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Haunted: Leiston Abbey, Leiston, Suffolk

Haunted: Leiston Abbey, Leiston, Suffolk

| On 25, Jun 2017

The Haunting of Leiston Abbey

Leiston Abbey was originally called St Mary’s Abbey which was founded in 1182 just north of Leiston on the marshes at Minsmere.

The abbey was abandoned in 1363 and moved to Leiston due to the risk of flooding on the Minsmere Level…

 


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!

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If you visit Minsmere today, you’ll still find some old ruins at the old abbey site!

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Leiston Abbey became a farm with a farmhouse being built into the actual ruins of the abbey.

Today, the abbey ruins are in the care of English Heritage.

Now it’s said that Leiston Abbey is haunted by surprise, surprise… ghostly monks!

 
Bibliography
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. 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!

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