3 Haunted Places in Pluckley
Stewart | On 03, Aug 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 Dering Arms
Close to the railway station in Pluckley you’ll find the Dering Arms.
The historic building dates back to the 1840s when it was first used as a hunting lodge for the Dering Estate.
Today the Dering Arms is run as a restaurant and a B&B.
The restaurant has a reputation for being haunted by an old lady who sits at a table by one of the windows.
Witnesses have described her as wearing a period style dress with a bonnet and looking very lifelike…
In fact, she looks so lifelike that they only realise that she’s actually a ghost when they see her vanish into thin air right in front of them!
The Black Horse Inn
You’ll find the historic Black Horse Inn situated along the Street in the village.
The building dates back to the 1470s when it was first used as a dry moated farmhouse for the Dering family.
The pub like the village has a reputation for being very haunted.
Items of clothing have been reported to mysteriously disappear then reappear at a later date.
And pint glasses would move about on their own accord.
Many people believe that the mischievous spirit responsible for these ghostly pranks is a ghost of a little girl called Jessie.
St Nicholas Church
The churchyard, the Dering family vault and inside the church is said to be the haunt of a ghost called the White Lady.
Witnesses describe the White Lady as being young and beautiful.
Legend says that she was once the wife of Lord Dering!
It’s also said that the White Lady once haunted the library of her family home Surrenden Dering.
St Nicholas churchyard is also said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a red dress called the Red Lady.
She’s said to be the ghost of another Lady Dering who tragically lost her baby in childbirth.
Her ghost has been seen wandering the churchyard in search of the unmarked grave of her stillborn baby.
Lady Dering was buried in a lead coffin in the church crypt with a red rose placed on top of her coffin.
St Nicholas church has another ghost associated with it…
Witnesses have reported that an apparition of a large white dog has accompanied them whilst they visited the church.
The ghostly dog has been witnessed both in the church and the churchyard!
Janet Cameron (2012) Haunted Kent. The History Press