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Haunted: The Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

| On 13, Jun 2017

The Haunted Shakespeare Hotel

Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6ER

You’ll find the Shakespeare Hotel situated on Chapel Street in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Grade II* listed hotel dates back to 1637 when it was originally three separate timber-framed buildings.

For many years the building was called the Five Gables.

In 1782, historians found William Shakespeare’s name mention in conjunction with the building in an old registry.

And this is why the hotel is named after the great bard today.

The hotel is said to have many ghosts.

A spooked member of staff once saw a ghostly apparition of an old soldier running away from him down a corridor.

The ‘old soldier’ or ‘the gentleman’ ghost is often seen in the hotel’s lounge.

Apparently, he’s so lifelike that many people believe he’s a real live person!

A guest staying in Room 110 reported that he saw a ghostly apparition of a cavalier from the English Civil War period sitting on the end of his bed.

Room 203 is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman called Lucy.

Local legend says she tragically committed suicide in the room after being assaulted.

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