Haunted: Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire
Stewart | On 28, May 2017
The Haunted Ye Olde Bell Hotel
Barnby Moor, Retford DN22 8QS
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
The hotel dates back to the 17th century when it started life out as a farm.
In the 19th century the Bell became a popular stop for the stagecoaches travelling between London and York.
In 1835 the young Queen Victoria together with her mother the Duchess of Kent stay the night at the Bell.
In the early 20th century when car ownership became popular the Bell changed its name to Ye Olde Bell Hotel.
During the 1980s Ye Olde Bell Hotel gained a reputation for being haunted.
Members of staff and visitors alike have reported seeing an apparition of a Grey Lady in the hotel’s ballroom, on the staircase and gliding along the corridors.
The ghost of a very lifelike man has been seen entering one of the bedrooms.
Guests staying at the hotel have also reported some paranormal activities taking place in their rooms!
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!