Haunted: Wolvesey Castle, Winchester, Hampshire
Stewart | On 15, Sep 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 Wolvesey Castle
The Grade I listed ruins were also known as the Old Bishop’s Palace.
And are now owned and maintained by English Heritage.
The castle dates back to 1130 when it was first built by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois.
He was the brother of Stephen, King of England.
In 1141 Empress Matilda attacked the castle during the Rout of Winchester.
The castle withstood the assault by the Empress but it was later partly dismantled by Henry II in 1171.
In 1646, the castle was totally destroyed by Roundhead troops during the English Civil War.
Today, the ruins of the castle are said to be haunted.
Recently, an American tourist reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a man dressed in a Tudor costume standing in an arched doorway which was set halfway up in an internal wall.
Ghostly figures are often seen within the ruins and grounds of the castle.
In 1994 a local man was walking pass the curtain wall of the castle when he heard what sounded like a battle taking place on the other side of it.
When he came to the locked entrance gate, the eerie sounds ceased and he discovered that the place was empty!
Matthew Feldwick (2006) Haunted Winchester. Tempus