Haunted: The White Swan Hotel, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
Stewart | On 13, Jun 2017
The Haunted White Swan Hotel
100 High Street, Henley-in-Arden B95 5BY
You’ll find the White Swan Hotel along the High Street in the small Warwickshire town of Henley-in-Arden.
The present day Grade II* listed hotel dates back to 1550 although a White Swan Inn has existed on the spot since 1352!
During the stagecoach era the White Swan was a stopping off point for those travelling between London and Lichfield.
King Charles II, the poet William Shenstone, Samuel Johnson and travel diarist John Byng have all visited the White Swan.
The White Swan is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Grey Lady who likes to pull the bedcovers off sleeping guests in the middle of the night.
In the late 19th century the inn was used as a local court and the courtyard of the White Swan was used for public hangings.
It’s said that a ghost of a lady who was once hung in the courtyard haunted the area for many years after her execution.
Another female ghost is said to haunt the hotel’s corridor just outside Room 17.
She hasn’t been seen for many years but she’s believed to be the ghost of an eighteen year old young woman from 1845 called Virginia Black.
Apparently, she had an argument with a man and fell down the hotel’s stairs killing herself in the process.Click Here to Stay in the White Swan Hotel