The church of St Mary in Prestbury may be as old as the 12th century, though it was largely rebuilt in the 14th century and then went through a period of thorough restoration in the 1860’s. The church is associated with one of Prestbury’s ghosts, the Black Abbot.
Specific Location: Prestbury
Champion jockey Fred Archer grew up at The Kings Arms as his father was the landlord there between 1861 and 1873. Prior to this his mother’s father was the landlord. Archer is associated with haunting Newmarket Racecourse and possibly around The Kings Arms which is now a carvery.
The ghost of a young girl has been seen in the garden of this 300 year old country manor house hotel. Although very close to Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury House is also said to be haunted by the sound of horse’s hooves.