Haunted: Willington Manor, Willington, Bedfordshire
Stewart | On 17, Jul 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 Willington Manor
The 16th century Willington Manor is now a private home.
It’s located to the west of the Willington Dovecote and Stables.
The manor has a reputation for being haunted even though the ghost has never been seen.
Heavy phantom footsteps have been heard walking around the building together with the eerie sound of a bell ringing.
Pet dogs are said to get upset whilst in the building!
In the early part of the 20th century the manor was undergoing some rebuilding work when the builders uncovered the skeleton of a man inside one of its walls.
So, is the spirit of this man responsible for the heavy phantom footsteps which are heard walking around the building?
Well, I’ll let you make up your own mind about that!
Sir John Gostwick was the Master of the Horse to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York and chief minister to King Henry VIII.
He had the Willington Dovecote and Stables built with the stone from the dissolved Warden Abbey around the 1540s.
The ancient dovecote contains nesting boxes for over 1500 pigeons!
The ghost of Sir John Gostwick has been witnessed wandering around the manor, the stables, the dovecote as well as the nearby St Lawrence’s Church!
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Bedfordshire. Amberley