Haunted Hotels

 
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.


 
Crying

Location: Bridge of Earn (Perth and Kinross) - Moncrieffe Arms Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Strange sobs have been heard coming from empty guest bedrooms, and hollow footfalls fill the air.


 
Lonely Child

Location: Bridport (Dorset) - Bull Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: More often than not heard in the ladies toilets, the faint sounds of a child are investigated by members of the public and staff, but no toddler is ever found. A ghostly woman in tweed is also said to sit in the reception area.


 
Disabled Girl

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - First floor rooms, Regency Hotel, Regency Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This young girl jumped from one of the upstairs windows - her ghost mirrors her actions, though it now vanishes as it leaps into a wall, as the window was bricked up many years ago. Another female shade that totters around the building is the Victorian landlady.


 
Seventh Floor

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Grand Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The seventh floor of this hotel is said to be home to a phantom, although details are fleeting.


 
Swinging Beads

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Metropole Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century (?) and 2000
Further Comments: A cleaner and the night manager watched glass beads hanging from wall lamps swing for no apparent reason. The sound of a baby crying has also been reported on occasion, although no infant can be found when the sounds are investigated. In 2000, a member of staff encountered an old man in the building and engaged him in conversation; he later the old man discovered had died years previously.


 
Man behind the Bed

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Royal Albion Hotel, Old Steine
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2010
Further Comments: One witness staying in this flat watched a male figure pass behind the bed and cross the room. The hotel is said to be haunted by Sir Harry Preston.


 
Pregnant Nun

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Arno's Manor Hotel, Room 160 and other areas
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977
Further Comments: This nun took her own life and, for varying reasons, her sisters bricked her body up in an alcove. The haunting is said to have started during WWII, when workmen came across her skeleton and to avoid any delay to their work, just hid the bones elsewhere. Since then, a figure in brown has periodically been reported, and some people have heard a soft female voice calling them by name.


 
Charlie

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Greyhound Hotel (no longer standing - replaced by the Galleries Shopping Centre)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hotel which once stood here was said to be haunted by a ghost named Charlie. It is not known whether the spook now frequents the new building on site, the Galleries Shopping Centre.


 
Napoleonic Figure

Location: Brixham (Devon) - Berry Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2013
Further Comments: A wedding guest was said to have seen a figure in Napoleonic clothing during the night. Local legend says that the building is haunted by the ghost of a soldier.


 
Monk

Location: Brixham (Devon) - Churston Court Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Reports exist of a monk seen within this building; as a witness enters, he leaves via another doorway. There are also reports of candles lighting themselves.


 
One for Dinner

Location: Brixham (Devon) - Smugglers Haunt Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This lonely shade was sitting by itself at a dinner table, but could only be seen when it was looked at through a mirror.


 
White Lady

Location: Broad Haven (Dyfed) - Haven Fort Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend once claimed that the grounds of the hotel were haunted by a white lady.


 
Mist

Location: Broadford, Isle of Skye (Highland) - Broadford Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mist like figures have been reported here in the past, as have a former housemaid, although the hotel now appears quiet.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Brodick (Ayrshire) - Killmichael County House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the smoky female shade which haunts the hotel.


 
Where is Anne?

Location: Bromyard (Hereford & Worcester) - Falcon Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1964
Further Comments: The ghost of a young gentleman that walks around the second floor of the building has been heard asking the question 'Where is Anne?'.


 
Shadowy Figure

Location: Burnley (Lancashire) - Rosehill House Hotel, Rosehill Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: Though most of the hotel dates back many years, this figure was seen sitting on the end of a bed in a new extension to the roof - the occupant insisted on changing his room. The entity was also seen on the staircase.


 
Flying Statuette

Location: Burslem (Staffordshire) - Leopard public house / hotel, Market Place
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: No one appears to know for sure what haunts this public house, but people report feeling a presence, and a horse statuette once flew off the mantelpiece.


 
Elizabeth

Location: Carrickfergus (County Antrim) - Dobbin's Inn Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Elizabeth, wife of former owner Hugh Dobbins, had an affair with an soldier stationed at the castle. When Hugh discovered the relationship, he murdered the couple. Elizabeth, also known as Maud, now contents herself by stroking people's faces as they sleep or by making fleeting appearances in the reception area.


 
Violinist

Location: Castle Green (Somerset) - Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: Wearing an evening dress, sightings of this female violinist have slowly petered out as time has gone by, and the only recent reports of her say she can only be heard playing the instrument she carried.


 
Bride in White

Location: Castleton (Derbyshire) - Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Left standing at the altar, this bride who never was now haunts the place where her reception should have been. A maid who saw her ran screaming from the building, while another witness said the ghost was cut off at the knee. A more recent ghost is that of a man in a blue pinstripe suit, seen by two different proprietors.


 
Sidney Godolphin

Location: Chagford (Devon) - Three Crowns Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: A Royalist officer, Sidney died on doorstep of the hotel - he was last seen standing in full uniform at the door of the dining room, by a surprised chef.


 
Knight

Location: Chard (Somerset) - Chough Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A knight in full armour has been reported in the hotel - he may be connected to the tomb stone that stands behind the fireplace, said to be impossible to photograph. If not, maybe the hotel's other ghost, an old woman, can claim it as hers.


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