We all have heard stories of ghosts and ghouls during our childhood. England too is a well known home of many supposedly haunted locations. Here we list the top 10 haunted places in England, and each place is a spot of several unexplained paranormal phenomena. Are you all ready for this spooky ride??
10. Chillingham Castle, Northumberland
The castle dates back to the 12th Century and recorded a total of 8 executions. The ghosts of the executed are said to still haunt this house. Ghost tours are often held here and if you ever visit this spooky castle you may have the misfortune of encountering a blue boy, a tortured child, the ghost of Lady Mary, a Royal Procession, or all of them at once!
9. Salmesbury Hall, Lancashire
This black and white medieval house, which dates back to the 14th century once appeared on an episode of Ghost Hunters International. It has been investigated twice by Most Haunted and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Dorothy Southworth. Many times ghosts have been caught on camera at the hall.
8. Tower of London, London
Described sometimes as the most haunted building in Britain, the Tower of London has been investigated several times by paranormal investigators from all over the world. The Wakefield Tower is haunted by the ghost of Henry VI whose mournful figure is seen walking around the tower till midnight on his death anniversary. A lady known as the White Lady haunts the White Tower and has been seen sometimes waving at the schoolchildren passing by.
7. Athelhampton House, Dorset
Located in Dorset, the Athelhampton House is regarded as one of the most haunted placein the county. It is haunted by a pair of duellists, and tapping sounds have been heard coming from the wine cellar. On numerous occasions, the ghost of the Grey Lady has also been spotted around the house and the bare floorboards resonate with the padding sounds of a cat’s feet every night.
6. Village of Pluckley, Kent
Named as the most haunted village in Britain by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989, the Pluckley Village is a favorite of ghost-hunters. Around 16 ghosts have been spotted here, including a screaming man, a highwayman, a schoolmaster who was hanged by a group of children and a woman who is seen smoking on the bridge.
5. Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire
4. Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon
Known for being a picturesque castle in Devon, the Berry Pomeroy Castle hides several sinister secrets. It is haunted by two female ghosts . The tower is haunted by the Blue Lady who lures the passers-by to their death, while the dungeons are haunted by the White Lady.
3. Pendle Hill, Lancashire
Pendle Hill is located in the area known as the Pendleside and is quite famous for its links to George Fox, the founder of the Quaker Movement. The Bronze Age Burial site discovered at the foot of the hill is said to be home to the Pendle Witches. The site was visited by Most Haunted in 2004 and the episode is maintained as one of the scariest visits on Most Haunted.
2. Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire
Once used as a hideout by criminals, the Ancient Ram Inn is the location of several sinister happenings such as child sacrifice, suicide, and black magic rituals. John Humpshire, the current owner of the house has felt the presence of several sinister spooks – orbs, witches and two demons. The house has been described as the “scariest place ever visited” by its visitors.
1. Borley Rectory, Essex
Destroyed by fire in 1939, the Borley Rectory is located in the village of Borley, Essex. The locals have reported several paranormal incidents in the house. This spooky house caught the attention of the whole nation when its story was covered in the Daily Mirror by famous paranormal investigator Harry Price. Footsteps are heard at midnight and the ghosts of two headless horsemen, a nun, a phantom carriage and a bottle-thrower have been spotted here.