Haunted Hotels

 
 


Man in Tweeds

Location: Hoylake (Cheshire) - Royal Hotel, and golf course
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1943 onwards
Further Comments: Observed while walking the corridors, this spook wears a cap and tweed jacket. It may be the same entity that has been seen on the golf course, wearing clothing that can be dated to the century.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Hull (Yorkshire) - George Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2013
Further Comments: The new owners of this building reported hearing footsteps in the empty rooms above them and feeling a rush of air as something invisible ran by them.


 
 


Furniture Mover

Location: Humberstone (Leicestershire) - Moat Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The presence in this building would move items around the rooms and would occasionally pinch women's bottoms.


 
 


Young Girl with Ringlets

Location: Hunstanton (Norfolk) - Golden Lion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 July 2005
Further Comments: A female guest at the hotel claimed to have woken up during the night to see a young girl with soft ringlets, wearing a blue and white dress in an 'old fashion style'. She appeared at the end of the witness's bed before skipping over to a wardrobe in the corner of the room.


 
 


Lady Lisgar

Location: Husbands Bosworth (Leicestershire) - Bosworth Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lady Lisgar's ghost has been observed walking the corridors of this building - it is said that during her lifetime she refused to let a dying servant receive last rites, and it is for this moral crime her shade walks. The building once had a perpetually wet bloodstain.


 
 


The Devil's Bed

Location: Inverness (Highland) - Steadings Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Jan 2005
Further Comments: A hotel bed which belonged to Aleister Crowley was purchased by the owner of this hotel; the room where it stands is reputedly much colder than anywhere else in the building, and a couple of times people have reported waking up because they felt the bed moving and shaking.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Inverurie (Aberdeenshire) - Pittodrie House hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The cries for help heard only on Halloween emerge from the staircase. They may belong to a maid who was once caught in a fire which engulfed the building - she fell to her death trying to escape. A ghostly carriage pulled by a single horse haunts the driveway, while another spook has been reported in the library.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Inverurie (Aberdeenshire) - Thainstone House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A green female form has been observed in the house since the young daughter of a former owner died in a riding accident.


 
 


Staring Woman

Location: Ipswich (Suffolk) - Crown Hotel, 346 Felixstowe Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010
Further Comments: A face of a woman looks down from the window in bedroom 2, even though the room is empty. Mild poltergeist activities have also been reported, the piano has been heard playing itself, and a crashing sound, as of a wardrobe falling down, also reported.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Ipswich (Suffolk) - Great White Horse Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly woman who has been observed walking through a wall is said to have died in a fire on the site.


 
 


Jamaican Woman

Location: Ireby (Cumbria) - Overwater Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 January (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Formerly Overwater Hall, the building was purchased in 1814 by Joseph Gillbanks. Legend has it that Gillbanks had an affair with a Jamaican girl who he tried to drown at Overwater Tarn when she told him she was pregnant. As she struggled to pull herself out of the water, he chopped her arms off. Her armless apparition is now said to appear here once a year.


 
 


Murder

Location: Ironbridge (Shropshire) - Tontine Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Room 5 of the Tontine Hotel is rumoured to be haunted by the antagonist of a murder which occurred in the dim and distant past. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


 
 


Pink Bride

Location: Kemnay (Aberdeenshire) - Burnett Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a pink wedding dress, the ghost of a former owner named Maggie who died in 1934 is thought to haunt this hotel. A local legend said that two coffins were buried under the hotel, one containing Maggie's body and the other filled with her money, though an excavation under the building in 2008 found nothing.


 
 


Party Goers

Location: King's Lynn (Norfolk) - Eagle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: Since the Eagle was rebuilt in the late 1950s, the owners have reported the sounds of a party downstairs. It is thought that these sounds belong to a party which was brought to a sudden end when a German bomb hit the original building in June 1942.


 
 


Woman with Child

Location: King's Lynn (Norfolk) - Mildenhall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The attic of the hotel is reputedly haunted by a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a bastard child.


 
 


The Chill

Location: King's Lynn (Norfolk) - The Globe Hotel, Tuesday Market Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rather than a building design flaw, this 'chill' has been blamed on the spirit of a man once murdered in the stables, a site now incorporated inside the building.


 
 


Small Lady

Location: King's Lynn (Norfolk) - The Tudor Rose Hotel, 11 Nicholas Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shortly after a wedding, the bride was stabbed to death by her new husband in the hotel. Since then, a short woman in a long white dress has been spotted and phantom footsteps heard.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Kingham (Oxfordshire) - Langston Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1964
Further Comments: Her appearance preluded by coughing and shuffling sounds, this apparition of an old woman was seen by staff and customers as she passed down the corridors of the hotel.


 
 


Honeymooner

Location: Kingsbridge (Devon) - King's Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This bride found herself alone after her husband ran away before their first night together - her shade still waits for his return.


 
 


Lady Darlington

Location: Kirkby (Lancashire) - Melling Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former owner of the property, this woman could be perceived as unwilling to surrender her ownership. A spectral lap dog has also been seen on site, as has a small figure that is said to possess legs like a chicken's.


 
 


Jenny

Location: Kirkcaldy (Fife) - Kinswood Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: When a private house, this building was haunted by a white woman in a beautiful flowing dress. There was also reports of a phantom goose, which would peck at the young girl who lived there.


 
 


Edward Higgins

Location: Knutsford (Cheshire) - Royal George Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former robber and burglar, Higgins was caught, killed and now haunts the hotel where he made his base of operations. A phantom coach has been seen and heard moving over cobbles outside the building.


 
 


Mrs McNeil

Location: Lanark (Lanarkshire) - Applebank Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of this woman arrived at the hotel (formally an inn) at the same time a stone lintel was brought to the building from McNeil's former home. Bottles are said to have exploded, glasses have flown from the shelves, and people passing by the building late at night have heard banging noises from within.


 
 


Blue Lady

Location: Lanark (Lanarkshire) - Cartland Bridge Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old woman has a veil covering her face. Another ghost, that of a young child, has also been seen.


 
 


Grey Abbott

Location: Lanark (Lanarkshire) - Clydesdale Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This religious figure can be found in the building's cellar; the public house was placed on the site of an old monastery.


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