Haunted: Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset
Stewart | On 25, Nov 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 Pennsylvania Castle
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