Haunted: Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset
Stewart | On 25, Nov 2017
The Haunting of Pennsylvania Castle
You’ll find Pennsylvania Castle situated along Pennsylvania Road overlooking Church Ope Cove on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.
The Grade II listed Gothic Revival mansion is also known as Penn Castle.
The Portland stone building dates back to 1800 when it was first built for John Penn, Governor of Portland and grandson of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.
Today, the castle is used as a holiday home, for weddings and for functions.
From the 1950’s up until the 1990’s the building was known as the Pennsylvania Castle Hotel.
It was during this time that it gained a reputation amongst its staff members for being haunted.
They believed that the kitchen, the Blue Room and a small prep area called the Still Room were haunted by the ghost of a former maid from the days when John Penn owned the house.
Alex Woodward (2011) Haunted Weymouth. The History Press