Haunted Hotels

 
Blurred Figure

Location: Salford (Lancashire) - Irwell Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This dark figure has been seen at the back of the hotel, seemingly slightly out of focus with the rest of his surroundings.


 
Sir John Radcliffe

Location: Sandbach (Cheshire) - Old Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A sixteenth century owner of the building, Sir John is said to be only one of fourteen entities which have been reported on site, including a lady dressed in a beekeeper's outfit.


 
Dylan Thomas

Location: SE13 (Greater London) - Bush Theatre (Shepherd's Bush Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former BBC worker, Thomas enjoyed drinking and socialising at this site.


 
Governess

Location: Seighford (Staffordshire) - Seighford Hall Hotel, Room 8
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A governess based at the hall two centuries ago, the woman killed herself when her love for the master of the property became clear. She manifests to children who stay in room 8. The rustling of her dress may also be heard down the corridors of the building.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Shaftesbury (Dorset) - Grosvenor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This phantom woman is thought to be a nun who escaped from a nearby Abbey. An ethereal, hooded monk is also reported to haunt the hotel cellar, and some guests have reported having their sheets removed.


 
Shadowy Woman

Location: Shaftsbury (Dorset) - Grosvenor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building has been home to sightings of a phantasmal grey lady and phantom monks. An order of monks once lived here before the building became a public house.


 
Attacker

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Woodseats Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that this hotel is home is to a violent entity which has been known to attack members of staff. Phantom childrens' voices have also been heard.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Shrewsbury (Shropshire) - The Lion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A lady in grey reputedly haunts the Adam Ballroom, and is seen standing on the balcony. The Tudor bar is said to be the home of an old soldier in uniform.


 
Blue Lady

Location: Slipton (Northamptonshire) - Samuel Pepys Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This woman in a blue dress was seen by a child in the building, while others reported hearing footsteps and seeing poltergeist like events.


 
Molly

Location: Southampton (Hampshire) - Dolphin Hotel, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former cleaner at the hotel, the shade of Molly is said to always materialise at two in the morning, drifting a couple of feet above ground level.


 
Elizabeth Bessie Hewitson

Location: Spennymoor (Durham) - Whitworth Hall County Park Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in black, Elizabeth is still said to walk around the building even though she died in the 1800s. Another ghost here, this time male, is reported to have died of a broken heart.


 
Preacher

Location: St Boswells (Borders) - Dryburgh Abbey Hotel (particularly room 216), and general area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1900s
Further Comments: Dressed in black clothing, this clergyman was seen several times during the early nineteenth century. He was killed after it was discovered that he and the Lady of the Manor were engaged in a questionable relationship, and it is reported that she took her own life after discovering the preacher's death. She now takes the form of a grey lady seen in the hotel. More recently (?), plainchant has been reported from the former abbey.


 
Green Lady

Location: St Catherine's (Highland) - Loch Fyne Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A barmaid dropped a tray of drinks and ran screaming from the drinks store after hearing heavy breathing down her neck. The room is said to be the location that a former female employee hanged herself while wearing a green dress, and now her emerald form drifts around the hotel creating mischief.


 
Green Lady Removes Bedcovers

Location: St Ives (Cambridgeshire) - Golden Lion Hotel, Room 13 (or 14, depending on source)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: With a habit of opening and closing doors and removing sheets from beds, the Green Lady has been seen many times in room 13.


 
Death Eater

Location: Stansted (Essex) - Kings Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2012
Further Comments: A photograph taken on a mobile phone revealed a strange looking entity which the photographer described as resembling a 'Death Eater' from the Harry Potter films, although others believe it is nothing more than the back of someone's hooded top.


 
Murdered Landlord

Location: Steeple Aston (Oxfordshire) - Hopcroft's Holt Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shade seen here is thought to be a former landlord who was murdered on the site, along with his wife. Another story has the highwayman Claude Duval as haunting the site.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Stow on the Wold (Gloucestershire) - King's Arms hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This old hotel is said to be haunted by a woman in Victorian clothing who looks quite real. Wailing and crying has also been reported from within the property.


 
Pianist

Location: Stow on the Wold (Gloucestershire) - Old Stocks Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of the piano can sometimes be heard in the building, though the instrument isn't present. The ghost of an aged vicar is also reported here.


 
Victorian Children

Location: Stow on the Wold (Gloucestershire) - Royalist Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty first century
Further Comments: Several ghosts are reported to haunt this building. A young man has been seen to vanish near the reception area, two children in Victorian clothing may be responsible for the strange tapping sounds, a pretty woman in a long dress and a cavalier both haunt the staircase, and a knight in black armour has also been observed on site.


 
White Horse

Location: Stratford upon Avon (Warwickshire) - Walton Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 October, every five years (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This pale riderless horse gallops over the gardens, twice a decade. The hotel itself is haunted by a young man, who some speculate to be the rider of the aforementioned creature.


 
Running Man

Location: Sturminster Newton (Dorset) - Plumber Manor (currently a hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former lord of the manor is said to have been killed and eaten by his hunting hounds. His ghost is said to run out of the building, his pack of hounds with a hungry look in their eyes, close behind.


 
Mummified Feline

Location: Sudbury (Suffolk) - Mill Hotel
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: If removed, this cat is said to bring ill fortune to the building and the occupiers. When the cat was first discovered (before the mill became a hotel), it was sold to a nearby shop. The shop burned down, so the cat came back has stayed ever since.


 
Headless Man

Location: Sutton Coldfield (West Midlands) - New Hall Hotel and Wylde Green Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1820s onwards
Further Comments: This headless figure is thought to have been a local man mistakenly found guilty for being a Jacobite spy. The man was executed and his head left in an oak tree where it remained until the 1820s - the tree was cut down and the skull rediscovered. Since then, the headless phantom is said to walk around the area.


 
Lillie Langtry

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Cadogan Hotel, Sloane Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This quiet little spook is said only to come out when the hotel is nearly empty. During life, Lillie was the mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VII.


 
Green Lady

Location: Swaffham (Norfolk) - George Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Little is known about the history of the phantom woman in green spotted at the hotel over the years. She is sometimes seen holding a pan, though her manifestations are normally limited to tapping people on their shoulders or backs or appearing as a fleeting shadow from the corner of an eye.


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