The Kirkstone Pass Inn is believed to be linked to an ancient 15th Century monastery
Records for the Kirkstone Pass Inn date back to 1496AD. In the early 1800’s the tall stone building at the North end was built as a coach house, the extra height was needed to take the coaches of the day.
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.
Several other ghosts include one ghost is believed to be that of a woman who murdered her own child, a young boy that was killed by a coach outside of the building. And another, that of a 17th century coachman who once lurked around the bar, was even captured in a photograph taken by a visiting family staying at the inn in 1993. It is reported that this particular ghost followed the tourists home and now lives with them as a member of the family!