Haunted Places in balcombe, West Sussex



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    Ramada Crawley Gatwick

    Crawley, West Sussex

    5.5 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A night watchman was murdered by drinking poisoned wine; he is responsible for playing with lights or unlocking the broom closet by itself. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hever Castle

    balcombe, Kent

    14 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Anne Boleyn is seen in the gardens and by the bridge crossing the River Eden. An angry spirit also lurks here banging on the walls and throwing objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bramber Castle

    balcombe, West Sussex

    14.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A former family that lived in this castle was said to have been overthrown, locked away in here, and then starved to death at the order of King John I. Ragged and skinny spirits are seen here ranging from children to adults. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Oakhurst Grange School

    Caterham, Surrey

    15.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A private prep school for boys and girls ages 4-11 it seems unremarkable. however the building itself experienced several odd events after the late 1990's. The attic was renovated into a large art studio after years of neglect and there were several reports of students and faculty a like ...


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    Michelham Priory

    balcombe, East Sussex

    19.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    It's common to catch something on film here. The Grey Lady is said to be by the moat where her child drowned. The former owner, Thomas Sackville, also has a reputation here; unfortunately, his reputation involves the torture of another ghost named Rosie (who is at the top of the ...


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    Hellingly Hospital

    balcombe, England

    20.1 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Before it finally closed in the mid 1990's, Hellingly Hospital was a psychiatric center. More than 100 years later, the site is since abandoned and is a popular spot for exploration; however, some people find more than they wanted. Other than the overall eerie feeling given off, people report feeling ...


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    Arundel Castle

    Arundel, England

    23.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Four main spirits are said to reside here: The first Earl of Arundel (who once oversaw this castle), a young woman who killed herself by jumping from one of the towers, The Blue Man who is usually located in the library (believed to be a Cavalier under the rule of ...


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    Amberley Castle

    Arundel, West Sussex

    23.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    This castle dates back to 1103. Over the centuries, it was close to falling into ruin, but was restored in 1893. In the Herstmonceux Room, a woman who became pregnant (and was shunned by her family) is reported. She is said to have leapt to her death from the battlements ...


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    The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel Godalming

    Godalming, Surrey

    23.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Pevensey Castle

    Pevensey, East Sussex

    25.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A Lady in Grey is thought to be Lady Joan Pelham who died while protecting the castle from invaders. She wanders the castle as does another woman, except wearing white. Monks, Roman soldiers, and a man with a dog have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chislehurst Caves

    Chislehurst, Greater London

    25.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A strange mist will appear in many photos despite no reason. Sounds of children and dogs barking also come from within. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Verdley Woods

    balcombe, West Sussex

    25.9 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Hampton Court

    East Molesey, Greater London

    26.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Caesar's Nightclub

    London, Greater London

    26.9 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Now demolished (April 2015), the nightclub was once owned by a demonologist. The ghost of a woman named Ruth was commonly reported here, accompanied by the sound of footsteps and doors opening and closing by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wimbledon Common

    London, England

    27.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Stockwell tube station

    London, Greater London

    29.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A very sociable workman is said to approach people, but disappear suddenly. He is thought to be the ghost of a man who died at this station in the 1950's. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Barnes Common

    London, Greater London

    29.5 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

    balcombe, West Sussex

    29.5 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A medieval village used to occupy this site until the air museum was put here. The shadows of former residents are seen in the halls, and a woman is reported to walk building to building. Poltergeist activity in the hall house is also a very common occurrence. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Larkfield Priory Hotel

    balcombe, Kent

    29.6 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A servant named Charlotte either died during a botched abortion or killed herself after she lost her baby. Either way, her ghost is still reported here. Numerous other ghosts have been picked up; this could possibly be attributed to the gallows that once stood on this property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hall Place, Kent

    Dartford, England

    30 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    The White Lady of Tower was said to have seen her husband's murder and, soon after, died of grief. She is seen near the tower, sometimes looking out the window. A man known as the Black Prince also appears here; he is said to be a bad omen. Other shadows ...


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    Vauxhall station

    London, Greater London

    30.1 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A tall woman in brown clothing is seen in the tunnels. She is said to be seven feet tall. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Queen's House, Greenwich

    London, Greater London

    30.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    In 1966, a famous photograph captured spectres ascending the Tulip Staircase. Nothing is known about these figures, but guests have reported seeing figures in out-of-date clothing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kennington tube station

    London, Greater London

    30.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    The loop here is used for empty trains to reroute. Train drivers have reported an invisible guest walking through the carriages and opening doors to other compartments. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Greenwich Foot Tunnel

    London, Greater London

    30.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    While the claustrophobic atmoshpere might be explained by the location of the tunnel, sometimes, people don't feel like they are alone when crossing here. A pair in Victorian clothes have been seen taking this path, disappearing as people approach. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St Nicholas Chiswick

    London, England

    30.7 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Dartford Library

    Dartford, Kent

    30.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Books are said to fall off of their shelves, employees are grabbed or have their clothing tugged, and people have the sense that someone is always watching them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elephant & Castle tube station

    London, Greater London

    30.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Footsteps and the sound of running are common. Sometimes, people are seen pacing in the carriages before vanishing. Knocks and rapping is also heard coming from empty corridors. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Grosvenor Hotel

    London, Greater London

    30.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Westminster Abbey

    Deans Yd, Greater London

    31.1 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Father Benedictus is the name given to a monk who is said to appear quite solid and able to hold very long and polite conversations. Another ghost is that of a soldier is said to stand by his tomb in silence. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Palace of Westminster

    London, Greater London

    31.1 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Officers who use the basement room to stay overnight report as if someone is putting heavy pressure on their chests. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Westminster Bridge

    London, Greater London

    31.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Local lore states that on December 31st, just as the New Year bells chime, an apparition can be seen jumping from the bridge. Some claim that it is that of Jack the Ripper. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Buckingham Palace

    London, Greater London

    31.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    The Grenadier

    London, Greater London

    31.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Churchill War Rooms

    London, Greater London

    31.2 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Employees have found the hands of Churchill's wax dummy in different positions throughout the day; this catches the employees off guard because the dummy is behind glass. After closing hours, bootprints appear, doors are heard slamming shut, and the air feels colder. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The London Dungeon

    London, Greater London

    31.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    This building has it's share of history; ghosts ranging from the Plague to that of World War II are reported. Usually, people have reported shadowy figures, children playing ring-a-ring-o-roses, a naked man floating, and a dark figure believed to be that of Jack the Ripper. Doors open and close, the ...


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    St. James's Park

    London, England

    31.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    In the 18th century, a woman was murdered and then beheaded somewhere around here, but her murdered attempted to dispose of her here. While he was caught, she has been seen ever since, always covered in blood. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hyde Park Corner tube station

    London, Greater London

    31.3 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Ministry of Defence

    London, Greater London

    31.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    The Ministry of Defence was built over the site of the Whitehall Palace, dating back to the 12th century. In the Tudor Wine Cellar, patrol guards have seen a man walking through the corridors; when confronted, the man had vanished, or sometimes would walk through walls. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Town of Ramsgate - The Wapping Old Stairs

    London, England

    31.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Beside this building are the Wapping Old Stairs; George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, is seen by the Thames as if he is patrolling. Low tide is said to be the most common time for something or someone to manifest. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St James's Palace

    London, England

    31.4 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    An attempted murder on Ernest Augustus, former Duke of Cumberland, failed. Joseph Sellis, the valet of the Duke, was summoned, but found dead with his throat slit. It turned out that Sellis had attempted to assassinate the Duke, but failed. Sellis is sometimes seen with blood gushing down his neck ...


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    Clink Prison Museum

    London, Greater London

    31.6 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    The Clink is one of the oldest prisons in London and a site for grizzly torture and interrogation methods. Most people will hear the noise of glass breaking and chains rattling, but poltergeist activity is also normal. Some shadows are reported and give a very gloomy and dreadful feeling. Submitted by ...


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    Embankment tube station

    London, Greater London

    31.6 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Doors open and close for no reason. Cold spots are also felt around Pages Walk, accompanied by a very eerie and unwelcoming feeling. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Kensington Palace

    London, Greater London

    31.6 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    Tower of London

    London, Greater London

    31.7 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    Quite possibly London's most haunted spot, the activity includes the ghost of Thomas Becket (who was murdered on these grounds in 1170), Arbella Stuart (who can be found in her room), and Anne Boleyn, usually seen walking while carrying her head. Other spirits include two children supposedly murdered by ...


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    Blackwall Tunnel

    balcombe, Greater London

    31.7 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    People have reported a case of a phantom hitchhiker; he asks for a ride to visit his girlfriend, but vanishes before reaching the other end. It's believed to be the spirit of a motorcyclist who died in 1960. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chapel Royal of Saint Peter Ad Vincula - The Tower of London

    London, England

    31.7 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    The body of Anne Boleyn was discovered underneath the floor. She is one of the most commonly reported ghosts in the area. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    50 Berkeley Square

    London, Greater London

    31.7 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    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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    St Magnus-the-Martyr

    London, England

    31.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    A monk has been seen in various locations throughout the church. A solemn feeling is also reported near the tomb of Miles Coverdale. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    All Hallows By The Tower Church

    London, England

    31.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    As the oldest church in London, it should be no surprise that this one has a haunted reputation. A boy's choir practicing in the 1920's were surprised to see an elderly woman stop by and watch them. The choirmaster had thought he locked the doors... and was even more surprised ...


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    King William Street Tunnel

    London, Greater London

    31.8 miles from balcombe, UK-P6

    This tunnel has been closed since 1900; however, a photographer in the 1980's managed to capture an apparition on camera. A ghostly fog also appears from time to time. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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