Haunted: The Itchen Navigation, Winchester, Hampshire
Stewart | On 14, Sep 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's 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!
The Haunting of the Itchen Navigation
Between Tun Bridge and Wharf Bridge on the Itchen Navigation, you’ll find two bridge abutments which up until the 1970’s support an old wooden footbridge.
In 1988 a woman was out walking her dog along the bank of the Itchen Navigation when suddenly her dog stopped dead in its tracks and she witnessed the ghostly apparition of a man hovering about ten feet in the air above the water where the old wooden footbridge once stood.
The man’s head was bent down looking in sorrow at the water below him.
The woman was so frightened at what she saw that she fled in terror.
The ghostly man is believed to be the surviving father of a family who tragically died in a boating accident on the Itchen Navigation about a hundred years ago.
It’s said that on the anniversary of the accident the father was so distraught that he hung himself from the railings of the old wooden footbridge.
And now his ghost haunts the spot where the footbridge once stood!
Other witnesses have also reported seeing a misty shape on the water at the same time they see the ghostly man.
Many believe the misty shape represents the spot where the rowing boat capsize and sank killing the man’s wife and two small children!
Matthew Feldwick (2006) Haunted Winchester. Tempus