Haunted: The King’s Head Hotel, Five Lanes, Cornwall
Stewart | On 31, May 2017
The Haunted King’s Head Hotel
5 Cross Lanes, Launceston PL15 7RX
You’ll find the King’s Head Hotel situated on Cross Lanes in the middle of the village of Five Lanes.
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 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!
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!