Haunted: Leas Pavilion Theatre, Folkestone, Kent
Stewart | On 03, Aug 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 Leas Pavilion Theatre
You’ll find the Edwardian Leas Pavilion Theatre situated along the Leas in Folkestone.
At the moment the Grade II listed building hasn’t been used since 2007 and is sadly in need of some loving care.
The building was built in 1902 and was used as a theatre up until 1984.
The theatre had a reputation for being haunted by the ghost of a former elderly caretaker who tragically committed suicide in the building by hanging himself.
It’s said that the old man was lonely and had serious debt problems due to his gambling habits.
Spooked staff members often reported feeling his presence within the theatre especially in the dressing room which is located near to where he committed suicide.
Doors had been reported to open and close on their own accord.
And members of staff reported that equipment would be mysteriously moved to its right location just before performances as if the old man’s ghost was trying to help them out!
Janet Cameron (2012) Haunted Kent. The History Press