Haunted Places in bourton, Swindon



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    Harrow Inn

    Wanborough, Swindon

    People have reported hearing the sounds of a spectral horse and coaches crashing outside the inn, and seeing a worried man in period clothing rushing through the inn as if searching for something. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Chiseldon House Hotel

    Chiseldon, Swindon

    4.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    There are reports of a poltergeist haunting this historic hotel, including pictures that move by themselves and the sound of a cannon being fired emanating from the downstairs kitchen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Planks Auction Rooms

    Swindon, Swindon

    4.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    These historic auction rooms have been converted to apartments, but alleged hauntings have been reported ever since there conversion. Tenants have reported loud crashes and bangs when there is no one around, and a pale face that peers from the upper floor windows before vanishing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Clifton Hotel and Brewery

    Swindon, Swindon

    5.3 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    This hotel and brewery is haunted by a poltergeist who likes to throw glasses and break sherry bottles. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Check Inn

    bourton, Swindon

    5.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Staff and customers at this old pub have reported seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering through the bar area that vanish suddenly when approached. Various visitors have reported experiencing the vision of a man in a powdered wig writing poetry. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jolly Tar Inn and Public House

    bourton, Swindon

    6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Guests and staff alike have encountered the apparition of a tall man who haunts the establishment. Other strange activity reported hear includes ghostly laughter and strange noises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Crown Inn

    bourton, Wiltshire

    9.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Guests hear have been harassed by an unseen presence, which blows on their necks, pushes them, brushes against them and even twists their ears. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Littlecote House

    bourton, England

    10.4 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Will Darrell once occupied this home until death from a horseback accident. His ghost, as well as a woman in blue have been reported. Perhaps one of the more stranger sightings is that of a midwife carrying a baby; they are thought to have died in a fire started by ...


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    The Avebury Stone Circle

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    12.4 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A certain energy is given off by the stones here; one man was crushed to death in the 14th century by one of these monoliths and other legends give the idea that these stones are protected by guardians. Shadowy figures are seen among them and voices are heard singing at ...


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    The Red Lion

    bourton, Wiltshire

    12.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A woman named Florie was thrown down a well after being caught having an affair. She is known to throw things, haunt the ladies' washroom, and has been seen walking about. A bearded man has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Lodge

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    12.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    This historic bed and breakfast is haunted by at least three apparitions. Guests have seen the apparition of a young woman, a man in Georgian clothing and a phantom coach drawn by four jet black horses. Staff have heard a voice which speaks to them in French. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Avebury Church

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    12.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A local riding past the churchyard on a bicycle reported seeing a tall white apparition standing there. I myself have visited this church, and have seen a shadowy figure sitting at a pew near the front. After mentioning this comment to a local, he reported having seen strange lights and ...


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    Chapel Cottage

    bourton, England

    13.7 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Townspeople believe a witch used to live on this old cottage on Forest Road, and people driving past the cottage have reported seeing her peering out from the upper floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Hankerton Vicarage

    bourton, Wiltshire

    16.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A former resident of the early twentieth century vicarage reportedly saw a disembodied pair of legs dressed in grey flannel trousers wandering through the property before vanishing on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Manor Farm House

    bourton, Wiltshire

    16.8 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Reportedly haunted by an elderly woman who was decapitated after her burial by a corrupt man. She haunts the manor house where she passed away and is reportedly covered in blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    White Rose Cottage

    bourton, England

    17.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The apparition of a lady in a black dress has been moving around the house at night as if she is protecting something. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Rectory

    All Cannings, Wiltshire

    17.9 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The rectory is haunted by a Grey Lady, who has been seen standing at the foot of people's beds. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old Bell Hotel and Restaurant

    Malmesbury, Wiltshire

    18.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The Grey Lady is seen in the James Ody room; she was said to have an unhappy marriage and wound up here. In the Foe room, the door was jammed from the inside, but when workers went inside to investigate, found nothing wrong. Objects have been smashed and cold spots ...


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    The Black Swan Hotel

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    20.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A woman in a white dress is seen throughout the hotel, usually floating in and out of walls. In the cellar, visitors report faces showing up in photos (coming out of the walls). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Palace Cinema

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    20.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The cinema is haunted by the apparitions of two men in period clothing, who have been seen in the lounge and on the staircase. The projectionist booth is also haunted, with reports of cold spots and the sensation of an unseen presence. During closing hours, staff reportedly hear loud footsteps ...


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    Upstairs and Downstairs Antiques

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    20.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Paranormal occurrences reported by staff working here include disembodied footsteps and the inexplicable smell of smoke. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wiltshire Museum

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    20.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    This museum was formerly the mansion owned by the Cunningham family, and the matriarch of the family reportedly appears in the museum after hours and wanders around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Magpie

    Chippenham, England

    20.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    This store is located in a former tavern, and is believed to be haunted by three apparitions. The first is that of a man in a Trilby hat, who has been seen by staff and customers on the ground floor. The other apparitions are of a middle-aged woman and her ...


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    Five Alls Public House

    Chippenham, England

    21.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The public house is rumoured to be haunted by an old woman, a former tenant of the inn. People have reported furniture moving around by itself and lights that turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Oxford Castle

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    21.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Full-bodied shadows and faces have appeared on camera here. A woman is seen at the castle mound, white mist is seen by the stairs, and footsteps are commonly heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Oxford

    Oxford, England

    22 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Oxford is the second-oldest surviving university in the world, dating back to 1096. The most commonly reported ghost is that of a former master named Obadiah Walker, seen in the front quad. King Charles I, beheaded in his prime, is seen at Christ Church College, as has one of his ...


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    Porch House

    Potterne, Wiltshire

    22.3 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    This historic house dates back to the fifteenth century. During the late twentieth century, a lot of archaeological work was carried out on the building, and many workers reported sighting a shadowy apparition sitting in a rocking chair in the upstairs bedroom. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Rectory

    Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire

    23.3 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A local guide on haunted buildings referred to the rectory as one of the most haunted buildings in town, but the origin of the haunting is unknown. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Macdonald Bear Hotel

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    23.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A mother named Elizabeth, and her son, Christopher, are seen here; Christopher is quite playful with the guests. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tourist Information Centre - Arnold House

    Corsham, Wiltshire

    24.1 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    This historic house, currently serving as the town information centre, is haunted by the apparitions of two men in period clothing. The turn lights on and off and have been known to cause power failures. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Petty France Manor

    Petty France, South Gloucestershire

    27.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The two most well-known ghosts are that of Amelia (who died during childbirth) and is known for making the chandelier swing around, and that of a man who sits alone in the dining room appearing and disappearing spontaneously. Many others ghosts are thought to frequent here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Stonehenge

    bourton, Wiltshire

    27.7 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    One of the most iconic monuments in the world, Stonehenge is believed to have been a cemetery and sacrificial site back in 3000 BC. Video has emerged of a white figure walking through here which gives more idea to the speculation that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Owlpen Manor

    bourton, Gloucestershire

    28 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Four ghosts have made their presence known here: the first if that of Queen Margaret of Anjou who returned here in death because of the joy it brought her in life. In the east wing, a monk in black; people are unsure whether or not he was fleeing from a ...


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    Woodchester Mansion

    bourton, Gloucestershire

    28 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The chapel is said to have the most activity; it is said that Satanic rituals once took place in here and with it. A tall apparition as well as an element have settled in, possibly because of it. Other figures around the mansion include an elderly woman who grabs visitors, ...


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    The Holt Hotel

    bourton, Oxfordshire

    28.6 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A highwayman named Claude Duval occupied this building and killed the former landlord. In Room 3, guests feel as if they are being watched and beds shake by themselves. Sometimes, heavy footsteps are heard walking down the hall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mill Street

    Prestbury, Gloucestershire

    29 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A headless horsemen is seen riding down this street. He was knocked off of his horse, interrogated for his political connections, then beheaded. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fat Fowl Restaurant

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    29.3 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    There are reports of the piano in the dining room playing by itself, but when staff investigate, there is no one there. An unseen presence moves around cutlery and opens and closes doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Beehive Inn

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    29.4 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Reports of the apparition of a young woman appearing in various rooms. (Believed to currently be closed). (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ancient Ram Inn

    Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

    29.7 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Supposedly the site of many pagan rituals when it was first built, this site is location to a woman who can be found in "The Witch's Room". She was accused of witchcraft in the early 16th century and later burned at the stake, but remains here. Another room, "The Bishop's ...


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    Watlington House

    Reading, England

    31.3 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    Former occupant, Captain Edward Purvis is said to remain here. Sometimes he is seen throughout here; an investigation or two won't hurt to find out if he's alone or not. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Avon Fire and Rescue Station

    Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

    32 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A ghost of a templar has been seen here. According to legend, he might have been involved with occult activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Debenhams' Department Store

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    34.8 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The headless apparition of the Duke of Buckingham has been seen here. He was executed back in the fifteenth century. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St. Thomas and St. Edmund Church

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    34.8 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A distressed woman in grey has been reported. She is said to disappear when talked to. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Haunch of Venison

    Wiltshire, Salisbury, Wiltshire

    34.8 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A woman in white has been spotted here. Objects are also reported to move by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Berkeley Castle

    Berkeley, Gloucestershire

    34.9 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    The castle used to have a foul pit where animal carcasses, and occasionally that of a human, were dumped. Some prisoners were locked in a nearby cell where the stench itself was enough to make them ill and soon die. One prisoner was King Edward II who managed to survive ...


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    The Edward Jenner Museum

    Berkeley, Gloucestershire

    35 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A recent photo taken in the attic caught what appeared to be a man sitting in a chair. Many believe that the ghost of Edward Jenner himself, father of modern vaccination, resides in his old home and is likely to be the figure in the photo. Another spirit has been ...


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    Salisbury Cathedral

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    35.1 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A man named Lord Stourton was hanged for murder and buried here. Occasionally, people claim to see the noose he was hung with over his grave. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Green Dragon Public House

    Alderbury, Wiltshire

    36.1 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    There are rumours of a secret passage connecting the public house to the church, and staff have reportedly seen the apparition of a cleric monk in the basement walking through walls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Salisbury A30

    Hook, Hampshire

    36.4 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A highwayman named William Boulter was hung for crimes. He is said to be seen along portions of the road. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Hellfire Caves

    West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    37.5 miles from bourton, UK-N9

    A man named Paul Whitehead was once the secretary to the Hellfire Club. After his death in 1774, he wanted his heart to be placed in an urn which was on display until it was stolen. He seen wandering around, supposedly looking for his heart. A ghost of a teenager ...


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