Haunted: The Pack O’Cards Inn, Combe Martin, Devon
Stewart | On 04, Jun 2017
The Haunted Pack O’Cards Inn
High Street, Combe Martin EX34 0ET
In the village of Combe Martin you’ll find the unique Pack O’Cards Inn.
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!
Legend states that the Grade II listed hotel was built by George Ley after he won a large amount of money by playing cards in 1690.
The hotel has four floors which are said to represent the four card suits and thirteen rooms which represent the number of cards in a suit.
The hotel also has a reputation for being haunted…
Guests and members of staff alike have seen the ghostly apparitions of a man with a long beard and a woman in a white long flowing gown.
Two more ghosts are said to haunt the hotel, both are victims of the press gang.
It’s said that one young lad died of fright whilst hiding from the press gang and the other was killed during a fight with the press gang!
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!