Haunted Places in Bideford, Devon



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    Thatched Inn

    Bideford, Devon

    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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    Braunton Inn

    Braunton, Devon

    6.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

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


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    Guildhall Building

    Barnstaple, Devon

    8.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The Devil's Stone Inn

    Shebbear, Devon

    10.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The White Hart Hotel

    Okehampton, Devon

    21.3 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Okehampton Castle

    Bideford, Devon

    21.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Sinai House

    Lynton, Devon

    22.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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 Highwayman Inn

    Bideford, Devon

    23.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Tors Hotel

    Bideford, Devon

    23.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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

    24.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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

    28.9 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The Wellington Hotel

    Boscastle, Cornwall

    30.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Fisherman's Cot Inn

    Bideford, Devon

    32.6 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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

    Bideford, Devon

    32.6 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Jamaica Inn

    Bideford, Cornwall

    34.9 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    B3212

    Bideford, Devon

    35.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Rougemont Castle

    Exeter, Devon

    36 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The Well House

    Exeter, Devon

    36.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The Cowick Barton

    Exeter, Devon

    36.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter, Devon

    36.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Well House Tavern

    Exeter, Devon

    36.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The Ley Arms

    Bideford, Devon

    38.9 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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 Weary Friar

    Bideford, Cornwall

    38.9 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Oystermouth Castle

    The Mumbles, Wales

    39.8 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A woman in a white robe is seen; her presence is very unsettling to all alike. She is believed to have been whipped to death. Others who faced being tortured to death may still be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bay Horse Inn

    Ashburton, Devon

    39.8 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Abbey Works

    Bideford, Wales

    41.6 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    This land was formed as an abbey but was forced to dissolve under Henry VIII. One monk put curse on the property saying that anyone who destroys the remains of the surrounding 20 foot wall would suffer... And so far, no one has been tempted to do so. The remains ...


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    Powderham Castle

    Bideford, England

    41.9 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Margam Castle

    Bideford, Neath Port Talbot

    43.3 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    On the castle's staircase, former groundskeeper Robert Scott is seen; it is said that he is generally angry about his murder. Other activity includes a blacksmith who has been spotted randomly, and the sound of children running around and screaming. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Monks Retreat

    Bideford, Devon

    43.4 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Bodmin Jail

    Bodmin, Cornwall

    43.6 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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 Old Church House Inn

    Bideford, Devon

    43.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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

    Bideford, Devon

    43.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    The Molesworth Arms Hotel

    Wadebridge, Cornwall

    43.9 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

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


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    Exmouth Rugby Club

    Exmouth, England

    44.3 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Minerva Inn

    Plymouth, Plymouth

    44.8 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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

    45 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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

    45 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Finnygook Inn

    Bideford, Cornwall

    45.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Dartington Hall

    Dartington Hall, Devon

    45.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Bryn Terrace

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    45.5 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    The ghost of a sea captain has been spotted here for quite some time. He is believed to be a malevolent spirit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Prideaux Place

    Padstow, Cornwall

    45.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Llanelly House

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    46.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A woman is reportedly seen here; it is also said that some people will hear her playing an organ. A former maid is also said to be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St. Elli Parish Church

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    46.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A ghostly horse-drawn carriage is said to start out its route here before disappearing as it drives away. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thomas Arms

    Llanelli, Wales

    46.3 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    The ghost of a guest named Colin may be responsible for manipulating objects. CCTV actually caught a misty figure in one of the waiting rooms. Other than that, the cellar gives off a vicious feeling, and Room 6 has a reputation for giving off the feeling that you aren't alone ...


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    Parc Howard Museum

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    46.5 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A nurse and a soldier have been seen and heard here. Another reported being is that of a man who hid in the chimney to avoid being caught with a maid; he died inside and is thought to still be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stradey Wood

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    46.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A runner who was hit by a car is said to still be here, dressed in old-timey clothes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stradey Castle

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    46.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A multitude of ghost stories emerge from here including that of a female ghost with origins from the 19th century, to a mother who went mad after learning that children were killed in the Crimean War. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Berry Pomeroy Castle

    Bideford, Devon

    46.7 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    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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    Pembrey Woods

    Pembrey, Carmarthenshire

    47.2 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    A group of robbers called "hatchet men" would lure locals and sailors into the woods before slaughtering them and emptying their pockets. The ghosts of the hatchet men as well as some officers from the local RAF base are seen in this forest, usually as shadows. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    New Look Boutique Store

    Sidmouth, England

    48.1 miles from Bideford, UK-D4

    This boutique store in this quaint seaside town is reportedly haunted by the apparition of a woman named Gladys, a former tenant of the building. Staff reportedly heard loud noises, disembodied footsteps and whispering noises. I myself visited this store after the local newspaper ran an article, and experienced the ...


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