Haunted: Old Wardour Castle, Wardour, Wiltshire
Stewart | On 25, Sep 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 Old Wardour Castle
The Grade I listed building dates back to the 1390’s.
It was partially destroyed during the English Civil War.
The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Blanche Arundell.
In 1643, the Royalist Lady Blanche Arundell was left in charge of the castle by her husband Thomas Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell of Wardour who went away on King’s business.
She was sixty one years old at the time and was left to defend the castle with a garrison of twenty-five fighting men.
On 2nd May, Sir Edward Hungerford with a one thousand three hundred strong Parliamentarian Army laid siege to the castle.
After five days of siege and the castle nearly destroyed, Lady Blanche surrendered.
She was imprisoned in a Parliamentarian jail in Shaftsbury where she later died after hearing that her husband had died of his wounds after the Battle of Stratton.
Her ghost has been seen wandering around the grounds of Wardour Castle at twilight.
Especially in the vicinity of the lake to the north.
Her apparition has been described as wearing a long brown or grey coloured cloak!
Frogg Moody and Richard Nash (2012) Haunted Salisbury. The History Press