Haunted: Sutherland House, Southwold, Suffolk
Stewart | On 27, Jun 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!
The Haunting of Sutherland House
In 1672 there was a big naval battle off the Southwold coast between the Dutch fleet and an Anglo-French fleet.
It was called the Battle of Sole Bay!
Admiral Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich and commander of the HMS Royal James was staying at the Sutherland House in Southwold shortly before the battle.
It’s said that he had took a liking to the young redheaded serving maid at the Sutherland!
And it looks like the attraction was both ways…
Sadly, Admiral Montagu died during the naval battle.
And it’s now said, that every 28th May a ghostly apparition of a young redheaded woman is seen looking out of an upstairs window of the Sutherland House.
It’s said that she’s waiting for Montagu to return from the battle!
Eerie unexplained footsteps and the sound of doors opening and closing on their own accord have also been reported to happen within the building on the 28th May.
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press