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Whitby Abbey. North Yorkshire

Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire

Built in A.D. 657, the Abbey stands on top of a very tall mound and accessed by walking up a long and steep set of steps. It is haunted by Saint Hilda who founded the Abbey.

Her ghost appears in a high window wrapped in a shroud. The abbess in life used to have a habit of chasing snakes to the edge of the Cliff and then decapitate them with her whip. The apparition of a hearse like coach with a headless driver and pulled by four headless horses, races along the cliff near the Abbey then is seen to then plunge over the edge and into the sea. Continue reading →

Woodchester Mansion. Gloucestershire

An architectural masterpiece, the Victorian Gothic revival mansion, is home to ghostly sights such as a headless horse and a floating coffin.

Located 15 miles south of Gloucester and 25 miles north of Bristol.

An architectural masterpiece, the Victorian Gothic revival mansion, is home to ghostly sights such as a headless horse and a floating coffin.

Built of Cotswold stone by the freemason William Leigh in 1852, it was never completed and fully lived in. It has remained untouched by time since the mid-1870s when construction workers and craftsmen mysteriously downed tools.

In 1902 a local vicar saw a strange apparition at the gates to the mansion and a few years later a phantom horseman was also seen on the drive.

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