MJ WAYLAND reports there are more ghosts per mile in the UK than any other country. Here’s the final edition of 101 Great British Hauntings – we’ve had some spooky fun over the past 10 weeks!
91. The sound of a ghostly hunting horn and baying hounds can be heard at Purse Caundle Manor in Somerset.
92. Westminster Abbey has several ghosts including that of the unknown warrior.
93. Jedburgh Castle in Scotland was once host to a chilling apparition in a cloak which when pulled away was revealed to be empty.
94. London’s Adelphi Theatre is haunted by the ghost of actor William Terriss, who was murdered outside the stage door in 1897.
95. Thorpe Hall in Lincolnshire holds the presence of the green lady, a Spanish woman who fell in love with owner Sir John Bolle and whose spirit followed him home to England after her death.
96. The mistress of Sir Tarquin, killed by Lancelot, lives on in ghostly form at Tamworth Castle in Staffordshire.
97. The spirit of Nell Gwynne inhabits Salisbury Hall in Hertfordshire, the house bought for her by Charles II.
98. Lowther Castle in Cumbria is haunted by Sir James Lowther, an eccentric who insisted on bringing his wife down to dinner – even after she was dead.
99. The Shipwright’s Arms near Faversham, Kent, holds the ghost of a sailor who emits a “strange musty smell”.
100. The ghost of a sleepwalking man haunts Herstmonceux Castle in Kent.
And finally …
101. The suitably named Chillingham Castle, in Northumberland, boasts manifestations of a young boy, walking skeletons and the ghost of Lady Mary Berkeley, who lived a lonely life there after her husband ran off with her sister.
That is the final part of our 101 Great British Hauntings with MR WAYLAND. To read all of them, click this link.
MJ WAYLAND is an author, researcher and tutor specialising in paranormal and alternative subjects. He has an excellent blog called Walker of the Borderlands of Belief.