Added on: 10th Jul 2014
1. BORLEY RECTORY, ESSEX
The grounds of which Borley Rectory once stood.
Borley Rectory was a Victorian mansion in the pretty village
of Borley, Essex. It was destroyed by fire in 1939, but gained a
reputation as being heavily haunted after a series of locals
reported some unexplained paranormal goings-on.
In fact, the hauntings at Borley caught the nation’s attention when
the story of Borley was covered in the Daily Mirror and by noted
paranormal investigator Harry Price. The first indication that
there was something paranormal happening at the house were
footsteps heard in the dead of the night in the 1860s. The ghost
of a nun, two headless horsemen, a phantom carriage, the phantom
ringing of the servant’s bells and bottle-throwing are just some
of the paranormal incidents reported at Borley.
2. ANCIENT RAM INN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
The Ancient Ram Inn has often been referred to as the most
haunted house in Britain. The house itself is said to have been the
location of many sinister happenings, including child sacrifice, suicide,
black magic rituals and was also used as a hideout by criminals.
The current owner, John Humphries believes that he shares his home
with all sorts of spooks – two demons, a witch, orbs and other ghostly
presences, and many people who have visited the property have described it
as the ‘scariest place’ they’ve ever been to.
3. PENDLE HILL, LANCASHIRE.
Pendle Hill is located in an area known as Pendleside.
It’s famous for its links to George Fox, which led to the foundation of
the Quaker movement. A Bronze Age burial site was also discovered
at the foot of the hill and it was also home to the Pendle witches,
prompting many people to visit the site in search of ghosts and spirits.
Most Haunted visited the site in 2004 for a live episode and the presenter,
Yvette Fielding, maintains that that episode was the scariest episode of
Most Haunted that they have ever filmed.
4. Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon.
Berry Pomeroy Castle is known for being a picturesque castle in
an even more picturesque town, but the pretty façade hides a
sinister secret – the castle is haunted and is actually reported as being
one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Two female ghosts,
the White Lady and the Blue Lady are said to haunt the castle.
The Blue Lady is said to haunt the tower, luring passers-by to her
aid – and if they help her, it is said that they fall to their death.
The White Lady is said to haunt the dungeons.
5. WOODCHESTER MANSION, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
Woodchester Mansion is an unfinished Gothic revival mansion in
Gloucestershire. Whilst it looks complete from the outside, inside,
several rooms, lots of plaster and whole floors are missing.
Over the years it has gained a reputation as a haunted location and
several paranormal sightings have been reported, including that of a
phantom horseman, the Tall Man of the Chapel and a ghost in the cellar.
Some visitors to the mansion have been attacked by ghosts and others
have collapsed, whilst women who have been to the bathroom have
reported seeing a floating head. The ghost of a little girl and the ghost of an
old woman have also been spotted at the site.
6. VILLAGE OF PLUCKLEY, KENT.
Pluckley village has a reputation for being the most haunted village in Britain
– and it was actually named just that by the Guinness Book of World Records
in 1989. Between 12 and 16 ghosts have been reported in the village, including a
screaming man, a highwayman who appears at Fright Corner, a schoolmaster
found hanged by a group of children and an old woman who used to sit on a
bridge smoking. Pluckley has been featured in numerous television programmes
and is a favourite spot of ghost-hunters across the country.
7. ATHELHAMPTON HOUSE, DORSET.
Athelhampton House is located in Dorset and is thought to be one of the
most haunted places in the county. A pair of duellists haunts the
Great Chamber, where they once interrupted a female guest by fighting.
Tapping sounds have been heard coming from the wine cellar, whilst the
ghost of the Grey Lady has been seen around the house on numerous occasions.
The padding sound of a phantom cat’s feet has also been heard on the
bare floorboards around the house.
8. TOWER OF LONDON, LONDON.
The Tower of London has sometimes been described as the most
haunted building in Britain and has been investigated by countless
paranormal investigators and teams over the years. The Wakefield Tower is
thought to be haunted by the ghost of Henry VI and on the anniversary of
his death, his mournful figure is said to pace around Wakefield Tower until the
clock strikes midnight. The White Tower is thought to be haunted by the
White Lady who has been seen waving at groups of schoolchildren. Her
perfume is also thought to linger around the White Tower and the scent of it
has made numerous guards physically ill.
9. SALMESBURY HALL, LANCASHIRE.
Salmesbury Hall is a black and white medieval house that dates back
to the 14th century. It’s reported to be haunted by the ghost of
Lady Dorothy Southworth, amongst others and has been investigated twice
by Most Haunted, once in 2004 and once in 2009. It’s also appeared on an
episode of Ghost Hunters International. A number of ghosts have also
been caught on camera at the hall.
10. CHILLINGHAM CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND.
Chillingham Castle dates way back to the 12th century and has its fair
share of ghostly tales and encounters. It holds frequent ghost tours to allow
visitors to spot some of the castle’s other-worldly inhabitants, including that of
a blue boy, a tortured child, the ghost of Lady Mary and a spooky Royal procession.
The castle had a record 8 executions and the ghosts of the executed are
thought to still haunt the castle today.