Perfect for a hauntingly good New Years Eve
This 16th century inn is located in Wadebridge, a fantastic base for exploring the wilds of Bodmin Moor, cycling the Camel Trail, visiting the North Cornwall Coast or visiting Bodmin Jail (if you dare…). Renovated to retain the classic features such as exposed beams but to incorporate modern needs and wants, the inn boasts boutique bedrooms and a cosy traditional pub with superb pub grub and fantastic local ales.
Why not visit on New Years Eve for a special treat? At midnight, a coachman is said to be driven into the courtyard at Molesworth Arms by a headless coachman. It is not known why this ghostly apparition appears, but it has been seen by visitors at the hotel for a number of years.
As seen on 'Most Haunted'. Request Room 4 or 5 for a spooktacular stay.
Jamaica Inn is now open to all ghost hunters both for weekends and late evenings. Are you brave enough to join?
For years there have been stories of happenings at the Inn. Many people who have stayed have reported strange incidents occurring at night. The popular TV programme ‘Most Haunted’ featured Jamaica Inn in what they said was one of the spookiest episodes they had ever recorded! The British Paranormal Association have made in-depth investigations and compiled a report based on their findings. The areas of substantial interest to the investigation were:- The Smugglers’ Bar, The Stable Bar (now the museum), upstairs in the old bedrooms, and the old generator room that is now the hotel reception.
If you are brave enough, join in one of our ghost hunts – but be warned this is not for the faint hearted! Ghost hunts for 2018 now available!
Reputedly haunted by a young serving wench
Built from timber from scrapped ships in 1530, rumour has it that two ghosts roam the building; one is alleged to be a young serving wench from the 17th century, the other remains a mystery.
The Saracens Head Inn features 12 en-suite rooms, a restaurant serving freshly prepared food using produce from the inn's own garden, and a bar serving fine wines and real ales.
Grade II Listed Coaching Inn reputedly haunted by a social climbing chambermaid, Sukie.
This 18th century coaching inn is home to a ghost named Sukie, a former chambermaid at the inn. The story goes that Sukie had won the heart of a local aristocrat, and he had asked her to run away with him to elope. One night, dressed in a white wedding dress, Sukie left the inn and headed to a rendezvous point at some local caves. Whilst waiting for her husband-to-be, a few local children appeared and starting to taunt her and throwing rocks. Unfortunately, one of these rocks hit her Sukie directly on the temple, causing her to fall on the ground where later she died!
Located only minutes walk from the famous HellFire Caves, as featured on the Travel Channels, Ghost Adventues.
Reputedly haunted by the ghostly nun
This 16th century hotel’s beautiful exterior hides a dark secret from guests who stay in Room 2. A terrified nun was buried alive between two walls following her affair with one of the monks living at the house. During the night bathroom taps are known to turn themselves on at the same time.
Reputedly haunted by the ghosts of monks
Welcome to the 12th century Churston Court Inn, nestling beside the ancient church and farm, just one mile from Brixham harbour on the south coast of Devon. Large inglenook fireplaces, candlelit dining, armour, tapestries, mirrors and original portraits lend a wonderful atmosphere to this ancient inn.
Guests and staff have reported many sightings of ghosts, most commonly monks. The hotel acts as the meeting place for the Torbay Investigators of the Paranormal who meet at the hotel on a Monday night.
Reputedly haunted by a young lady and headless armoured rider!
Conveniently situated with easy access to the M5, The Fisherman's Cot enjoys a superb riverside location on the banks of the River Exe. If you hear the merry laughter of a young lady in the bar of The Fisherman's Cot, it just might be the inn's resident ghost and should a headless armoured rider clatter across the nearby 14th century Bickleigh Bridge it's not necessarily an after-effect of the local ale!
Too many ghostly tales to tell!
Steeped in history, The Mermaid Inn is famous not only for its connections to the Hawkhurst Gang, a notorious smuggling organisation, but also for its resident ghosts and haunted objects. With foundations dating back from 1156 and rebuilt in 1420, the inn features secret passageways, a Priest's Hole and claims at least 5 haunted bedrooms. Ghostly tales include those of a lady in white or grey, a haunted rocking chair and a pair of duelling gentleman. The Inn was featured in the first season of the TV show 'Most Haunted'.
Reputedly haunted by a young girl, a small boy and a hooded monk
This stunning 15th century coaching inn is home to Alice, a young girl who was murdered in 1638 and is said to haunt rooms 5 and 6 in the hotel and is often seen disappearing into a doorway that was bricked up over two hundred years ago. Other hauntings in the hotel include a monk who sometimes lingers around in the reception area, as well as a young boy who makes his presence felt by appearing in guest's photos!
Reputedly haunted by a number of ghostly beings
Welcome to the Angel and Blue Pig, a 13th century former coaching inn in the picturesque yachting centre of Lymington. The Angel is full of charm and character with oak beams and cosy corners, and offers beautifully furnished rooms, good food and fine wine - as well as a resident ghost! The Angel is ideally situated in historic Lymington, close to the New Forest.
Upon your visit, you may bump into the shadowy figure of a coach driver, a tall navel gentleman or be entertained by piano music but unable to find the piano nor the player.
Reputedly haunted by the ghost of a WWI soldier
The Trooper Inn is an old coaching inn dating back to the 17th century. During its 400 year history, it is said that the Inn was a recruiting centre for troops during WWI as well as being a busy stopover for those on the road to London along with local hunting parties. The Trooper Inn has kept a part of its war history and is home to a ghost of a World War One soldier. Could this friendly ghost be returning to the place he was recruited or revisiting a place he had visited when based at the nearby Bordon barracks? He has been seen riding across the field opposite the inn.
Reputed to be haunted by a young girl
Welcome to the Feathers Inn, an ivy-clad 17th century former coaching Inn on the A10 Road from London to Cambridge. Original oak beams, exposed brick walls and open fires in the traditional bar and restaurant reflect the age of the building. The comfortable accommodation is all en-suite and includes two rooms with four poster beds. The Inn is situated in the pretty Hertfordshire village of Wadesmill.
Haunted by a friendly ghost who wanders the building
Tudor beamed houses surround this cosy inn, which is graced by the Grey Lady, a resident, but friendly, ghost who is said to roam the building! With exposed beams and original features, the Woolpack oozes history and character. Relax in the cosy bar or the restaurant, or on a warm day, on the terrace with its outdoor seating. This lovely old inn sits near the ancient village square at Chilham, probably one of the most picturesque villages in Kent and just 15 minutes drive from Canterbury.
Reputedly haunted by a servant girl
Originally built in 1890, this traditional old character building is four miles from Maidstone town centre and provides easy access to the M20. Situated close to Maidstone, this hotel’s ghost is nicknamed Charlotte. She was apparently a servant girl, who died shortly after a botched abortion when the building was a manor house in the 18th century. She caused so much disturbance in the mid-1980s that the hotel manager called in a clairvoyant, who discovered Charlotte was just one of a number of spirits in the building. Apparently, gallows were once situated on the site.
Haunted by a former town mayor
There have been a number of ghostly sightings at this 13th century hotel in Norwich’s Tombland district, including the ghost of an elderly man believed to be the former mayor of the town, who has been seen vigorously shaking his head in the courtyard. The ghost of a former maid, whose presence can be detected by a musty lavender smell, has also been reported.
Reputedly haunted by Mary Queen of Scots!!!
None other than the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots is said to haunt the Talbot Hotel! The hotel features the oak staircase brought from the ruins of Fotheringhay Castle, and it was down these steps that Mary walked to her execution. The Talbot Hotel is full of Elizabethan features and the oak beams, open fires and transom windows enhance the sense of history. The intimate restaurant and cosy bar offer traditional British cuisine, fine wines and real ales.
A ghostly spirit wanders the halls looking for revenge...
This beautiful manor dating from 1710 is set within 15 acres of parkland. The beautiful building hides a darker past and is now home to a number of ghosts, the most famous being the Tartan Lady. It is believed that the Duke of Cumberland acquired a painting whilst pillaging in Scotland of a woman in tartan and brought it to the manor. The painting was lost in a fire but she is still thought to haunt the building seeking revenge for what the Duke of Cumberland and his soldiers did to her family.
Reputedly haunted by the highwayman, Claude Du Vall
Dating back to 1475, The Holt Hotel has a long and bloody past. A favourite haunt of the notorious highwayman, Claude Du Vall in the mid-17th century, it is said after his hanging in London, The Holt Hotel today is still his favourite haunt. Favouring Room 3, Du Vall has been seen walking around the corridors and in some guest rooms. The hotel is also the site of an unsolved murder in 1754 of the licensee and his wife. Could they also be haunting the hotel? Perhaps Du Vall is not responsible for the heavy footsteps in the middle of the night and the voice in the attic without explanation.
Reputed to have two haunted rooms
One of England's original 13th century coaching inns, The Bear with its ivy clad façade, oak beams, open fireplaces and stone walls exudes warmth and cosiness. The hotel's restaurant boasts 2 A.A. Rosettes for its food. The Hotel has been recently renovated to include 54 en-suite bedrooms and several four-poster suites. Room 16 is reputed to be haunted by a female apparition who is said to turn the lights on and off. The Bear is only 15 minutes from Oxford, handy for the Cotswolds and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Reportedly haunted by several ghosts
If you enjoy ghost hunts, a room on the second floor of this hotel is where you want to be! The ghost of a gentleman and his dog have reportedly been seen walking through rooms 232 and 233 before disappearing. Room 211 is said to be haunted by a jealous spirit who apparently has an aversion to female guests. Also, a naked woman in clogs is supposed to haunt the car park outside the hotel, and only appears to men!
Haunted by a 16th century ghost despite an exorcism
Completed in 1857, this Victorian Gothic mansion is haunted by a former resident along with a number of other ghostly beings. 'One-handed Boughton', a former resident who lost his arm during Elizabethan times, used to terrorise locals by racing through the streets in his coach pulled by six horses. After his death, the family enlisted 12 clergymen to attempt an exorcism and trap his spirit in a bottle which they threw in the lake. This seemed to stop the haunting... at least temporarily. In the early 1800's, a boy found a bottle whilst fishing in the lake and returned it to the Brownsover Hall, shortly after the sound of coach and horses was heard once again, 'One-handed Boughton' had returned. He is still thought to be haunting Brownsover Hall Hotel to this day. Stories of conversations in empty rooms, footsteps with nobody there, spooky moans and groans and a Grey Lady who walks the staircase all add to this gothic property, making it one that cannot be miss!
A murder that left a mark...
Built in 1450, this charming former coaching inn in Long Melford boasts original timber work, including an image of a Wildman or Woodwose carved into one of the beams that is though to ward off evil spirits, and a beautiful Elizabethan fireplace in the lounge. The bedrooms all boast traditional decoration with all modern comforts.
Today, it is rumoured that a murder in 1648 has left its mark on The Bull Hotel. After two gentlemen debated the politics of the day, the discussion got heated and one man ended up stabbing the other, named Richard Evered. His ghost is said to haunt one of the rooms at the inn, Room 4. However, with records dating back to 100BC of a settlement where Long Melford stands today, it may not only be Mr. Evered that’s haunts this inn.
This former coaching inn is steeped in history. Located right in Crawley town centre, the hotel staff welcome guests with warmth and hospitality. A former night watchman, who died when he drank poisoned wine left out to trap a thief, is believed to haunt this former coaching inn, which dates back to 1615. No-one knows whether the watchman, who used to shirk off work and sleep in the broom cupboard, was the thief, or whether he had become thirsty. However, the broom cupboard is often found open after being locked, and doors to the bedrooms in the old wing mysteriously open and close.
Many spooky incidents seen by both guests and porters
The Old Bell Hotel, located directly next to the Malmesbury Abbey has foundations dating back to 1220. This historic hotel has a vast history with many stories about mysterious goings on. The east wing is built on part of the former abbey churchyard and it is believed that 8 sarcophagi are located under the bar. Could this be the reason for the spooky goings on at The Old Bell Hotel?
The James Ody room is home to the Grey Lady, as she is known. The Grey Lady has been seen by residents and staff alike. It is thought that she was a victim of a forced and very unhappy marriage which took place at the abbey, although this is just a story and her identify remains a mystery.
The Danvers room also seems to have a lot of activity with levitating glasses that are they hurled at the wall and bedclothes being pulled off guests in the dead of the night.
However, The Foe room is whether the most peculiar incident occurred. A guest was returning to their bedroom but could not enter as the door had been jammed. Staff had to get a ladder and break into the window of the room, where they found that a wardrobe had been moved across the door so people could not get in - but there was no-one in the room at the time.
Guests are not the only ones to report strange happenings. The night porters have told us that when they do their rounds every hour or so, when they walk down the corridor through the salon, it goes stone cold. The hotel has also hosted a visit from paranormal investigators whose machines and readings picked up strange movements around the hotel at night.