Haunted Places in besthorpe, Nottinghamshire



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    RAF Metheringham

    besthorpe, Lincolnshire

    17.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A young woman is often reported on the side of the road trying to get help. She'll often get into the vehicle of the driver (if permitted), but vanish before she reaches her destination (as well as leave behind a foul odour). She is believed to be a young woman ...


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    Pleasley Vale Mills

    Pleasley Vale, Nottinghamshire

    18.8 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Once used to make silk, the mills have since been replaced with an office. In the dye room, people reported the ghost of an abusive supervisor who is said to have murdered a woman who would often appear in Mill 1's top floor. Mood swings, nausea, and disorientation are reported ...


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    Annesley Hall

    besthorpe, Nottinghamshire

    21.3 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Two ghosts named Elizabeth and William are said to be here. A ghostly fog has also appeared in photographs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Galleries of Justice

    The Shire Hall High Pavement, Nottinghamshire

    21.6 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    In the Entrance Hall, the spirits of a soldier, a lady, and a Victorian gentleman are seen. In the court, knocking is heard and shadows are seen. In the Cell Corridor, odd noises such as footsteps, keys rattling, and doors slamming are heard. The laundry room is known for random ...


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    Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

    22 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Claiming to be England's oldest pub, glasses have been smashed by themselves, the scent of perfume fills the air (when no one is around), and a variety of ghosts have been reported here ranging from soldiers to evil entities. People who use the underground tunnels will sometimes report feeling violently ...


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    Renishaw Hall

    Renishaw, Derbyshire

    25.4 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    One of the first floor bedrooms is the site of a 'Phantom Kisser', or a man who will awaken sleeping women by kissing them. An older woman in blue has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pomegranate Theatre

    Chesterfield, England

    27.6 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The ghost of a lady in grey has been seen. Nothing is known about her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Conisborough Castle

    Conisbrough, England

    29 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The White Lady is seen near the ledge in which she fell to her death; a phantom monk has also been seen wandering about. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Manor Castle

    Sheffield, England

    31.1 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A white figure has been seen here since the 1980's. He is described as wearing "wearing gaiters and a plumed hat" by the owner's daughter. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    RAF East Kirby

    East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

    31.8 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The control tower has the most activity; people report hearing footsteps and feeling like they aren't alone. Numerous accidents have taken place here and those victims might be the ones responsible. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elvaston Castle

    besthorpe, Derbyshire

    32.3 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The ghost the Grey Lady is said to be here. A maid who killed herself is also sometimes seen, as well as that of a gardener or gamekeeper. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The National Emergency Services Museum

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

    32.8 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Upstairs, a child will cling onto people; another spirit named Brian is heard in this area and a black fog is sometimes seen. A vicious spirit named Cain used to occupy a cell here; he is said to choke visitor, cause the temperature to drop, and smell of disinfectant. Another ...


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    The Grand Pavilion

    Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    33.1 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The wide variety of activity ranges from children who are seen or heard running down the halls, a woman seen peering out of the upper windows, a man walking his dog, two workers who were killed in the creation of this building, and various poltergeist phenomenon. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Jorrocks

    Derby, Derby

    34 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Once the George Inn and Lafferty's Pub, a woman's skull is still here and said to come with poltergeist activity (when the skull was sent to be examined, similar activity followed in that location). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Derby Gaol

    Derby, Derby

    34.3 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    In case you want to see the most activity, visit between October and December for a peak in occurrences. Around this time, you might see full-bodied apparitions in the corridors, become mysterously sick within the cells, feel suffocated, uneasy, and watched, all while encountering a variety of sinister ghosts including ...


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    Bradley Wood

    besthorpe, North East Lincolnshire

    36.6 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Supposedly, a solemn looking woman (known as "The Black Lady") is seen here. She is reported to sometimes show up on camera. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Saltmarshe Hall

    Saltmarshe, East Riding of Yorkshire

    37.3 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    From the early 19th century to mid-1970s, one family owned this estate, but all died off (some were known for their eccentric behaviours). The cellar and servant's quarters are where most ghost hunters hear noises, pick up EMF readings, or witness full-bodied apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Belgrave Hall

    Leicester, Leicester

    38.1 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A team of investigators claim that multiple spirits reside here including a Victorian woman usually seen on the staircase or by the garden, a man in one of the upstairs rooms (who is apparently a very negative force), a child and a chef that both died of Tuberculosis, and a ...


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    The Guildhall

    Leicester, Leicester

    39.9 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The library is known for the White Lady (who is also said to move furniture around). In the courtyard, a ghostly cat and dog are seen, a cavalier is reported, and the spirit of a policeman has made his presence known. Burglar alarms are also known to go off for ...


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    Tissington Hall

    Tissington, Derbyshire

    40.9 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A woman named Wilhemina caught on fire and died in Room 4. Guests have awaken to see her shadow at the foot of the bed, usually describing her as very unwelcoming. Her presence is accompanied by humming and a lavender scent. A male presence is also thought to be in ...


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    Pontefract Castle

    Pontefract, England

    42.7 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    After 5pm, a monk is seen walking from what was the kitchen towards the Queen's tower. A little, raggedly girl is also thought to be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tutbury Castle

    Tutbury, Staffordshire

    43.9 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned here; staff have seen her on many occasions, usually between 10:15 and 11:00 at night. A knight is also said to be seen by John of Gaunt's Gateway and harasses employees and visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Winnats Pass

    besthorpe, England

    44.4 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A soon-to-be-married couple made a stop around, but were robbed and killed by a group of miners. The couple have been reported along the pass seeking help. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wakefield Kirkgate Railway Station

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    46.2 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The ghost of a woman in a Victorian dress has been seen wandering the area between Platform 1 and 2. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    46.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Before it was a museum, this was a World War I hospital. An Australian named Thomas Hunter has been seen here since hours after his passing in 1916; he is usually on the staircase. In the cellar, a hooded figure slams doors and throws objects. Some five other ghosts are ...


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    Peterborough Museum

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    46.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    With a trip here, you might find yourself face to face with Thomas Hunter, who died during World War I. A sword in the gallery is to have a Roman soldier attached to it; another dark presence is on the first floor by recreation or period shops. Objects are thrown, ...


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    Alton Towers

    besthorpe, Staffordshire

    48.2 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The most active spot is in the area of 'Hex' where a woman in a Victorian dress is seen and where objects are tossed at guests. The music room is said to have a larger man in it whose footsteps can be heard and the corridors of the building are ...


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    The Talbot Hotel

    Oundle, Northamptonshire

    49 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A lady in black is known to appear and vanish by the staircase. She is rumored to be Mary, Queen of Scots. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lady Le Gros

    Beverley, England

    49.2 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A Victorian gentleman, said to be the former landlord, was playful and had a habit of appearing and disappearing. Since a new landlady took over the pub, it is said that a psychic was brought here and laid his spirit (as well as others) to rest. Sadly, it was bulldozed in ...


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    Temple Newsam

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

    51.3 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The reports here include am Edwardian-era figure who walks through walls, a child that can be seen and heard upstairs, and various shadows seen throughout the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tamworth Castle

    besthorpe,

    53.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The ghost of nun (called The Black Lady) has commonly been photographed in full apparition form. Another ghost, called The White Lady, is said to haunt the battlements which she threw herself from. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf and Country Club

    besthorpe, Cheshire East

    55.6 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    An apparition is seen walking into the bathroom. In the middle of the night, guests here banging and other strange noises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    York Guild Hall

    York, York

    56.3 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The ancient City of York is famed for being one of (if not the) most haunted cities in Europe . York Guild Hall is one of York’s most historic and haunted locations, with its tales of ghostly black monks, dis-incarnate voices and shadowy figures. The York Guild Hall was built ...


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    Brownsover Hall Hotel

    Rugby, Warwickshire

    57.2 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A rather cruel man nicknamed 'One-Handed Boughton’ continued his reign of terror even after his death. His ghost was so vicious, a team of clergymen attempted to exorcise his spirit, but he only returned later on. Footsteps, groaning, growling, and other unusual noises are still heard. Mysterious figures have also ...


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    Castle Rising

    besthorpe, Norfolk

    57.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Former French royalty, Queen Isabella, was thought to be responsible for the death of King Edward II (see: Berkeley Castle). After his death, she lived the rest of her life here and was said to have gone mad. People have heard screaming and maniacal laughter. Apparitions and mist have also ...


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    Gladstone Pottery Museum

    Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent

    58 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    When visiting here, be sure to go to the Colour Room where poltergeist activity is a common occurence; those who rearrange the pots will encounter a barrage of objects being thrown. An elderly man believed to have died here still roams the grounds and footsteps are common in desolate areas ...


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    Sandringham House

    besthorpe, Norfolk

    58.1 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Poltergeist activity is reported here; books fly off of shelves, blankets are pulled, footsteps are heard, cold blasts of air are felt, lights turn off and on, and a wheezing noise is heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bolling Hall

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

    58.2 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    It is said that the ghost of an elderly woman appeared to a sleeping Earl who had plans of massacring the town of Bradford; her presence convinced him to call off the mass killing. People report drastic emotional changes throughout the hall, coins fall from the ceiling, people feel breathing ...


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    Coombe Abbey Hotel

    besthorpe, Warwickshire

    58.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A hooded monk is seen, thought to be Abbott Geoffrey; Geoffrey was murdered in 1345 (perhaps he's the poltergeist also reported in the kitchen). A young woman named Matilda also has a history with this house. She had become pregnant by the master of the house, yet he refused to ...


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    Cannock Chase

    besthorpe, England

    58.9 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    In the 1980's, there was an unusually high number of sightings related to 'black-eyed children', or children with eyes as black as coal. Recently, a girl with this description is being reported here. Some believe the children to be demonic. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stockport Workhouse

    Stockport, Greater Manchester

    60 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Now permanently closed, this building once used to be a hospital. One ghost that has shown up in photograph is that of a doctor with a mask over his face. Many other ghosts are reported including a woman who was either a nurse or a nun, and some darker energy ...


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    The Lion and Swan

    Congleton, Cheshire East

    60 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    In Room 20 and the rooms by it, guests have awoken to freezing conditions and hear scratching and banging. In the cellar, a child is heard crying. Some guests will experience a sense of dread out of nowhere. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Coundon Court

    besthorpe, England

    60.4 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    A nanny fell to her death here and had been seen by staff members on the staircase by the library. The founder of the academy, George Singer, has also been seen from time to time looking out the window. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Oldham Coliseum Theatre

    Oldham, Greater Manchester

    61.1 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    In 1947, actor Harold Norman was accidentally stabbed to death during a performance of Macbeth; he is said to have returned here in the afterlife. After the death of worker Carl Paulsen, a ghost resembling him started appearing, as well. Objects are known to move or fall down. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Ancient High House

    Stafford, Staffordshire

    61.4 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    William Marson, a former worker here from the mid-nineteenth century, is seen in the shop room of the museum. He is said to wear an apron and a bowler cap. A man is seen walking up the stairs and EMF detectors will usually spike when his spirit is present. In ...


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    The Swan Hotel

    Stafford, Staffordshire

    61.4 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Similar to the Swan Hotel in Lavenham, a jilted bride took her own life and now haunts here. She's reportedly seen in her white gown and has a reputation for even scaring employees away. Poltergeist activity is also reported and could very well be related to the burial site that ...


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    Pype Hayes Hall

    Birmingham, England

    62 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    This home has a history of tragedy ranging from a lovers' suicide pact, to a man who died of heartbreak when he found out about his wife's affair; the woman in the pact and the heartbroken man are both reported here. One strange report involves a man in a black ...


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    Kimbolton School

    Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

    62.2 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    The ghost of Catherine of Aragon is seen here, having it once been her home. She is usually seen walking in the hall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Greengate Brewery

    Middleton, Greater Manchester

    63.5 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Many workers have died here as a result of falling into the vats and drowning. The most commonly seen ghosts include a woman who sits at a table in the boardroom, a woman in a brown dress in the kitchen, and a figure in a brown cloak. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Four Crosses Inn

    Four Crosses, Staffordshire

    63.7 miles from besthorpe, UK-J9

    Ghosts of children are seen and heard. In the washrooms, a woman and a soldier are seen. Objects move by themselves (even if they are too heavy for a human to carry). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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