Situated between Ashbourne and Buxton the Bull i’th Thorn is reported to be one of the oldest inn’s in the county.
The name means ‘Bull in a thorn bush’ . Visitors to the inn have experienced mirrors falling off the wall, and felt a strange sensation of some ghostly hands touching their hair. A ghost named Little Jenny has been seen sitting on a small box in the pub. This ghost is thought to be a child who died during the great plague in the 1600’s.
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Dating back to the twelfth century and has a reputation as being haunted.
Legend has it that a murder took place in the building during a wedding where the Bridegroom stabbed his wife to death. The bride is said to haunt the upstairs rooms.
Two ladies staying in room 12 complained of hearing bells ringing all through the night and hands tugging at their feet.
Another guest staying in room 2 awoke to find a figure standing at the bottom of his bed. A ghostly lady dressed in black has also been seen walking through the dinning room.
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The inn was originally a customs house, and next to the pub is the original hanging tower, which served as a place of execution.
The glasses on the bar sometimes move of their own accord or even hang in mid air. The pubs Darts sometimes jump out of the dart board, during matches alarming the competitors. Room 3 is the most haunted room in the pub. One guest even reported feeling someone sitting on the end of her bed one night.
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The pub is situated near the Theatre Royal, and was once the gaming house of Beau Nash.
It is haunted by a number of ghosts, a shadowy figure that lurks by the entrance, and a Grey Lady. She haunts the pub and the theatre. In life the lady supposedly fell in love with an actor who her husband then killed in a duel. Upon her lovers death she either hung herself or jumped from a high window to her death. The Grey Lady is seen frequently when the temperature drops suddenly without reason, which is followedby the smell of Jasmine.