Haunted Hotels

 
 


Horace

Location: Bampton (Oxfordshire) - Talbot Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid - late twentieth century
Further Comments: A former member of staff, Horace still turns up on occasion to keep an eye on the newer employees.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Barnby Moor (Nottinghamshire) - Ye Olde Bell Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Seen in the ballroom, staircase and along corridors, this grey wraith is said to resemble a woman. A ghostly man, mistaken for being real, has been seen entering one of the rooms, though he can never be found, while some guests have reported mild poltergeist activity.


 
 


Housekeeper

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Francis Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Maid unknown, other experiences 03/04 January 2013
Further Comments: As the guide on the Bath tour bus will tell you, this hotel is haunted by a former housekeeper who, in a state of depression, hanged herself. Two guests at the hotel in 2013 spent a restless night after scratching and tapping from inside their room kept them awake, and a hot water bottle was swept off the table.


 
 


Misty Lady

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Grosvenor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The appearance of this female phantom is accompanied by a sharp drop in temperature. Footfalls are also reported.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Theatre Royal & Garrick's Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Butterfly seen 25 December (reoccurring), Grey Lady last seen 1975
Further Comments: An actress from the 1880's, this lady killed herself in the hotel when she discovered her husband had murdered her secret lover. Her last performance at the theatre was the night of her death, and there she wore a grey feather dress - the same clothing she still wears. A butterfly is also reported to haunt the theatre, manifesting briefly once a year.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Bathgate (Lothian) - Former Bridgecastle Hotel (now converted into flats)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the grey phantom woman who once haunted this hotel.


 
 


Woman and Child

Location: Bawtry (Yorkshire) - Crown Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A manager at the hotel called in a ghost hunting group after a phantom woman was seen walking along the upper corridor, and a ghostly young child was reported sitting in the corner of the restaurant.


 
 


David Pritchard

Location: Beddgelert (Gwynedd) - Royal Goat Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A landlord of the hotel whose inventiveness made him quite wealthy in the late eighteenth century, David sometimes walks the corridors admiring the source of his income.


 
 


Walking

Location: Beighton (Yorkshire) - Cumberland Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of phantom footsteps moving across the bedroom at night was too much for one landlady, and she relocated to another part of the building.


 
 


Door Opener

Location: Belston (Devon) - Tors Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late Twentieth century
Further Comments: This polt is blamed for slamming doors in the upper part of the building.


 
 


Nun

Location: Bidford (Warwickshire) - Salford Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The nun was murdered in the hotel, and has yet to check out.


 
 


Drunken Cavalier

Location: Billinge (Lancashire) - Stork Hotel (aka Stork Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This drunken Cavalier was once seen in the men's toilets, and can sometimes be heard moving around at night.


 
 


Woman with Long Blonde Hair

Location: Birchingham (Kent) - Court Mount Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03:00h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Said to be quite pleasant to watch, this beautiful wraith in her white dress disappears into a bedroom wall. The sounds of phantom footsteps have also been reported.


 
 


Moving Elevator

Location: Birkdale (Lancashire) - Palace Hotel (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 1969
Further Comments: The hotel, in particular the lift and the second floor, suffered from ghostly activity while demolition of the building was occurring; the lift often moved on its own accord (or failed to move when required), even though all power to the building had been cut. The ghost was named as the designer of the building, who leapt from the roof after he discovered the hotel had been built facing the wrong way.


 
 


Woman on the Stairs

Location: Blackpool (Lancashire) - Unknown hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The sounds of heavy furniture being dragged across wooden floors has been reported here, even though all the floors are carpeted. Doors are heard to open and close themselves, and an apparition of a woman has been spotted on the staircase.


 
 


Female Spook

Location: Blackwood (Y Coed Duon) (Gwent) - Monkey Tree Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female phantom is said to be most active in rooms 7, 8 and 9.


 
 


Dorothy Foster

Location: Blanchland (Northumberland) - Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: Dorothy's brother escaped to France in 1715, and her ghost looks for someone who will take a message to him. The ghost of a monk dressed in white has been seen and heard moving things around in the Radcliffe Room.


 
 


Woman in Black

Location: Blandford (Dorset) - Crown Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a black crinoline dress, this ghostly woman has been observed on the first floor. One of the cleaning staff spotted a woman in black enter a room, but upon investigation, the room was devoid of life. The hotel is also home to a phantom highwayman who hangs about in the courtyard.


 
 


The Cook

Location: Boat of Garten (Highland) - The Boat Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This brave man was murdered while trying to save a fellow worker from an assault. He now periodically appears in the hotel.


 
 


Hand on Bottom

Location: Bolton (Lancashire) - Albion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978 / 79
Further Comments: The female owner at this hotel felt something grab her bottom as she climbed into the bath. The ghost is also said to play around with the beer pumps.


 
 


Coachman

Location: Boscastle (Cornwall) - Wellington Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure, complete with frilly shirt and ponytail, has been watched as he disappears though a wall near reception. The ghost of a young lady who committed suicide by leaping from a tower attached to the building has also been seen drifting forlornly in the area.


 
 


Carpenter

Location: Boston (Lincolnshire) - New England Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990
Further Comments: Two members of a wedding party returning to their room were met outside their door by a man in white overalls. He told them he was working in the room next door for the 'next twenty minutes, but would try to keep the noise to a minimum'. Retiring, the guests heard the man next door sawing and hammering for an hour. The following morning the guests complained about the worker to the manager, who told them there were no workmen on site. A few minutes later a female employee at the hotel approached the guests, having overheard the conversation, and told them that the room was haunted by the ghost of a carpenter who had died during the 1970s. The employee also said she had once seen a ghostly woman in a blue dress in the bar.


 
 


Lillie

Location: Bournemouth (Dorset) - Langtry Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: The grey form of Lillie Langtry was spotted several times by the hotel's chef - the building was once her home.


 
 


Opening Door

Location: Brentwood (Essex) - Moat House Hotel (?)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown - mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This hotel was subject to poltergeist activity, and it was reported that a bedroom door continually opened itself.


 
 


Poltergeist

Location: Brentwood (Essex) - The Swan Hotel. 123 High St.
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: This poltergeist has plagued the owners of the pub by turning water taps on and off, unlocking doors, hiding household items, and antagonising animals.


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