Mysterious Britain & Ireland


Why The Wren Flies Close To The Earth

ONE day when the birds were all together, one of them said, “I have been watching men, and I saw that they had a king. Let us too have a king.” “Why?” asked the...


The Grey Palmer

Eight miles from the city of York, amidst picturesque scenery, on the banks of the River Wharfe, was anciently the site of a Convent of Nuns of the Cistercian order. There was a contemporary...


The Ship Inn, Acaster Malbis

The following article by Richard Catton and entitled ‘ Another York pub, The Ship Inn, Acaster Malbis, plagued by ghosts’ was published in The York Press on 13th June 2009. A MYSTERIOUS grey figure...


Robin Hood’s Well, Wakefield

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893), ‘Robin Hood’s Well is reputed to be the starting-place of a padfoot called in the neighbourhood the “Boggard...


Thanet Well, Greystoke

In Greystoke, about a mile away on the borders of this parish, there seemed to be a most interesting memorial of St. Kentigern in a well much visited by strangers and farmers called “Thanet...


St Kenelm’s Well, Winchcombe

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893), ‘WHILE the body of St. Kenelm was being brought to Winchcombe, the bearers, becoming very weary and thirsty,...


Broughton Hall

The following article by Chris Riches and entitled ‘My £10m mansion is haunted by ghost of boy killed more than 300 years ago’ was published in the Express on 27 April 2015. Phones4U founder...

All Saints Vicarage, Bristol

In 1846 the Bristol Times published the following story entitled ‘A Ghost at Bristol’ which concentrated on the vicarage of the Grade II listed All Saints Church, parts of which date back to the 12th Century.


Sanvey Gate, Leicester

According to Elliott O’Donnell in his Haunted Churches (1939), a ‘ghost used to haunt a house in Sanvey Gate and also the immediate vicinity of St. Margaret’s church, but of this I have no...


Friar Lane, Leicester

‘A house at the end of Friar Lane was haunted by an invisible ghost that used to be heard walking about the building and rattling door-handles, and an old man told me that, when...