Halloween might be over for another year, but that doesn’t mean the spooks are!
If you’re feeling curious – and brave – why not book a break in one of the most haunted hotels in the UK
Read on to find out more about the terrifying tales of some Storied Collection’s spookiest stays:
Most Haunted Hotels in the UK: Discover Thornbury castle
Thornbury Castle is a stunning Tudor castle located in Gloucestershire. It’s nestled in 15 acres of beautiful grounds and is a fine example of Tudor architecture.
Dubbed as one of the most haunted hotels in the UK, however, inside the walls of the castle there’s said to be two resident ghosts who haunt the hotel’s elegant rooms.
The first – and most active – is the spirit of Jasper Tudor, former Duke of Bedford and uncle of Henry VII. His chamber is now used as an office space, and is often occupied by women – something that he dislikes (he died in 1495 – a very different era!). It’s reported that he often knocks over books and other objects when females enter the room!
The second ghost is Princess Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII. Having spent her youth at Thornbury Castle, her spirit allegedly wanders the grounds, accompanied by her beloved greyhounds.
Whether you’re a firm believer or something of a sceptic, you won’t regret exploring the murky mysteries of Thornbury castle’s past.
Most Haunted Hotels in the UK: Explore The Castle at Taunton
The Castle at Taunton dates back 1000 years and is a popular destination for those looking for ghostly goings-on.
The Wisteria clad walls shroud the hauntings that happen behind closed doors – or so they say.
Thought to be one of the most haunted hotels in the UK, it’s believed that there are several ghosts wandering the corridors of the castle. The famous TV show, Most Haunted, even filmed there for a particularly spooky episode!
The story goes that Judge Jeffreys sentenced soldiers to death for rebelling against King James II in the Monmouth rebellion. Their fates were then sealed in the castle’s walls; he had more than 200 soldiers hanged inside.
Over the years, there have been reports of the clunk of soldiers’ boots through the great hall, and sightings of Judge Jeffreys himself.
Many visitors also report hearing the ethereal music of a phantom fiddle drifting in through their windows. The Duke of Monmouth thought he’d won the battle (before ultimately losing), and the music is thought to be the sounds of celebrations before their loss.
Do you dare stay among the souls of the departed at The Castle at Taunton?
Book a Spooky Stay at Tulloch Castle
Tulloch Castle is a beautiful Scottish building steeped in a rich, yet mysterious, history. The classic style is a stunning example of Victorian architecture, and is a wonderful place to visit.
Despite its beauty and appeal, it’s thought that there are many lost souls haunting the hotel. The most famous of these is the ghost dubbed ‘The Green Lady.’
She’s become such an integral feature of the hotel that they’ve even named the bar after her. It’s thought that ‘The Green Lady’ was a woman called Elizabeth Davidson, whose portrait hangs in the Great Hall.
It’s reported that she’s even been captured on film, sparking the interest of many paranormal investigators over the years.
Reported paranormal activity includes balls of light, orbs, banging, thudding and clicking. As well as this, many people report ‘feeling’ something unexplained, and experiencing patches of ice-cold air.
Are you brave enough to delve into the depths of the spooky history at Tulloch Castle?
If you’d like to book a stay at one of the most haunted hotels in the UK, please contact a member of the team.
Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to discover the impressive history of some of Storied Collection’s most unique hotels?