3 Haunted Places in Ashford
Stewart | On 25, Jul 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!
If you head north out of Ashford along the Canterbury Road you’ll pass a fantastic looking three storey red brick building called Kennington Hall.
The Grade II listed hall dates back to the 18th century and was once owned by the Carter family.
In the past the hall had a reputation for being haunted…
It was said that a ghostly apparition of a White Lady would show herself at the hall.
But her apparition hasn’t been witnessed for a long time.
The other haunting said to take place at Kennington Hall, well in a field next to the hall to be precise, is that of a phantom coach.
Like the ghost of the White Lady, the phantom coach hasn’t been reported lately either!
Spooked soldiers stationed at Repton Manor often reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a woman on the staircase of the building and in its garden.
They described her ghostly apparition as being dress in white and carrying a candle.
Local legend says that she was the spirit of a woman who was murdered at the manor by a former owner of the house!
Repton Manor was also said to be haunted by a ghost of a monk…
Terrified witnesses reported seeing his ghostly apparition in the kitchen of the house!
These two ghosts were mainly reported during the Second World War period.
And sadly there haven’t been too many sightings of them recently.
The house is said to be haunted by the apparition of a lady in a black silk dress.
Apparently she’s often witnessed on the staircase of the house.
Local legend says that she’s the spirit of a family member who had an inappropriate relationship with the resident priest and was later found murdered!
Another ghostly woman is also said to roam the stately home.
Her apparition is described as wearing a white dress.
She’s said to be the spirit of another family member who was imprisoned in a room which had its windows and doors bricked up!
Legend says that many years later a female skeleton was discovered in an old hidden room which later became known as the Blue Bedroom.
The Blue Bedroom was said to have had a portrait of a young woman in a white dress hanging in it.
It’s said that after dark the woman’s spirit would emerge from the portrait and roam the house!
Neil Arnold (2011) Haunted Ashford. The History Press