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5 Haunted UK Hotels Unveiled

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Step into a realm where history meets the supernatural, as we unveil the eerie allure of haunted hotels. These spectral sanctuaries blend the charm of yesteryears with spine-chilling tales, offering a unique and spine-tingling experience for daring souls. Explore the mysterious corridors and ghostly legends that shroud these properties, immersing yourself in a world where the past comes alive with a spectral twist. Join us on a journey through haunted hotels, where every creaking floorboard and flickering light tells a haunting story, making for an unforgettable stay that will send shivers down your spine.

Brook Red Lion Hotel, Colchester, Essex.

One of the oldest Inn’s in East Anglia, Brook Red Lion Hotel, whose former banqueting hall was used by Oliver Cromwell to hold parliament meetings has more than one ghost. But the most famous of these is Alice Catherine Millar, a woman who was murdered there in 1638. She has her favourite rooms she likes to haunt, and she also manifests in the hotel’s kitchen and near a bricked-up doorway, adding an air of mystery to the ancient corridors of the hotel.

Ballygally Castle, Larne, Northern Ireland. 

 For over four centuries, the ethereal presence of Lady Isabella Shaw has cast an otherworldly aura upon Ballygally Castle. Her ghostly figure is said to wander the hotel’s corridors, knocking on doors. The echoes of her haunting footsteps and the mysterious raps create an eerie ambiance, adding a touch of supernatural charm to the historical Ballygally Castle.

Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg, Scotland.

Within the ancient walls of the 13th-century Dalhousie Castle Hotel Mary, Queen of Scots, once graced its chambers for a night, and Queen Victoria made multiple visits during her Scottish sojourns. This historic dwelling plays host to more than one lingering spirit, with Sir Alexander Ramsay among its spectral residents. His apparition, witnessed wandering the castle grounds, evokes a haunting presence. Sir Alexander’s remains were discovered at Hermitage Castle, Roxburghshire where he had been starved to death. Although he received a belated proper funeral, his ghost seems to prefer the familiar comforts of his ancestral abode, continuing to roam the halls of this captivating castle.

 Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 Ettington Park Hotel is a magnificent 19th century gothic building.This Grade 1 listed building harbours numerous spectral inhabitants, among them Lady Emma, a former governess, dressed in a ghostly white gown. Her ethereal presence graces the hotel’s corridors, gliding silently through the night and vanishing into the walls. As dusk descends, she often materialises on the veranda, adding an aura of mystery and intrigue to the hotel.

George Hotel, Crawley, West Sussex

The George Hotel is a former coaching inn located in the High Street, Crawley. reputedly haunted by the ghostly presence of Mark Hurston, a former night watchman. Mark met an untimely demise after consuming poisoned wine. Some believe the poison was meant for an intruder, while others suspect a disgruntled guest seeking revenge for Mark’s persistent disturbances. Since his passing, the hotel has become a hotspot for eerie phenomena, with a locked broom cupboard found ajar and lights flickering inexplicably.

For those with a penchant for the supernatural, these hotels are not just accommodations; they are gateways to a realm where reality and the paranormal converge, ensuring an unforgettable, spine-tingling experience for all who cross their threshold.

While we can’t promise that the hotels listed on NovaLoca come with resident phantoms, they do come with a wealth of information together with the contact details of the agents advertising the property on our website.

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