Haunted Places in Caversham, Reading



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    Watlington House

    Reading, England

    Former occupant, Captain Edward Purvis is said to remain here. Sometimes he is seen throughout here; an investigation or two won't hurt to find out if he's alone or not. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Three Legged Cross

    Warfield, England

    9.7 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Now closed, a gypsy was said to have cursed the pub; not long after, the owner fell ill and died. The gypsy herself is seen wandering around nearby. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    South Hill Park

    Bracknell, England

    10.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A fire in the 19th century took the lives of two children. They are reported throughout the property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Salisbury A30

    Hook, Hampshire

    12.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A highwayman named William Boulter was hung for crimes. He is said to be seen along portions of the road. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The George and Dragon Hotel

    Caversham, Buckinghamshire

    14.2 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A spirit who has since become known as "The White Lady" has been seen here. She is believed to have killed by a former lover and her footsteps can heard throughout the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Hellfire Caves

    West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    14.2 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A man named Paul Whitehead was once the secretary to the Hellfire Club. After his death in 1774, he wanted his heart to be placed in an urn which was on display until it was stolen. He seen wandering around, supposedly looking for his heart. A ghost of a teenager ...


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    Windsor Castle

    Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead

    15.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    The ghosts of Henry VIII (seen wandering in the halls), Anne Boleyn (seen in the Dean's Cloister looking out the window), Queen Elizabeth I (usually wearing all black), King George III (usually seen throughout, looking out of the windows), and Queen Victoria (seen throughout) have all been reported here. (Submitted by ...


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    Zurich Municipal

    Farnborough, Hampshire

    15.9 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Poltergeist activity is reported throughout. The location was once a monastery in the 14th century, but used to torture monks. Monks can be heard screaming and chanting in here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ostrich

    Slough, Slough

    19.1 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    The murders in this inn was the basis for Sweeney Todd; wealthy travelers were stripped of all useful items, then a level would open up a trapdoor where the victim would fall into a boiling pot of fat where they would die. Most of the activity is upstairs where the ...


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    Saracens Head Inn

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire

    20.3 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A 17th century woman is said to remain here as is the ghost of another figure, yet to be identified. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Crown Hotel

    Alton, Hampshire

    21.9 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    In the lounge bar is a painting of John Gould. People have reported seeing him throughout, as well as his sister in Room 3. In the cellar, a man named Patrick is said to be protective of his alcohol and scares staff who try to touch it. A dog is ...


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    Heathrow Airport

    Longford, Greater London

    22.1 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A plane accident in 1948 killed almost all of the 22 on board; one passenger who died will approach people asking if they have seen his briefcase before vanishing. He is also said to walk the runways. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Oxford Castle

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    23.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Full-bodied shadows and faces have appeared on camera here. A woman is seen at the castle mound, white mist is seen by the stairs, and footsteps are commonly heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Oxford

    Oxford, England

    23.5 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Oxford is the second-oldest surviving university in the world, dating back to 1096. The most commonly reported ghost is that of a former master named Obadiah Walker, seen in the front quad. King Charles I, beheaded in his prime, is seen at Christ Church College, as has one of his ...


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    Ickenham tube station

    Ickenham, Greater London

    23.5 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A woman wearing a red scarf fell onto the track and was electrocuted to death in the 1950's. People have reported seeing her here, recognizing her by her scarf. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel Godalming

    Godalming, Surrey

    24.7 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    The ghost of Peter the Great is said to kick his boots off early in the morning hours. Objects are also thrown around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Littlecote House

    Caversham, England

    25.7 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Will Darrell once occupied this home until death from a horseback accident. His ghost, as well as a woman in blue have been reported. Perhaps one of the more stranger sightings is that of a midwife carrying a baby; they are thought to have died in a fire started by ...


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    Hampton Court

    East Molesey, Greater London

    27.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    The ghost of Catherine Howard is reported here, sometimes heard screaming, and a woman in grey, believed to be Sybil Penn has also been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Trooper Inn

    Caversham, Hampshire

    29.5 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A soldier from the first World War died nearby. He is seen inside and outside of this building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Preston Manor

    Wembley, Greater London

    29.7 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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    St Nicholas Chiswick

    London, England

    30.8 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Mary Fauconburg and Frances Rich, the daughter of Oliver Cromwell, are said to haunt this location. After Cromwell's death, his body was disinterred and beheaded publicly. The daughters are said to have bribed a guard to have his remains placed here, but his body is currently in an unmarked grave. ...


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    Macdonald Bear Hotel

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    31.2 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A mother named Elizabeth, and her son, Christopher, are seen here; Christopher is quite playful with the guests. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Barnes Common

    London, Greater London

    31.5 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    This cemetery is overrun by foliage and has been a victim of vandalism. If you come here at night, take caution; if you don't run into a hooligan, you might encounter the spirit of a nun that hovers around. Another legend involved an imp that would attack people in the ...


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    Wimbledon Common

    London, England

    31.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Jerry Abershaw, nicknamed "The Laughing Highwayman", was known to terrorize this area before his hanging. He is seen on horseback riding through the common. The spirit of an escaped convict is also said to haunt this area. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Harrow Inn

    Wanborough, Swindon

    31.9 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    People have reported hearing the sounds of a spectral horse and coaches crashing outside the inn, and seeing a worried man in period clothing rushing through the inn as if searching for something. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Verdley Woods

    Caversham, West Sussex

    32.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    It is said that the last wild bear in England was killed here and now haunts the forest. Shadows are seen and guests sometimes feel like they are being watched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chapel Cottage

    Caversham, England

    33 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Townspeople believe a witch used to live on this old cottage on Forest Road, and people driving past the cottage have reported seeing her peering out from the upper floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Bell Hotel

    Winslow, Buckinghamshire

    33 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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    Chiseldon House Hotel

    Chiseldon, Swindon

    33.2 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    There are reports of a poltergeist haunting this historic hotel, including pictures that move by themselves and the sound of a cannon being fired emanating from the downstairs kitchen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kensington Palace

    London, Greater London

    33.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    The ghost of King George II is said to stand on the roof, although some people have heard his voice throughout the building. A man wearing white period clothing is reported in the courtyard and an elderly woman believed to be Queen Victoria's aunt is also seen here. Submitted by Chris ...


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    Avenue House

    London, Greater London

    34.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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    St. John's Wood tube station

    London, Greater London

    34.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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    Edgware Road Station

    London, Greater London

    34.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Here, as well as along the Bakeroo line, travelers will report seeing the reflection of someone sitting next to them despite how the seat is actually empty. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Grenadier

    London, Greater London

    35 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    The ghost of a murdered officer is said to remain here. Other people say that there's an evil energy here who throws objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Holt Hotel

    Caversham, Oxfordshire

    35 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A highwayman named Claude Duval occupied this building and killed the former landlord. In Room 3, guests feel as if they are being watched and beds shake by themselves. Sometimes, heavy footsteps are heard walking down the hall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Planks Auction Rooms

    Swindon, Swindon

    35.1 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    These historic auction rooms have been converted to apartments, but alleged hauntings have been reported ever since there conversion. Tenants have reported loud crashes and bangs when there is no one around, and a pale face that peers from the upper floor windows before vanishing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hyde Park Corner tube station

    London, Greater London

    35.1 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A disembodied face has been seen here and might be the same ghost that gives people the feeling of being watched. Electrical breakers have been turned off and on by unknown forces and the temperature has suddenly dropped at times. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Madame Tussauds

    London, Greater London

    35.1 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    While the Chamber of Horrors might be enough to scare some people, faces behind people in photographs. A disturbing energy is felt here and was even featured on an episode of Most Haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Grosvenor Hotel

    London, Greater London

    35.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A hooded monk is seen in the cellar, usually within one's peripheral vision; he is said to vanish when guests turn their heads to get a look at him. A woman named the 'Grey Lady' is also seen in the corridors; she is believed to have been a nun who ...


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    50 Berkeley Square

    London, Greater London

    35.4 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A woman jumped to her death to end the abuse from her uncle in the early 19th century. Her ghost is said to scare people to death, including a maid who went insane and a sailor who died trying to flee from here. The ghost is said to appear as ...


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    Handel and Hendrix in London

    London, Greater London

    35.5 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    A taller woman is seen here and sometimes, people can smell her perfume. She could possibly be an opera performer who would visit Handel when he still occupied this house. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Buckingham Palace

    London, Greater London

    35.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Major John Gwynne was secretary to King Edward VII, but shot himself after a bitter divorce. His presence is felt in the first floor room in which he ended his life, sometimes being seen or heard. A monk is also reported here said to have died in a cell that ...


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    Jolly Tar Inn and Public House

    Caversham, Swindon

    35.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Guests and staff alike have encountered the apparition of a tall man who haunts the establishment. Other strange activity reported hear includes ghostly laughter and strange noises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Check Inn

    Caversham, Swindon

    35.6 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    Staff and customers at this old pub have reported seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering through the bar area that vanish suddenly when approached. Various visitors have reported experiencing the vision of a man in a powdered wig writing poetry. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St James's Palace

    London, England

    35.8 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    An attempted murder on Ernest Augustus, former Duke of Cumberland, failed. Joseph Sellis, the valet of the Duke, was summoned, but found dead with his throat slit. It turned out that Sellis had attempted to assassinate the Duke, but failed. Sellis is sometimes seen with blood gushing down his neck ...


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    The Flask

    London, Greater London

    35.8 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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    The Gate House

    London, Greater London

    35.8 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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    St. James's Park

    London, England

    35.9 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    In the 18th century, a woman was murdered and then beheaded somewhere around here, but her murdered attempted to dispose of her here. While he was caught, she has been seen ever since, always covered in blood. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Clifton Hotel and Brewery

    Swindon, Swindon

    35.9 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    This hotel and brewery is haunted by a poltergeist who likes to throw glasses and break sherry bottles. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Alexander House

    London, Greater London

    35.9 miles from Caversham, UK-K7

    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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