Haunted: The Tors Inn, Belstone, Devon
Stewart | On 03, Jun 2017
The Haunted Tors Inn
Belstone, Okehampton EX20 1QZ
You’ll find the Tors Inn in the small village of Belstone.
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 family run pub dates back to the Victorian era.
In the past the landlord of the Tors Inn reported ghostly goings-on within the building.
Paranormal activity of doors slamming shut on their own accord, beer taps turning on and off and beer barrels rolling themselves about the cellar were reported at the Tors Inn.
One morning in 1996 the landlord was shocked to see the ghostly apparition of an elderly woman appear in front of him.
He described her as being about sixty to seventy years old with grey hair and wearing a red dress.
She’s believed to be the spirit of an old woman who tragically died in a fire at the pub about a century ago!
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!