Haunted: The Overwater Hall Hotel, Ireby, Cumbria
Stewart | On 02, Jun 2017
The Haunted Overwater Hall Hotel
Ireby, Wigton CA7 1HH
The luxury Overwater Hall Hotel is located in the village of Ireby.
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 Grade II* listed hall dates back to 1814 when it was originally owned by Joseph Gillbanks and called Whitefield House.
The present name of Overwater refers to the nearby Overwater Tarn.
The tarn plays a key role in the local legend and haunting at the hall.
It’s said that Joseph who made his money as a merchant in Jamaica had an affair with a local girl on the island.
Upon arriving back to Overwater Hall the Jamaican girl track him down and told him she had given birth to his child.
Upon hearing the news he took the girl in his boat onto Overwater Tarn where he threw her overboard to try and drown her.
But she fought back and tried to pull herself out of the cold water back onto the boat.
It’s said Joseph then brutally cut her arms off with his sword to stop her from pulling herself back onto the boat!
Today, members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a young black girl with no arms at the hotel.
The ghost of the young girl is normally witnessed around New Year’s Eve and is said to announce her manifestation by knocking on the windows!
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!