Kirkstone Pass Inn, Ambleside

At 1500ft The Inn is one of the highest Haunted Inns in England

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!

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

7 Comments on "Kirkstone Pass Inn, Ambleside"

  1. maureen says:

    We called into the Kirkstone pass on thursday 2nd May 2013, and took some photos, and you can see a ghostly figure sitting next to me, i thought it as a man, but since found it to be a woman.
    It’s a lovely little bar, we sat to the left of the fire.
    What history, great.

  2. stee says:

    i am lucky enough to be getting a chance to invesgiate this histroc building in a few weeks time. i simply cannot wait :)

  3. shirley johnston says:

    my sister ran the inn for a while and i slept with her one night.at almost exactly the same time ,we said to each other “can you see all the orbs up on the ceiling?” there were literally dozens.but neither of us felt scared,in fact we both went to sleep more or less right away. there is a guest book with several stories about people’s experiences

  4. Jen says:

    I love the Kirkstone Pass Inn – i’m so glad to hear its haunted. I have stopped there many times. Also the Brothers Water Inn just down the road towards Ullswater. I love the Lakes and stories of ghosts and phantoms just adds to the greatness of it. Next time i’m up there i cant wait to call in for a refreshing drink, with the hope that someone or something makes itself known. I would love to stop there in winter – especially during an evil snow storm – spooky! Love it!

    • Hi Jen,
      Thanks for commenting, lets hope you do get chance to visit Kirkstone Pass Inn and experience something ‘spooky’ if you do! we would be delighted to read all about it.

  5. Kevin Johnson says:

    I worked at the inn in the early 1980s it is haunted.i lived there for two years.my then father in law partly owned it with his brother in law.

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