Haunted: Tickle Manor, Lavenham, Suffolk
Stewart | On 25, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Tickle Manor
Along the Lavenham High Street there’s an old building which dates back to 1532 called Tickle Manor.
Tickle Manor is the home to the haunted Tickled Pink Tearoom…
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!
A ghostly apparition of a blonde lady has been witnessed at the tearoom not only by the owner but also her son and members of staff too.
One day the owner caught a glimpse of a misty blonde figure at the foot of the tearoom’s stairs before it vanished in front of her very eyes.
When she asked a member of staff whether she too saw the blonde apparition, she reported that she had taken an order from a similar lady but when she returned with her order the woman had totally vanished.
One night the owner’s son bravely tried to spend a whole night alone at the tearoom.
He didn’t last too long.
He too witnessed a ghostly apparition of a woman on the stairs leaning on her elbows and staring at him intently!
Embarrassed customers to the tearoom have reported using the upstairs loo only to find the toilet’s locked door to mysteriously open on its own accord.
Members of staff at the tearoom have also reported the sound of phantom church bells and voices of unknown children singing Greensleeves.
There’s another weird fact about the tearoom…
Clocks place at the top of the original stairs have never worked properly…
You see, for some reason they’ve all seemed to stop working at ten to eight!
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
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!