Haunted: The Ilchester Arms Hotel, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Stewart | On 30, May 2017
The Haunted Ilchester Arms Hotel
9 Market Street, Abbotsbury DT3 4JR
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!Click Here to Stay in the Ilchester Arms Hotel