Haunted: The Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 15, May 2017
The Haunted Salisbury Arms Hotel
Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1BZ
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!
The hotel dates back to the 1800s but it’s actually built on the spot of a medieval inn.
Up until 1820 the Salisbury Arms was called the Bell.
It was named after the market bell in Market Place.
One of the pub’s cleaners was working on the first floor one day when she saw a middle-aged man dressed in black walk across the corridor and enter the room where a hotplate was kept.
The cleaner thought the man was a lost guest in need of assistance so she entered the room to see if he needed help…
To her surprise the room was totally empty.
There was no sight or sound of the mysterious man.
He had simply vanished into thin air!
Members of staff at the hotel also believe that Room 6 at the Salisbury Arms is haunted.
And on some occasion witnesses have even reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a Cromwellian looking figure walking along the hotel’s corridor.
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!