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Posted on October 15, 2014 by Karl Young

The Pied Bull, Chester

This hotel in Chester dates back to the 11th century so boasts a long and colourful history. The ghost of John Davies, a guest who fell down the hotel’s cellar stairs and impaled himself on a knife haunts the cellar and two of the guest rooms. Maybe he just loved the hotel so much he didn’t want to leave…


The Kirkstone Pass Inn, Cumbria

The Kirkstone Pass Inn is officially the 3rd highest pub in England, sitting at 1,300 ft. above sea level. It is to this day a stopping off point for travellers trekking through the Lake District. It’s believed to be haunted by the many visitors who perished on long journeys through the Cumbrian hills.


The Ostrich Inn, Slough

In the 14th century 60 unsuspecting travellers are thought to have met a grizzly end at the hands of The Ostrich Inn’s owners. Guests would be lured in to one of the rooms which had a secret trap door and killed. The Innkeepers were eventually caught and hanged. Thankfully the hotel is more hospitable these days but there are still the spirits of the tragic past guests to keep you company.


Room 333, Lanham Hotel, London

Room 333 of the Langham has hosted several different ghostly guests. Many of the sightings were by BBC employees who stayed in the hotel when a BBC building was based across the street from the luxurious hotel. One member of staff had their bed shaken so violently one night that they fell out and fled.


Lord John Darcy Suite, Mosborough Hall Hotel, Sheffield

This Sheffield hotel room was famously the murder site of the White Lady who now haunts the hotel. The jotels Governess was murdered by a squire who had impregnated her and refused to pay money for her to look after their child. Guests have reported hearing angry voices in the nightm, possibly of the couples final and violent argument.


Beaufort Room, Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire

A large black cat, a sign of the paranormal has been spotted in the hotel for hundreds of years. The hotel’s current owner admits he knew nothing about the hotel’s spooky past as the hiding hole of criminal highwaymen. Since he bought the place, his daughter has spotted the black cat spectre and guests have been thrown out of chairs by an unknown force. Maybe best to do your homework before buying a hotel next time.


Room 5, Brook Red Lion Hotel, Essex

The last thing you want in your holiday snaps is a strange guest appearing in the background. Well at the Brook red Lion, the ghost of a small boy has appeared in many holiday photos. A young girl has also been spotted wandering around room 5 of the hotel.


Room 28, The Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth, Northumberland

The Schooner Hotel, whose past guests include Charles Dickens and King George III, is frequently named as the most haunted hotel in the country. It’s no wonder it receives the accolade with the various stories of murder, suicide and massacre attributed to the building. Room 28 is perhaps the most haunted as children’s cries and a woman’s scream have awoken visitors in the middle of the night.


Bestwood Lodge Hotel, Nottingham

Compared to the dramatic tales of many of the hotels in this list, the Bestwood has a less malign spiritual presence. Once the home of King Charles II and his mistress Nell Gwyn, many guests have felt the presence of the famous Restoration Actress. One of the manifestations is the scent of oranges drifting through the corridors, possibly a hint to Nell’s past as an orange vendor at the Theatre Royal in London.


The Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

This Grade II listed building is nestled under the shadow of both the Cathedral and Castle of the historic market town. The beautiful period exterior is in stark contrast to visions of a woman hanging from the rafters of one of the hotel’s rooms.


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