The Most Haunted Locations in the UK
From The Other Side team have put together a list of what we think are the most haunted locations in the United Kingdom.
We have had to separate them into different sections because, even though they are haunted locations, each haunting is individual and it was very hard to narrow it down.
So turn down the lights and have a good read!
Would you spend the night in one of these locations?
There is a cemetery in Liverpool on Deane Road. It dates back to the 17th Century and was mostly for Jewish families to bury their dead. As time went on the cemetery became unused and not in good shape and when this happened in the 18th century the residents on the street started to hear children screaming, furniture started to rearrange itself in their houses and doors started slamming with no explanation. To make matters worse, the older houses on this street were used during the Slave Trade by the end of the 19th century. The slaves would be kept down in the cellars with no way of getting out.
Jamaica Inn was built around 1750 and the building was extended in 1778 so it could be used as a coaching house. Today part of the building is still used as an Inn while the other part is used as a museum called “The Museum of Smuggling”.
Jamaica Inn is said to be named after some smugglers who smuggled rum into the country from Jamaica and stored it at the Inn. It is well known that the Inn has “resident ghosts” within the walls and it has been investigated by “Most Haunted” and other Ghost Hunting companies.
The building Borley Rectory was stood next to Borley church. The house (which was destroyed by a fire) was said to be the most haunted house in England. The first known activity of the house started in 1863, when unknown footsteps where heard around the house. In 1900 the head of the house and his daughters reported what they thought was a spirit of a nun outside about 40 yards away from the house at twilight. Many people claimed a phantom coach driven by two headless horsemen, was seen during the next four decades. Objects have been known to fly around the rooms, “spirit” messages have been seen in the mirrors, owners and children have been thrown out of bed and just a horrid feeling everyone got when they walked near the property. The house has been exorsised by a priest and even a murder has said to have been carried out in the property. On the 27th February 1939, Borley Rectory was burnt down by a fallen oil lamp in the hallway.
Even though the building is gone, the hauntings have still carried on where the house would have been.
Hampton Court palace is mostly known as the house that Henry VIII lived in. It is now a museum and houses many works of art and furnishings from the Royal Collection and the gardens are beautiful to walk around.
There are many ghosts haunting this palace and of course the most famous one is King Henry VIII. The late King of England has been seen in his royal chamber countless of times by people who work in the museum, visitor and the royal family that had lived there. But the one story that is the most interesting happened on the 21st December 2003. The palace’s CCTV caught it all on camera. On three consecutive days, palace security staff were called to close one particular fire door near the palace’s Introductory Exhibition. On day 1 when the fire door slams open with incredible force but no ghost is seen. Day 2 The door slams open again and what the CCTV catches is a male dressed in Tudor clothing. The security guards rush to the very spot and nothing was there. Day 3 happened exactly like day 1.
Other hauntings have happened in Hampton Court including;
Catherine Howard. She is believed to frequent Hampton Court’s Haunted Gallery where she was dragged back screaming to her rooms while under house arrest, accused of committing adultery by her husband King Henry VIII.
Sybil Penn. Dame Sybil – otherwise known as the ‘Grey Lady’ has reputedly haunted several parts of the palace including the state apartments and Clock Court.
In the decade after the Norman conquest of 1066, William the Conqueror built Windsor Castle. It was not initially used as a royal residence; the early Norman kings preferred to use the former palace of Edward the Confessor in the village of Old Windsor.
Being so old and full of history, you can understand why there are plenty of ghost stories surrounding the castle.
“I don’t want to go riding today”, is what people hear in the Deanery. People say it’s a young boy and footsteps can be heard.
Ghostly footsteps are heard on the staircase in the Curfew Tower and, on one occasion, the bells began to swing on their own while the temperature became distinctly chilly.
King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, George III and Charles I have also been spotted in different areas of the castle.
A Grenadier Guard shot himself while on duty there in the 1920s. He was seen by at least two of his colleagues, immediately after his death.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is notably famous for the notorious murder of the Princes in the Tower. Edward V’s uncle Richard Duke of Gloucester was declared Lord Protector while the prince was too young to rule. Accounts have held that the 12-year-old Edward was confined to the Tower of London along with his younger brother Richard. The Duke of Gloucester was proclaimed King Richard III in July. The princes were last seen in public in June 1483; it has been thought that the most likely reason for their disappearance is that they were murdered late in the summer of 1483.
Activity in the Tower of London includes;
Arbella Stuart’s ghost is thought by some to be resident in The Queen’s House on Tower Green at the Tower of London. The Governor of the Tower from 1994 to 2006 who lived in The Queen’s House tells of some strange occurrences at night and it is said that many years ago a huge ghostly bear appeared by the Martin Tower, scaring a guard so badly that he dropped dead of shock.
Samlesbury Hall was built in the year of 1325 and it situated in Lancashire. It has been an ancestral home, a school, a factory and a pub.
It is said that the hall is one of England’s most haunted locations and lots of strange things occur there especially during the night.
Visitors have seen shadows passing, the feeling of someone brushing past them and being slapped on the head. The resident spirits include the legendary White Lady – Dorothy Southworth, who died of a broken heart, and has been seen on many occasions crying over the former love she lost.