A female ghost was spotted here in the 1960s.
A31 (Surrey) - Hogs Back, Guildford bound. 1 mile Northeast of Tongham junction
Unknown Ghost Type
08 January 2007, 22:40h, and 1960s (around 03:00h)
Travelling home in 2007, a driver watched a horse drawn box carriage cross the road around 100 metres in front of him. The witness reported that he could not make out too many details as it was raining hard, though he was able to see a dim lantern towards the front of the carriage. As the driver reached the spot where he had seen the vehicle pass, he realised there was no side road where the coach and horses could have crossed. Another witness in the 1960s spotted a female figure with long hair, wearing a white dress, standing by the roadside. The witness stopped to see if she was lost or needed a lift, but she had vanished. Mentioning the encounter to a work colleague the following day, the colleague described the figure which was encountered and said the area was haunted.
Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire) - Ardoe House Hotel
The daughter of a previous owner, this shade is thought to have returned after the girl's suicide. She is said to walk down the staircase dressed in nightwear.
Abergavenny (Gwent) - Llanvihangel Court
This pallid woman is said to leave the house at midnight and walk into a nearby wood. The White Room is said to be haunted by a little man with green eyes. It is not known for sure whether these ghosts are connected to a series of dark stains on the staircases of the building.
Abergele (Clwyd) - Gwrych Castle
This castle is haunted by both a white woman and a lady in red, the latter thought to have been killed during a fox hunt, while the former returned after being buried in unconsecrated ground. Another story says that the white woman was the former owner of the castle (Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald) who returned after her bitter husband, written out of her will, purchased the site and destroyed the contents.
Shrouded Woman, public domain.
Aberhafesp (Powys) - Aberhafesp Hall
The phantom white woman is said to make her way from the nearby church to a door on the east side of the hall.
A photograph of Acton Burnell Castle, copyright 2006 Lawson Clout.
Acton Burnell (Shropshire) - Acton Burnell Castle
A ghostly girl dressed in white lace is said to haunt this ruined site. A student managed to photograph a strange misty 'face' in 2004 and reported hearing scratching noises. (Image copyright 2006 Lawson Clout)
Alcester (Warwickshire) - Ragley Hall
A woman in white is said to appear at midnight, sit for a while, and move off to a nearby stream to drink.
Allington (Wiltshire) - Road to Horton, near Tan Hill
30 October 1904
Seen by two lay preachers driving a horse and trap, this phantom was mistaken for a real woman as she walked towards them in the rain. They could see she had auburn hair and a beautiful face, before she vanished without trace.
Alton (Hampshire) - Crown Hotel, High Street
A phantom dog reportedly haunts the hotel, where it was kicked to death by a drunken customer. Some say that a white (or grey) woman also glides around inside the building; the girl was a kitchen maid murdered in the hotel. Finally, the ghost of an old man haunts room number three.
A phantom white lady.
Altrincham (Greater Manchester) - Ashley Hall (no longer standing)
This flitting entity was seen several times in a particular room of the hall, her large black eyes staring into the empty space ahead. The room was sealed up as the haunting presence was so strong.
Annagh (County Cork) - Unstated property
While camping close to this property, one traveller awoke to see a white female form standing at a gate. He woke one of his friends who also observed the ghostly figure. The following day the travellers moved on and never returned (special thanks to the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust, from their 'The Annals of Churchtown').
Annesley (Nottinghamshire) - Annesley Hall
1970, 25 September 2012 and 10 October 2012
Dying in childbirth, this mistress of a former owner still walks the walls. The ghost, or perhaps another, was seen in 1970 as it crossed the road outside the hall; the driver of a car drove straight through the figure. In October 2012, one team of ghost hunters recorded laughter in the stable when the area was empty - the area is reputed to be the location where a serving girl hanged herself - while another team in September spotted a black dog.
Armagh (County Armagh) - Armagh Gaol
During a fashion shoot in this former prison, studio photographer Alan Wells caught a strange white female apparition in the background of one of his images.
Ashford (Kent) - Eastwell Park and Manor House
20 June - Horseman seen (reoccurring)
Riding towards the park house, this phantom horseman veers off at the last minute and enters the nearby lake. A white lady haunts the house itself, seen by porters on the night shift. In the seventeenth century, the Earl of Winchelsea cut down several oak trees, bestowing a curse on his family which took the life of his wife and son shortly after.
Ashford (Kent) - Repton Manor
The phantom white lady here was reportedly seen by soldiers using the building during the Second World War and was thought to be the murdered wife of a former owner. Within the manor she would ascend the staircase holding a candle, while one person who observed her outside said she had no feet and had drifted across a nearby field. The kitchen area was also reputedly haunted by a ghostly monk.
Ashmore (Dorset) - Ashmore - area between Washer's Pit and Spinney's Pond
A local story says that a woman hanged over the pit was saved by a washer woman. This did not prevent the woman's ghost from returning to the area when she later died.
Avebury Manor, Wiltshire.
Avebury (Wiltshire) - Avebury Manor
A white lady drifts around the grounds of the manor and sometimes the nearby henge and stone circles. The phantom woman's face is covered by a large hood. The inside of the manor house is said to be haunted by several other entities. One spirit would scatter rose petals across the floor of the Crimson Room, and a phantom monk was once spotted in the library. A ghostly Cavalier also occasionally makes an appearance.
Avebury (Wiltshire) - Footpath by Trusloe Manor
Mid twentieth century?
A government worker walking from Avebury Manor reported encountering a ghostly woman in white lace and a white hood at an iron gate close to Truslow. The witness said the woman appeared from nowhere, took his shoulders, and spun him around before pushing him away.
Axbridge (Somerset) - King John's Hunting Lodge
This feline apparition has been observed padding around on the first floor, vanishing when it sits down. A white Elizabethan lady is also reported to haunt the same floor, seen sitting in a chair.
Aycliffe (Durham) - A167 north of town
Late twentieth century, though sightings may go back to eighteenth century
While the clothing of the woman varies (from wearing a raincoat to a wedding dress), the figure is always white. In true 'phantom hitchhiker' style, the woman had been picked up by passing drivers, only to vanish a few miles down the road.
Aylmerton (Norfolk) - Circular Hollows (local name Shrieking Pits)
The White Lady has been observed looking into each pit, crying out in pity. Her origin is unknown, but she could just be a story concocted by local smugglers. The sound of the screams heard in the pits, which local folklore attributes to the woman's phantom, is more likely to be the wind.
Ballincollig (County Cork) - Oriel Lodge
A husband and wife encountered a white female phantom standing by the kitchen door, after which they had their bed covers pulled from them by an unseen hand on three consecutive nights.
Ballygarvan (County Cork) - Small bridge over a stream
A small bridge over a stream near Ballygarvan was home to a white woman. After appearing to one man who fell critically ill the following day, a priest went to the site and banished her.
Barnsdale Forest (Yorkshire) - Robin Hood's Grave
Late twentieth century
The area around the site thought to be Robin Hood's final resting place (one of them!) is said to be haunted by a white lady who drifts around the area.
Phantom lady in white.
Barthomley (Cheshire) - Church field
A lady in white haunts this field, while the road nearby is home to a phantom dog.