3 Haunted Ruins in West Sussex
Stewart | On 10, Sep 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!
Bramber Castle, Bramber
Situated in the village of Bramber you’ll find the remains of the Norman motte-and-bailey Bramber Castle.
The castle dates back to 1070 when it was first built by William De Braose.
He built the castle on a natural mound overlooking the River Adur together with a Norman church.
Bramber Castle remained the family home of the de Braose family until 1326.
After that date, the history of the castle is a bit sketchy.
It’s known that during the English Civil War in 1642 some minor skirmishes took place at the castle.
Today, all that’s left of Bramber Castle is the remains of the Gatehouse tower, a section of the curtain wall and a small church opposite it.
Legend says that William De Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber had upset King John I.
As a reprisal, it’s said that the children of William De Braose were captured, imprisoned at Windsor Castle and starved to death!
The ghosts of those poor children are said to haunt the ruins of Bramber Castle to this very day.
Witnesses have seen their ghostly apparitions dressed in rags and begging for food in the castle’s grounds!
Racton Ruin, Racton
Local legend says that the lanes leading up to the ruin are haunted by the ghostly apparition of a young woman.
Nobody knows the true identity of the ghostly woman but she’s described as being in her mid-twenties.
Spooked visitors to the ruin have reported bricks being thrown at them from the top of the tower, hearing weird ghostly noises, seeing a ghostly face in one of the tower’s window and being physically pushed or grabbed by something invisible!
St Mary’s Church Ruins, Treyford
Spooked visitors to the ruins have reported hearing a phantom congregation singing away merrily.
The singing phantom congregation are usually heard on still summer evenings!
David Scanlan (2013) Paranormal Sussex. Amberley