Homebuyers Beware! Here are the Top 5 Haunted Properties in the UK
Halloween is almost upon us, so here at Amber Mortgage Solutions we’ve decided to do a round-up of what we believe to be the most haunted properties in the UK.
Read on to discover our findings – if you dare!
Borley Rectory, Essex
This spooky property close to home is often described as the most haunted house in Britain. Built in 1863, Borley Rectory was constructed on the site of a 12th century church and monastery.
Popular legend claims that this eerie site is haunted by the ghosts of a monk from Borley and a nun who came from a nearby convent. The monk and the nun are said to have planned to elope together, but upon being discovered, were both sentenced to death. He was hung, whilst she was buried alive in rectory vaults below. Their ghosts are claimed to have been seen haunting the site ever since. Or so the story goes…
The Tower of London, London
The many historical figures and royals to have met a grisly end within these stone walls are well documented. From Edward V to Thomas Becket and Anne Boleyn, countless reports of spooky sightings have come from workers and tourists who have stepped inside the tower.
Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire
This is a property that sends shivers down the spine…
Formerly a B&B, The Ancient Ram Inn in Gloucestershire is now better known as the permanent stomping ground of up to 20 ghosts, who are said to plague any guests who dare stay within its walls.
Legend has it that the property was originally built on a pagan burial ground and is even believed to have seen scenes of sacrifice and devil worship. Some of the inn’s more eerie inhabitants are said to include a high priestess, a demon known as Incubus and even a young girl named Rosie.
Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
This picturesque castle is best known for its frequent incidents of paranormal activity. Dating back to the 13th century, the castle is believed to be the home of several ghosts, its most infamous being Sir Alexander Ramsay.
Ramsay is believed to have starved to death on the grounds in 1342 and has been seen roaming the site in ghostly form ever since. Thankfully, the castle are happy to work with these supernatural sightings and now run regular ghost tours.
Aldgate Underground Station, London
This underground station is well known for a multitude of ghostly goings-on; mysterious sounds of footsteps, the spirit of an old woman roaming the rail tracks and even sightings of the famous black train, said to carry the souls of the dead to the afterlife.
Perhaps these haunted happenings are not surprising when you consider the station’s history. The tube station was build next to St Botolph’s graveyard where over one thousand victims of the plague are believed to be buried. Is it any wonder this property has gained such an eerie reputation?
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