Haunted: The Verne High Angle Battery, Portland, Dorset
Stewart | On 27, Nov 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 the Verne High Angle Battery
You’ll find the Verne High Angle Battery situated at the end of New Ground on Isle of Portland in Dorset.
The Grade II listed battery dates back to 1892 when it was first built to protect Portland Harbour.
It was constructed in a disused quarry to keep it out of direct sight of any enemy ships.
The ‘high angle’ refers to the RML 9 inch 12 ton guns which were positioned within the battery.
They were designed to fire shells at a steep angle so that they would drop onto an enemy ship’s unprotected deck where they would cause the most damage.
The battery was decommissioned in 1906 and today it has been left to fall into a state of disrepair.
Locally, the battery’s tunnels have gained the nickname of the Ghost Tunnels because they’re believed to be haunted.
Local children exploring the tunnels have reported hearing ghostly voices, have small stones thrown at them and have seen the ghostly figure of a man standing by the entrance of one of the tunnels.
On a couple of occasions, men exploring the tunnels have reported to have a light bleeding flesh wound suddenly appear on their foreheads!
Alex Woodward (2011) Haunted Weymouth. The History Press