Haunted Places in blue anchor, Somerset



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    Taunton Castle

    Taunton, Somerset

    17.2 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    James Scott, an illegitimate heir to the throne, overthrew this castle in 1685, but only a month later, a retaliation cost him his life as well as most of his soldiers. Many were hung on the gallows, other were forced to become slaves, but doubtless, it is said many of ...


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    Sinai House

    Lynton, Devon

    19 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Trout Inn

    blue anchor, Devon

    22.8 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Fisherman's Cot Inn

    blue anchor, Devon

    22.8 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff, Wales

    22.9 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Items in the stockroom and heavy furniture have moved on their own. The Second Marquis of Bute died here and is seen in the chapel wearing a red coat. The apparition of his wife, Sophia, has been seen floating on the castle grounds. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Miskin Manor

    blue anchor, Wales

    23.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    In the Oak Room, a man who is thought to be the former 'Lord of the Manor' is seen. Two females are reported: the first is a little girl who occupies the garden and one of the bedrooms, the second is a woman in the bar and drawing room. She ...


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    Llandaff Cathedral

    Cardiff, Wales

    23.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Llandaff itself is said to be an unusually active suicide spot. Some of the ghosts wander around this place in the form of shadows. Ghostly monks, soldiers, and children have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The National Museum Cardiff

    Cardiff, Cymru

    23.2 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart died tragically in battle during World War I; he is said to be here, generally more often near election nights. The museum architect, Dunbar Smith, had his ashes interred here, but due to renovations, the remains were moved. Smith now haunts the corridors and causes a ...


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    Castell Coch

    Tongwynlais, Wales

    25.3 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A lady in white is seen here, thought to be the wife of the Third Marquis of Bute; however, her spirit has supposedly been reported before her time. Some believe it is a woman who is looking for her child. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Caerphilly Castle

    Caerphilly, Caerphilly

    28.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    The spirit of Alice of Angouleme, called 'The Green Lady', was caught in an affair and died having learned the news that her lover had been executed. She is still seen throughout the castle still mourning her lost love. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Choughs Hotel

    Chard, Somerset

    28.5 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    An inscription by the fireplace has a reputation for being unphotographable using flash; anyone who attempts to will have the camera malfunction, photo show up blurry, or not even show up at all. Upstairs, a knight has been seen, by the fireplace, an evil-looking old man has been spotted, and ...


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    Abbey Works

    blue anchor, Wales

    28.9 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Guildhall Building

    Barnstaple, Devon

    29.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Margam Castle

    blue anchor, Neath Port Talbot

    29.8 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Wookey Hole Caves / Wookey Hole Mill

    Wookey Hole, Somerset

    31.7 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Both the caves and the nearby mill have had their share of tragedy. In the caves, a skeleton from the 11th century was uncovered and is thought to have belonged to a witch who still haunts the cave; a diver also lost life in here in 1949. In the mill, ...


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    Braunton Inn

    Braunton, Devon

    31.9 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

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


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    Rougemont Castle

    Exeter, Devon

    31.9 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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

    32.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Well House Tavern

    Exeter, Devon

    32.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter, Devon

    32.2 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    The Stables Bed and Breakfast

    Kilmington, Devon

    32.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    I stayed in this historic barn conversion which was a former stable back in the eighteenth century, and experienced a great deal of paranormal activity. Throughout the night, I thought I heard sounds similar to the whinnying of a horse, even though there were none present. I also heard disembodied ...


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    New Look Boutique Store

    Sidmouth, England

    32.9 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    The Cowick Barton

    Exeter, Devon

    33.2 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    Trelewis, Merthyr Tydfil

    33.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    The most commonly encountered occupant here is "Mattie", a former housekeeper from the 19th century, said to still be in the room in which she died. A Little boy is also said to be here, tugging on visitor's clothing. The ghosts here also make a common appearance on video or ...


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    Sidholme Hotel

    Sidmouth, England

    35 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A Victorian woman recently was caught on photograph. She is said to be the wife of the owner from 142 years ago. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kennaway House

    Sidmouth, England

    35.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A young girl named Charlotte is reported here. Occurences became so frequent, one room is now called the Charlotte Room (where she is frequently seen). She is said to also move heavy objects and give guests the sense of not being alone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    New Look

    Sidmouth, England

    35.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A medium was called here after employees kept experiencing items falling off of their racks, noises were unaccounted for, and voices were heard. Some people reported seeing a Victorian granny inside of here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bettiscombe Manor

    blue anchor, England

    35.7 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A businessman named Azariah Pinney had a slave who requested to be buried back in his homeland; after the death, Pinney didn't satisfy the demands and opted to have the slave buried at the local cemetery. Unfortunately, a terrible scream would roar through until the body was taken back to ...


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    The Ley Arms

    blue anchor, Devon

    36.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Powderham Castle

    blue anchor, England

    37.3 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Royal Lion Hotel

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    37.5 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    This historic inn dates back to the early seventeenth century, and is believed by many to be haunted. Witnesses have reported a ghostly most that materialises in the hotel hallways and the sounds of disembodied footsteps. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Castle Hotel

    Neath, Wales

    37.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A chambermaid who hung herself in 1885 is still seen here. In the cellar, staff and visitors believe a wolf can be heard howling. In Room 16, poltergeist activity is common and said to be blamed on a guest who died in the room. A cavalier and Edwardian boy have ...


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    Ashton Court

    blue anchor, North Somerset

    37.7 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Reports of a headless horseman on the court's grounds, other reports of poltergeist activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Oystermouth Castle

    The Mumbles, Wales

    37.7 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Higher Filford Farmhouse

    blue anchor, Dorset

    38.3 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    This historic farmhouse is well known for its produce; and the entity that resides there. The apparition of an grey haired man in a red soldier's uniform allegedly haunts the cheese cellar underneath this house. If spoken to, he is known to disappear backwards into the cellar wall. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Thatched Inn

    blue anchor, Devon

    38.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    The Oxenham Arms

    South Zeal, Devon

    38.5 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    St. Mary's Church

    Beaminster, Dorset

    38.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    The ghost of a murdered schoolboy named John Daniel has been seen here since the time of his death in 1728. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Exmouth Rugby Club

    Exmouth, England

    38.7 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    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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    Spike Island

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    38.8 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A woman in white supposedly haunts here, as does a man whose eyes are black holes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    SS Great Britain

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    38.9 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Former captain, John Gray is heard dragging his boots around the deck, going up and down the stairs. A Victorian woman has also been sensed on deck and sometimes, the energy on here has made people sick to their stomachs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pembroke Road, Clifton

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    39.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    This street used to be used as a gallows. Two of the reported ghosts include that of a phantom dwarf and a beggar named Jenkins Protheroe. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    All Saints Church

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    39.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A monk is said to wander around here and a very vicious elderly has been known to cause fear in those who visit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brandon Hill

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    39.1 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Supposedly, the ghost of a drummer boy is reported to be here. Locals will sometimes hear his drumming at night. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Hatchet

    Bristol, Avon

    39.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    The ghost of a highwayman is said to be here. Most of the phenomena is in the cellar or older portions of the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ostrich Inn

    Bristol, England

    39.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    I worked here about 30 years ago in the kitchen. I used to hear a little child running up and down the stairs. When I would look there was no-one there. I was told it was the ghost of a little girl who had died falling down the stairs. (Submitted by ...


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    University of Bristol - Tyndall Avenue

    Bristol, England

    39.4 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    Students commonly report a headless horseman while walking along Tyndall Avenue. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    39.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A woman from the 18th Century (believed to be actress Sarah Siddons or Sarah Macready) haunts here. She is said to haunt the theatre, particularly backstage. Other reports detail a phantom stagehand who will move objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Granary

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    39.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    A man in Victorian garb is said to haunt the upstairs areas; he is believed to have fallen down a lift shaft. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llandoger Trow

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    39.6 miles from blue anchor, UK-M3

    The 1664 Llandoger Trow pub building is rumored to have been the inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island" and the place where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspirition for "Robinson Crusoe." Some believe the pub may even have been visited a time or two ...


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