Haunted Places in durston, Somerset



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    Taunton Castle

    Taunton, Somerset

    4.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    James Scott, an illegitimate heir to the throne, overthrew this castle in 1685, but only a month later, a retaliation cost him his life as well as most of his soldiers. Many were hung on the gallows, other were forced to become slaves, but doubtless, it is said many of ...


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    The Choughs Hotel

    Chard, Somerset

    12.2 miles from durston, UK-M3

    An inscription by the fireplace has a reputation for being unphotographable using flash; anyone who attempts to will have the camera malfunction, photo show up blurry, or not even show up at all. Upstairs, a knight has been seen, by the fireplace, an evil-looking old man has been spotted, and ...


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    Bettiscombe Manor

    durston, England

    18.7 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A businessman named Azariah Pinney had a slave who requested to be buried back in his homeland; after the death, Pinney didn't satisfy the demands and opted to have the slave buried at the local cemetery. Unfortunately, a terrible scream would roar through until the body was taken back to ...


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    Wookey Hole Caves / Wookey Hole Mill

    Wookey Hole, Somerset

    19.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Both the caves and the nearby mill have had their share of tragedy. In the caves, a skeleton from the 11th century was uncovered and is thought to have belonged to a witch who still haunts the cave; a diver also lost life in here in 1949. In the mill, ...


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    The Stables Bed and Breakfast

    Kilmington, Devon

    19.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    I stayed in this historic barn conversion which was a former stable back in the eighteenth century, and experienced a great deal of paranormal activity. Throughout the night, I thought I heard sounds similar to the whinnying of a horse, even though there were none present. I also heard disembodied ...


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    St. Mary's Church

    Beaminster, Dorset

    20.4 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The ghost of a murdered schoolboy named John Daniel has been seen here since the time of his death in 1728. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Higher Filford Farmhouse

    durston, Dorset

    20.8 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This historic farmhouse is well known for its produce; and the entity that resides there. The apparition of an grey haired man in a red soldier's uniform allegedly haunts the cheese cellar underneath this house. If spoken to, he is known to disappear backwards into the cellar wall. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Royal Lion Hotel

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    22.6 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This historic inn dates back to the early seventeenth century, and is believed by many to be haunted. Witnesses have reported a ghostly most that materialises in the hotel hallways and the sounds of disembodied footsteps. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Acorn Inn

    Evershot, Dorset

    22.9 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This sixteenth century inn was a former coaching house, and is now home to the spectre of a murdered highwayman. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Clock House Inn

    durston, Dorset

    23.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    There are reports of various people sighting the apparition of a friendly young woman standing on the car park of the sixteenth century inn. Witnesses say she appears to have no legs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    New Look Boutique Store

    Sidmouth, England

    24.4 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This boutique store in this quaint seaside town is reportedly haunted by the apparition of a woman named Gladys, a former tenant of the building. Staff reportedly heard loud noises, disembodied footsteps and whispering noises. I myself visited this store after the local newspaper ran an article, and experienced the ...


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    Bull Hotel

    Bridport, England

    24.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The upper floor of the hotel is reputedly haunted by children, who screams and cries have been heard by staff and guests. The apparition of a lady in a tweed outfit has been seen seated in the downstairs lobby. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Trout Inn

    durston, Devon

    25.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This thatched cottage has been converted to an inn, and is believed to be haunted by a hovering shade that has been known to materialise in the closets of guests. A former owner recalls having witnessed this apparition on several occasions when the building was a private residence. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Fisherman's Cot Inn

    durston, Devon

    25.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This historic inn is notorious for the ghostly laughter of a young woman that has been heard by guests. There are also reports of a headless horseman riding past the inn at a certain time every night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sidholme Hotel

    Sidmouth, England

    26.9 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A Victorian woman recently was caught on photograph. She is said to be the wife of the owner from 142 years ago. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    New Look

    Sidmouth, England

    27.2 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A medium was called here after employees kept experiencing items falling off of their racks, noises were unaccounted for, and voices were heard. Some people reported seeing a Victorian granny inside of here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kennaway House

    Sidmouth, England

    27.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A young girl named Charlotte is reported here. Occurences became so frequent, one room is now called the Charlotte Room (where she is frequently seen). She is said to also move heavy objects and give guests the sense of not being alone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cerne Abbey

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    28.6 miles from durston, UK-M3

    There are many reported sightings of people seeing robed monks wandering the premises during dusk and dawn, even though the abbey hasn't been in use for centuries. Another witness has reported smelling frankincense while visiting the site. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    New Inn

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    28.6 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The apparitions of two young girls have been seen playing together in the garden of this old inn, while the apparition of a tall bearded man in riding gears has been seen in the main bar area. Witnesses have also reported hearing the whinnying and stamping of a house in ...


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    Brook House

    durston, Wiltshire

    29.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This beautiful historic cottage is reportedly haunted by a kind elderly woman and her faithful black dog. The two have been seen wandering around the property together. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff, Wales

    30.9 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Items in the stockroom and heavy furniture have moved on their own. The Second Marquis of Bute died here and is seen in the chapel wearing a red coat. The apparition of his wife, Sophia, has been seen floating on the castle grounds. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The National Museum Cardiff

    Cardiff, Cymru

    31.1 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart died tragically in battle during World War I; he is said to be here, generally more often near election nights. The museum architect, Dunbar Smith, had his ashes interred here, but due to renovations, the remains were moved. Smith now haunts the corridors and causes a ...


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    Rougemont Castle

    Exeter, Devon

    31.6 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This site used to be a prison; the last execution was of three witches, hanged in the 1680s. Some of those executed here are said to be restless in the afterlife and have been reported to disturb guests' hospitality here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Well House Tavern

    Exeter, Devon

    31.7 miles from durston, UK-M3

    It is said that a monk and a nun engaging in a love affair killed themselves at this location. Robed figures are seen, perfume scents are picked up, and alarms are known to go off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Well House

    Exeter, Devon

    31.8 miles from durston, UK-M3

    People claim to spot women in black gowns who suddenly vanish. The odor of perfume, lights flickering, and alarms going off are also common activity here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter, Devon

    31.8 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A monk and a nun are thought to have fallen in love and then chose to commit suicide to remain together. Both spirits are seen here, long after their deaths in circa 1400. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ashton Court

    durston, North Somerset

    31.9 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Reports of a headless horseman on the court's grounds, other reports of poltergeist activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ilchester Arms Public House and Hotel

    durston, Dorset

    31.9 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This historic tavern and inn has always been a pet friendly establishment, which explains why the apparition of a large black dog has been seen bounding through the hallways of the public house. The other apparitions reported are a coin collector (who has been seen and heard in various parts ...


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    Llandaff Cathedral

    Cardiff, Wales

    32.2 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Llandaff itself is said to be an unusually active suicide spot. Some of the ghosts wander around this place in the form of shadows. Ghostly monks, soldiers, and children have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Spike Island

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    32.7 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A woman in white supposedly haunts here, as does a man whose eyes are black holes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    SS Great Britain

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    32.8 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Former captain, John Gray is heard dragging his boots around the deck, going up and down the stairs. A Victorian woman has also been sensed on deck and sometimes, the energy on here has made people sick to their stomachs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Cowick Barton

    Exeter, Devon

    33 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A friendly monk is reported here, but the guests don't mind him. Another figure dressed as a Royalist soldier has been seen in different bedrooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brandon Hill

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.1 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Supposedly, the ghost of a drummer boy is reported to be here. Locals will sometimes hear his drumming at night. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ostrich Inn

    Bristol, England

    33.1 miles from durston, UK-M3

    I worked here about 30 years ago in the kitchen. I used to hear a little child running up and down the stairs. When I would look there was no-one there. I was told it was the ghost of a little girl who had died falling down the stairs. (Submitted by ...


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    The Hatchet

    Bristol, Avon

    33.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The ghost of a highwayman is said to be here. Most of the phenomena is in the cellar or older portions of the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A woman from the 18th Century (believed to be actress Sarah Siddons or Sarah Macready) haunts here. She is said to haunt the theatre, particularly backstage. Other reports detail a phantom stagehand who will move objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Granary

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.3 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A man in Victorian garb is said to haunt the upstairs areas; he is believed to have fallen down a lift shaft. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llandoger Trow

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.4 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The 1664 Llandoger Trow pub building is rumored to have been the inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island" and the place where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspirition for "Robinson Crusoe." Some believe the pub may even have been visited a time or two ...


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    All Saints Church

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.4 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A monk is said to wander around here and a very vicious elderly has been known to cause fear in those who visit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The White Hart

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.4 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A man murdered his brother over a land dispute around here. He is said to remain here. Other reports are that of ghostly activity in the cellar. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Arnos Vale Cemetery

    Bristol, England

    33.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The resting place of many soldiers from World War I and II, people will feel cold spots and sometimes see figures in their peripheral vision who aren't there. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Rummer

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    The ghost of a girl in a nightgown has been reported here. She is said to have died of pneumonia during the Elizabethan era. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Bristol - Tyndall Avenue

    Bristol, England

    33.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Students commonly report a headless horseman while walking along Tyndall Avenue. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Arnos Manor Hotel

    Bristol, Avon

    33.5 miles from durston, UK-M3

    Once a Catholic school, a bombing during World War II revealed the skeleton of a nun who was bricked behind a wall. Spirits are seen going up and down the stairs, objects are tossed around, and guests get pushed around or touched. Active rooms include the bar (where a man ...


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    Pembroke Road, Clifton

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    33.6 miles from durston, UK-M3

    This street used to be used as a gallows. Two of the reported ghosts include that of a phantom dwarf and a beggar named Jenkins Protheroe. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Odeon Cinema

    City Centre, City of Bristol

    33.7 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A former manager, Robert Parrington Jackson, was murdered here back in 1946. Cold spots, unnerving feelings, and sometimes, his apparition are all reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wessex Royale Hotel

    Dorchester, Dorset

    34 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A phantom woman in a bonnet has been seen gazing down into the street by passers-by before she suddenly vanishes. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Powderham Castle

    durston, England

    34.1 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A mother and her child were walled up alive and are still felt here. A Grey Lady walks between the castle and the church; her appearance is said to be a bad omen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Exmouth Rugby Club

    Exmouth, England

    34.4 miles from durston, UK-M3

    CCTV caught a bar bell ringing by itself. Guests and workers have also noticed muffled voices despite the building being empty. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ley Arms

    durston, Devon

    34.9 miles from durston, UK-M3

    A negative presence is usually felt in the restaurant area and by the toilets. Doors will sometimes open and slam by themselves and the scent of cigarette smoke can also be picked up. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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