Haunted: The Lambs Inn, Norwich, Norfolk
Stewart | On 30, Jun 2017
The Haunting of the Lambs Inn
Back in 1757, a murderer called Timothy Hardy was hanged at the city castle for killing John Aggas his brother-in-law and landlord of the Lambs Inn.
One day at the pub Timothy was arguing with his wife and John tried to calm the situation by intervening.
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!
Unfortunately for him, Timothy pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the stomach…
John sadly died the next morning from his wounds!
Hardy was hung for the murder and his body dissected.
It’s now said that John Aggas haunts his beloved pub…
Countless landlords have reported hearing phantom footsteps walking around the property late at night.
And some have even seen the ghostly apparition of an old man sitting in one of the pub’s chairs.
The landlord’s children have also reported being woken up in the middle of the night by a kind old man who then reads them stories!
David Chisnell (2005) Haunted Norwich. The History Press
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!