Haunted Places in desborough, Northamptonshire



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    Delapre Abbey

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

    14.7 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    The Talbot Hotel

    Oundle, Northamptonshire

    15 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Brownsover Hall Hotel

    Rugby, Warwickshire

    18.7 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A rather cruel man nicknamed 'One-Handed Boughton’ continued his reign of terror even after his death. His ghost was so vicious, a team of clergymen attempted to exorcise his spirit, but he only returned later on. Footsteps, groaning, growling, and other unusual noises are still heard. Mysterious figures have also ...


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    The Guildhall

    Leicester, Leicester

    19.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    The library is known for the White Lady (who is also said to move furniture around). In the courtyard, a ghostly cat and dog are seen, a cavalier is reported, and the spirit of a policeman has made his presence known. Burglar alarms are also known to go off for ...


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    Belgrave Hall

    Leicester, Leicester

    20.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A team of investigators claim that multiple spirits reside here including a Victorian woman usually seen on the staircase or by the garden, a man in one of the upstairs rooms (who is apparently a very negative force), a child and a chef that both died of Tuberculosis, and a ...


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    Kimbolton School

    Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

    20.5 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Coombe Abbey Hotel

    desborough, Warwickshire

    25 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A hooded monk is seen, thought to be Abbott Geoffrey; Geoffrey was murdered in 1345 (perhaps he's the poltergeist also reported in the kitchen). A young woman named Matilda also has a history with this house. She had become pregnant by the master of the house, yet he refused to ...


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    Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    25.8 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Peterborough Museum

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    25.8 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Coundon Court

    desborough, England

    30.7 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A nanny fell to her death here and had been seen by staff members on the staircase by the library. The founder of the academy, George Singer, has also been seen from time to time looking out the window. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Woburn Abbey

    desborough, England

    32.5 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Old Ferry Boat Inn

    desborough, England

    34.1 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    The Bell Hotel

    Winslow, Buckinghamshire

    34.1 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Warwick Castle

    Warwick, Warwickshire

    34.1 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Sir Fulke Greville, a poet, playwright, and later, Commissioner of Treasury, restored this castle to the condition that it currently remains in, but was murdered by his servant after an argument ensued. Greville died here and has been seen in his former study room, sometimes standing in the shadows watching ...


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    Wysing Arts Centre

    desborough, Cambridgeshire

    36 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    The Galleries of Justice

    The Shire Hall High Pavement, Nottinghamshire

    38.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    In the Entrance Hall, the spirits of a soldier, a lady, and a Victorian gentleman are seen. In the court, knocking is heard and shadows are seen. In the Cell Corridor, odd noises such as footsteps, keys rattling, and doors slamming are heard. The laundry room is known for random ...


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    Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

    38.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Claiming to be England's oldest pub, glasses have been smashed by themselves, the scent of perfume fills the air (when no one is around), and a variety of ghosts have been reported here ranging from soldiers to evil entities. People who use the underground tunnels will sometimes report feeling violently ...


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    Tamworth Castle

    desborough,

    39.5 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    The ghost of nun (called The Black Lady) has commonly been photographed in full apparition form. Another ghost, called The White Lady, is said to haunt the battlements which she threw herself from. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elvaston Castle

    desborough, Derbyshire

    39.9 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    The ghost the Grey Lady is said to be here. A maid who killed herself is also sometimes seen, as well as that of a gardener or gamekeeper. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Ettington Park Hotel

    Alderminster, Warwickshire

    40.8 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A woman named Lady Emma is seen in a white dress floating through walls. In the library, a man has been seen accompanied by a dog, and a Victorian woman has been seen throughout. A monk, an army officer, and two children who drowned are also reported here. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Ettington Park Hotel

    desborough, Warwickshire

    40.8 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    This location was used as the set for the 1963 horror film The Haunting, but the location itself has more to offer. Reports of several Victorian-era ghosts are seen including that of a woman, a servant, and former occupants Edward Shirley, as well as two of the Shirley children who ...


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    The Holt Hotel

    desborough, Oxfordshire

    41.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Pype Hayes Hall

    Birmingham, England

    42.2 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    This home has a history of tragedy ranging from a lovers' suicide pact, to a man who died of heartbreak when he found out about his wife's affair; the woman in the pact and the heartbroken man are both reported here. One strange report involves a man in a black ...


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    University of Cambridge

    Cambridge, England

    42.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Minsden Chapel

    desborough, Hertfordshire

    43.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    The Jorrocks

    Derby, Derby

    43.7 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Once the George Inn and Lafferty's Pub, a woman's skull is still here and said to come with poltergeist activity (when the skull was sent to be examined, similar activity followed in that location). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Derby Gaol

    Derby, Derby

    44.1 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    In case you want to see the most activity, visit between October and December for a peak in occurrences. Around this time, you might see full-bodied apparitions in the corridors, become mysterously sick within the cells, feel suffocated, uneasy, and watched, all while encountering a variety of sinister ghosts including ...


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    Aston Hall

    Birmingham, England

    45.2 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A woman who was locked upstairs (either by a jealous who caught her having an affair or by her father who caught her trying to elope) where she spent the rest of her days. Guests have reported her as well a young man who hung himself on the property. The ...


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    New Alexandra Theatre

    Birmingham, England

    45.8 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Leon Salberg, once a manager to this locale, died in this building and has been seen here ever since. A former head of the wardrobe department, a man in a top hat, a grey lady, a stage manager who jangles his keys, and entity who drains from electrical equipment have ...


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    Macdonald Bear Hotel

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    46.5 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Tutbury Castle

    Tutbury, Staffordshire

    47 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned here; staff have seen her on many occasions, usually between 10:15 and 11:00 at night. A knight is also said to be seen by John of Gaunt's Gateway and harasses employees and visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre

    Birmingham, England

    47 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Security footage caught a grey phantom that staff and security believed was responsible for triggering a burglary alarm. Crying has also been heard and the ghost of a ward sister was also seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Annesley Hall

    desborough, Nottinghamshire

    47.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Two ghosts named Elizabeth and William are said to be here. A ghostly fog has also appeared in photographs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brocket Arms

    desborough, Hertfordshire

    47.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Brightstone Road

    Rubery, England

    50.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Screams are sometimes heard early in the morning. A crying boy has also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Oxford

    Oxford, England

    50.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Oxford Castle

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    50.8 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    RAF Metheringham

    desborough, Lincolnshire

    52.5 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A young woman is often reported on the side of the road trying to get help. She'll often get into the vehicle of the driver (if permitted), but vanish before she reaches her destination (as well as leave behind a foul odour). She is believed to be a young woman ...


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    The Feathers Inn

    Wadesmill, Hertfordshire

    52.9 miles from desborough, UK-J1

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


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    Cross Keys Hotel

    Saffron Walden, Essex

    52.9 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Ye Olde Black Cross

    Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

    53.1 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A cavalier has been reported in the bar and lounge. Sometimes, objects are thrown around. Room 2 is said to be the most active site here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Station Hotel

    Dudley, West Midlands

    53.3 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A female servant named Elizabeth was murdered by the hotel manager; she is the most commonly seen ghost here. A writer who knew of Elizabeth's murder, two children, and a man sitting in Room 214 have also been picked up here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dudley Castle

    Dudley, England

    53.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    A woman called 'The Grey Lady' died from grief after her daughter's death. She has been seen throughout and a photograph recently surfaced believing they had caught her image. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dudley Castle

    Dudley, West Midlands

    53.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    The most famous ghost here is the Grey Lady. Dorothy Beaumont, thought to be the aforementioned phantom, died during childbirth and demanded to be buried next to her child and that her husband not attend the funeral. However, neither of her wishes were granted and she still wanders about, sometimes ...


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    Saracens Head Inn

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire

    53.7 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Cannock Chase

    desborough, England

    54 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    In the 1980's, there was an unusually high number of sightings related to 'black-eyed children', or children with eyes as black as coal. Recently, a girl with this description is being reported here. Some believe the children to be demonic. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pleasley Vale Mills

    Pleasley Vale, Nottinghamshire

    54.2 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Once used to make silk, the mills have since been replaced with an office. In the dye room, people reported the ghost of an abusive supervisor who is said to have murdered a woman who would often appear in Mill 1's top floor. Mood swings, nausea, and disorientation are reported ...


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    The Hellfire Caves

    West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    54.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    The George and Dragon Hotel

    desborough, Buckinghamshire

    54.5 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    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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    Four Crosses Inn

    Four Crosses, Staffordshire

    55.4 miles from desborough, UK-J1

    Ghosts of children are seen and heard. In the washrooms, a woman and a soldier are seen. Objects move by themselves (even if they are too heavy for a human to carry). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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