Britain’s Five Most Haunted Hotels

The Swan Hotel. Lavenham, Suffolk.

Nestled deep within the countryside of Suffolk, in the town of Lavenham lays the old Swan Hotel

In the 19th Century, the Swan Hotel was a thriving coaching Inn, It is said that the spirit of a former housekeeper haunts this old coaching Inn, and her restless spirit is trapped due to her committing suicide there.

It is also said the former housekeeper took her own life by hanging herself in room 15 of the Hotel (which was once the housekeeping quarters). Several guests have reported seeing the ghost of the former housekeeper standing in room 15 in the middle of the night.

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The Haunted Kirkstone Inn, Ambleside.

At almost 1,500 ft, the Kirkstone Inn is the third highest pub in England. It offers wonderful views over some of the Lake District. The area is of such natural beauty that was immortalised by the poetry of William Wordsworth.

During its years the inn has had plenty of time to pick up stories of ghosts and the supernatural. Quite a few ghosts and phantoms have been spotted in and around the inn. Some are believed to be the spirits of unlucky travellers who died while making a perilous journey through the difficult mountain terrain during a heavy snowstorm.

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Ghosts of Jamaica Inn, Cornwall.

Many people who have stayed here have reported strange incidents in the night and the Inn staff have been sent many photographs from guests. One of the most famous and recurring events he has been the ghost of a murdered sailor often seen sitting on the wall outside the building. There have also been reports including of a phantom man hanging by his neck from a nearby tree!.

The Jamaica Inn in Cornwall was made famous by the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name. Its long and shady history stretches back to the mid 18th century when it was a favoured haunt of the local smugglers. The Inn now houses a large collection of old smuggling artefacts which will help conjure up the atmosphere of that era.

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The Spirits of the Chequers Inn, Kent.

This small but pleasantly well-preserved inn in Smarden, Kent, which has a history dating back to the 14th century, features its very own haunted room inhabited by the ghost of a soldier from the Napoleonic wars. It is said that he woke up mid-robbery and, in the ensuing struggle, he suffered a fatal knife-wound.

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The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire

The Inn is a Grade II listed building, and ceased to be a working pub in the 1960’s. A large black cat is often seen in the Beaufort Room, which is reported to be the most haunted room in what is now a house. Highwaymen regularly stayed at the Inn and some say they might still visit in spirit form.

Investigators have managed to capture some very ghostly images on camera at the Ram, including white vapour, ghost lights, and most convincingly a man in a lace collar who’s face is reflected in a photograph of a grandfather clock.

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Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

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