Haunted: The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, East Sussex
Stewart | On 18, May 2017
The Haunted Old Ship Hotel
King’s Road, Brighton BN1 1NR
Along the King’s Road in Brighton you’ll find the historic Old Ship Hotel.
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 hotel has a reputation for being haunted…
One day a cleaner went to clean a room in the old part of the hotel.
She was surprised to find a man and a woman sitting on the bed.
She started to explain to the couple that she was there to clean the room when they suddenly disappeared into thin air right in front of her eyes.
The hotel’s night porters are often reporting seeing grey shadowy figures in the ballroom.
One night, two night porters witnessed a ghostly figure appear at the bottom of the hotel’s stairs and manifest into a small crying child.
They described the child as wearing old-fashioned clothing!
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!