Author: Ian

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Thornton Abbey

Not much remains of Thornton Abbey, once one of the largest monastic structures in the British Isles, but what does remain looks formidable and imposing. A few crumbling stone walls remain, but the largest...

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Lee Bay Big Cat (2019)

On 25 August 2019 the Bristol Post published the following article by Max Baker and Alexander Brock entitled ‘Bristol man spots ‘puma’ while on holiday near coast’. ‘A Bristol man claims he had a...

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The Strugglers Inn

The Strugglers Inn stands in the shadow of Lincoln Castle in the city’s Bailgate area. The pub’s name and sign both give clues as to the grisly history of the place – the pub...

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Smethwick Baths

A 1930s art deco swimming pool is not the first place you think of when people mention the most haunted places in the country. So why is this 85-year-old building bursting at the seams...

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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle is an impressive structure in rural Lincolnshire. A large, red-brick tower, it was built between 1430 and 1450 by Ralph Cromwell, then Treasurer of England. It is believed to have been built...

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Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam is a Grade I Jacobean House with a reputation of being haunted. The original house dates from about 1520 and was built on land seized by the Crown in from the Poor...

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The Empire Theatre, Sunderland

A 2004 the Sunderland Echo article stated ‘The Empire Theatre in High Street West is thought to be haunted by the White Lady, known to frequent the bar area. A staff member says she...

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Maud’s Elm

Sometime around 1907 a huge elm in Cheltenham was felled. This tree was a local landmark but was no longer safe to leave standing. The tree was known as Maud’s Elm and was associated...

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Wallace’s Heel Well, Ayr

Wallace’s Heel is a natural spring on the banks of the river Ayr associated with the legendary exploits of William Wallace. Many of the stories surrounding William Wallace originate from a poet/minstrel known as...

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Queen Street Masonic Temple, Sunderland

According to a Chronicle Live article by Sophie Finnegan (18/04/2020) entitled ‘Creepy tales behind 10 of the most haunted places in Sunderland’, ‘The Grade 1 Listed building is thought to be one of the...