3 Haunted Places in Shaftesbury
Stewart | On 13, Oct 2017
The King’s Arms, Shaftesbury
You’ll find the King’s Arms pub located along Bleke Street in Shaftesbury.
The traditional pub is made from stone which it’s said came from the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey after it was demolished during King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.
The pub is said to be haunted.
Regulars have reported seeing a misty grey figure walk through the bar and disappear through the pub’s wall where there was once a coaching arch.
A former landlord reported that the gas bottles in the locked cellar would often be mysteriously turned off by somebody unknown!
The Ship Inn, Shaftesbury
You’ll find the Ship Inn also situated on Bleke Street.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the 17th century although it has only been a pub since 1937.
No ghost has been seen in the pub but paranormal activity has been reported.
Sudden temperature drops, unexplained crashing noises coming from the cellar, objects falling off shelves by their own accord and phantom footsteps running around the upper part of the pub are all eerie events which have been reported to have taken place within the pub.
The Grosvenor Hotel, Shaftesbury
The Grosvenor Hotel has been voted the 5 th most haunted hotel in the UK.
The hotel dates back to the 16th century where it started life out as a coaching inn.
The hotel has a reputation for being very haunted…
In the oldest part of the hotel, the cellar, witnesses have been scared witless by seeing the ghostly apparition of a monk.
If you venture to the upper floors of the hotel, you just might see the ghost of the Grey Lady!
She said to roam along the hotel’s corridors late at night.
It’s believed that she the spirit of a 16th century nun from the local Abbey.
And finally, guests to the hotel have reported their bed sheets being pulled off them whilst they’re asleep in the middle of the night.
The culprit is said to be the ghost of a mischievous little girl!
Roger Guttridge (2009) Paranormal Dorset. Amberley