Haunted Places in Dunwich
Stewart | On 23, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Dunwich
The cliff path near the ruins of Greyfriars Priory and Dunwich beach are said to be haunted.
Stunned witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a man walking along the cliff path near the old priory ruins…
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!
Locals say that he’s looking for his adulterous wife who left him for her lover!
Down by the beach, an apparition of an Elizabethan sailor has been seen by terrified witnesses slowly walking down to the shoreline…
When the spooky sailor reaches the shoreline, he’s seen to climb into an old sailboat and launches it out to sea!
The sounds of phantom children playing on the beach have also been reported by concerned locals walking their dogs along the shoreline at dusk.
In 2011, a couple where walking along Helena Walk Trail and heard strange footsteps behind them…
They spun around to discover two ghostly disembodied legs following them along the path before disappearing behind some nearby trees.
They described the spooky legs as wearing dark trousers and boots!
The phantom disembodied legs may have belonged to the ghost of the brother of the Lord of the Manor who fell in love with a local serving maid many years ago.
It’s said that he died from a broken heart after being forbidden to see her every again!
On the nights that there’s a full moon in Dunwich, locals have been scared out of the minds by witnessing a ghostly apparition of a past landowner racing his horse across the heathland.
There’s the strange story of people seeing and hearing spooky apparitions of grazing cows and sheep along the shoreline at Dunwich.
It’s believed that they once grazed the area before it was all lost to the sea!
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
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!