Haunted Places in Swanage, Dorset



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    The Royal Oak

    Swanage, England

    Photographs and EVPs have capture proof of someone not present (in human form at least). Sleeping guests have been awoken by the sensation of someone sitting at the edge of their beds. Doors close by themselves, some objects swing around, and other loose objects have moved around by themselves. (Submitted by ...


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    Corfe Castle

    Corfe Castle, England

    4.9 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A headless woman has been reported here, last seen in 1976. Assassination, devastation, and tragedy was ripe here in the past; some other entities might be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Castle Inn

    Swanage, Dorset

    12.4 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    The old inn and restaurant is haunted by two apparitions; a glowing ball of light that flies through the hallways and disappears through walls, and the apparition of an old lady who watches over the inn and keeps staff and guests in check. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ye Olde George Inn

    Christchurch, Dorset

    12.5 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    During renovations at the oldest pub in the town, workers found the skeleton and clothing of a woman. Ever since, staff and diners alike have reported a grey lady haunting the main bar area and upper floor of the old public house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old Thatch

    Swanage, Dorset

    14.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    This quaint old public house is notorious for its ghost; the apparition of an old lady who has been sitting in a rocking chair on the ground floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Athelhampton House

    Puddletown, Dorset

    18.9 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Built in 1485, the ghosts reported here are the Grey Lady (usually seen in the bedroom or corridors), a phantom monk, and the noises of a ghost named Cooper who taps on the walls, and a pet ape that was accidentally sealed behind the walls who will usually be heard ...


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    Crown Hotel

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    19.7 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    This Georgian manor house is known as the oldest inn in Dorset, and is rumoured to be haunted by two apparitions. The first is a lady in a flowing black dress who has been seen in the hallway and in rooms on the first floor. The second apparition is a ...


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    The Old House

    Blandford Forum, England

    19.7 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Shortly after a former owner died, a neighbour reported seeing strange lights moving around the upper floor. When he and police officers went to investigate, they heard something that sounded like a body being dragged across the upper floor. They found nothing, but current residents still report hearing strange noises. (Submitted ...


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    Blandford British Legion Club

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    19.7 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    This historic house was formerly a private residence before conversion to a bar and legion club. Staff have reported objects moving around by themselves, and a variety of paranormal occurrences associated with the pool table. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Nelson's Ale House

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    19.8 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A female woman was imprisoned in a room on the ground floor where she passed away, and staff have reported her angry presence which is accompanied by wine bottles being thrown around. Staff members on the upper floor have reported hearing children crying, but have found nothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Drovers Inn

    Gussage All Saints, Dorset

    20.4 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    This popular thatched inn is haunted by a highwayman, who frightens staff by appearing behind them in the cellar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Angel and Blue Pig

    Lymington, Hampshire

    21.6 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    One man said he awoke to see a girl covered in blood who disappeared soon after. A coach driver and tall, grey-haired figure in the bar are more commonly reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wessex Royale Hotel

    Dorchester, Dorset

    22.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    New Inn

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    26.6 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Cerne Abbey

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    26.6 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Ilchester Arms Public House and Hotel

    Swanage, Dorset

    28.1 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Castle Lodge

    Newport, Isle of Wight

    29.6 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    An often-spotted ghost here is a teenaged girl in the attic and nursery. Visitors will also experience a chill or the feeling of being watched in certain areas. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Arreton Manor

    Arreton, Isle of Wight

    32 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    The biggest haunting here is the family tragedy within this home. Two brothers were both killed from the duel, a father was smothered to death by his son, only to throw his sister to her death when she caught him in the act of the murder. These spirits and more ...


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    Appuldurcombe House

    Wroxall, Isle of Wight

    32.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Dancing shadows are seen within the cellar, the room itself giving off a feeling of dread. Two boys are seen on this property and said to have been victims of a gunpowder explosion. Monks, a young woman, and a laughing boy are also seen here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Catacombs

    Southampton, Southampton

    32.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Below where the All Saints Church in Southampton used to stand, is a 'City of the Dead'. Hundreds of people were laid to rest here, but those who walk through here report feeling uneasy or as if they are being watched. Some people say that they actually walk on the ...


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    Green Dragon Public House

    Alderbury, Wiltshire

    32.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    There are rumours of a secret passage connecting the public house to the church, and staff have reportedly seen the apparition of a cleric monk in the basement walking through walls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Acorn Inn

    Evershot, Dorset

    32.5 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Salisbury Cathedral

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    33 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A man named Lord Stourton was hanged for murder and buried here. Occasionally, people claim to see the noose he was hung with over his grave. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Haunch of Venison

    Wiltshire, Salisbury, Wiltshire

    33.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A woman in white has been spotted here. Objects are also reported to move by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St. Thomas and St. Edmund Church

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    33.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A distressed woman in grey has been reported. She is said to disappear when talked to. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Debenhams' Department Store

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    33.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    The headless apparition of the Duke of Buckingham has been seen here. He was executed back in the fifteenth century. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bull Hotel

    Bridport, England

    35.8 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    St. Mary's Church

    Beaminster, Dorset

    36.8 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Brook House

    Swanage, Wiltshire

    37.9 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Higher Filford Farmhouse

    Swanage, Dorset

    38.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Clock House Inn

    Swanage, Dorset

    38.5 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Stonehenge

    Swanage, Wiltshire

    40.5 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    One of the most iconic monuments in the world, Stonehenge is believed to have been a cemetery and sacrificial site back in 3000 BC. Video has emerged of a white figure walking through here which gives more idea to the speculation that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Portchester Castle

    Portchester, England

    40.8 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A monk in black has been reported outside of the walls, as well as a horseman galloping along. The ghost of the White Lady (believed to be that of Charlotte White) is also seen; Charlotte's child drowned in the surrounding moat, so her spirit is said to have a negative ...


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    Bettiscombe Manor

    Swanage, England

    41.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Wymering Manor

    Portsmouth, Portsmouth

    42.4 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    With the structure dating back many centuries, the building gives off an overall weird feeling. A lady in a violet dreess once appeared to the owner to deliver news of a relative's death; a choir of nuns can be heard singing throughout the house; the panelled room gives off a ...


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    Royal Lion Hotel

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    43.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    The Choughs Hotel

    Chard, Somerset

    47.6 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    The Stables Bed and Breakfast

    Kilmington, Devon

    48.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Porch House

    Potterne, Wiltshire

    50.1 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    This historic house dates back to the fifteenth century. During the late twentieth century, a lot of archaeological work was carried out on the building, and many workers reported sighting a shadowy apparition sitting in a rocking chair in the upstairs bedroom. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wiltshire Museum

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    51.8 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    This museum was formerly the mansion owned by the Cunningham family, and the matriarch of the family reportedly appears in the museum after hours and wanders around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Upstairs and Downstairs Antiques

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    52 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Paranormal occurrences reported by staff working here include disembodied footsteps and the inexplicable smell of smoke. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Black Swan Hotel

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    52.1 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    A woman in a white dress is seen throughout the hotel, usually floating in and out of walls. In the cellar, visitors report faces showing up in photos (coming out of the walls). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Palace Cinema

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    52.1 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    The cinema is haunted by the apparitions of two men in period clothing, who have been seen in the lounge and on the staircase. The projectionist booth is also haunted, with reports of cold spots and the sensation of an unseen presence. During closing hours, staff reportedly hear loud footsteps ...


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    Old Rectory

    All Cannings, Wiltshire

    52.2 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    The rectory is haunted by a Grey Lady, who has been seen standing at the foot of people's beds. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Beehive Inn

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    52.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Reports of the apparition of a young woman appearing in various rooms. (Believed to currently be closed). (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    White Rose Cottage

    Swanage, England

    52.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    The apparition of a lady in a black dress has been moving around the house at night as if she is protecting something. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Manor Farm House

    Swanage, Wiltshire

    52.5 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    Reportedly haunted by an elderly woman who was decapitated after her burial by a corrupt man. She haunts the manor house where she passed away and is reportedly covered in blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wookey Hole Caves / Wookey Hole Mill

    Wookey Hole, Somerset

    53.1 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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    Fat Fowl Restaurant

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    53.1 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    There are reports of the piano in the dining room playing by itself, but when staff investigate, there is no one there. An unseen presence moves around cutlery and opens and closes doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Trooper Inn

    Swanage, Hampshire

    53.3 miles from Swanage, UK-D6

    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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