Haunted: The Littlecote House Hotel, Hungerford, Berkshire
Stewart | On 27, May 2017
The Haunted Littlecote House Hotel
B4192, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0SU
Littlecote House in Hungerford is a massive Elizabethan country house and estate which dates back to the 13th century.
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!
It’s said to be the third most haunted building in England with a claim of over twenty ghosts!
Littlecote House is infamous for its ghost of a black dog which appears on the Jerusalem staircase.
Members of staff and guests alike have often tried to pat the phantom dog only to be shocked when their hand goes straight through him.
Mother Barnes was a 16th century midwife. She’s said to haunt the room in which a woman rocking a baby has been witnessed.
One of the members of staff at Littlecote House witnessed a ghostly apparition of a lady in a blue gown on the staircase…
The ghost walked straight through a rope guarding the staircase!
Another ghostly apparition seen walking the corridors of the house is that of the woman in pink.
She’s seen carrying a new born baby which is said to have been murdered by its father Wild Will Darrell…
It’s said he threw it into a roaring fire just after it was born!
The ghostly screams heard throughout the house at night are said to belong to the distort mother of the murdered child.
Shortly after this horrific deed, Wild Will Darrell was thrown from his horse and killed.
The spot where he died in the park is said to be haunted by his wicked ghost.
Now Littlecote House and estate is built on a former Roman settlement…
A phantom legion of Roman soldiers has been witnessed marching through the park grounds!
Roman centurions are not the only ghostly soldiers to have been witnessed at Littlecote House.
It’s said that apparitions of Cromwellian troops have also been seen.
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!