Haunted Places in Reading, Reading



  • 0

    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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    Salisbury A30

    Hook, Hampshire

    10.3 miles from Reading, 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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    Three Legged Cross

    Warfield, England

    10.9 miles from Reading, 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

    11.1 miles from Reading, 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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    Zurich Municipal

    Farnborough, Hampshire

    14.9 miles from Reading, 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 George and Dragon Hotel

    Reading, Buckinghamshire

    16.9 miles from Reading, 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

    16.9 miles from Reading, 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

    17.4 miles from Reading, 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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    The Crown Hotel

    Alton, Hampshire

    19.6 miles from Reading, 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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    The Ostrich

    Slough, Slough

    20.8 miles from Reading, 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

    23 miles from Reading, 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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    Heathrow Airport

    Longford, Greater London

    23.6 miles from Reading, 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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    The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel Godalming

    Godalming, Surrey

    24 miles from Reading, 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

    Reading, England

    24.2 miles from Reading, 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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    Oxford Castle

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    24.7 miles from Reading, 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

    24.8 miles from Reading, 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

    25.6 miles from Reading, 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 Trooper Inn

    Reading, Hampshire

    27.2 miles from Reading, 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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    Hampton Court

    East Molesey, Greater London

    28.6 miles from Reading, 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 Verdley Woods

    Reading, West Sussex

    31 miles from Reading, 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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    Harrow Inn

    Wanborough, Swindon

    31 miles from Reading, 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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    Chapel Cottage

    Reading, England

    31.2 miles from Reading, 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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    Preston Manor

    Wembley, Greater London

    31.7 miles from Reading, 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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    Chiseldon House Hotel

    Chiseldon, Swindon

    32.1 miles from Reading, 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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    Macdonald Bear Hotel

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    32.4 miles from Reading, 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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    St Nicholas Chiswick

    London, England

    32.5 miles from Reading, 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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    Barnes Common

    London, Greater London

    33 miles from Reading, 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

    33 miles from Reading, 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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    The Planks Auction Rooms

    Swindon, Swindon

    34.2 miles from Reading, 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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    The Check Inn

    Reading, Swindon

    34.6 miles from Reading, 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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    Clifton Hotel and Brewery

    Swindon, Swindon

    35 miles from Reading, 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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    Jolly Tar Inn and Public House

    Reading, Swindon

    35.1 miles from Reading, 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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    Kensington Palace

    London, Greater London

    35.3 miles from Reading, 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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    The Bell Hotel

    Winslow, Buckinghamshire

    35.4 miles from Reading, 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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    St. John's Wood tube station

    London, Greater London

    36.2 miles from Reading, 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

    36.3 miles from Reading, 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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    Avenue House

    London, Greater London

    36.4 miles from Reading, 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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    The Holt Hotel

    Reading, Oxfordshire

    36.6 miles from Reading, 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 Grenadier

    London, Greater London

    36.7 miles from Reading, 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 Avebury Stone Circle

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    36.7 miles from Reading, UK-K7

    A certain energy is given off by the stones here; one man was crushed to death in the 14th century by one of these monoliths and other legends give the idea that these stones are protected by guardians. Shadowy figures are seen among them and voices are heard singing at ...


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    Hyde Park Corner tube station

    London, Greater London

    36.8 miles from Reading, 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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    The Red Lion

    Reading, Wiltshire

    36.8 miles from Reading, UK-K7

    A woman named Florie was thrown down a well after being caught having an affair. She is known to throw things, haunt the ladies' washroom, and has been seen walking about. A bearded man has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Crown Inn

    Reading, Wiltshire

    36.8 miles from Reading, UK-K7

    Guests hear have been harassed by an unseen presence, which blows on their necks, pushes them, brushes against them and even twists their ears. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Lodge

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    36.8 miles from Reading, UK-K7

    This historic bed and breakfast is haunted by at least three apparitions. Guests have seen the apparition of a young woman, a man in Georgian clothing and a phantom coach drawn by four jet black horses. Staff have heard a voice which speaks to them in French. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Madame Tussauds

    London, Greater London

    36.9 miles from Reading, 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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    Avebury Church

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    37 miles from Reading, UK-K7

    A local riding past the churchyard on a bicycle reported seeing a tall white apparition standing there. I myself have visited this church, and have seen a shadowy figure sitting at a pew near the front. After mentioning this comment to a local, he reported having seen strange lights and ...


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    Grosvenor Hotel

    London, Greater London

    37.1 miles from Reading, 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

    37.1 miles from Reading, 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

    37.2 miles from Reading, 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

    37.2 miles from Reading, 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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