Haunted: Westgate, Canterbury, Kent
Stewart | On 03, Aug 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 Westgate
The scheduled monument and Grade I listed Westgate is an ancient medieval gatehouse which you’ll find at the end of St Dunstan’s Street in Canterbury.
Westgate dates back to 1379 and is the largest surviving city gatehouse in England.
The gatehouse has a reputation for being haunted…
Recently a ghostly figure was seen walking across the old iron bridge by a terrified passer-by.
In the distant past when the gatehouse was used as a prison, the iron bridge was often crossed by condemned men!
A council worker once had a terrifying experience in the Westgate when he was working late one night…
He heard what he thought was someone dragging a dead body down the stone steps on the right hand side of the tower.
Scared witless, he ran to the main staircase to make his escape but found it’s door to be bolted firmly shut and icy cold to the touch.
That’s when he heard the phantom footsteps of three or four people descending the staircase from the above floor and heading towards him.
Suddenly the door’s bolt freed itself and he fled the building in terror.
Since then, the Council hasn’t let anybody work after dark in the gatehouse!
John Hippisley (2013) Haunted Canterbury. The History Press