Haunted Places in Bolham, Devon



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    Trout Inn

    Bolham, Devon

    4.2 miles from Bolham, 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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    Fisherman's Cot Inn

    Bolham, Devon

    4.2 miles from Bolham, 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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    Rougemont Castle

    Exeter, Devon

    13.3 miles from Bolham, 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

    13.5 miles from Bolham, 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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    Well House Tavern

    Exeter, Devon

    13.5 miles from Bolham, 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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    Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter, Devon

    13.6 miles from Bolham, 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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    The Cowick Barton

    Exeter, Devon

    14.6 miles from Bolham, 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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    Taunton Castle

    Taunton, Somerset

    17.8 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    The Ley Arms

    Bolham, Devon

    17.8 miles from Bolham, 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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    New Look Boutique Store

    Sidmouth, England

    17.8 miles from Bolham, 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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    Powderham Castle

    Bolham, England

    18.9 miles from Bolham, 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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    Sidholme Hotel

    Sidmouth, England

    19.2 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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

    19.5 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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

    19.6 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Exmouth Rugby Club

    Exmouth, England

    20.7 miles from Bolham, 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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    The Stables Bed and Breakfast

    Kilmington, Devon

    22.1 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    The Choughs Hotel

    Chard, Somerset

    22.7 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    The Oxenham Arms

    South Zeal, Devon

    22.9 miles from Bolham, 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

    23 miles from Bolham, 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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    Tors Hotel

    Bolham, Devon

    24.6 miles from Bolham, 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 White Hart Hotel

    Okehampton, Devon

    25.8 miles from Bolham, 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

    Bolham, Devon

    26.2 miles from Bolham, 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

    26.3 miles from Bolham, 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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    Royal Lion Hotel

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    27.4 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Guildhall Building

    Barnstaple, Devon

    27.5 miles from Bolham, 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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    Bettiscombe Manor

    Bolham, England

    28.6 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Bay Horse Inn

    Ashburton, Devon

    30 miles from Bolham, 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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    The Highwayman Inn

    Bolham, Devon

    30.1 miles from Bolham, 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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    Braunton Inn

    Braunton, Devon

    30.5 miles from Bolham, 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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    The Old Church House Inn

    Bolham, Devon

    30.6 miles from Bolham, 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

    Bolham, Devon

    30.6 miles from Bolham, 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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    Monks Retreat

    Bolham, Devon

    31.2 miles from Bolham, 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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    Higher Filford Farmhouse

    Bolham, Dorset

    31.5 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Clock House Inn

    Bolham, Dorset

    31.6 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    There are reports of various people sighting the apparition of a friendly young woman standing on the car park of the sixteenth century inn. Witnesses say she appears to have no legs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Devil's Stone Inn

    Shebbear, Devon

    32.3 miles from Bolham, 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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    Berry Pomeroy Castle

    Bolham, Devon

    33 miles from Bolham, 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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    St. Mary's Church

    Beaminster, Dorset

    33.2 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Dartington Hall

    Dartington Hall, Devon

    33.4 miles from Bolham, 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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    Thatched Inn

    Bolham, Devon

    34 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Bull Hotel

    Bridport, England

    34.2 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    The upper floor of the hotel is reputedly haunted by children, who screams and cries have been heard by staff and guests. The apparition of a lady in a tweed outfit has been seen seated in the downstairs lobby. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Churston Court

    Bolham, Torbay

    36 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    Monks are seen here walking around the grounds and even through the walls. One monk in particular is said to be in the kitchen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    B3212

    Bolham, Devon

    36 miles from Bolham, 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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    Watermans Arms

    Bolham, Devon

    36.9 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    A woman in grey holding keys (known as Emily) is spotted here from time to time. She usually looks distressed or gloomy. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Acorn Inn

    Evershot, Dorset

    38.6 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    This sixteenth century inn was a former coaching house, and is now home to the spectre of a murdered highwayman. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Royal Castle Hotel

    Dartmouth, England

    39.3 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    At night, the sound of James II exile can be heard. Guests will hear the sounds of horses on cobblestone followed by people exiting or entering a stagecoach, the door of the coach slamming, and then the carriage will take off, followed by three bell chimes. Other spirits reported here ...


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    Dartmouth Castle

    Dartmouth, Devon

    39.8 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    The ghosts of several men (positive and negative energies) are reported in the Victorian gun gallery and the old tower. Also in the tower, a young lady is reported as well as a child. Poltergeist activity has been reported in various areas, loud banging noises are heard, and emotions can ...


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    Wookey Hole Caves / Wookey Hole Mill

    Wookey Hole, Somerset

    41.2 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff, Wales

    41.2 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    The National Museum Cardiff

    Cardiff, Cymru

    41.5 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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    Miskin Manor

    Bolham, Wales

    41.6 miles from Bolham, UK-D4

    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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