Haunted: The Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Stewart | On 07, Aug 2017
The Hauntings of the Royal Victoria Hotel
A dark shadowy figure of a man has been witnessed by guests in the corner of one of the hotel‘s rooms.
The ghostly figure is believed to be the ghost of a wealthy 19th century businessman who discovered his wife was having a fling with a young man called Jimmy Coles.
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!
Jimmy was later found with his throat cut in an alleyway!
Another ghostly apparition of a man is said to haunt the hotel.
The ghostly grey man hasn’t been seen for many years.
It’s believed that he’s the ghost of a former manager who tragically died together with his dog in a fire at the hotel.
His phantom dog has also been seen running up and down the corridors of the Royal Victoria!
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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!