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Ghost Hunting Around London?

London has long been considered the most haunted city in the world. There are hundreds of places in Central and Greater London where ghosts have been encountered. Some places even have more than one ghost!

Many of the city’s most famous locations are haunted. They include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and even Heathrow Airport and the O2 Arena. In addition to these well-known locations there are hundreds of less well-known sites which can boast a ghost or two, including, pubs, parks, theatres, churches, roads and railway stations. The River Thames is haunted, and several of the bridges that span it. There are also many obscure houses in quiet back streets where ghosts have been seen.

A new Kindle book that has just launched here in the UK and in time for Halloween is Haunted Sites of London by Richard Holland.

If you’re planning on doing a little ghost-hunting in London this Halloween, Haunted Island highly recommends buying yourself a copy of Haunted Sites of London so that you can discover more about the ghosts, haunted happenings and paranormal activity of one of the world’s most historic capitals, literally with a touch of a finger!

This Kindle book provides a most comprehensive guide to London’s haunted sites, with over 300 locations throughout the city, detailing the ghosts haunting each location and the fascinating stories behind them.

Whilst placing your order with this Halloween’s must have ghost hunters book, why not whet your appetite further, by having a quick read of some of Haunted Islands own tales of Ghostly goings on in the Capital, such delights include, The Ghost of Cock Lane, Haunted Drury Lane Theatre & the world famous Enfield Poltergeist

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!

Bisham Abbey. Berkshire

Bisham Abbey is a Grade I listed manor house at Bisham in the English county of Berkshire.

The ghost of Elizabeth Hoby (1528–1609) is said to haunt the Great Hall where her portrait hangs. Legend says she wishes to repent the death of a son which she caused through punishment and neglect. Continue reading →

Arundel Castle. Sussex

Rodger de Montgomery, kinsman to William the Conqueror, built the Castle above the river Arun.

Rodger de Montgomery, kinsman to William the Conqueror, built the Castle above the river Arun.

It is haunted by a ‘Blue Man’ (seen since 1630) who frequents (and floats around) the library, he is thought to date from King Charles II’s time, and if often seen to be browsing the books in the library. A phantom scullion also haunts the kitchen, in life he was treated very badly and one day he was beaten to death. His ghost has been seen washing pots and pans. Continue reading →

Wolfeton House. Dorchester

Cornelius (an Irish Catholic Pries), hanged in 1594, haunts the Gate House at Wolfeton House.

Cornelius (an Irish Catholic Pries), hanged in 1594, haunts the Gate House at Wolfeton House.

He was executed for not renouncing his faith and was consequently hung, drawn and quartered at Dorchester. His ghostly footsteps are still heard climbing the ancient oak spiral staircase in the Gate House to the rooms he occupied in life.

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