Haunted Places in altarnun, Cornwall



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    Jamaica Inn

    altarnun, Cornwall

    3 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A man who was murdered here is thought to still remain by the bar; some people have seen him sitting outside on one of the walls while others have heard his footsteps. Other ghosts, including that of an excecuted smuggler named Jack Travellis, the disembodied conversation of two people speaking ...


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    The Wellington Hotel

    Boscastle, Cornwall

    9.3 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Guests have reported seeing a coachman, a little girl, and an elderly woman in the hotel; Room 9 is said to have the most activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bodmin Jail

    Bodmin, Cornwall

    12.2 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The ghost of Selina Wadge is seen here holding the handkerchief which she held onto even after she was hanged. It is said that on the third floor, pregnant women become very emotional; this is thought to be Selina's presence. Other prisoners who have died here are reported and felt, ...


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    The Weary Friar

    altarnun, Cornwall

    14.2 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A phantom is said to appear on the stairs. Chandeliers swing and other objects move by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Molesworth Arms Hotel

    Wadebridge, Cornwall

    14.6 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    According to legend, every New Year's Eve, a phantom coachman pulls up to this hotel. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Prideaux Place

    Padstow, Cornwall

    18.5 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The most common activity here is said to be that of a boy who is said to run around in the kitchen and pantry. Several women of various colour outfit are seen on the staircase and the morning room. The upstairs landing is said to be home of the Green ...


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    Roche Rock

    Roche, Cornwall

    18.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    According to legend, a crook named Jan Tregeagle was murdered and came back from the dead to avenge his lost property (which he still failed to secure). Eventually he was banished and it is claimed that he resides here in the abandoned church. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Finnygook Inn

    altarnun, Cornwall

    19.2 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A man named Silas Finny used to call this place his when he was still alive. Since his death, his ghost is still reported here. His ghost is so common that the inn was named in his honor (Gook translates from Cornish to ghost). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Highwayman Inn

    altarnun, Devon

    21.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The ghost of a man named Sam has been reported wearing green and a feathered cap. He is said to have died in a battle somewhere around it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Devil's Stone Inn

    Shebbear, Devon

    22.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A playful girl, around aged 7, and a man with a grey beard have both been seen here. A coachman is also reported to wander around the restaurant area. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    B3212

    altarnun, Devon

    23 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    After a motorcyclist died near this patch of road in the 1920's it is said that he will sometimes prevent accidents from occurring by taking control of the car or motorcycle (usually, the driver will see his pair of hands steering). There is also a belief that the hands are ...


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    Minerva Inn

    Plymouth, Plymouth

    23.6 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A tunnel system inside of here was used to send customers to the docks where they were placed on warships. A variety of ghostly women have been seen here including a woman with Elizabethan garb. Another spirit is said to be that of an angry man who yells at guests, ...


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    Plymouth Gin Distillery

    Plymouth, Plymouth

    23.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Many ghosts have been picked up by psychic mediums. This includes: A woman and a child, a man with burns, and a man who had fallen all in the still room, numerous murders in the stock room, and a woman who had been stabbed to death in the Ladies' restroom. (Submitted ...


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    Tudor Rose

    Plymouth, Plymouth

    23.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Poltergeist activity is common here. Guests and employees report hearing footsteps in the upper rooms despite no one occupying them, as well as seeing figures that vanish quickly. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Okehampton Castle

    altarnun, Devon

    24.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A famous legend here surrounds a woman named Mary Howard. While Mary was a well-to-do woman, in the afterlife, she has been confused with a woman named Lady Frances Howard, who murdered four of her husbands. It is said that Mary is carried in a carriage made of bone and ...


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    The White Hart Hotel

    Okehampton, Devon

    25.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The voice of a child name Peter can be heard at times. He is said to play with other children who come and visit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tors Hotel

    altarnun, Devon

    26.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    This family run hotel is haunted by an angry poltergeist that slams doors on the upper floors of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Oxenham Arms

    South Zeal, Devon

    28.6 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Two figures are reported here: a monk and a lady. Footsteps and a dragging noise are also reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Three Crowns Hotel

    Chagford, England

    30.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The spirit of Sidney Godolphin is allegedly here. He is said to wander the premise and even manifest right in front of people, then retreats by walking through a wall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thatched Inn

    altarnun, Devon

    31.4 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    During the evening at this restaurant and pub, staff and customers have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and the clinking of glasses when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bay Horse Inn

    Ashburton, Devon

    34.5 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The upper floor of this public house is believed to be haunted by several young children. Staff have reported hearing babies crying, running footsteps and ghostly laughter. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pilchard Inn

    altarnun, England

    35.6 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A smuggler named Tom Crocker made this island his safe haven for some time. After his death centuries later (on the porch of this location), he is said to wander around the island (especially around the anniversary of his death). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wheal Coates

    altarnun, Cornwall

    36.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Wheal Coates was once a tin mine, but now the area is long abandoned and falling apart. The mine shaft is said to be haunted by former miners who died there. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Monks Retreat

    altarnun, Devon

    37.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A friendly monk is reported to be here. His presence is usually a sign that danger is near and can be prevented. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dartington Hall

    Dartington Hall, Devon

    38.3 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Among the figures people claim to see are a lady in white (usually in the garden), two other women in one of the bedrooms, and a horseman outside of the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Braunton Inn

    Braunton, Devon

    38.5 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The spirit of a man named Barnard remains here. Not much is known about him. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Old Church House Inn

    altarnun, Devon

    38.9 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A phantom monk is said to be here. Footsteps, keys rattling, voices, breathing, and loud banging noises can be heard here. One account that took place in Room 1 involved a phantom arm pointing towards a nearby church. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Church House Inn

    altarnun, Devon

    38.9 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    In Room 1, a woman said she saw a disembodied hand pointing toward the nearby church. Other activity involves a monk's apparition, the sound of keys jangling, footsteps, and voices of unseen people. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Kennall Vale Nature Reserve

    Ponsanooth, Cornwall

    38.9 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    This location was once a gunpowder works, but now is a woodlands covered in moss. One particular incident here involved an explosion that killed a man who is still reportedly seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Guildhall Building

    Barnstaple, Devon

    39.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    This historic building is uses as both council offices and as a function hall. Staff have reported sighting two long dead council members wandering the premises after hours. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Watermans Arms

    altarnun, Devon

    40.4 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A woman in grey holding keys (known as Emily) is spotted here from time to time. She usually looks distressed or gloomy. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Berry Pomeroy Castle

    altarnun, Devon

    40.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Be on the look-out for Margaret Pomeroy (also known as the White Lady). She was held captive in these dungeons and starved to death; she likes to wave at tourists. The Blue Lady is said to the daughter of one of the former Norman Lords who became pregnant after being ...


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    The Cowick Barton

    Exeter, Devon

    43.9 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    The Ley Arms

    altarnun, Devon

    44.3 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    The Well House

    Exeter, Devon

    44.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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

    44.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    Rougemont Castle

    Exeter, Devon

    44.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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

    44.8 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    Royal Castle Hotel

    Dartmouth, England

    45.4 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    At night, the sound of James II exile can be heard. Guests will hear the sounds of horses on cobblestone followed by people exiting or entering a stagecoach, the door of the coach slamming, and then the carriage will take off, followed by three bell chimes. Other spirits reported here ...


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    Churston Court

    altarnun, Torbay

    45.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Monks are seen here walking around the grounds and even through the walls. One monk in particular is said to be in the kitchen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dartmouth Castle

    Dartmouth, Devon

    46.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The ghosts of several men (positive and negative energies) are reported in the Victorian gun gallery and the old tower. Also in the tower, a young lady is reported as well as a child. Poltergeist activity has been reported in various areas, loud banging noises are heard, and emotions can ...


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    Powderham Castle

    altarnun, England

    47.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    The Angel Hotel

    Helston, Cornwall

    47.5 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A woman named Nellie [or Nelly] is seen wandering on the top floor. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fisherman's Cot Inn

    altarnun, Devon

    48.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    Trout Inn

    altarnun, Devon

    48.1 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    Exmouth Rugby Club

    Exmouth, England

    48.9 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    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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    Bochym Manor

    altarnun, Cornwall

    49.2 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    The two main ghosts that are reported here include "The Short Pink Lady" and another spirit who is reported by one of the bedroom windows. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pengersick Castle

    altarnun, Cornwall

    50.7 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    A plethora of spirits occupy this location. Among them is a lady who is seen looking out the window before walking to a bed and falling on it in, writhing in pain (she was believed to have been poisoned). A monk has been seen by the forest and garden, a ...


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    Sinai House

    Lynton, Devon

    53 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    45 different ghosts are here. Outside of the property is a tree that was once used to hang witches; some people who walk near the tree begin to feel emotionally distraught without knowing the knowledge of it. Inside of the premises, monks, soldiers, dark, malevolent shadows, and other full-bodied apparitions ...


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    The Dolphin Tavern

    Penzance, Cornwall

    55.2 miles from altarnun, UK-C6

    Three ghosts are said to reside here: the first is an old sea captain who is known as George; he roams around upstairs and down the corridors. The second is that of a Victorian woman who meanders about. Lastly is a young man who many guests have awoken, but disappears ...


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