St Oswald’s Holy Well, Winwick

St Oswald’s Well is Grade II listed and can be found a mile north of St Oswald’s Church, Winwick in a field beside the A573.

Ashley Hall

The Grade II listed Ashley Hall dates from the late 16th century and has been linked to stories of a ghostly White Lady. T Ottway, in his ‘News from the invisible world: A collection of remarkable narratives on the certainty of supernatural visitations from the dead to the living (1853)’ gives an account of a ghost at a place named Ashley Park.

The Lord Eldon, Knutsford

The 300 year old Lord Eldon public house is thought to be haunted by the ghost of Annie Sarah Pollitt, daughter of James Pollitt the landlord of the Lord Eldon in the late 19th century.  She was also, in 1864 crowned the first May Queen of Knutsford’s famous Royal May Day fair.

Combermere Abbey Photograph

In December 1891, Sybell Corbet took an interesting photograph of the library at Combermere Abbey. When the film was developed the ghost like image of a figure could be seen sitting in one of the chairs. This figure was tentatively identified as Lord Combermere who’s funeral was taking place at the time the photograph was taken.

Bawming the Thorn

29 June (Late June) – In Appleton Thorn near Warrington a Hawthorn tree in the centre of the village is decorated with ribbons.

The Wizard of Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge may have been a sacred site for many thousands of years; the area is steeped in folklore and legend. King Arthur and his men are said to sleep somewhere beneath the sandstone cliffs, and the area is associated with the wizard Merlin.

Lyme Park

Lyme Park is haunted by a phantom funeral procession with a weeping white clad woman who walks some distance behind.

George and Dragon Hotel, Chester

The Inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Roman Centurion, and the sound of marching feet. The marching sound can be heard going the length of the first floor which is split into about 14 rooms. The walls don’t seem to impede the foot steps.

The hotel could be built on the site of a Roman cemetery in what was the old Roman city.

Cloud Hill

A giant is said to have dropped his shoe on the summit of the hill, he was startled by a small animal and fled leaving his shoe behind. The shoe turned to stone over the years and now resembles a huge boulder with a hollowed out face.

Also on the summit of Cloud Hill is a stone outcrop known as the drummer’s knob.