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The ghosts of Wales are bold and memorable, forceful in character often terrifying and sometimes even dangerous. In a new book by Richard Holland and published by The History Press you realise that Wales is a fearfully haunted place with possibly more ghosts and goblins than in England or any other country. Read More »
Did you know there were vampires on the darkly atmospheric Salisbury Plain, not far from the famous Stonehenge? Was there really black magic and witchcraft going on in the small village of West Lavington in modern times? Who was the tall, dark, horned figure stalking the stones at Avebury stone circle? Read More »
The Black Downs are also the home of the Holman Clavel Inn, which resides near Blagdon. The Inn was said to house a spirit known as 'Chimbley Charlie', a kind of protective hearth spirit once thought to reside in many homes. Read More »
The haunting at the Horse and Jockey is related to a suicide at the pub. The story goes that a man walked in, ordered a double brandy and then shot himself. Nicknamed 'Cyril', he makes his presence felt in a number of ways. Loud bangs are heard and cold spots felt in the bar area and lights get turned on and off. Read More »
Supposedly the oldest and smallest pub in the city, it is reputed to be haunted by a ghost that pulls the bed clothes off visitors. The ghost is blamed on a woman who is supposed to have died from cold and hunger in the one of the rooms centuries ago.
Peter Underwood, a world renowned expert on the paranormal, has published a new book focussing on Irish Ghosts. I had great hopes for this book having owned a copy of his 1973 book Gazetteer of Scottish & Irish Ghosts for a number of years, and I'm pleased to say I've not being disappointed. Read More »
The Jamaica Inn is supposedly haunted by two different ghosts. A ghostly sailor is reputed to sit on a wall outside the Inn. The sightings have always been in the same location. The second ghost is that of a man wearing a tricorn hat and a long coat. The apparition was seen by a pair of eye witnesses in 1970 whilst staying overnight in the inn. Read More »
Kilmichael is possibly the oldest house on the Isle of Arran and is associated with the Fullerton family who were one of the two major landowners on the island. The name itself indicates the location of the house may be on the site of an early Christian cell dedicated to St Michael. An apparition of a Grey Lady supposedly haunts the hotel.
The Haunted Heritage trail leaflet for Thetford refers to a haunting in the old King's Arms public house, stating that 'An old tenant still talks of when he lived in this pub as a child. One day he was sitting with his grandmother when a lady dressed in black appeared in the corner of the room. Read More »
The hotel is said to be haunted by several apparitions including a cavalier and a monk. A secret tunnel is said to have once led to the nearby abbey cellars.
Owned and run by the National Trust since 1925, the Grade II listed 15th century Kings Head on the Market Square is a fantastic building steeped in a rich history and I suppose it is only natural that it has a reputation of being haunted as well by several ghosts, including a nun. Read More »
According to Haunted Sites of Oldham by Janette Quinland and Shaun McGrath the 18th century La Pergola Hotel (now the Clough Manor Hotel) was haunted by the veiled apparition of a woman wearing a Victorian crinoline style dress. Read More »
The Langham Hilton which opened in 1865 as Europes first grand hotel is situated on Portland Place and is supposed to be haunted by a number of ghosts. It was once owned by the BBC and many of the accounts come from journalists staying there. Read More »
During mid 20th century the Little Angel Inn was reputedly the scene of haunting like phenomena which was experienced by the Bucknalls who were the licensees. The disturbances were said to take place over a 30 month period starting in 1952. Read More »
The Little Chop House is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died of Scarlet Fever in the early 1900s. She seems to be something of a playful entity who likes to hide things and have them reappear in unlikely places. Read More »
Based in what was a sixteenth century barn, the Lost Society bar restaurant on Wandsworth Road is reputed to be haunted by a murdered flower seller named Rose Deveraux. The barn was once part of the Clapham Manor Estate and who’s main house was once the venue for a banquet in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Read More »
The Malt Shovel is a Grade II listed building and according Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (born 30 January 1902 – died 18 August 1983) dates from around 1720. Originally built as a house by William Moore, the Malt Shovel has a reputation of being haunted. Read More »
The Manor Arms was originally a farmhouse until the Anson family who owned it began selling beer to passing boatmen. The canal runs immediately behind the pub and the bargees were a good source of trade. The building is mainly 18th century but parts of it are believed to date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Read More »
Built by Charles Eisenbeis, the first mayor of Port Townsend, the impressive 19th century Manresa Castle certainly has a reputation of being haunted and has appeared on several paranormal related television shows, but the authenticity of some of these ghosts has been thrown into question in the following article by Jonathan Martin entitled, Read More »
The Dalmahoy Hotel, now part of the Marriott group is a Georgian Mansion dating from 1720 and it is reputedly haunted by the second daughter of the 8th Earl of Morton. The name Dalmahoy refers to the family that held the land from the start of the fourteenth century right up to it passing to the Dalrymples in the mid seventeenth century. Read More »
The Marsden Grotto is a pub and restaurant found within a cave on the South Shields coast and is probably only one of a few such 'cave bars' in Europe, if not the only one. Apart from its unique location, the Marsden Grotto is also famous for its many reputed ghosts. Read More »
Maryculter House Hotel is situated on the site of a Knights Templar Manor and the ghost that reputedly haunts here may be related to these crusading knights. The land at Maryculter was given to the Templars in 1187 by the King of Scotland, which at that time would have been William the Lion (1165-1214). A further gift of land in the area was then made by Walter Bisset of Aboyne. Read More »
Meldrum House Hotel is a grand mansion built around a medieval Tower House. The Barony of Meldrum dates from 1236 and was granted to Sir Philip de Phendarg by King Alexander II of Scotland. The house has been modified by and passed down through several prominent Scottish families including the Meldrum's, Seton's and Urquhart's. Read More »