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Haunted Places and Ghostly Sightings in The UK.


Apparition of The Brown Lady.
The Brown Lady at Raynham Hall, Norfolk
Lady Dorothy Walpole was the sister of Britain's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole. Her husband was convinced he had reason to believe that she had been having an extra-marital affair so he had her locked up in a room of the hall and denied her access to her own children. She eventually suffered a miserable and painful death of smallpox in 1726. Since then, there have been numerous reports of her spirit wearing an old brown dress floating around Raynham Hall.
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Legend of The Flying Dutchman.
Legend of The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the world's oceans forever. The tale of a spectral sailing ship with ghostly lights and it's captain Hendrick Van der Decken is likely to have originated in the 17th century, with reported sightings made years later.
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Jamaica Inn
The Haunted Jamaica Inn
The Jamaica Inn, which is close to the bleak, windswept and desolate Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, has a long-standing reputation of being one of the most haunted places in England. It is a former 18th-century coaching inn where a number of spooky foreign voices are said to have been heard by staff and guests particularly in the Smuggler's Inn, the restaurant, the stable bar and one of the guest rooms - room four which is named Harry the Pedlar.
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Chapel Street, Penzance.
Haunted Chapel Street, Penzance
For sometime afterwards, a ghostly form of an old lady in a lace bonnet and nightclothes was often seen walking through the orchard or under the tree where she was shot and nobody would go into the orchard after dark. Her house remained empty for many years and a local vicar was asked to exorcise her spirit.
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Hatfield House Old Palace.
Hatfield House Old Palace
Hatfield House is reputedly haunted by the ghost of Queen Elizabeth I, who moves around the rooms in the Old Palace part of the building and whose ghostly apparition glides along the long gallery. The apparition of a lady has been seen disappearing after leaving the Old Palace main gateway.
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