Haunted Places in birtley, Northumberland



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    Lord Crewe Arms Hotel

    birtley, Northumberland

    17.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The spirit of Dorothy Forster is said to be here, whose brother, Tom Forster, was part of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brinkburn Priory

    birtley, Northumberland

    19.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Former monks are seen in groups or heard chanting. In the cellar, a dark and violent entity has shoved people around. Other apparitions of a young girl and a woman in grey have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Newcastle Castle Keep

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    24 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    "The Poppy Girl" is the nickname for a woman who was thrown in the castle prison, before suffering a horrific death. Visitor become aware of her presence because they will pick up the smell of flowers passing by. Another woman is seen in the chamber, monks are heard chanting, disembodied ...


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    The Angel View Inn

    Low Eighton, Tyne and Wear

    26.5 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Activity here is common, but no one knows the source. One team of ghost hunters encountered poltergeist activity, balls of light, and drastic cold spots. Messages also come up on spirit boxes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Willington Mill

    Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

    27.6 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A woman named Kitty supposedly got caught in one of the machines and died. She is seen and felt throughout the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lumley Castle

    birtley, County Durham

    29.6 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The former owner of property, Lily of Lumley, was said to have been murdered by two priests and dropped down a well; her apparition is seen around the castle and sometimes coming out of the well. A playful man named Black Jack likes to move objects, children have been heard ...


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    The North East Aircraft Museum

    birtley, Tyne and Wear

    30.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    In the first Hangar, a man is seen hiding behind an aeroplane, poltergeist activity is reported, and strange sounds such as banging and laughing are heard. In Hangar 2, the ghost of a man thought to have been murdered by a jealous husband is said to remain here. In Hangar ...


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    The Schooner Hotel

    Alnmouth, Northumberland

    30.8 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Unexplained noises are heard in room 28; this includes screams, whispers, and conversations. In room 17, a ghostly child is said to ride a tricycle. It is believed that there are at least 60 ghosts here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Jedburgh Castle

    Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

    30.8 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The ghost of former prisoner Edwin McArthur is said to threaten visitors and invokes a sense of dread. Other former prisoners may be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Jedburgh Castle

    Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

    30.8 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The jail is known to have a high level of paranormal activity where former prisoners still cry out and make contact with visitors. A piper can also be seen or heard playing outside of the castle on the battlefield. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hylton Castle

    Sunderland, England

    31.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Robert (or Roger) Skelton was a stableboy who was murdered and disposed of in a well. After his death, messes that were left overnight became tidied by the morning, the imprint of a body appeared in ash, and a cook say a naked boy saying he was cold (leading to ...


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    Chillingham Castle

    Chillingham, Northumberland

    32.5 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Shadows have been seen in the courtyard, one ghost in the chamber is unseen, but gives off an eerie feeling, a conversation between two unseen men carries on in the chapel, and in the 'Inner Pantry', a woman in white approaches people begging for water, but vanishes soon after. (Submitted by ...


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    Marsden Grotto

    South Shields, England

    32.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A former gang member and smuggler named John the Jibber was actually an informer. His gang locked John in a barrel and hoisted him up, waiting for him to die slowly. John is still heard groaning throughout, and poltergeist activity is also reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Souter Lighthouse

    birtley, Tyne and Wear

    33.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A couple ghosts have been reported here including Isobella Darling (a former occupant, now known for her activity in the kitchen) and a former lighthouse keeper named John. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dalston Hall

    Dalston, Cumbria

    35.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A fog-like being with long fingernails is reported in the cellar; while not harmful, he is known for scaring people. Also in the cellar is a handyman; he's not a mean person, but very well built. In room 4, a sad woman, named Emily, can be seen looking out the ...


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    The Manor House Hotel

    West Auckland, County Durham

    36.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The ghosts here include a young boy found in Room 6; he is said to cry out looking for his mother. Meanwhile, a female spirit, nicknamed Betty, is also said to wander around looking for her son. In Room Seven, a large man is reported. Also, a medium has picked ...


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    Raby Castle

    birtley, England

    37.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Charles Nevill, who plotted the Rising of the North in the Baron's Hall is reported in that room. Henry Vane the Younger is seen in the library without his head and the first Lady Barnard is also seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brougham Hall

    Brougham, Cumbria

    37.2 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The hall and grounds are reportedly haunted by sounds of soldiers battling in the middle night, world war soldiers marching and various people who were employed at the property including a woman called Emily and a boy who died there. Henry Brougham who lived there in the nineteenth century was ...


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    Appleby Castle and Keep

    Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

    37.2 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The Keep is the oldest building still in existence today and little has changed in over 900 years. It is one of the few remaining intact Norman Keeps in Great Britain. This castle has a rich and varied history. It has been held by the Kings of Scotland and England. Parts ...


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    Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

    Newtown Saint Boswells, Scottish Borders

    38.8 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A woman who drowned herself in the nearby river is said to haunt here. In the ruins of the nearby abbey, monks can also be heard chanting. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ancient Unicorn Inn

    Bowes, County Durham

    39.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Two young lovers share the same grave nearby; the boy died after getting ill and the girl died heartbroken. Both of them are seen by their burial place. A young boy in the cellar and a bearded man are also seen here. The ghosts are mischievous, but it a good ...


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    Bamburgh Castle

    Bamburgh, Northumberland

    40.8 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Don't be surprised if you take a photograph and a mysterious figure or form shows up; it's quite common here. People commonly report a woman in a pink (or green) dress said to be a princess who leapt to her death after she found out her lover had married someone ...


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    Bamburgh Beach

    Bamburgh, Northumberland

    41 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Witches used to live in the dunes and would sacrifice people for Satanic rituals. Other people have died violently here through other means, and a burial site was even uncovered. While Roman Polanski was filming Macbeth here, many extras were shocked to see hands coming out of the sand... And ...


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    Hall Garth and Country Club Hotel

    birtley, Darlington

    42.9 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A nun was said to have been bricked up alive here. Most activity stems from Room 2; usually the faucets will turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tan Hill Inn

    birtley, North Yorkshire

    43.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A ghost of former manager named Mrs. Peacock will interfere whenever people start brawls. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Darlington Civic Theatre

    Darlington, England

    46.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Ghosts ranging from stagehands, former managers, and crying children have been reported here all throughout the theatre. Recently, a photograph captured two ghosts sitting in the distance lending to the belief that there's more ghosts here than previously thought! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Blackwell Grange Hotel

    Darlington, Darlington

    46.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A painting was acquired of a woman in a tartan outfit. The woman in the painting is said to have been attached to the painting and now haunts this building as revenge for husband's slaughter. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pan Am Flight 103 Crash Site

    Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

    46.5 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    In 1988, a bomb went off on Pan Am Flight 103 and resulted in the deaths of 270 people. Some of victims still remain at the site, usually seen in peripheral vision and a sad presence is felt. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    A75 Road

    birtley, Dumfries and Galloway

    48.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Numerous ghosts are reported along this road usually in the forms of shadows, people who jump into the middle of traffic, or cars stopped on the side of the road which vanish when others stop to offer help. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thirlestane Castle

    Lauder, Scotland

    49.3 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    One of the Dukes who occupied here is still reported to haunt the location. It is believed to be John Maitland. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Green Dragon

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    49.9 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Activity is common in the cellar; staff feels as if they are not alone and sometimes report being touched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Comlongon Castle

    birtley, Scotland

    50.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Lady Marion Carruthers fell to her death in a case or either suicide or murder. At the point where she landed, no grass would grow, a feeling of sorrow was felt, and Lady Marion was seen crying. She has now been seen throughout the castle and is said to appear ...


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    Preston Hall - Stockton-on-Tees

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    50.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The ghost of a highwayman, a woman walking her dog, and most commonly, a grey lady have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thornaby Centre

    Thornaby, England

    51.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The ghost of an airman is said to be here; some of the electrical equipment acts up by itself as if someone is controlling it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Pot and Glass

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    51.6 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Staff and visitors say that a friendly ghost is here, but not much is known about it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kiplin Hall

    birtley, North Yorkshire

    54.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    It would seem as if every room here has some form of activity. In the library, an upset girl is seen; in the alcove, a vicar or priest likes to appear; in the tunnels, a nurse frequently shows up (said to be the most commonly seen ghost here). Temperature drops, ...


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    Levens Hall

    birtley, Cumbria

    61.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The most commonly reported ghosts include that of a gypsy who cursed the building's grounds and that of a dog who many visitors mistake for being alive. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dalhousie Castle Hotel

    birtley, Midlothian

    64.2 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    The two main ghosts are that of Lady Catherine (The Grey Lady), and Alexander Ramsay of Dalhousie. Ramsay was imprisoned here and left to starve; some say he survived two weeks merely by eating bits of grain that fell through the cracks. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Moresby Hall

    birtley, Cumbria

    65.6 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    It is said that this location was built on the site of a graveyard and/or near a pagan temple; the tunnels beneath are said to be haunted in connection with this. The ghost of Anne De Moresby is said to be here as well as that of a cavalier seen ...


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    Busby Stoop Inn

    birtley, North Yorkshire

    67 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Thomas Busby was hanged for his crimes, but always loved his seat at this location. After his death, anyone who sits in this chair meets an untimely and always tragic death; the chair has been hung on the wall to prevent anyone from accidentally sitting in it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pinkie House

    Musselburgh, East Lothian

    68.3 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Lilias Drummond, nicknamed "The Green Lady", is seen on the spiral staircase. It is believed that her appearance represents bad luck. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Muncaster Castle

    birtley, Cumbria

    69.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Tom Fool is always heard, but never seen. He was a beloved jester until his death, but is said to have a reputation of conspiracy and murder. Staff attribute the more sinister occurrences to him. The Muncaster Boggle, or the White Lady, is seen in the gardens; she is said ...


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    Holyrood Palace

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    71.4 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    David Rizzio was said to be the lover of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was murdered in the dining room and his bloodstains sometimes reappear. Lord Darnley, whom Mary is said to have blamed for Rizzio's murder, met his fate in an explosion and is reportedly seen here as well. ...


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    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    71.5 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Sir George MacKenzie's tomb can be found here. Ever since it was broken into, visitors have been attacked by unknown forces leaving them scratched, scarred, and bruised. It is believed that an overwhelming presence of evil entities are responsible for the attacks. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Edinburgh Vaults

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    71.6 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Quite possibly one of the most haunted places in the world, many spirits, many quite negative, remain here. Voices are heard coming out of the darkness, cold spots are picked up, shadows are seen, and mist is picked up on camera. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The White Hart Inn

    Edinburgh, Midlothian

    71.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Edinburgh's oldest pub, dating back to 1516, the ghost of a woman in red has shown up in a photos and is often reported by the staff. According to legend, William Burke and William Hare, a murderous pair, would lure victims from him and kill them in the surrounding buildings. ...


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    Mary King's Close

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    71.7 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    An outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1645 claimed many lives around here. Some of the victims are said to be "walled-up" which is why they have been seen here since they died. In "Annie's Room", a young girl named Annie was abandoned by her family after she became infected. ...


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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    71.8 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    Many ghosts are reported here including a phantom piper and a phantom drummer, plague victims in the underground vaults, and other apparitions that have appeared on camera. People have been touched, felt cold spots, and have had the sensation of being watched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Morecambe Winter Gardens

    Morecambe, Lancashire

    75.1 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    In the main auditorium, people have been pushed, slapped, and harrassed by someone who isn't there. In the dressing romo, a failed actress is heard muttering and commonly is said to have a moody energy. The cellar has the highest amount of psychic energy here; people have had sudden mood ...


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    Grand Theatre, Lancaster

    Lancaster, England

    75.5 miles from birtley, UK-J6

    A lady in grey, believed to be Sarag Siddons, is seen here. In her lifetime, Siddons played Lady Macbeth here, but after death she might be the one that is reportedly seen throughout. A male spirit named Harald is also believed to be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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