Haunted Places in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire



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    University of Cambridge

    Cambridge, England

    The University of Cambridge dates back to 1209 and has been ranked as one of the best universities in the world. With quite a history, it should be no surprise that Cambridge has had its share of paranormal reports. In the Old Master's Lodge, Henry Butts took his own life ...


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    Wysing Arts Centre

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

    8 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Once a home to another family before being turned into an art museum, one of the former homeowners is said to reside here. The original house is said to have burned down and killed the entire family. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Ferry Boat Inn

    Cambridge, England

    10.3 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A woman named Juliet Tewsley hung herself on March 17th, 1050 after suffering from a case of a bad broken heart. She is said to return every March 17th on the eve of her suicide. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cross Keys Hotel

    Saffron Walden, Essex

    13.3 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A ghostly woman believed to be Oliver Cromwell's mistress has been seen here. The apparition of a ghostly soldier is more commonly seen and heard in the corridors of the hotel. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kimbolton School

    Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

    22.3 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The ghost of Catherine of Aragon is seen here, having it once been her home. She is usually seen walking in the hall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Feathers Inn

    Wadesmill, Hertfordshire

    25.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A little girl who was run over by a stagecoach is seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Minsden Chapel

    Cambridge, Hertfordshire

    25.8 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The ruins of this chapel are home to a phantom monk who said to ring bells (which do not exist anymore) and that of a nun who was murdered in a nearby tunnel system. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Borley Rectory

    Cambridge, Essex

    26.5 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Supposedly one of the most haunted locations in the United Kingdom, apparitions have appeared in photographs, objects have moved on their own, and out-of-place-looking figures have been witnessed all over the grounds of this house. Supposedly, a monk and nun tried to elope around here, but were caught and killed ...


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    The Swan Hotel

    Lavenham, Suffolk

    29.5 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A marriage was going to take place out of wedlock, but the groom left the altar and the bride took her own life. She is most commonly seen in Room 15; it is here where she hung herself. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brocket Arms

    Cambridge, Hertfordshire

    29.9 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A priest who was either tried and hanged or, rather, committed suicide is said to haunt here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Peterborough Museum

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    29.9 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    With a trip here, you might find yourself face to face with Thomas Hunter, who died during World War I. A sword in the gallery is to have a Roman soldier attached to it; another dark presence is on the first floor by recreation or period shops. Objects are thrown, ...


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    Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    29.9 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Before it was a museum, this was a World War I hospital. An Australian named Thomas Hunter has been seen here since hours after his passing in 1916; he is usually on the staircase. In the cellar, a hooded figure slams doors and throws objects. Some five other ghosts are ...


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    The Bell Inn

    Thetford, Norfolk

    30.4 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Guests feel watched, smell perfume or grow cold here. They have reported seeing a monk in the main bedroom suite and have seen the former landlady, Elizabeth, in the drawing room. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bell Inn

    Thetford, Norfolk

    30.5 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Former keeper, Elizabeth Radcliffe still haunts her old property, as does a hooded monk seen in the main suite bedroom. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Talbot Hotel

    Oundle, Northamptonshire

    31.4 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A lady in black is known to appear and vanish by the staircase. She is rumored to be Mary, Queen of Scots. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Woburn Abbey

    Cambridge, England

    33.8 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The Abbot of Woburn denounced the king and was hanged for his opinion; he was seen standing beside the old tree from which he hanged, yet, is no longer thought to be there. In the Butler's Pantry, a strange brown blur is seen (said to resemble a monk). Duchess Mary ...


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    White Horse

    Chelmsford, England

    35.3 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A bell ringer was supposedly murdered on the stairwell of this pub. Sometimes people will hear his screaming from the area of where he died. Other people say that the man who murdered him, a farmer, is also seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

    Kelvedon Hatch, Essex

    37 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The apparitions here include former bunker and RAF personnel, a tall elderly woman, and a dark force in the sick bay. Some people say that the bunker was built by an ancient burial site from the Bronze Age and another story involves a worker who was buried alive in concrete. ...


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    Layer Marney Tower

    Layer Marney, Essex

    38.8 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Former owner, Lord Marney is said to be displeased with how his home has turned out to be so he chooses to remain here to haunt it; he is seen going up and down the spiral staircase or by his former bedroom. A Victorian woman in grey clothing is seen ...


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    The Fox and Fiddler

    Colchester, England

    39.5 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A chambermaid named Sarah was said to have been walled up here by the Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins. Sarah is a good soul with a good sense of humour, described as being short, blonde, and in an old chambermaid costume. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brook Red Lion Hotel

    Colchester, Essex

    39.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A little girl named Alice was murdered here and has remained here since her death in 1638. She's usually seen in rooms 5, 6, and 10; some believe she also appears as a woman. A monk is seen in the halls and a little boy is seen in the Parliament ...


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    Colchester Castle

    Colchester, England

    39.7 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A man named James Parnell was imprisoned here until his death. Part of his punishment involved having to climb a rope in order to obtain his food, but never recovered after a fall. James is reported throughout the building since his unfortunate passing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hollytrees Museum

    Colchester, England

    39.7 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Guests have reported the presence of a woman in white; it is believed to Miss Anne Lisle due to many people feeling as if someone is standing behind them in the same room as her portrait. A lady in grey is also reported in the East Lodge; her presence is ...


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    The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

    Colchester, Essex

    40.1 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Soldiers from the English Civil War are said to still make this building their home. Cavaliers have vanished before stunned guests and some of the ghosts give off an overwhelmingly negative energy that staff try to avoid certain areas. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bruce Castle

    London, Greater London

    42.3 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A lady who supposedly committed suicide is said to remain here. People said that they have seen her apparition or heard her screams. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Delapre Abbey

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

    42.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    In the fifteenth century, the Battle of Northampton took place here. Along with the ghosts of deceased soldiers, nuns are also reported here. In the cellar, objects move and voices are heard. The enery responsible for it isn't said to be a good one. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brookside Theatre

    Romford, Greater London

    43.2 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The theatre itself was only opened in 2012, but the building has existed since the 1950's. Security footage of poltergeist activity has brought to light the possibility that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    8 Ferrestone Road

    London, Greater London

    43.5 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    This old terrace house is reportedly haunted by a violent poltergeist, who forced a family to leave after throwing objects around and making mysterious banging noises. It has been dubbed the 'Hornsey Coal Ghost' and is believed to be one of those buried in the garden which was a former ...


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    Castle Rising

    Cambridge, Norfolk

    43.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Former French royalty, Queen Isabella, was thought to be responsible for the death of King Edward II (see: Berkeley Castle). After his death, she lived the rest of her life here and was said to have gone mad. People have heard screaming and maniacal laughter. Apparitions and mist have also ...


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    Avenue House

    London, Greater London

    43.7 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The spirits said to remain here are a woman who wanders around the premise (believed to be the former governess), a bitter man who can be found in the Turret Room, and a child who was locked in the cellar. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    1 Avenue Road

    London, Greater London

    44.4 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    This former gothic mansion was recently refurbished as a block of apartments, but resident still report instances of paranormal activity. Strange flickering flights have been seen moving around the upper floors, and loud footsteps and other disembodied noises have been heard. Chanting can be heard in some parts of the ...


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    The Mistley Thorn Hotel

    Mistley, Essex

    44.5 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Three of the ghosts here are said to include Matthew Hopkins (better known as the Witchfinder General) who died of tuberculosis in 1647. Other spirits include that of a serving girl usually seen walking along the corridors and a young boy who was thrown under a moving cart and trampled ...


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    Alexander House

    London, Greater London

    44.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    This housing estate was built in the 1940's, but the land it was built on was the site of a former asylum. Residents have reported sighting the apparition of a shadowy figure with an evil face gliding through rooms and corridors of the estates, as well as seeing the figure ...


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    Gloucester Drive

    London, Greater London

    44.7 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Children can be heard running up and down the street at unusual hours, despite the road being empty. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The White Hart

    West Mersea, Essex

    44.8 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A woman crossing a frozen river is said to have fallen through the ice and drowned. She is said to be looking for her husband here. Another spirit that is said to be here is that of a labrador retriever. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Gate House

    London, Greater London

    44.9 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A woman named Mother Marnes was murdered here; she is said to be seen wearing all black. Other people have been pushed, heard unusual noises, or felt very unwelcomed, particularly in the ballroom. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tollington Park

    London, England

    44.9 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The sounds of a former murder from the beginning of the 20th century have been heard here. Generally, it's described as the sound of someone being chased, then choking to death. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Flask

    London, Greater London

    45 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    An unidentified woman has been seen here. She likes to swing the lights and move glasses, but if the temperature makes a sudden drop, she could be about to make a full-bodied appearance. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Highgate Cemetery

    London, Greater London

    45.2 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The two most commonly seen ghosts are that of a woman in grey often searching around frantically (the common belief is that she's looking for her children whom she killed) and a robed man who can be viewed from afar, but disappears when viewed too close. Another figure is said ...


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    Sutton House

    London, Greater London

    45.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A woman (thought to be wife of John Machell the younger) has been seen here in a white (or sometimes) blue dress. Guests have been awakened from their slumber in the Exhibition Room by a woman standing beside them. Dogs are heard barking despite no animals being inside of here, ...


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    Becontree tube station

    Dagenham, Greater London

    45.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Workers here feel as if they are being followed around or watched. One worker reported seeing a blonde woman in a white dress; however, she had no face, but rather a blank area instead. This might be related to an accident that claimed 10 lives in 1958. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Bell Hotel

    Winslow, Buckinghamshire

    46 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The former owner of the hotel, Angelina, was pushed down the stairs by her lover when he learned she was pregnant. She is still here, as are two other spirits that can't seem to cross over. The first is the spirit of a little girl looking for her family, the ...


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    Sandringham House

    Cambridge, Norfolk

    46.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Poltergeist activity is reported here; books fly off of shelves, blankets are pulled, footsteps are heard, cold blasts of air are felt, lights turn off and on, and a wheezing noise is heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bow Bells

    London, Greater London

    46.8 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A spirit is said to occupy the washroom. It flushes toilets (while in use), plays with the doors, and has manifested as fog that oozes from the ground. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Preston Manor

    Wembley, Greater London

    47 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A wrongly excommunicated nun, nicknamed "The White Lady", haunted here from the 16th century until the late 19th century demanding a Christian burial. a skeleton was uncovered while doing work on the house and was thought to belong to her; since the discovery, the apparitions of her ceased. A woman ...


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    Bethnal Green Tube Station

    London, Greater London

    47.1 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    On March 1st, 1943, the sound of an anti-aircraft battery went off, but was mistaken for an attack by the Luftwaffe. Many Londoners fled down this tube, but the stampede resulted in the deaths of 173 people. The screams of many are still heard, as well as crying and sobbing. Submitted ...


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    King's Cross Station

    London, Greater London

    47.3 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    A fire in 1987 resulted in 31 deaths. Since 1998, a woman in distress has been seen, but disappears when people reach her. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Clerkenwell House

    London, Greater London

    47.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Once a prison, the site was closed and demolished in the 1890's, however the underground tunnels still exist. A child is known to be heard crying far in the distance, believed to be lost in the darkness. Shadows wander ahead and behind of people, and one grim spirit is said ...


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    St. John's Wood tube station

    London, Greater London

    47.6 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    Between here and the Baker Street Station, workers have reported the sounds and sights of someone invisible walking on the track. Five staff members have died working on this line and it is likely to be one of them. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Truman Brewery Site

    London, Greater London

    47.7 miles from Cambridge, UK-C3

    The second victim of Jack the Ripper, Anne Chapman, was discovered here. Her apparition was said to be seen standing up against the wall of the boardroom, usually accompanied by a chill. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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