Haunted: The Iron Duke Hotel, Hove, East Sussex
Stewart | On 18, May 2017
The Haunted Iron Duke Hotel
3 Waterloo Street, Hove BN3 1AQ
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
The Iron Duke Hotel dates back to 1828 when it was first called the Kerrison Arms after Sir Edward Kerrison.
The hotel is said to be connected to St Andrews Church opposite it by a secret tunnel which in Victorian times was used by distinguished members of society to enter the hotel for a drink after church services!
A ghostly man and his phantom dog are said to wander around the Iron Duke Hotel.
His apparition has been seen in the bar area as well as on the upper floors of the building.
An apparition of a woman has been witnessed by spooked guests in both Room 2 and Room 5.
And the hotel’s cellar is said to be haunted by the spirit of an angry man!
The hotel cleaner was scared witless one day when she saw the ghostly apparition of a young girl on the back staircase.
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!