MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN BRITAIN
Added on: 18th Nov 2014
CULZEAN CASTLE – AYRSHIRE
In the castle itself, which sits within 600 acres of country park,
there are said to be up to seven ghosts. A mysterious woman
in a ball gown has been seen as well as a grey swirling mist in
the grand oval staircase, thought to be the spirit of one of the
Kennedy clan, who have been associated with Culzean since
it was built.
BODMIN JAIL – CORNWALL
The jail, which is said to be haunted by several tortured spirits,
opens its doors 364 days a year and runs overnight ghost tours.
Spooked visitors have reported a strong sense of being stared at
and feelings of depression in certain areas.
HAMPTON COURT PALACE – SURREY
Although all of Henry VIII’s wives stayed here, it seems that
three never quite left. One of these is thought to be
Catherine Howard, Henry’s fifth wife, who was dragged
screaming to her imprisonment and beheading in
1542 for adultery. Staff and visitors have reported hearing
screams, feeling chills and even fainting.
PENDLE HILL – LANCASHIRE
In the autumn of 1612, Pendle sat at the centre of one of the
country’s most notorious trials, when many men and women
stood accused of murder by witchcraft—12 of whom had lived
on Pendle Hill. The accused were marched through the
Ribble Valley to Lancashire Castle, where they were tried and
mostly hanged. Many believe their spirits now haunt the hill.
Locals reportedly refuse to go on to the hill after dark because
of stories of apparitions, footsteps and pleading voices.
FORT BORSTAL – KENT
It’s said that only the bravest people will descend into the
dark corridors of this once-abandoned military fort in Rochester, Kent.
Although the land is now in private hands, Steve Moyle, a medium who
runs ghost hunts in the local area, has access to the buildings.
“This is one of the best haunted locations I know,” he says.
“The prisoners who built the fort were violent offenders, and many
would’ve died during the build.” This could explain the strange
experiences at the fort. “People have had things thrown at them, or
have been moved against their will,” claims Steve.
“Ghostly voices have also been heard.”
THE GOLDEN FLEECE – YORK
Fleeting apparitions, flying glasses and a dark figure all add to
the Golden Fleece’s reputation as the most haunted pub in the area.
GRAND OPERA HALL – BELFAST
This magnificent concert hall, which boasts a beautiful
oriental-style auditorium, is said to host several entertainers
not of this world. A paranormal-research team has investigated
the grand hall, and several members of staff have spotted
black shadowy figures. An apparition has even been seen
and photographed in the stage-right box. So if you’re
taking in a show, just ask yourself: are the performers the
only ones on stage?
OLD HALL - TATTON PARK, CHESTER
The Old Hall was built at the turn of the 15th century, and once
sat at the heart of a grand country estate. With centuries of
inhabitants and the disappeared village of Tatton close by,
visitors have been known to stop in their tracks, sensing
something out of place. “There have been many sightings and
sensings of past lives and deaths,” claims supervisor Mick Ricketts.
“Although I’ve heard noises and smelled things that are difficult to
explain, I generally find it an intriguing and friendly place.
But would I sleep there overnight? Perhaps not.”
There are lots of ghost tours you can take through the lovely
National Trust grounds. Famous spooks include the spirit of a
young girl and an elegant lady known as The Matriarch.