Haunted: The Sun Hotel, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 15, May 2017
The Haunted Sun Hotel
Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF
You’ll find the historic Sun Hotel along Sun Street in Hitchin.
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 is old, it dates back to the 1500s and as you can probably guess that it’s reputed to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place.
One of the upstairs rooms in the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghostly apparition of Lord Havisham who committed suicide in the room back in the 1800s.
Apparently his ghost is absolutely terrifying!
Room 10 at the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman.
One guest who had an encounter with the ghost was so frightened that he actually ran out of the hotel and spent the night wandering around the town until dawn.
The hotel’s bar is also said to be haunted…
A former barmaid witnessed on a couple of occasions the ghostly apparition of a monk walk across the bar area!
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!