hotel dates back to the late 18th century when the Harrison family combined several buildings into one and added a Georgian façade.

The Globe became a coaching inn in the 1830s and was a stop off for coaches traveling between Lyme Regis, Salisbury and London.

In the summer of 1932 an American gentleman was staying at the Globe Hotel.

He reported that he was awoken several times in the night by an eerie swirling sound which sounded like someone was waving silk scarves in the air.

This eerie sound was also heard by the woman guest in the next room!

 

The Fisherman’s Cot, Bickleigh

The Fisherman’s Cot is situated in a picturesque spot next to the River Exe just northwest of the village of Bickleigh.

The inn was built in the 1930s as a fishing lodge for Bickleigh castle.

The Fisherman’s Cot is said to be haunted by a female ghost…

Members of staff and guests alike have reported hearing a phantom woman softly laughing around the bar area of the hotel!

Next to the hotel is a 14th century bridge which some spooked guests have witnessed a headless horseman crossing.

Other guests have just heard the eerie sounds of clattering phantom hoofs on the bridge.

 

Ring O’Bells, Chagford

You’ll find the Ring O’Bells situated on the Square in the market town of Chagford.

There’s been an inn on the site of the Ring O’Bells since the 16th century.

In its time the building has been used as a stannary court, coroners court, mortuary, holding prison and a pub.

Guests staying in Room 1 have reported that they’ve felt a female presence in the room.

The cellar of the Ring O’Bells is reputed to be haunted by a poltergeist who’s been blamed for the loud knocking noises often heard coming from the room.

It’s believed the poltergeist occasionally ventures out of the cellar into the other rooms of the pub where it knocks ornaments and decorations from the walls.

 

The Three Crowns Hotel, Chagford

Along Chagford’s High Street opposite the churchyard you’ll find the Grade II* listed Three Crowns Hotel.

The historic granite façade hotel dates back to the 13th century.

The Three Crowns has a reputation for being haunted since 1643 by the poet Sidney Godolphin.

At the time of the English Civil War Sidney was a Royalist officer.

He was shot in a skirmish in Chagford and it’s said he died on the doorstep of the Three Crowns.

One day, the hotel’s chef was scared witless after seeing the ghostly apparition of Sidney in full Royalist uniform standing in the doorway of the dining room!

 

The Churston Court Hotel, Brixham

The historic grade II* listed Churston Court Inn near Brixham dates back to the 12th century when it first started life out as a coaching inn.

It’s said that the inn was regularly visited by the famous author Agatha Christie when it was owned by Lord and Lady Churston.

Candles blowing out, then reigniting on their own accord is just one of the paranormal activities said to take place at the inn.

It’s said that the inn is haunted by a couple of ghosts…

Both members of staff and guests alike have been scared witless when they’ve witnessed the infamous ghostly apparitions of monks who disappear through walls!

 

The Pack O’Cards Inn, Combe Martin

In the village of Combe Martin you’ll find the unique Pack O’Cards Inn.

Legend states that the Grade II listed hotel was built by George Ley after he won a large amount of money by playing cards in 1690.

The hotel has four floors which are said to represent the four card suits and thirteen rooms which represent the number of cards in a suit.

The hotel also has a reputation for being haunted…

Guests and members of staff alike have seen the ghostly apparitions of a man with a long beard and a woman in a white long flowing gown.

Two more ghosts are said to haunt the hotel, both are victims of the press gang.

It’s said that one young lad died of fright whilst hiding from the press gang and the other was killed during a fight with the press gang!

 

The Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth

The 17th century Royal Castle Hotel is located in the middle of Dartmouth on the Quay overlooking the Harbour and the River Dart.

The historic grade II* listed hotel dates back to 1639.

Queen Victoria, Sir Francis Drake, Mary II, Edward VII, Agatha Christie and Cary Grant all stayed at the hotel.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly stagecoach which turns up in the early hours of the morning to pick up phantom passengers.

This paranormal activity normally takes place in the autumn months!

Other ghostly sounds heard taking place outside the hotel is the sound of two people fighting in the courtyard.

One of the hotel’s bedrooms is also rumoured to be haunted…

Terrified guests have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a robed figure in the room!

 

ABode Exeter (The Royal Clarence Hotel), Exeter

The ABode Exeter (The Royal Clarence Hotel) in Cathedral Yard was built in 1769 on the spot where Sir Walter Raleigh father’s house resided.

People say that the phantom coughing noises which are often heard within the hotel are from Sir Walter Raleigh himself.

Other hauntings at the hotel are that of a three headed creature, a nun and a monk!

 

Lord Haldon Hotel, Dunchideock

The Lord Haldon Hotel is situated near Dunchideock.

The hotel was once the country home of the Haldon family.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a maid who committed suicide at the hotel.

It’s said that one of the Lord Haldons had an affair with the maid and got her pregnant.

When he found out about the pregnancy he had nothing more to do with her.

Heartbroken, she drowned herself in the garden pond.

Today, her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified guests wandering around the hotel.

They describe her as wearing an 18th century dress which is soaking wet and crying her heart out!

 

The White Hart Inn, Exeter

Along South Street in the historic city of Exeter you’ll find the Grade II listed 15th century White Hart Inn.

The inn is said to be haunted by a couple of ghosts…

Witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of the hanging judge himself George Jeffreys wandering around the White Hart.

Another ghostly apparition to be witnessed at the inn, this time in the courtyard, is a lady in a long black cape!

Local legend says that a mythical reptile called a basilisk is lurking somewhere in the inn’s well.

And at one time it killed two workmen with its lethal breath!

 

The Pig and Whistle, Littlehempston

You’ll find the Pig and Whistle Inn along the Newton Road (A381) near the village of Littlehempston.

This four hundred year old traditional Devon inn is said to be haunted by a rather randy monk!

You see, local legend states that a French monk from Buckfast Abbey had regular illicit rendezvous with a local farmer’s daughter at the Pig and Whistle.

His spirit is said to haunt the inn today waiting for his lover to show up.

He’s been nicknamed Freddie and is said to be a lecherous ghost!

Terrified witnesses have seen his ghostly apparition in the bar area.

 

The White Hart Hotel, Okehampton

The White Hart Hotel is a 17th century coaching inn which is situated along Fore Street in the middle of Okehampton.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a little boy called Peter.

Apparently, spooked members of staff have heard him call out in the middle of the night… I’m Peter!

Sometime his ghostly apparition is seen playing with children who visit the hotel with their parents.

When questioned about Peter, the children say he’s a nice boy but very lonely!

 

The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

You’ll find the Bedford Hotel along Plymouth Road in the market town of Tavistock.

The stunning castellated style hotel is built on the remains of a Benedictine Abbey.

But the hotel isn’t haunted by ghostly monks…

In fact, it’s said to be haunted by a female ghost some call Betsy.

The chef at the hotel was scared witless one day when he witnessed her ghostly apparition walking around the ground floor.

He described her as young and wearing a dark early 20th century dress with a flowered bonnet!

 

The Palace Hotel, Torquay

The magnificent Palace Hotel is located along Babbacombe Road in the seaside resort of Torquay.

Before it became a hotel, the building was the home to the Bishop of Exeter.

The hotel is said to be haunted by many different ghosts…

On one occasion, a shocked witnessed saw four ghostly vicars having a conversation at a table, they looked at the witness, smiled and disappeared into thin air!

Another entity which likes to disappear into thin air is of a Victorian man dressed in a black suit.

The most common apparitions to be witnessed at the hotel are of male servants from a bygone age.

Ghostly cleaners and front of house porters have been seen going about their daily work!

 

The George, Hatherleigh

You’ll find the George situated on Market Street in the small market town of Hatherleigh.

The former coaching inn dates back to the 15th century.

It’s believed that the building was originally the court house of the Abbots of Tavistock.

The pub was a Grade II listed buildings until it was burnt down in 2008.

After the fire the owners carefully restored the building to its original design but it lost its listed building status.

The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a friendly monk whose apparition has been seen wandering around the first floor of the building.

The upstairs of the George is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman.

Apparently, she’s beautiful but also stark naked!

Witnesses have reported hearing the sounds of a phantom coach and horses pulling up outside the inn.

 

Haunted Hotels in Dorset

Ilchester Arms Hotel, Abbotsbury

You’ll find the Ilchester Arms Hotel along Market Street in the historic village of Abbotsbury.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the late 18th century when it started life out as a coaching inn named after the Earl of Ilchester.

The Ilchester Arms has some ghostly tales to tell…

Witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a soldier from the English Civil War period roaming around the premises.

They describe him as wearing a Royalist uniform complete with a wide brimmed hat!

Local legend says that he’s the ghost of a Royalist soldier who was once caught by Parliamentarian troops who then proceeded to hang him.

The building is also said to be haunted by the ghost of coin collector called Charles.

On one occasion a witness heard the phantom sound of coins jangling!

The ghost of a phantom woman is said to haunt the toilets.

And a ghostly apparition of a large dog has been seen walking up to the hotel’s windows and peering through them.

Two women staying at the Ilchester Arms were scared witless after one of then was awoken by the sensation of cold hands around her neck.

And the other one saw a ghostly figure standing at the end of her bed!

 

The Bull Hotel, Bridport

You’ll find the Bull Hotel situated along East Street in the market town of Bridport.

The present day Grade II listed hotel dates back to the 17th century but there’s been a Bull Hotel on the site since 1593.

With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the Bull Hotel is reputed to be haunted…

During the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 the Bull Hotel was attacked by three hundred of Monmouth’s men.

The hotel is now said to be haunted by the ghosts of some of the soldiers who died during that attack.

Eerie phantom voices have been heard in the hotel’s cellar.

The Bull is built on an ancient graveyard and many believe the eerie voices belong to the spirits of those buried there.

Witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman sitting in the reception area.

They describe her as wearing old-fashioned tweed clothing!

During the English Civil War a skirmish broke out between Parliamentarians and Royalists forces.

A stray bullet struck a man called Wadham Strangeways who was dining at the Bull killing him.

His ghost is now said to haunt the hotel.

The phantom cries of a small child are often heard coming from the hotel’s ladies toilets but whenever anybody goes to investigate they find the room totally empty!

 

The Crown Hotel, Blandford Forum

Along West Street in the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum you’ll find the Crown Hotel.

There’s been an inn on the site of the Crown Hotel since the 15th century but today’s building is a Georgian coaching inn.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a couple of ghosts…

Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a highwayman in the bar area, restaurant and courtyard.

He’s described as wearing a tricorne hat and cloak.

In the 18th century, a highwayman was actually shot dead in the courtyard whilst trying to rob the hotel!

Another ghost seen wandering around the hotel’s first floor is that of a lady wearing a black crinoline dress.

A maid was spooked one day when she saw a lady in black entering a room she shouldn’t…

Upon investigating the room she found it totally empty!

 

The Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth

The Langtry Manor is a country house hotel in Bournemouth.

The hotel was originally called the Red House and was built in 1877 by the Prince of Wales for his mistress Lillie Langtry.

Members of staff and guests alike have witnessed at a grey shadow wandering about the hotel.

Many believe this shadowy figure is the ghost of Lillie Langtry!

Paranormal activities such as phantom footsteps, eerie voices and cold spots have also been reported to take place at the hotel.

 

The New Inn, Cerne Abbas

Situated on Long Street in the village of Cerne Abbas you’ll find the 16th century New Inn.

Spooked witnesses have seen the ghostly apparitions of two young girls playing in the hotel’s gardens.

The bar area of the New Inn is said to be haunted by a man dressed in riding gear…

Apparently, witnesses have seen him sitting next to the fireplace!

 

The Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester

In the historic county town of Dorchester along the High Street you’ll find the Wessex Royale Hotel.

The Georgian coaching inn dates back to 1756.

It has a reputation for being haunted by a woman wearing a bonnet and a dark coloured long dress.

Terrified witnesses have seen her ghostly apparition from outside the hotel staring out of a ground floor window!

 

The Acorn Inn, Evershot

Along Fore Street in the village of Evershot you’ll find the historic 16th century Acorn Inn.

The inn started life out as a coaching inn and was first called the Kings Arms.

The Acorn Inn is said to be haunted by a phantom highwayman who was once hung nearby…

Terrified witnesses who’ve seen his ghostly apparition in the Acorn have described him as wearing a long black cloak and tricorne hat!

 

The Spice Ship Inn, Preston

You’ll find the Spice Ship Inn located along the Preston Road in the coastal village of Preston.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the early 19th century.

The former coaching inn is said to be haunted by the ghost a Portuguese sailor who tragically drowned off the Dorset coast a couple of centuries ago.

His washed up body was taken to the inn for the inquest and now his ghost is said to haunt the premises.

Local legend says that his ghost is searching the pub for his shipmates who were all lost at sea.

His ghost has been blamed for the phantom footsteps, eerie night time noises, turning on the beer taps, setting off alarms and even pulling a former landlord from his bed one night!

 

The Grosvenor Hotel, Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is the home to the Grosvenor Hotel which has been voted the 5 th most haunted hotel in the UK.

The hotel dates back to the 16th century where it started life out as a coaching inn.

The hotel has a reputation for being very haunted…

In the oldest part of the hotel, the cellar, witnesses have been scared witless by seeing the ghostly apparition of a monk.

If you venture to the upper floors of the hotel, you just might see the ghost of the Grey Lady!

She said to roam along the hotel’s corridors late at night.

It’s believed that she the spirit of a 16th century nun from the local Abbey.

And finally, guests to the hotel have reported their bed sheets being pulled off them whilst they’re asleep in the middle of the night.

The culprit is said to be the ghost of a mischievous little girl!

 

The Swan Inn, Sturminster Newton

In the Market Place of Sturminster Newton is the 18th century Swan Inn.

This old coaching inn is said to be haunted by a former proprietor from 1790 who committed suicide in the cellars by hanging himself.

Terrified witnesses who’ve seen his ghostly apparition at the Swan Inn describe him as wearing dark clothes with an apron and laughing!

 

Plumber Manor, Sturminster Newton

You’ll find Plumber Manor in the Dorset countryside to the south of the town of Sturminster Newton.

The former country house dates back to the early 17th century when it was first built as a family home for Charles Brune.

The Jacobean manor house became a hotel in 1972.

It’s said to be haunted by the ghost of a former lord of the manor who was killed and later eaten by his hunting hounds.

Local legend says that his ghostly apparition has been seen running from the manor house with a pack of hounds chasing him!

 

Haunted Hotels in East Sussex

The Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted by a lady in a blue silk dress.

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The Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton

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The Grand Brighton Hotel, Brighton

The seventh floor of the Grand Brighton Hotel is reputed to be haunted by a ghost.

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The Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton

Paranormal activity has been reported at the hotel.

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The Regency Hotel, Brighton

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a cobbler’s disabled daughter.

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The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted.

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The Iron Duke Hotel, Hove

A ghostly man and his phantom dog are said to wander around the Iron Duke Hotel.

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The Crown Inn, Lewes

Recently, the hotel has been gaining a reputation for being haunted.

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The Shelley’s Hotel, Lewes

Parts of the hotel are said to be haunted, in particular Room 26 which is believed to be haunted by a suicide victim from the 1930s.

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The Mermaid Inn, Rye

The inn dates back to 1420 and has a reputation for being haunted.

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The White Vine House Hotel, Rye

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The Roebuck Hotel, Wych Cross

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The Hayes Hotel, Northiam

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Haunted Hotels in Essex

The 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.

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The 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.

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The 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!

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The White Hart Inn, Coggeshall

The timber-framed 15th century White Hart Hotel situated on Market End in Coggeshall is said to be haunted.

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The 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!

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The 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.

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The Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley

Mistley Thorn Hotel which is located along the High Street in Mistley is said to be haunted.

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The 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.

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The Shoeburyness Hotel, Shoeburyness

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.

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The Kings Arms Hotel, Stansted Mountfitchet

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.

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Haunted Hotels in Gloucestershire

The Black Horse Hotel, Cirencester

You’ll find the Black Horse Hotel situated along Castle Street in the middle of the market town of Cirencester.

The Grade II listed hotel dates back to the late 17th century.

Visitors to the Black Horse have reported smelling the scent of lavender by the fireplace.

It’s believed the smell is created by the ghost of a former cleaner who used to spayed lavender furniture polish near the fireplace when she was cleaning the premises.

The Black Horse Hotel is famous for a ghostly incident that happened in 1933.

A young woman staying in one of the rooms was awoken in the middle of the night by a greenish lurid light which turned into the apparition of an old angry woman.

The ghostly woman was wearing a long fawn-coloured dress, a white apron and a mop cap from the early 19th century.

The ghostly old woman approached the young woman.

And the girl screamed out in terror which resulted in the phantom woman disappearing through the bedroom wall.

On one of the little panes of glass in the bedroom window an upside-down name was scratched into the glass.

Many said that the ghost scratched her name into the glass but the etched words appeared to be a capital ‘W’ and the name ‘John’ repeated a few times.

Experts who’ve examined the etched words thought they may have been done by a child.

The signature existed up until 1992 when the window was unfortunately smashed and replaced.

Other guests also witnessed the phantom elderly lady wandering about the hotel.

Apparently she would walk into gentlemen’s bedrooms just as they were undressing, appear in front of women on the staircase and startle guests in their locked bedrooms!

In 1933, the local clergyman was called in to exorcise the ghostly woman.

As the ceremony got under way the angry ghostly woman appeared and gesticulated frantically at etched name in the window pane before she disappeared.

In 1999 the ghostly old woman reappeared with guests reporting that they’ve seen her in the upstairs part of the hotel.

Local legend says that she’s the ghost of a rich wool merchant who once hid her treasures in one of the rooms at the Black Horse Hotel.

And is still looking for it to this very day!

 

The King’s Head Hotel, Cirencester

You’ll find the King’s Head Hotel along Market Place in the market town of Cirencester.

The Grade II listed hotel dates back to 1860 although there has been a coaching inn on the spot since the mid-14th century.

The King’s Head Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghostly apparition of a monk without a face.

Apparently it manifested in front of one member of staff and scared her so badly that she immediately quit her job!

Members of staff have also reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a Cavalier from the English Civil War period wandering around the hotel.

Spooked guests have reported seeing a ghostly figure wearing armour walking through the ballroom as well as witnessing their bedroom doors opening on their own accord.

 

The New Inn, Gloucester

Off Northgate Street in the centre of the county town of Gloucester you’ll find the New Inn.

This splendid Grade I listed medieval courtyard inn dates back to 1455.

It was built as a hostelry for pilgrims by John Twyning who was a monk from the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter.

In 1553, Lady Jane Grey was a guest at the inn when the announcement of her succession to the British throne was made from the Inn gallery.

The New Inn became infamous in 2010 when the CCTV system recorded a pint of beer lift off a table and fall onto the floor on its own accord.

This paranormal event happened during a pub quiz night with many startled witnesses!

Apparently, paranormal activity started to occur at the inn when new managers arrived…

Their young daughter had seen and spoken with a spirit of a young girl.

Phantom footsteps, rattling doors, TVs turning off on their own accord and severe temperature drops are just some of the paranormal activities to be reported by both members of staff and guests alike since the new managers arrived.

Before these events, the building did have a reputation with the locals for being haunted by the ghosts of children who once died in a tragic fire at the site!

 

The Ragged Cot, Minchinhampton

The historic Ragged Cot Inn situated on the Cirencester Road just outside the ancient market town of Minchinhampton dates back to the 17th century when it was first a coaching inn.

There have been a couple of ghosts reported at the Ragged Cot Inn.

In 1760, an ex-landlord of the Ragged Cot Inn called Bill Clavers was hung for the murder of his wife and child.

Some believe that it’s this trio which haunts the Ragged Cot Inn today!

 

The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh

You’ll find the Manor House Hotel along the High Street in the middle of the Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh.

The Manor House Hotel dates back to the 16th century and is said to be probably the most haunted building in the town.

Before the Second World War it was actually called Creswyke House and was owned by the Creswyke family for well over a hundred years until 1752.

It was then bought at a knock down price by a businessman called Benjamin Busby because it was haunted!

It’s said that at the end of the 17th century Dame Creswyke was murdered in the house and her ghost now haunts the building.

If you want a haunted night at the hotel stay in Room 8 as this is said to be the bedroom which she likes to haunt the most.

Saying that, the last sighting of her ghostly apparition in 1987 was actually outside the hotel!

 

The Royalist Hotel, Stow-on-the-Wold

The Royalist Hotel is situated at the beginning of Digbeth Street in Stow-on-the-Wold.

The hotel is said to be the oldest inn in England with parts of the building dating back to 947AD!

The inn was once known as the Eagle and Child Inn but is now called the Royalist Hotel due to the town’s importance during the English Civil War.

With such a long and eventful history it’s no wonder that the hotel has now got a reputation for being haunted.

In fact, it’s said to have many ghosts roaming around…

Members of staff and guests alike have witnessed the ghostly apparition of a young man standing near the reception area.

Apparently, he just vanishes into thin air right in front of their eyes!

Witnesses have reported hearing eerie tapping noises in the hotel which are believed to be made by the ghosts of two mischievous Victorian children.

The hotel’s staircase seems to be a very paranormally active place as it’s said to be haunted by two ghosts…

A beautiful lady in a long dress and a cavalier from the English Civil War!

The final ghost said to haunt the Royalist Hotel is of a knight clad from head to toe in black armour.

 

The King’s Arms Hotel, Stow-on-the-Wold

On the corner of Stow-on-the-Wold’s historic Market Square you’ll find the King’s Arms Hotel.

The hotel is an old coaching inn which is over five hundred years old.

It’s believed that King Charles I stayed at the inn before the Battle of Naseby in 1645 which ended up being the decisive battle of the English Civil War.

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted…

A ghostly apparition of a Victorian lady is often seen at the hotel.

Apparently, she looks very lifelike until she disappears into thin air!

Terrified members of staff have also witnesses the ghostly figure of a Grey Lady wandering around the first floor of the hotel especially in the restaurant.

Many believe that the Grey Lady and the Victorian lady are the same spirit, but I’ll let you make up your mind on that one!

The ghost of a stable hand who tragically committed suicide by hanging himself is said to haunt the Cottage Rooms in the hotel’s courtyard.

A strange event happened to a couple staying in the larger cottage one winter’s day when a snowball hit the husband whilst he was in the bedroom.

What made it even weirder was once the snowball had melted the couple found the wife’s jewellery wrap inside it.

The jewellery wrap had previously been on the dressing table!

And finally, the hotel’s maid has often reported seeing indents in freshly made beds as though somebody invisible was sitting there.

 

The Old Stocks Hotel, Stow-on-the-Wold

Keeping in Stow-on-the-Wold’s Square you’ll find another hotel called the Old Stocks Hotel.

The hotel dates back to the 17th century when it was a rather fine townhouse.

The hotel overlooks the green which has some old stocks on it…

I guess that’s where the hotel gets its name from!

The Old Stocks Hotel is said to be haunted by a phantom pianist who has been heard playing eerie 1920s style music in the middle of the night.

The strange this is…

The hotel doesn’t have a piano!

Spooked members of staff and guests alike have witnesses a ghostly apparition of an old man in the bar area.

They describe him as being grey haired and dressed in a black suit with a dog collar but has a kind smile.

Many believe the old man is the spirit of a former vicar from the nearby church!

 

The White Hart Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold

Neighbouring the Old Stocks Hotel is another one of Stow-on-the-Wold’s haunted hotels… the White Hart Inn!

The White Hart Inn is an old coaching inn which dates back to 1698.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost called George.

In the 1990s, the White Hart Inn was undergoing renovation work by its new landlords and it seems that George wasn’t too happy with the disruption.

Electrical items were switch on by their own accord and light bulbs were mysteriously smashed!

 

The Tudor House Hotel, Tewkesbury

The historic Tudor House Hotel in Tewkesbury dates back to the 16th century.

There’s a ghost at the Tudor House Hotel nicknamed the Grey Lady, but some guests have also reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a lady in white…

Some say it’s the same ghost and others say its two separate entities!

If you decide to stay the night at the Tudor House Hotel you may be woken in the middle of the night by the sound of drums…

Sorry, but you’ve just been woken by the ghost of the small drummer boy!

Are you a dog lover?

Then keep an eye on the top of the main staircase in the hotel…

You just might see the ghostly apparition of the phantom black Labrador!

 

Haunted Hotels in Greater London

Premier Inn Chingford Hotel (Royal Forest Hotel), Chingford

You’ll find the Premier Inn Chingford Hotel along Ranger’s Road in Chingford.

The hotel was formerly called the Royal Forest Hotel.

It dates back to 1890 when it was first built for Londoners visiting Epping Forest after the forest was opened up to the public in 1882.

In 1912 a fire swept through the hotel killing two guests and a fireman on the top floor.

It’s now said that the ghost of one of the guests who tragically died in the hotel fire haunts it today…

Paranormal activity such as lights and cookers turning themselves on even without any electric supply has been reported at the hotel.

A member of staff who once lived upstairs moved out of his bedroom because he felt somebody invisible sit on the bottom of his bed in the middle of the night.

The hotel’s ghost is referred to as Mary.

On one occasion two members of staff were in the cellar changing barrels and as they did so they chatted about the ghost.

When one of them mentioned the name Mary a bottle of wine flew across the room and smashed on the floor!

Apparently, a photograph was once taken of the hotel which showed the ghostly face of a woman peering out of one of its windows.

 

Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon

Just off the Addington Road in South Croydon you’ll find the luxury Selsdon Park Hotel.

The hotel is housed in a former Victorian country mansion which was once the seat of the Bishops of Rochester.

Over the years the stunning hotel has gain a reputation for being haunted…

A ghostly apparition of a maid has been spotted walking along one of the hotel’s corridors carrying a lighted candle on a flat metal plate.

She’s believed to be the ghost of a former maid who sadly committed suicide in the 1930s.

It’s said that she was seduced by the wealthy son of the owner of Selson Park but was abandoned by him soon afterwards.

Utterly distraught with shame she killed herself by jumping from an upstairs window.

Witnesses who’ve seen her have described her as wearing a flowing 1930s grey dress.

One spooked guest even witnessed her ghostly form appear in his bathroom mirror just as he got into his bath!

 

Kings Arms Hotel, Hampton Court Road

You’ll find the Kings Arms Hotel located along the Hampton Court Road near the northern Lion Gate entrance to the Hampton Court Palace grounds.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1658 when it started life out as a house of disrepute for soldiers garrisoned at Hampton Court Palace.

The Kings Arms Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a mother and her son who both tragically committed suicide in the building during the 19th century.

The son discovered his mother hanged in the building.

It’s said he was so disturbed that he threw himself out of a window killing himself instantly.

In 2004, the hotel was featured in national newspapers after a photograph was taken of a father and his son inside the Kings Arms.

The photo captured a ghostly image of what looked like an old woman wearing a long dark coat lingering in the background of the family photo.

In the past, witnesses have reported seeing a grey-haired old lady looking out of one of the hotel’s bedroom windows!

 

The Georgian House Hotel, St George’s Drive

You’ll find the Georgian House Hotel a stone’s throw away from Victoria Station in St George’s Drive.

The Georgian House Hotel dates back to 1851 when it was originally a private house.

The house has a reputation for being haunted…

The sounds of phantom children have been heard playing by members of staff and guests alike throughout the hotel.

And a ghostly apparition of an old man has been seen to sitting at the end of the bed in one of the hotel’s room!

In 2007, a spooked member of staff reported that she heard a group of people laughing and chatting in the dining room…

When she entered the room she discovered that nobody was there!

On another occasion, the night porter heard somebody go up the stairs and walk down the corridor.

When he followed them to see who it was he also found nobody there!

 

Mary Rose Inn, St Mary Cray

You’ll find the Mary Rose Inn along St Mary Cray’s High Street.

The historic listed building dates back to the 16th century.

It’s believed the building was built on the site of a 14th century chapel.

The Mary Rose Inn is said to be haunted by a female ghost.

A medium who once visited the property stated it was haunted by the ghost of a young woman who once lived happily there.

Doors being closed and locked on their own accord and sudden temperature drops a just a couple of the paranormal activities reported to have taken place within the building.

A former owner was spooked one day when he heard the piano in one of the rooms start to play all on its own!

In the mid-1980s when the Mary Rose was a restaurant the owner reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a woman.

It was midnight and she was at the back of the bar when she suddenly saw the ghostly woman appear by the fireplace and then drift across the room and disappear into thin air.

She described the ghostly woman as having long black hair and wearing a long white dress!

 

The Langham Hotel, Portland Place

The famous five-star Langham Hotel in Portland Place is said to be the most haunted hotel in London…

It’s said that just before the First World War a German officer or nobleman tragically committed suicide by jumping to his death from an upper-storey window.

Terrified members of staff and guests have reported seeing his ghostly apparition roaming around the hotel’s rooms and corridors.

Some say that it may be his ghost which haunts the infamous Room 333 at the hotel.

On night a famous BBC newscaster was sleeping in the room only to be rudely awoken in the middle of the night by a strange florescent ball of light.

The ball then slowly started to manifest into a human shape.

Apparently the ghost was wearing Victorian evening wear but had no legs!

Recently, the England cricket team stayed at the hotel and a lot of the players reported paranormal activity taking place in their rooms.

It seems like the 3rd floor is very active at night!

Another ghostly apparition that is often witnessed at the hotel is of a smartly dressed man carrying a tray…

Some say it’s a butler whilst others think it’s a man wearing a dinner jacket

 

The Grange Blooms Hotel, Bloomsbury

The elegant Grange Blooms Hotel in Bloomsbury is a former townhouse which dates back to the 18th century.

An eccentric minister called Dr John Cumming is said to haunt the lounge area of the Grange Blooms Hotel.

 

Cadogan Hotel, Knightsbridge

You’ll find the Cadogan Hotel situated along Sloane Street in Knightsbridge.

The beautiful Grade II listed building dates back to 1887 when it first started life off as a private residence.

The hotel is infamous for being the place where Oscar Wilde was arrested in 1895 on charges of committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons.

It was also the place where the actress and mistress of Edward VII Lillie Langtry lived.

In fact, the ghost of Lillie Langtry is said to haunt the restaurant area of the Cadogan Hotel.

Apparently, her ghostly apparition is only seen at Christmas time when the hotel is quiet!

 

Haunted Hotels in Greater Manchester

The Black Lion, Salford

You’ll find the Black Lion along Chapel Street in Salford.

The historic pub dates back over one hundred and thirty years.

Witnesses have reported seeing ghostly apparitions of men, women and children wandering around the pub.

They’ve also seen doors opening on their own accord, furniture and glasses moving by themselves and a coin fly across an empty room.

Eerie voices have been heard in the Black Lion too!

 

The Stork Hotel, Billinge

You’ll find the Stork Hotel along Main Street in the village of Billinge.

The Stork Hotel dates back to 1718 when it started life out as a farmhouse.

It’s said that it was built on the site of an older building dating back to 1640.

The hotel’s cellars were once the crypt of the older building.

And during the English Civil War it was used as a Parliamentarian jail where Royalist prisoners were incarcerated.

The Stork Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Cavalier who was tortured to death within the building during the English Civil War.

His ghost is said to haunt the whole of the building.

A former resident of the building once told the press that she witnessed the ghostly apparition of a man in her bedroom wearing a plumed hat, long boots and carrying a sword by his side!

The hotel is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a highwayman called George Lyon who in his day would regularly frequent the hotel.

 

Haunted Hotels in Hampshire

The Crown Hotel, Alton

The 16th century Crown Hotel situated along the High Street in the middle of the market town of Alton has a reputation for being haunted…

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The White Hart Hotel, Andover

The hotel dates back to 1617 and it has a couple of ghostly tales to tell…

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The New Park Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

People have reported hearing the phantom sounds of footsteps, mumbling voices and panting animals within the hotel.

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The Master Builder’s Hotel, Buckler’s Hard

Guests staying at the Master Builder’s Hotel have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman in their bedrooms and standing on the hotel’s staircase.

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The Angel Inn, Lymington

The 13th century Angel Inn in the beautiful Georgian market town of Lymington is said to be haunted by up to six ghosts.

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The Roundabout Hotel, Fareham

In the late 1970s witnesses reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a young boy at the hotel.

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The White Horse Hotel, Romsey

Spooked guests and members of staff at the hotel have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman drifting around the premises.

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The Dolphin Hotel, Southampton

The historic hotel is well over five hundred years old and is said to be haunted.

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Keppels Head Hotel, Portsmouth

It’s said that Buster Crabb spent his last night at the Keppels Head Hotel and now haunts it!

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Haunted Hotels in Herefordshire

Pengethley Manor Hotel, Ross on Wye

Pengethley Manor near Ross on Wye dates back to 1583 when it was owned by John Powell.

But in the 1816 the house was tragically burnt down.

It was then rebuilt to the house you see today by the then owner Thomas Symonds.

It remained the family home for the Symonds until 1948 when it was bought and converted into a hotel by Gwynne and Blanch Nicholas.

Today, the hotel is owned and run by Dr Hagmann.

The manor has a reputation for being haunted by a couple of ghosts.

The first is of a young girl called Harriet.

During the tragic fire of 1816, little Harriet was living at the manor and she got trapped in the fire and sadly died.

She now said to haunt the hotel, many members of staff and guests alike have reported ghostly tricks being played on them.

Many believe that it’s Harriet who’s playing these tricks!

The other ghost often seen by terrified witnesses at the manor is that of an old lady in a black dress…

She’s often seen walking near the burnt ruins of the hotel and also in the reception and sitting in the corner of the library!

 

The Falcon Hotel, Bromyard

You’ll find the Falcon Hotel situated along Broad Street in the ancient market town of Bromyard.

The black and white timber-framed former coaching inn dates back to 1535.

Over the years the Falcon has gained a reputation for being haunted.

In 1964 a ghostly apparition of a young man was seen walking around the second floor of the hotel.

Apparently he was asking the question… Where is Anne?

The other ghost seen wandering about the hotel is referred to as Harriet!

 

Haunted Hotels in Hertfordshire

The Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence

The pub is said to be haunted by either a priest or a monk.

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The George Hotel, Bishop’s Stortford

The George Hotel has a reputation for being haunted by a Grey Lady.

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The Theobalds Park Hotel, Cheshunt

Theobalds Park Hotel has a reputation for being haunted.

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The Silver Cup, Harpenden

In December 1985 the landlord of the Silver Cup got the shock of his life.

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The Cinnabar Café Hotel, Hertford

In 2012 a lot of the chefs working at the premises reported paranormal activity take place within the building.

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The Dog and Whistle, Hertford

In 2011 the new management reported some strange events taking place within the building.

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The Hertford House Hotel, Hertford

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.

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The Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford

Members of staff at the hotel believe that Room 6 at the Salisbury Arms is haunted.

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The Olde King’s Arms, Hemel Hempstead

The Olde King’s Arms is said to be haunted by King Henry VIII.

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Hitchin Priory, Hitchin

Hitchin Priory has a reputation for being haunted.

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The Sun Hotel, Hitchin

The hotel is reputed to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place.

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The King’s Lodge Hotel, Kings Langley

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.

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The White Hart Hotel, St Albans

Like many of Britain’s old coaching inns the White Hart has a reputation for being haunted.

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St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans

A ghostly apparition has been seen walking down the stairs of the hotel.

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Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Tewin

Spooked members of staff have reported seeing a ghostly little boy near the main door of the barn.

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The Feathers Inn, Wadesmill

The pub is said to be haunted by a ghost dating back to when the Feathers was a coaching inn.

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The Grove Hotel, Watford

A former warden at the house reported seeing Lord Doneraile ghostly fox hunts.

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The Pré Hotel, St Albans

The Pré Hotel had a reputation for being haunted by a shadowy figure of a child…

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The Banyers Hotel, Royston

The cellar of the hotel is said to be haunted.

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Haunted Hotels on the Isle of Wight

Anchor Inn, Cowes

You’ll find the Anchor Inn located on Cowes High Street.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1704 when it was originally called the House of the Three Trumpeters.

It was once the main coaching inn for Cowes.

The pub changed its name to the Anchor in the early 1820s.

The old stables which once stood separate to the main building have now been incorporated within the Anchor’s main building and are now called the Stable Bar.

Local legend states that a young broken hearted lad tragically committed suicide in the stables.

His ghost is now said to haunt the Anchor Inn.

Witnesses describe him as being fair-haired and wearing a white shirt together with dark trousers!

 

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Newport

You’ll find the Wheatsheaf Hotel situated on St Thomas Square in the centre of Newport.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-18th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.

The middle floor of the Wheatsheaf is said to be haunted by the ghost of an army officer.

Witnesses describe his ghostly apparition as being in his late twenties and wearing an open necked white shirt together with trousers that have a stripe down the side of them.

Apparently, when he manifests, an eerie shrieking sound is also heard.

It’s said that the shriek is from his distraught young widow who he’d just recently married before he was killed.

Local legend says he was shot during a duel with another army officer in the early part of the 19th century.

The duel took place at dawn at Carisbrooke Castle.

And the young army officer was shot in the right shoulder and taken to the Wheatsheaf where he died two days later!

Guests have reported hearing the eerie sound of chains dragging across the first floor of the hotel during the early hours of the morning.

It’s believed the sound is caused by the ghost of a young servant girl who’s been seen sitting on the bed in one of the first floor bedrooms.

 

Ryde Castle Hotel, Ryde

You’ll find the Ryde Castle Hotel situated along the Esplanade in the seaside town of Ryde.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1840 when it was originally built as a private house.

The building was used during both World Wars by the military.

During the First World War it was used as a hospital for injured servicemen.

And during the Second World War it was used as an Army headquarters.

Local legend says Ryde Castle Hotel is haunted by a friendly poltergeist that has a good sense of humour.

He’s been blamed for playfully moving objects about the hotel.

 

Haunted Hotels in Kent

The Eastwell Manor Hotel, Ashford

The hotel and its grounds are said to be haunted.

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The George Hotel, Ashford

A lot of paranormal activity has been reported to take place at the hotel by spooked members of staff and guests alike.

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The Larkfield Priory Hotel, Aylesford

The hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost of a maid called Charlotte.

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Chilston Park, Boughton Malherbe

As with many old country houses in England Chilston Park has a ghostly tale to tell.

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The Castle House Hotel, Canterbury

Terrified guests have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a 16th century city guard looking out of their bedroom window!

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The Cathedral Gate Hotel, Canterbury

The historic building dates back to 1448 and as you can imagine it has the odd ghostly tale or two to tell.

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The Chaucer Hotel, Canterbury

Members of staff and guests alike have reported paranormal activity taking place within the building.

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The Sun Hotel, Canterbury

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl from the 16th century.

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The Howfield Manor Hotel, Chartham

The hotel is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a monk.

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The Woolpack Inn, Chilham

The Woolpack Inn is said to be haunted by the Grey Lady.

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The Shurland Hotel, Eastchurch

The Shurland has gained a reputation worldwide for being haunted thanks to some incredible CCTV footage which was shot at the hotel in the middle of the day.

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The Southcliff Hotel, Folkestone

The hotel is said to be haunted by a former owner and a soldier!

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The George Hotel, Lydd

Witnesses have reported strange creaking noises, eerie whispering, slamming doors, loud bangs and phantom footsteps.

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Elvey Farm Hotel, Pluckley

The Elvey Farm Hotel is said to be haunted by a number of ghosts.

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The Gordon House Hotel, Rochester

The Gordon House has a reputation for being haunted.

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The Kings Head Hotel, Rochester

There’s a rather scary ghost story associated with the Kings Head.

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The Tunbridge Wells Hotel, Royal Tunbridge Wells

The Tunbridge Wells Hotel situated in the Pantiles was once known as the Swan Hotel.

In its time the Swan Hotel had a reputation for being haunted.

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The Royal Fountain Hotel, Sheerness

The building has a reputation for being haunted.

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The Royal Hotel, Sheerness

The hotel was once known as the Kent House and has a reputation for being haunted.

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The Warren Cottage Hotel, Willesborough

The hotel dates back to the 17th century and has a reputation for being haunted.

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Haunted Hotels in Lancashire

Clarendon Hotel, Morecambe

You’ll find the Clarendon Hotel along Marine Road West in the seaside town of Morecambe.

The Clarendon Hotel dates back to 1893.

The hotel is said to be haunted…

Witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly figure drifting along the first floor corridor!

 

The Rosehill House Hotel, Burnley

You’ll find the Rosehill House Hotel along Rosehill Avenue in the market town of Burnley.

The hotel is a stunning former Victorian manor house which dates back to 1856.

Members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure sitting on the ends of beds and manifesting on the hotel’s staircase.

Strangely, the figure is mostly seen in the newer added parts of the hotel!

 

The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Morecambe’s stunning Art Deco Midland Hotel is situated along Marine Road on the seafront in the seaside town.

The Grade II* listed Streamline Moderne hotel dates back to 1933 and was designed by architect Oliver Hill and had sculptures by Eric Gill and murals by Eric Ravilious.

The hotel may seem quite familiar to you as it’s been used in episodes of the TV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot.

During the Second War World the Midland was requisitioned for use as an RAF hospital.

During that time the basement was used as a morgue which has led to the hotel getting a reputation for being haunted…

Terrified witnesses have seen a thin ghostly apparition within and around the hotel’s lift!

 

The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Clayton-Le-Moors

The historic Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in the town of Clayton-Le-Moors is over 700 years old.

You’ll find the hotel off the Blackburn Road to the south of the town.

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted…

The main ghost said to haunt the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel is that of a French lady called Lucette who was once a governess at the house.

Guests and members of staff alike have witnessed Lucette throughout the hotel.

Her ghost tends to be seen more around the Christmas period.

Her ghostly apparition has even been caught on camera!

 

Haunted Hotels in Leicestershire

The Queen’s Head Hotel, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Along Market Street in the little market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch you’ll find the Queen’s Head Hotel.

The Queen’s Head Hotel is an old black-and-white beamed three-story coaching inn which dates back to the 17th century.

With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that this old coaching inn has a reputation for being haunted…

Phantom voices and apparitions of little children have been witnessed in the hotel.

But what really spooks the Queen’s Head’s members of staff is the ghostly tall man dressed in dark clothing.

Terrified members of staff who have mistaken him as being a guest get the shock of their lives when he disappears into thin air right in front of them!

To tell you the truth, they really don’t like him…

They say he gives off a presence of evil!

 

The Royal Hotel, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

There’s another old hotel in Ashby-de-la-Zouch which like the Queen’s Head has a reputation for being haunted…

It’s called the Royal Hotel!

The historic Royal Hotel is a 19th century grade II Regency listed building which is situated in Station Road.

Members of staff at the Royal Hotel regularly report paranormal activity taking place within the cellar.

Barrels of beer are mysteriously moved and lights switched on and off on their own accord.

In the hotel’s dining room a ghostly apparition of a man is often seen sitting on his own and there was also the time when a phantom guest checked into her room!

A guest at this hotel felt his hair stand on end just prior to encountering an opaque smoky female form which stood in front of the bathroom door.

 

Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth

You’ll find Bosworth Hall Hotel situated near to the small Leicestershire market town of Market Bosworth.

The Grade II* listed former country house dates back to 1293.

It was the family home of the wealthy Dixie family for about three hundred years.

Bosworth Hall has a cruel story attached to it…

The daughter of Sir Wolston Dixie, Ann Dixie, had fallen in love with the gardener’s son.

Sir Wolston wasn’t too happy with the idea of having a gardener’s son as his son-in-law.

He lived up to his reputation of being a cruel man when he laid mantraps in the garden to trap his daughter’s lover.

One day Anne was in the garden looking for her lover when she accidently stepped on one of the mantraps.

She managed to free herself from the trap but later died due to the loss of blood.

Today, many witnesses have been scared witless after seeing a ghostly apparition of a young lady in period dress walking around the hall’s grounds.

Many say the apparition is the ghost of Ann Dixie who’s still looking for her lover!

 

The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough

Along Market Harborough’s High Street you’ll come across the historic Angel Hotel.

The Angel dates back to the 16th century when it started life out as a busy coaching inn.

The hotel is said to have a residential ghost…

Terrified members of staff and guests alike have witnessed the ghostly apparition of a young woman wearing a long grey dress in the bar area of the hotel.

At one time, the bar area was in fact the inn’s old stable block.

And, it’s said that a young woman was once murdered there.

Some people now believe that the apparition of the lady in the grey dress is in fact the ghost of the poor murder victim!

 

The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough

Another of Market Harborough’s old coaching inns which has a reputation for being haunted is the Three Swans Hotel.

You’ll find the Three Swans Hotel along the High Street slap bang in the middle of the town.

The hotel dates back to the 16th century and is said to be haunted by a former landlord…

The eccentric John Fothergill was the landlord of the Three Swans between 1934 and 1953.

A portrait of him still hangs on the bar wall not because the new owners think it’s a great piece of art but probably because whenever somebody moves it disaster befalls them.

Injuries, fire and floods have all taken place soon after the painting has been moved!

 

Haunted Hotels in Lincolnshire

The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln

A stone’s throw away from both the cathedral and castle in the heart of Lincoln’s historic quarter you’ll find the White Hart Hotel.

The White Hart Hotel dates back to 1710 but there’s actually been an inn on the site since the 15th century.

This old hotel is said to be very haunted…

The hotel’s Orangery restaurant was once the stable block.

It’s said that many centuries ago a highwayman was killed by a coachman who stabbed him in the face with a lighted torch.

Terrified members of staff and guests alike have witnessed the ghostly apparition of a highwayman running through the restaurant.

He’s often said to be hiding his face with his dark cloak!

In bygone years, a pretty maid at the hotel got the attention of the hotel’s rat-catcher.

She rejected his advances which resulted in him brutally murdering her.

Her apparition has been seen cowering in the corner of the first floor landing.

She’s now became known as the Mop Cap Girl!

Another female ghost seen at the hotel is that of an elderly woman in a period dress.

She’s been seen by spooked witnesses walking along one of the lower floor corridors.

In the 1960s a young man sadly committed suicide in one of the hotel’s rooms.

Some say that his ghost is responsible for the eerie sound of a phantom gunshot and the floating ball of light which is often witnessed at the hotel.

 

The New England Hotel, Boston

You’ll find the New England Hotel along Wide Bargate in Boston.

The New England Hotel has a great ghost story to tell…

A couple of guests were returning to their room at the hotel one evening when they were met outside their door by a man in white overalls.

The man was very apologetic and explained he’ll be working in the room next door for the next twenty minutes but would try to keep the noise down.

Well, for the next hour the guests could hear the man banging and sawing away.

In the morning the couple complained to the hotel manager that they were unhappy with all the work noise the night before.

He was surprised and explained that there weren’t any workmen at the hotel.

A fellow member of staff overheard the conversion and told them that the room next door to them was haunted by the ghost of a carpenter who had died during the 1970s!

The phantom carpenter isn’t the only ghost said to haunt the hotel…

A member of staff was scared witless one day when she saw the ghostly apparition of a lady in a long blue dress appear in the bar area!

 

The Angel and Royal Hotel, Grantham

Along the High Street in the centre of the historic market town of Grantham you’ll find the Angel and Royal Hotel.

The hotel is said to be England’s oldest.

It dates back to 1203 when it was built as a hostel for Brotherhood of the Knights Templar.

Over the centuries the hotel has had lots of Royal visitors…

King John, Richard III, Edward III, Charles I, George IV and Edward VII all visited the hotel!

With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the Angel and Royal Hotel is said to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place…

Mysterious orbs and phantom lights have been photographed in the hotel’s Kings Room restaurant.

The hotel is said to have its own residential ghost called Jasper.

Terrified members of staff have also witnessed the ghostly apparition of a slender lady in white floating down the corridors of the upper parts of the hotel!

 

The Red Lion Hotel, Spalding

Situated in Spalding’s Market Place is the 18th century Red Lion Hotel.

Over the years the hotel has got a reputation for being haunted…

On many occasions the night receptions saw bar furniture move about on its own accord.

He also saw shadowy figures walking about and vanishing through walls!

Other members of staff have reported hearing eerie phantom footsteps walking around the building in the middle of the night.

Room 28 is said to be haunted by a former maid…

On many occasions spooked guests have reported that someone unknown has run their bath for them or have left a tray on the end of their bed in the morning!

Scared members of staff have also reported hearing phantom crashing noises coming from the Market Room when it should’ve been empty.

Beer glasses are often falling off the bar on their own accord and two expensive vases were mysteriously pushed over and broken one night.

On one occasion, one poor soul was actually physically pushed over a barrel in the hotel’s cellar by some unknown force!

Mediums investigating the hotel have said that it’s haunted by a ghost of a young boy and an elderly man dressed in grey.

 

Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa

You’ll find the Petwood Hotel situated off the Stixwould Road on the outskirts of the village of Woodhall Spa.

The Grade II listed Tudor style building dates back to 1905 when it was first built as a home by the architect Frank Peck for the wealthy heiress Baroness Grace van Eckhardstein.

The house later became a hotel in 1933.

During the Second World War the hotel was requisitioned for the RAF.

In 1942 it became the home of the legendary RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron.

The Squadron Bar at the hotel hosts a range of memorabilia and tributes to the heroic Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC and their Officers.

During their active service the brave young men of 617 Squadron would enjoy drinking in the bar room.

And it’s now said that their ghosts can still be heard enjoying themselves in the bar room to this very day!

 

Haunted Hotels in Merseyside

Croxteth Hall

The Grade II* listed Croxteth Hall in Liverpool dates back to 1575.

It was the Molyneux family home for many centuries but when the last Earl died in 1972 Liverpool City Council took charge of the hall.

Over the centuries the house has been expanded many times which has resulted in the building’s Tudor, Georgian and Queen Anne styles.

Today the hall and Victorian gardens are open to the public…

So you can have a look around it if you fancy!

Back in 2004, the TV paranormal show Most Haunted investigated the hall due to its reputation for being very haunted…

The hall’s kitchens are said to be haunted by staff of bygone years doing their daily duties.

A ghostly apparition of a house maid is often seen by terrified witnesses going about her daily work.

Dark shadowy figures and the smell of old fashioned tobacco have been reported in the billiard room.

And, the motion detectors in the breakfast room are always being set off by something unknown.

In 2009, the CCTV outside the hall caught an alleged ghost walking along the path towards the house!

The ghostly apparition of a young boy has been seen by witnesses in the dining room.

And the apparition of a gentleman who some say is the 6th Earl of Sefton has been seen walking through the tearoom.

Recently, witnesses have been scared witless after seeing the ghostly apparition of a hooded man with a horrific face walking the hall’s corridors.

Members of staff at the hall have also reported the ghostly sounds of phantom footsteps and doors opening and closing on their own accord!

 

Speke Hall

Another hall in Liverpool which the Most Haunted gang investigated, this time in 2009, was Speke Hall.

Speke Hall is a beautiful wood-framed wattle-and-daub Tudor manor house which dates back to 1530.

The house has some fantastic features…

It has a thunderbox toilet, a priest hole, an observation hole built into a chimney and an eavesdrop hole.

In the courtyard, there are two ancient Yew trees called Adam and Eve!

The families which have owned Speke Hall over the centuries are the Norrises, the Beauclerks and the Watts.

Today, the hall is owned and run by the National Trust so it’s opened for you to have a look around if you wish.

Now, Speke Hall is said to be haunted…

The hall’s Blue Room is said to be the home to a negative spirit who scares the living daylights out of visitors by whispering ‘get out’ in their ear.

Witnesses have heard ghostly phantom footsteps and the upsetting sound of children crying in the hall’s upstairs corridors.

Local legend says that Mary Norris hurled her infant son and then herself from the Tapestry Room’s window into the moat below because she was depressed by her husband’s mounting debts and gambling problems.

Since then, terrified witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly female figure gliding across the floor of the Tapestry Room.

Some say that this ghostly apparition is Mary Norris herself!

 

Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a world famous ship building firm located in Birkenhead.

In 1903, Laird, Son & Co. of Birkenhead merged with Johnson Cammell & Co. of Sheffield to form Cammell Laird.

It’s said that over a thousand ships have been launched by Cammell Laird.

Some of the famous ships which came out of their shipyard were the Ma Roberts, CSS Alabama, HMS Caroline, the Fullagar, RMS Mauretania, HMS Ark Royal (91), HMS Prince of Wales and the HMS Ark Royal (R09).

Now, the Cammell Laird shipyards have a reputation for being haunted…

A ghostly apparition of a man in blue overalls and a flat cap has been witnessed many times in the Construction Hall.

Members of staff have also witnessed the apparition of an old lady in the corridor near the kitchen area.

Many dark ghostly figures have been seen in the corridors walking through walls into adjoining rooms.

And the firm’s offices are also believed to be haunted by ex Cammell Laird employees!

 

Haunted Hotels in Norfolk

The Black Boys Hotel, Aylsham

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of its first landlord Richard Andrews.

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The Scole Inn, Diss

The Scole Inn is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman.

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The 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.

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The Golden Lion Hotel, Hunstanton

In 2005, a lady staying at the hotel was rudely awoken one night by the ghostly apparition of a young girl with ringlets.

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The Duke’s Head Hotel, King’s Lynn

On the eastern side of Tuesday Market Place you’ll find what is said to be one of King’s Lynn’s most haunted buildings.

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The Globe Hotel, King’s Lynn

In the corner of Tuesday Market Place you’ll find another of King’s Lynn’s hotels which is reputed to be haunted.

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The Tudor Rose Hotel, King’s Lynn

The hotel is said to be haunted by quite a few ghosts!

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The White Hart, King’s Lynn

The building is said to be haunted by a ghostly monk.

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The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich

The Grade II listed Maids Head Hotel situated on Palace Street is said to be haunted by a former mayor.

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The Lodge Hotel, Old Hunstanton

The Lodge Hotel situated along the Old Hunstanton Road in Old Hunstanton is said to be haunted by a grey old lady.

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The George Hotel, Swaffham

The most infamous ghost associated with the hotel is that of the Green Lady.

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Haunted Hotels in Northamptonshire

The Talbot Hotel, Oundle

The Talbot Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots.

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The Brave Old Oak, Towcester

The inn is said to be haunted by a couple of ghosts.

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The Hind Hotel, Wellingborough

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted.

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Haunted Hotels in Northumberland

The Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth

The Grade II listed 17th century Schooner Hotel is an old coaching inn located in village of Alnmouth.

The village is situated on the mouth of the River Aln and was once a famous sea port.

Over the centuries both the village and the Schooner Hotel have been linked to smuggling.

In the Schooner’s cellar there’s actually a blocked off smuggler’s tunnel which at one time led all the way to the nearby shore.

The hotel also has the odd story or two about murders, family massacres, hangings and suicides associated with it.

The Schooner Hotel has a reputation for being haunted…

In fact, it’s said to have well over sixty ghosts within its walls!

Rooms 16 and 17 are said to be haunted both inside and outside in the hallway by ghostly shadowy figures.

Spooked witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a little boy outside these rooms and he’s believed to be the spirit responsible for knocking on doors.

Two members of staff were scared out of their lives when they witnessed a dark figure rush out of Room 20 and crash into the fire doors opposite…

Fear turned into panic when the ghostly figure turned and rushed at them!

A lot of paranormal activity takes place in Rooms 28, 29 and 30.

Especially Room 28 where suicides, murders and family massacres are said to have taken place.

Guests and members of staff alike have witnessed a ghostly apparition of a maid on the staircase.

A ghostly soldier is also often witnessed walking up and down the hotel’s corridors and is said to also haunt Room 16.

In fact, the Schooner Hotel has such a reputation for being haunted that the gang from Most Haunted felt that they just had to investigate it back in 2003 for their Series 3!

 

Lord Crewe Arms Hotel, Blanchard

You’ll find the Lord Crewe Arms Hotel located in the Square in the Northumberland village of Blanchard.

The Grade II* listed building dates back to 1165 when it was probably used as an abbot’s lodge, guest house and kitchen.

The building was used as a hiding hole for the monks of the nearby Blanchland Abbey for centuries.

It’s named after Lord Crewe the Bishop of Durham.

And is reputed to be haunted…

The most infamous ghost of the hotel is that of Dorothy Foster.

Her brother Tom became a commander of the Jacobite forces during the uprising in 1715.

With no military experience he surrendered to the government army at Preston without a shot being fired.

He was charged with high treason and imprisoned at Newgate Prison where he awaited his day in court.

With the help of his sister Dorothy he managed to escape to the Lord Crewe Arms where he hid in a priest’s hole behind the fireplace before being smuggled out of the country to France.

It’s now said that Dorothy’s ghost haunts the Bamburgh Room at the hotel.

Apparently, she appears before guests because she wants them to take a message to her brother in France saying all is well now in England and it’s safe to return!

In the late 1990s an American woman was staying in the hotel’s Radcliffe Room.

One night she woke up to find a ghostly apparition of a monk in a white habit kneeling at the bottom of her bed.

When she reached out and touched him she found him to be very solid.

She was then shocked to see him disappear into thin air right in front of her eyes!

 

Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel, Cornhill-on-Tweed

You’ll find the Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel nested in the Northumberland countryside just to the east of the English Scottish border.

The Grade II listed former country house dates back to the 1870s and became a hotel in 2001.

It was designed by Charles Barry junior in an Elizabethan style.

The hotel is said to be haunted.

A spooked guest staying at the hotel reported that she awoke in the early hours of the morning to see the silhouette of a woman standing next to her bedroom window.

At first she believed the ghostly figure was that of her mother who she was sharing the room with.

The figure disappeared into thin air.

And when she looked over to her mother’s bed she found her sleeping peacefully!

 

Haunted Hotels in Nottinghamshire

The Unicorn Hotel, Gunthorpe

A stone’s throw away from the River Trent in the little village of Gunthorpe you’ll find the Unicorn Hotel.

The Unicorn Hotel is a former coaching inn which dates back to the 17th century.

The hotel is said to be haunted…

If you want to experience a night in haunted room then ask to stay in Room 7.

Terrified guests in this room have reported to have been woken in the middle of the night by someone pulling the bed covers off them!

Apparently, if the ghostly little girl who haunts this room takes a dislike to you…

She’ll yank the covers off your bed in the middle of the night

 

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

Just outside Nottingham is the stunning Grade II* listed Colwick Hall Hotel.

Colwick Hall Hotel is a Palladian style Georgian country house which dates backs to 1775.

It’s famous for being the ancestral home of the English poet Lord Byron.

The hall is stacked in history so you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you it’s reputed to be haunted.

During the Second Reform Bill disturbances in 1832 a mob stormed Colwick Hall setting fire to it and looting it.

Mary Ann Chaworth hid from the mob with her daughter all night in the pouring behind some shrubbery in the grounds of the hall.

This shocking episode was too much for her as she died four months later at Wiverton Hall.

It’s now said that her ghost haunts the hall…

Witnesses have seen her ghostly apparition in the hall’s grounds trying to hide behind trees and bushes!

The hall itself is also said to be haunted…

Members of staff and visitors alike have reported hearing eerie footsteps walking along the hall’s corridors as well as phantom children laughing and strange voices in the servants’ quarters.

 

The Elms Hotel, Retford

Along the London Road in the market town of Retford is the historic Elms Hotel.

The Elms Hotel is a Grade II listed Georgian house which dates back to 1792.

During the Second World War the house was used by the army.

One day, a soldier on guard duty was scared witless when he witnessed the ghostly apparition of an elderly woman wearing a Victorian dress glide across the grounds of the house before vanishing into thin air!

 

The West Retford Hotel, Retford

Keeping in Retford, along the North Road is another hotel reputed to be haunted called the West Retford Hotel.

The hotel is a former 18th century Georgian manor house.

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a lady who committed suicide due to the scandal of having an affair with the stable boy.

Terrified witnesses have seen her ghostly apparition gliding down the hotel’s corridor and heading towards the courtyard where the stable block once stood!

 

The Lion Hotel, Worksop

Along Bridge Street in Worksop you’ll find the 18th century Lion Hotel.

The Lion Hotel is said to have a residential ghost called Alice…

Back in the early days of the Lion Hotel Alice was employed as a serving wench.

Apparently she committed suicide by hanging herself after being spurned by the owner of the hotel.

Members of staff and guests have been scared witless after Alice has manifested in front of them.

She tends to like the older parts of the hotel especially Room 201!

She’s been blamed for the eerie humming, singing and crying which is often heard by spooked guests whilst they walk along the hotel’s corridors.

 

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor

You’ll find Ye Olde Bell Hotel along the Great North Road in the Nottinghamshire village of Barnby Moor.

The hotel dates back to the 17th century when it started life out as a farm.

In the 19th century the Bell became a popular stop for the stagecoaches travelling between London and York.

In 1835 the young Queen Victoria together with her mother the Duchess of Kent stay the night at the Bell.

In the early 20th century when car ownership became popular the Bell changed its name to Ye Olde Bell Hotel.

During the 1980s Ye Olde Bell Hotel gained a reputation for being haunted.

Members of staff and visitors alike have reported seeing an apparition of a Grey Lady in the hotel’s ballroom, on the staircase and gliding along the corridors.

The ghost of a very lifelike man has been seen entering one of the bedrooms.

Guests staying at the hotel have also reported some paranormal activities taking place in their rooms!

 

The Bramley Apple Inn, Southwell

You’ll find the Bramley Apple Inn along Church Street in the town of Southwell.

The inn is named after the first Bramley apple tree grown which dates back to 1809 and is still growing in a garden nearby.

The cellar of the Bramley Apple Inn is said to be haunted by a ghost who occasionally likes to stop the flow of beer from the barrels!

 

Haunted Hotels in Oxfordshire

The Plough Inn, Clifton Hampden

You’ll find the Plough Inn along the Abingdon Road in the village of Clifton Hampden.

The thatched roof Grade II listed inn dates back to the late 17th century.

The Plough is reputed to be haunted…

The bar area is said to be haunted by an annoying ghost who upturns empty glasses, prods people standing at the bar and opens locked doors.

The ghost of a former cleaner is also said to haunt one of the inn’s bedrooms!

 

George Hotel, Dorchester-on-Thames

You’ll find the George Hotel situated along the High Street in the historic village of Dorchester-on-Thames.

The present day Grade II* listed hotel dates back to the late 15th century.

The George Hotel was an important coaching inn for people travelling between London and Oxford.

The Vicar’s Room at the hotel is said to be haunted by a White Lady ghost.

Her ghost has been seen by witnesses sitting at the end of their four-poster bed crying her eyes out!

 

The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston

Just outside the village of Steeple Aston along the Oxford Road at Hopcroft’s Holt you’ll find the historic Holt Hotel.

The Holt Hotel dates back to the 15th century when it started life as a coaching inn.

The notorious highwayman Claude Duval is believed to haunt the Holt Hotel.

He’s been seen walking the hotel’s corridors and appearing in bedrooms… he tends to like Room 3!

Members of staff and guests alike have reported hearing heavy phantom footsteps and unexplained eerie voices throughout the building.

 

Old Swan and Minster Mill, Minster Lovell

You’ll find the Old Swan and Minster Mill situated along Minster Riding in the picturesque village of Minster Lovell.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the early 17th century.

Local legend says that during a wedding reception at the Old Swan and Minster Mill a young woman disappeared.

Apparently, she was tired from dancing and found an oak chest in a quiet room.

She decided to climb into the chest and have a nap.

But she got trapped inside it and died.

Her skeleton was discovered in the chest many years later!

And now her ghost is said to haunt the Old Swan and Minster Mill.

Witnesses who’ve seen her ghostly apparition described her as looking very unhappy.

The ghost of a Grey Lady is also said to haunt the hotel.

The Grey Lady is believed to be the spirit of a former landlady from the 1950s who was electrocuted and sadly died.

Her ghostly apparition has been seen wandering around the upstairs bedrooms of the pub.

Spooked members of staff at the Old Swan and Minster Mill have reported hearing phantom footsteps, banging noises coming from a locked room and seeing a knife fly through the air in the restaurant!

After closing time, a ghostly figure of a man has been witnessed standing at the bar before he vanishes into thin air.

Outside the pub a featureless black figure has been seen lurking.

The only distinguishable thing about this phantom is its white staring eyes!

 

The Weston Manor Hotel, Weston-on-the-Green

The stunning Weston Manor Hotel is just off the Northampton Road in the village of Weston-on-the-Green.

Weston Manor House dates back to the turn of the 16th century when it was first built for Osney Abbey’s bailiff.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a local nun called Maude.

She fell in love with a monk but was burnt at the stake outside the building for breaking her vows of chastity.

She’s said to wander the hotel at night and is often seen next to the four-poster bed in one bedroom in particular.

Spooked guests staying at the hotel have also reported hearing the sounds of a phantom coach and horses drawing up in the hotel’s courtyard.

 

The Bear Hotel, Woodstock

Opposite the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock you’ll find the Bear Hotel.

The historic Bear Hotel in Woodstock dates back to the 13th century when it first started life as a coaching house.

The two ghosts who are said to haunt the Bear Hotel are a lady called Elizabeth Downing and her 8 year old son, Christopher.

Elizabeth Downing died in 1768.

Guests at the hotel have seen a ghostly apparition of a boy walking and playing in the corridors!

Room 16 is one of the two bedrooms which are believed to be haunted by a female ghost.

The hotel’s members of staff also try not to be alone at night in the kitchen and cellar!

 

Haunted Hotels in Shropshire

The Mytton and Mermaid Hotel, Atcham

On the banks of the River Severn in the centre of the village of Atcham you’ll find the magnificent Mytton and Mermaid Hotel.

The grade II listed hotel is a former coaching inn which dates back to the 18th century.

The hotel is partly named after a local eccentric called John ‘Mad Jack’ Mytton…

Mad Jack had a reputation for drinking up to six bottles of port a day and living with over two thousand dogs and sixty cats!

Well, with an alcohol problem and the love of caring for animals his money eventually ran out resulting in him ending up in debtor’s prison where he sadly died.

It’s said that his funeral procession stopped at the coaching inn as a mark of respect.

And now every year on his birthday his ghost shows an appearance at the Mytton and Mermaid Hotel!

 

Bassa Villa, Bridgnorth

You’ll find Bassa Villa situated on Cartway in Bridgnorth.

The timber-framed Grade II listed building dates back to the 1600s when it started life out as a private house.

In 2015, the pub’s CCTV capture footage of pint glasses flying off their shelves in the early hours of the morning.

The premises are said to be haunted by the ghosts of two 17th century children called Charlotte and William.

They tragically drown in the pub’s cellar when they were locked in during a game of hide and seek and the nearby River Severn broke its banks flooding the room.

The building is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman in black who witnesses have heard crying.

Some people say that the woman in black is in fact the children’s mother!

 

The Tontine Hotel, Ironbridge

In the Square of the beautiful market town of Ironbridge is the impressive Tontine Hotel.

The historical hotel dates back to 1784 and stands directly opposite the famous Iron Bridge.

The hotel has a reputation for being haunted…

Members of staff and guests alike have reported objects being moved on their own accord, unexplained eerie noises in the bar area, weird light anomalies, the sound of phantom children playing and the cellar lights being turned on and off on their own accord!

Room 5 at the hotel is infamous for being haunted by a ghost nicknamed Fred…

‘Fred’ or Frank Griffin lived at the hotel in the 1950s.

He was hung in Shrewsbury for the murder of his landlady in a house in Ketley!

Fred isn’t the only ghost said to haunt the hotel.

An apparition of a young girl has been seen by terrified witnesses wandering throughout the hotel.

 

The Madeley Court House Hotel, Telford

You’ll find the historic Mercure Madeley Court Hotel situated along Castlefields Way in the new town of Telford.

The stunning manor house dates back to the 16th century.

With such an old building you probably wouldn’t be too surprised if I told you that the hotel had the odd ghost or two knocking about the place…

The ghostly apparition of a hooded monk is often seen by terrified witnesses wandering the grounds of the hotel.

Spooky spirits of Victorian maids going about their daily duties have also been seen on the top floor of the hotel.

Another ghost to be seen at the hotel is that of an old woman.

Apparently, she smiles at you before vanishing into thin air!

Spooked guests have also reported hearing the chilling sounds of a woman in pain in the surrounding gardens…

Of course, upon investigation no woman is every found!

Poltergeist activity and eerie laughter is often experienced in the hotel’s old mill.

 

The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

The Lion Hotel is situated in Wyle Cop in the historic town of Shrewsbury.

The hotel dates back to the 16th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.

The hotel is reputed to be haunted by many ghosts the most infamous being the Grey Lady…

She’s said to haunt the Adam Ballroom.

Terrified witnesses have seen an English Civil War uniformed soldier in the Tudor bar area of the hotel.

And an apparition of a Victorian lady in a powder blue dress has been seen at the bottom of the hotel’s stairs as if she’s waiting for someone!

The hotel’s cellar was once a chapel and apparitions of two ladies praying have been seen there.

 

The Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury

Keeping in Shrewsbury, along Butcher Row you’ll find the Prince Rupert Hotel.

The historic Grade II Prince Rupert Hotel was once the home of King James I grandson, Prince Rupert.

The hotel dates back to 1150 and has a reputation for being very haunted…

It’s said that the Prince Philip Suite at the hotel is haunted by the ghost of a jilted bride who hanged herself in the room.

And the ghostly apparition of a maid called Martha has often been witnessed on the stairs next to the Prince Rupert suite by guests and members of staff alike!

 

The Feathers Hotel, Ludlow

The historic Tudor style Grade I listed Feathers Hotel situated on the Bull Ring in the historic market town of Ludlow was once a coaching inn back in 17th century.

Quite a few of the hotel’s rooms are said to be haunted…

Room 211 is said to be haunted by a jealous woman hating spirit.

The ghostly apparition of a man and his dog are often witnessed walking through Rooms 232 and 233.

And, only appearing to men…

There’s the ghostly apparition of a naked woman wearing clogs who has been witnessed outside the hotel!

 

The Swan Hotel, Wellington

You’ll find the Swan Hotel along the old Roman road of Watling Street in the market town of Wellington.

The present day hotel actually stands on the spot of a former much older coaching inn which once served the stage coaches going to London.

Spooked members of staff have reported hearing slow phantom footsteps walking toward a particular bedroom.

The footsteps fade away as they reach the bedroom door!

A former cook at the hotel once reported seeing the ghostly gentlemen responsible for the phantom footsteps walking along the landing.

She described him as being friendly looking and dressed in a long dark coat and untanned leather trousers.

A former landlord of the Swan gave him the name Humphrey.

Humphrey is believed to be the ghost of an unfortunate traveller who was robbed and murdered in one of the Swan’s bedrooms over one hundred and fifty years ago!

 

Haunted Hotels in Somerset

The Francis Hotel, Bath

The Grade 1 listed Francis Hotel is situated in the historic Queens Square in Bath.

The hotel dates back to 1858 and is made up from seven out of the nine town houses on the south side of the square.

The hotel is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a former housekeeper…

She suffered from depression and sadly one day she hung herself.

In 2013, terrified guest at the hotel didn’t get a wink of sleep thanks to paranormal activity taking place in their room.

They reported hearing eerie scratching and tapping noises in their room and their hot water bottle was flung off the room’s table!

 

The Arnos Manor Hotel, Bristol

Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.

The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.

The hotel was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.

Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.

To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.

During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.

Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!

Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.

Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.

Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.

 

The George and Pilgrims’ Hotel, Glastonbury

Located on Glastonbury’s High Street is the splendid stone faced Grade I listed George and Pilgrims’ Hotel.

The hotel was first opened in the listed 15th century to accommodate pilgrims to Glastonbury Abbey.

The George and Pilgrims’ Hotel has a reputation for being haunted…

Being so close to the Abbey you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that the hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly monk.

Terrified witnesses have reported seeing his apparition walking along the hotel’s corridors followed by the ghostly figure of a well dressed woman.

Local legend says they were lovers!

Another apparition often witnessed at the hotel is a man dressed in a blue sports jacket.

He’s said to vanish into thin air when he’s approached.

 

The Crown Hotel, Wells

Along Market Place in the cathedral city of Wells is the Grade II listed Crown Hotel.

The hotel dates back to the 15th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a few ghosts…

One terrified member of staff witnessed a ghostly figure standing next to the fireplace staring at him.

He described the figure as a slim tall Victorian gentleman with slicked back jet black hair and a moustache wearing a suit and carrying a cane.

Another apparition seen at the hotel is that of an English Civil War soldier.

He’s seen in the bedrooms and running down corridors where he vanishes into thin air!

A maid at the hotel was scared witless one day after she saw a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in black carrying a suitcase walk past her.

Many witnesses have also reported seeing ghostly faces peering out of the hotel’s ground floor windows!

 

The Blue Mantle, Wellington

You’ll find the Blue Mantle located along Mantle Street in the town of Wellington.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the 18th century.

The guesthouse has a ghostly tale to tell…

In the 1990s, the owner saw a ghostly apparition of an older man reading a newspaper in the lounge area who then proceeded vanished into thin air without being seen.

The owner later found an old Victorian portrait of the unknown ghostly man!

 

Haunted Hotels in Staffordshire

The Swan Hotel, Stafford

The Swan Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of the white lady.

 

Haunted Hotels in Suffolk

The White Hart Inn, Blythburgh

On the London Road in the middle of Blythburgh you’ll find The White Hart Inn.

Strange knocking on the pub’s door, phantom footsteps, lights being turned on and off on their own accord and cold spots have been reported.

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The Suffolk Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

There’s an old building on Buttermarket that was once the Suffolk Hotel.

It’s said that the hotel was haunted by a number of ghosts including a monk and a Grey Lady.

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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.

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The Angel Hotel, Lavenham

The Marco Pierre White owned Angel Hotel in Market Place is said to be Lavenham’s oldest inn.

It’s rumoured to be haunted by a former landlady called Mrs Goodhew.

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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.

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The White Horse, Leiston

The White Horse Inn on Station Road in Leiston is said to be haunted by a poltergeist.

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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!

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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.

A ghostly apparition of a lady has been witnessed in the older parts of the Mill Hotel.

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The Bell Inn, Warberswick

The Bell Inn situated along Ferry Road in Walberswick is said to be haunted by the ghost of a fisherman.

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Seckford Hall, Woodbridge

Seckford Hall is an old Tudor house dating back to the 1530s just to the south west of Woodbridge.

The hall is said to be haunted by Sir Thomas Seckford.

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Haunted Hotels in Surrey

Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth

Spooked witnesses have reported seeing the apparitions of children playing in the main Dining Room at the manor.

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The White Horse Hotel, Dorking

This old coaching inn is said to be haunted by the ninth Duke of Norfolk.

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Wotton House, Dorking

Members of staff at Wotton House have reported all sorts of paranormal activity taking place within the building during the night.

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The Angel Hotel, Guildford

Room 1 at the hotel was said to be haunted by the ghost of a military man.

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The Bishop’s Table Hotel, Farnham

In the 1940s the building was known as Newnhams House.

And it was during this time that a teenager who lived in the house reported paranormal activity taking place.

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The Bush Hotel, Farnham

One of the hotel’s rooms has a reputation for being haunted.

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The King’s Arms and Royal Hotel, Godalming

Room 3 at the hotel is reputed to be haunted.

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Nutfield Priory, Redhill

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghostly apparition of a nun.

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The Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge

Recently the hotel has got a reputation for being haunted.

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Tyne And Wear

The Angel View Inn, Low Eighton, Gateshead

The Angel View Inn is reported to harbour poltergeist activity.

 

Haunted Hotels in Warwickshire

Salford Hall Hotel, Abbots Salford

In the village of Abbots Salford you’ll find the stunning Salford Hall Hotel.

The Grade I listed Salford Hall dates back to 1470 when it started life out as a guest residence for the monks of the nearby Evesham Abbey.

During the reign of Charles I it became the family home to the Stanfords who remain there until 1812.

Local ghost hunters love this place as paranormal activity is said to be rife throughout the building…

You probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that most of the ghosts at Salford Hall are religious in nature.

The most common ghostly apparition seen at the hall by terrified witnesses is that of a ghostly nun.

She’s often seen on the lower floor of the hotel by both members of staff and guests alike.

It’s believed that she’s the spirit of a nun who was brutally murdered at the hall in the 17th century!

Keeping to the religious theme…

The ghostly apparitions of two monks have been seen walking through the hotel and two phantom priests have been witnessed in the hotel’s courtyard.

The apparition of a stable boy has also been witnessed at the hotel.

Apparently, you know when he’s around because he leaves a rather bad smelling odour in the air!

Finally, the reception of the hotel is said to be haunted by the spirits of some young girls as their often heard giggling.

 

The Ettington Park Hotel, Ettington

The Ettington Park Hotel is a former neo-Gothic country house situated to the southwest of the village of Ettington.

The magnificent Grade I listed hotel dates back to 17th century but there’s actually been a manor house on the spot for centuries before the present building.

The neo-Gothic style of Ettington Park Hotel gives it that stereotypical spooky haunted house look…

In fact, the house was use for exterior shots in the 1963 horror file The Haunting.

Sometimes fact can be stranger than fiction as Ettington Park has got a reputation for actually being one of the most haunted hotels in the UK!

Over the years, members of staff and guests alike have been scared witless after witnessing some of the ghosts which reside at the hotel.

A ghostly apparition of an old Victorian lady is often seen near the conservatory entrance.

Some witnesses have seen a man with his dog suddenly manifest in the library before vanishing into thin air.

On past Christmas Eves, spooked members of staff have reported seeing a lighted candle lift off the mantelpiece and levitate in mid-air!

The most common ghostly apparition to be witnessed by both members of staff and guests alike is that of the lady in the white gown.

She’s seen walking along the hotel’s corridors in the middle of the night and disappearing through solid walls.

Sometimes she’s also seen on the terrace… normally just before dusk!

Many believe that she’s the spirit of a former governess and have nicknamed her Lady Emma.

There’s another lady ghost to accompany Lady Emma and the old Victorian lady at Ettington Park…

She known as the Grey Lady and is often witnessed by the foot of the hotel’s staircase where many people believe is the spot where she died!

Two young boys from the Shirley family tragically drowned in the nearby Rivet Stour in the 1800s.

Shocked witnesses have seen and heard their young ghosts crying next to the river’s edge.

A couple more ghosts which have been reported by witnesses at the hotel is that of an army officer and that of a monk who’s been witnessed both inside the hotel and outside in the grounds.

You can probably now see why Ettington Park has got the reputation for being one of the most haunted hotels in the UK!

 

The Brownsover Hall Hotel, Rugby

Along Brownsover Lane just north of the market town of Rugby you’ll find the Brownsover Hall Hotel.

The Brownsover Hall Hotel is a stunning Grade II* Victorian Gothic style mansion house which dates back to the 19th century.

The Hall is said to be haunted by an Elizabethan spirit called One-handed Boughton.

Terrified members of staff and guests alike have reported hearing mysterious phantom voices and eerie footsteps coming from the empty tower attached to the hotel!

 

Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry

The Coombe Abbey Hotel is situated along Brinklow Road in Coventry.

The historic Grade I listed Abbey dates back to the 12th century when it started life out as a monastery.

Coombe Abbey is said to have a few ghosts knocking about the old place…

One is a ghostly hooded monk who’s believed to be the spirit of Abbott Geoffrey who was brutally murdered back in 1345.

His apparition is often seen wandering around the hotel and is probably the culprit of the poltergeist activity which takes place in the hotel’s kitchen.

There’s also a ghost of a young green-eyed girl known as Matilda who was once a stable hand at the Abbey.

She is reported to have cursed any child born at the Abbey to die at a young age.

You see, she gave birth to a stillborn child after becoming pregnant by the master of the house.

It’s said that the master of the house wanted nothing to do with her after she became pregnant and this is why she laid down the curse.

The strange thing is…

Through the ages, many of the children born at the house have died at a young age!

Others apparitions witnessed just outside the abbey include a phantom horseman and a ghostly Victorian lady riding an old fashion bike.

 

The Old Mill Hotel, Baginton

The Old Mill Hotel is located on Mill Hill in the village of Baginton.

The hotel is a converted watermill situated on the banks of the River Sowe.

It’s believed to date back to at least the 16th century and is said to be haunted.

The ghostly apparition of a grey lady has been seen at the Old Mill Hotel by terrified witnesses.

She’s believed to be the spirit of a lady who was trapped and sadly drowned under the water wheel of the mill!

 

Walton Hall Hotel, Walton

You’ll find the stunning Walton Hall Hotel situated in the Warwickshire countryside to the south of the small hamlet of Walton.

The Grade II* listed country house dates back to 1858 when it was first built for Sir Charles Mordaunt by the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott.

In its time the Gothic Revival mansion has been a home, a training camp for military cadets, a girl’s boarding school and today a hotel.

Walton Hall is reputed to be haunted…

Every five years on the 9th October it’s said that a ghost of a pale horse minus its rider gallops through the hotel’s gardens.

The house itself is said to be haunted by a ghost of a young man who some say is the rider of the phantom horse!

 

The Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

You’ll find the Shakespeare Hotel situated on Chapel Street in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Grade II* listed hotel dates back to 1637 when it was originally three separate timber-framed buildings.

For many years the building was called the Five Gables.

In 1782, historians found William Shakespeare’s name mention in conjunction with the building in an old registry.

And this is why the hotel is named after the great bard today.

The hotel is said to have many ghosts.

A spooked member of staff once saw a ghostly apparition of an old soldier running away from him down a corridor.

The ‘old soldier’ or ‘the gentleman’ ghost is often seen in the hotel’s lounge.

Apparently, he’s so lifelike that many people believe he’s a real live person!

A guest staying in Room 110 reported that he saw a ghostly apparition of a cavalier from the English Civil War period sitting on the end of his bed.

Room 203 is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman called Lucy.

Local legend says she tragically committed suicide in the room after being assaulted.

 

Haunted Hotels in the West Midlands

The Old Crown, Birmingham

You’ll find the Grade II* listed Old Crown in the historic Deritend area of Birmingham along its High Street.

The black and white timber framed Old Crown is aptly named as it’s the oldest surviving non-religious building in Birmingham.

It’s said that some parts of the medieval pub actually date back to 1368!

But a lot of the Old Crown you see today is from the 16th century.

The Old Crown is an impressive building and it’s thought that it was first built as Deritend’s Guildhall.

With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that the Old Crown has a reputation for being haunted…

The pub is said to be haunted by two ghosts.

The area around the old well seems to be a hot spot for paranormal activity.

Terrified witnesses saw a ghostly apparition of a lady in an old fashioned dress walk into the bar and disappear into thin air!

Members of staff have reported seeing a ghostly figure they described as being Victorian looking in the pub’s cellar.

Shadowy figures are often seen walking around the pub and disappearing through a wall where a doorway once existed.

Bottles have mysteriously jumped off the shelves in the bar on their own accord.

And punters are often reporting being tapped on the shoulder only to find nobody there when they turn around!

On night, a spooked couple staying in one of the Old Crown’s bedrooms reported seeing a strange white mist manifest in their room right in front of them.

 

The Station Hotel, Dudley

On Castle Hill in Dudley you’ll find the Station Hotel.

The Station Hotel was first opened back in 1898.

In its heydays, it was located across the street to the Opera House.

When the Opera House sadly burnt down the Dudley Hippodrome was built in its place.

During this time, the Station Hotel was a popular place to stay for performing artists.

It’s said that in the early 1900s the manager of the hotel murdered a young maid in the cellar and deposed of her body in a beer barrel!

With such a long eventful history and also a murder story flung in for good measures, you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the hotel has a reputation for being haunted.

So much so, that in 2003 the team from the paranormal TV show Most Haunted investigated it.

The cellar is said to be haunted by a lady in a Victorian dress.

Members of staff are regularly being spooked by finding that the heavy beer barrels have moved on their own accord.

The ghostly apparition of an elderly gentleman dressed in black has been seen sitting at one of the hotels dining tables.

More frightening for the hotel’s members of staff are the occurrences of knifes being thrown at them by an unknown entity in the Dining Room!

Rooms 213 to 217 at the hotel are said to be haunted by a ghostly apparition of a lady in white…

Now, if you want a ghostly experience, stay the night in the infamous Room 214!

 

New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

You’ll find the New Hall Hotel situated along Walmley Road in Sutton Coldfield.

The Grade I listed building dates back to the 13th century when the Earl of Warwick built a hunting lodge on the spot.

With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that it’s reputed to be haunted.

The ghostly apparition of a White Lady is the most witnessed spook at the hotel.

She’s been blamed for causing eerie unexplained loud banging noises.

The White Lady ghost is most seen wandering the hotel’s corridors.

She’s believed to be the ghost of a former maid of New Hall!

The ghost a former owner of the hall called George Sacheverell who was suspected of practising black magic and devil worship is said to haunt a former hidden room now called the Oak Room.

Smashing sounds have been heard coming from the empty room.

The kitchen courtyard is said to be haunted by the ghost of a cavalier from the English Civil War period.

And a ghostly woman in dark clothing together with a dog is also said to haunt the building.

Guests walking along the hotel’s Yew Tree Walk have reported hearing eerie phantom voices and the sound of a horse drawn carriage.

Local legend says the horse drawn carriage is carrying a cavalier making his escape from parliamentarian troops!

Spooked witnesses have also reported hearing the sound of phantom children laughing in empty bedrooms.

In 1785 a man was executed by the Duke of Cumberland.

And it’s now said that his ghostly severed head floats across the grounds of New Hall looking to be reunited with his body!

 

Days Hotel (Aston Court Hotel), Coventry

You’ll find the Days Hotel situated along Holyhead Road in the city of Coventry.

The hotel was formerly known as the Aston Court Hotel.

Although the modern hotel isn’t spooky looking at all, it is in fact said to be haunted by many ghosts…

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghosts of two men, two women and a young girl.

The ghost of the young girl is said to hate men because when she was alive she was a servant to a man who would beat her.

It’s said that members of staff at the hotel tend to keep male guests out of a certain room in fear that the young girl ghost might attack them in revenge for the bad treatment she received at the hands of her former master.

One of the women ghosts is said to be the spirit of a former cleaner of the hotel.

Apparently, she hated her job so much that she now hides the hotel’s dustpans!

 

Haunted Hotels in West Sussex

Amberley Castle Hotel, Amberley

The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.

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The Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel

The hotel is said to be haunted by a playful ghost.

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The Lion Hotel, Bognor Regis

The Lion Hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman.

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The Ramada Crawley Gatwick, Crawley

Members of staff and guests alike have reported strange events taking place within the hotel.

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The Angel Hotel, Midhurst

The ghost at the Angel has never been seen but some guests have reported suddenly feeling freezing cold.

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The Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst

Spooked witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a golden lady in the Lounge Bar.

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The Angel Hotel, Petworth

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of an old lady.

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The White Horse, Storrington

One of the hotel’s bedrooms has a reputation for being haunted.

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Haunted Hotels in Wiltshire

The Cross Guns, Avoncliff

You’ll find the Cross Guns pub situated in the picturesque hamlet of Avoncliff.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the late 17th century when it was originally called the Carpenter‘s Arms.

The pub gets its name after the 9th Battalion of the Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers who established a rifle range beside the pub in the 1790s.

The Cross Guns is reputed to be very haunted…

The most frequent witnessed ghost at the pub is that of the Blue Lady.

Her ghostly apparition has been seen in the lady’s toilet and in the pub’s garden looking down at the river.

Witnesses describe her as having wild staring eyes and wearing a Victorian style blue-grey dress with ankle length boots.

They also say that just before the Blue Lady appear the surrounding temperature drops dramatically!

Another ghostly female figure has been seen at the Cross Guns…

Two ladies sitting in the pub’s garden once saw the apparition of an old lady wearing a white bonnet looking and smiling at them from the first floor window of the Cross Guns.

The ghostly old woman then proceeded to disappear into thin air!

The pub’s chef reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a portly woman wearing a Victorian housekeeper’s outfit standing in the doorway of the kitchen on many occasions.

Another member of staff saw the same apparition reflected in the mirror situated in the adjoining room to the kitchen.

Members of staff have also reported seeing the ghostly apparition of an elderly man sitting on one of the settees in the public bar area.

They describe him as looking like an 18th century bargee.

The ghostly apparition of a monk like figure has been seen standing by the inglenook fireplace and also close to the cellar door.

 

The Black Swan Hotel, Devizes

The 18th century Black Swan is located in the middle of the market town of Devizes.

It’s said to be one of the most haunted pubs in Wiltshire.

But it wasn’t the first pub to be located on the site.

There was in fact another pub before the Black Swan Hotel which was said to have dated back to the 1600s!

The ghostly apparition of an ex-landlord come horse dealer is said to haunt the building.

Room 4 is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young lady…

She’s said to be in a distressed state.

She’s seen staring out of the window in floods of tears and has been witnessed to walk through the room’s wall.

The ghostly apparition of a man in a coat and hat has also been seen sitting in the corner of the restaurant by the landlady.

And, black shadowy figures have been seen the in pub’s cellars by members of staff.

The Black Swan was investigated by the hit paranormal TV show Most Haunted back in 2005.

 

The George Hotel, Amesbury

A stone’s throw away (excuse the pun) from Stonehenge you’ll find the picturesque town of Amesbury.

Along the town’s High Street, just next to the Methodist Church, is the 13th century George Hotel.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a soldier from the First World War.

Guests staying at the hotel have reported hearing the sound of phantom horses trotting outside in the hotel’s courtyard.

A lot of paranormal activity is also said to take place in Room 6!

 

The Bear Hotel, Chippenham

The stunning 18th century Bear Hotel is located on Market Place in the historic market town of Chippenham.

In 1965, a barman heard loud phantom voices coming from a room which he thought was unoccupied.

When he investigated the room he found out that he was right and the room was indeed empty!

A maid from the Bear was outside the hotel one day when she spotted a ghostly grey figure closing the curtains in a bedroom she thought was empty.

When she re-entered the hotel and investigated the bedroom she found out that she was right…

The room was indeed empty!

 

The Royal Oak Inn, Corsham

You’ll find the Royal Oak Inn situated along the High Street in the historic market town of Corsham.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-19th century.

In 2007, the landlord of the Royal Oak reported that he saw the ghostly apparition of a woman at the top of the pub’s stairs.

He said that she was wearing a long full length skirt which she was flicking out!

 

The Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

The Grade I listed Old Bell Hotel in the beautiful market town of Malmesbury is said to be the oldest existing hotel in England.

You see, it’s built on the foundations of the remains of Malmesbury Abbey outbuildings that date back to 1220.

The ghostly apparition of a Grey Lady has been witnessed by terrified members of staff and guests alike in the pub.

She’s often seen in the James Ody Room!

She’s said to be in a forlorn state and local legend says she was a woman who was unhappily married in the nearby Abbey.

Both the Danvers Room and the Foe Room have had spooky goings-on within them.

Frightened guests in the Danvers Room have reported their belongings being thrown across the bedroom by unseen hands…

Their bed sheets were also pulled off of them in the middle of the night by an unknown entity!

On another occasion, guests staying in the Foe Room had a problem entering it because a heavy wardrobe had been jammed up against the door.

On entering the bedroom they found it empty…

Nobody knew or could explain how the wardrobe ended up against the door!

 

The King’s Arms, Malmesbury

You’ll find the King’s Arms situated along Malmesbury’s High Street.

The historic Grade II listed building dates back to the early 17th century when it started life out as a private house.

It’s said to be the oldest pub in Malmesbury.

During the stage coach era it became a popular coaching inn.

In the early 20th century the much like landlord of the King’s Arms, Harry Jones, sadly died in Room 9 of the inn.

It’s now said that his ghost haunts the room and the bar area of the pub.

Members of staff who’ve seen Harry’s ghostly apparition describe him as being portly with a big smile!

 

The Harrow Inn, Wanborough

Along the High Street in the village of Wanborough you’ll find the pretty 17th century thatched Harrow Inn.

The building is Grade II listed and dates back to 1637 when it started life out as a coaching inn.

The inn is said to be haunted by a friendly ghost from the time when it was a coaching inn.

A coachman crashed his vehicle outside the Harrow Inn killing himself and his passengers…

His ghostly apparition has been seen by witnesses walking into the inn and also in the dining room.

Many people believe his looking for his missing passengers!

 

The Sign of the Angel, Lacock

You’ll find the Sign of the Angel inn situated along Church Street in the village of Lacock.

The Grade II* listed building dates back to the late 15th century when it started life off as a private house for a wealthy wool merchant.

The inn gets its unusual name from the gold ‘Angel’ coin which was in circulation when the building first became a pub.

Over the years a ghostly apparition of an elderly woman has been seen frequently at the inn.

It’s believed that she’s the ghost of a former owner of the pub.

Her ghostly apparition is often seen sitting patiently at one of the tables in the lounge bar by spooked members of staff and diners alike.

It’s said that when she’s spoken too, she smiles and then disappears into thin air.

She’s also been seen in a couple of the inn’s bedrooms.

On one occasion in the late 1960s a carpet fitter got the shock of his life when he saw her ghostly apparition suddenly appear from the entrance of the pub and wander about the premises!

 

Haunted Hotels in Worcesteshire

Salford Hall Hotel, Abbots Salford, Stratford upon Avon

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a nun, a stable boy, two monks, giggling girls and two priests!

 

Haunted Hotels in Yorkshire

The Parsonage Country House Hotel, Escrick

The Parsonage Country House Hotel is situated in the village of Escrick which is just south of the historic county town of York.

The hotel dates back to 1840 and has a reputation for being haunted by a female ghost who can only been seen by men…

On many occasions both male members of staff and male guests alike have reported seeing her wandering around the hotel.

At one private event being held in the hotel’s grounds she manifested and floated across the lawn.

All the men at the event stopped and watched her in stunned silence whilst the ladies at the party just carried on chatting oblivious to what the men could see.

Witnesses have described her as being a Victorian lady but they only ever see the top half of her body.

 

The Cavendish Hotel, Harrogate

You’ll find the Cavendish Hotel along Valley Drive in the spa town of Harrogate.

The hotel is said to be haunted…

Guests have got the shock of their lives when they have suddenly awoken in the middle of the night to find a ghostly apparition sitting on their bed.

The old looking figure is then said to rise from the edge of the bed and walk towards the window where it disappears into thin air!

 

The Unicorn Hotel, Ripon

In the Market Place in the cathedral city of Ripon you’ll find one of the oldest and most historic inns in the town called the Unicorn Hotel.

There’s been an inn on the Unicorn spot since 1379.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a friendly ghost called Old Boots…

Old Boots was a much loved boot boy at the hotel called Tom Crudd who died in 1762.

He had a party trick which involved holding a coin between his chin and tip of his nose!

Spooked guests have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of young boy peering through a window on the top floor of the hotel.

 

The Bagdale Hall Hotel, Whitby

Bagdale Hall Hotel is located in the heart of the seaside town of Whitby.

The historic hotel is a former Tudor Manor House which dates back to 1516.

Bagdale Hall Hotel has a reputation for being haunted by a former owner…

Browne Bushell was a former owner and legend says that he was also a pirate.

In fact, he was executed on charges related to piracy!

His ghostly apparition has been witnesses by both members of staff and guests alike on the hotel’s staircases.

But if you ever stay at the Bagdale Hall Hotel you’re more likely to hear the clatter of his phantom footsteps on the staircase rather than see him.

Other paranormal activity is also reported to take place at the hotel…

Eerie whispering and children crying have been heard in empty rooms.

Strange shapes have been witnessed moving up and down the stairs.

Terrified witnesses have reported poltergeist activity.

And lights have been mysteriously switched on in a vacant room!

 

The Dean Court Hotel, York

You’ll find the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place literally in the shadow of the iconic York Minster.

The historic Dean Court Hotel dates back to 1855.

It was originally three separate houses built for the clergy of the minster.

The main ghost at the Dean Court Hotel is that of the ‘Mad Maid’ who haunts the basement kitchen.

There’s also been paranormal activity reported in Room 36 on the third floor of the Dean Court Hotel!

Reported to walk around the hotel, this phantom may have also been spotted by a trio of guests in their bathroom mirror.

 

The Golden Fleece, York

You’ll find the Golden Fleece located along the Pavement in the centre of the historic city of York.

The Grade II listed building you see today dates back to 1840 but a Golden Fleece has been on the spot since 1503.

If you’re a Most Haunted fan you may remember the gang investigated the pub in 2005.

With fifteen alleged ghosts said to haunt the premises, the Golden Fleece is said to be York’s most haunted pub.

The most commonly seen ghost at the inn is that of Lady Alice Peckett, the wife of John Peckett the former owner and Lord Mayor of York.

The ghost of a man called One Eyed Jack is also said to haunt the inn.

Witnesses describe him as being dressed in a 17th century red coat and carrying a pistol.

An upper room of the Golden Fleece is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy who was tragically trampled to death by horses in the Victorian times.

Ghostly apparitions of Roman soldiers have been seen in the pub’s cellars.

In 1945 a drunken Canadian airman called Geoff Monroe fell from an upper window of the Golden Fleece and broke his neck!

His ghost is now said to haunt the Room 4 from which he fell.

Frightened guests have awoken in the middle of the night to find his ghostly apparition standing over them.

They describe him as being dressed in his uniform and having an icy touch!

An apparition of a man dressed in 17th century clothing was witnessed by many people during a ghost hunt in 2002.

His ghost walked straight through the wall of the front of the bar and across the corridor into the Shambles bar.

Phantom footsteps have been heard running along the inn’s corridors and walking about the Lady Peckett’s Dining Room.

Spooked guests have also reported having their bedclothes pulled off them in the middle of the night and having their clothes thrown on the floor by someone unknown!

 

The Roman Bath, York

You’ll find the Roman Bath inn on St Sampsons Square in the historic city of York.

This former 18th century coaching inn was up until 1930 called the Mail Coach Inn.

In 1930 the remains of an ancient well preserved semi-circular Roman bath was uncovered under the pub and it changed its name to the one it has today.

Today, these remains are said to be haunted…

Spooked visitors to the bath have reported hearing phantom footsteps and the sounds of somebody unseen splashing water whilst bathing!

 

The Mosborough Hall Hotel, Sheffield

The historic Mosborough Hall Hotel near Sheffield dates back to the 16th Century.

There are couple ghosts which have been reported at the Mosborough Hall Hotel…

Witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a white lady.

The White Lady is said to be a former governess of the hall who was murdered back in the late 1600s.

An apparition of a large black dog has also been witnessed at Mosborough Hall Hotel!

 

The Hazlewood Castle

The historic Hazlewood Castle in North Yorkshire dates back centuries.

It’s actually mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

Hazlewood Castle is said to be haunted by a number of ghosts…

A ghostly apparition of a black habited monk and an eerie priest are the most common ghosts to be witnessed at Hazlewood Castle.

The Lavender bedroom and the Rose bedroom at the castle are also reported to be haunted…

The phantom sounds of a crying baby have been heard in the Rose bedroom!

 

The Gisborough Hall Hotel, Guisborough

The historic Grade II listed Gisborough Hall Hotel in the market town of Guisborough dates back to 1856.

There’s reported to be three ghosts that haunt the hotel…

A ghostly butler, an old lady and an eerie shadowy figure which has been seen in both the bedrooms and corridors of the hotel!

 

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

The historic Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley, Yorkshire is over 500 years old.

Black Swan Hotel is believed to have a couple of ghosts…

The hotel’s members of staff and guests alike have seen the ghostly apparitions of an old well-dressed man and a young blonde woman!

 

The Old White Lion Hotel, Haworth

You’ll find the Old White Lion Hotel along West Lane in the village of Haworth.

The hotel dates back to the 18th century.

In 1906 the village was holding an annual gala.

The main attraction was a famous aeronaut called Lily Cove.

Her act was going to be a death-defying parachute jump from a balloon.

Lily was staying in Room 7 at the Old White Lion Hotel whilst she was performing at Haworth.

On the day of the jump, Lily for some reason detached herself from her parachute.

She plummeted to the ground and died instantly!

Her body was carried back to her room at the hotel where it remained until a coffin could be made for her.

Room 7 is now said to be haunted by the her ghost.

Spooked guests have reported seeing her ghostly apparition standing at the bottom of their bed!