The castle is reputed to be haunted by Marion de Bruyere. She was on the side of the castle garrison who were holding out against a besieging force.
Bruyere’s lover was on the opposing, attacking side, she allowed him to climb a rope to her chamber. However after visiting her one night, and in his passion, the man forgot to pull up the rope. Consequently his fellow soldiers were then able to climb it and take possession of the castle. Upset at her lovers betrayal she killed her lover with his own sword then threw herself from the Battlements. He spirit walks the Hanging Tower of the castle. Other ghosts also haunt Ludlow castle, a grey haired lady who walks the rectory and churchyard.
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Tony O’Rahilly took a photo (It was taken with a 200mm lens) of a fire at the Town Hall 19th Nov 1995.
On processing the image he was shocked to find the image of a young girl of ghostly appearance standing in the fire. The photographer did not see the girl when he took the snapshot, so her appearance in the photograph is a mystery. Continue reading →
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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