Haunted: The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset
Stewart | On 31, Oct 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 Keep Military Museum
The Grade II listed building dates back to 1879 when it was originally the gatehouse for the Dorchester Depot Barracks.
The white Portland stone building was built to resemble a Norman castle.
Today, the Keep is as a military museum.
During the Second World War the barracks were used by 701st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company and the US Army’s 1st Quartermaster Company.
And it’s from this time period that the ghost of the Keep is said to hail.
Members of staff have reported sudden temperature drops, eerie sighs and the sound of phantom footsteps walking around the upper floors of the building.
Some believe that the paranormal activity is caused by the ghost of a former American serviceman who was stationed at the Keep during the Second World War.
Julie Harwood (2008) Haunted Dorchester. The History Press