Haunted Places in Headington, Oxfordshire



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    University of Oxford

    Oxford, England

    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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    Oxford Castle

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    2.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Macdonald Bear Hotel

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    9.5 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    The Holt Hotel

    Headington, Oxfordshire

    13.1 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    The Hellfire Caves

    West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    18.5 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    The George and Dragon Hotel

    Headington, Buckinghamshire

    18.5 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A spirit who has since become known as "The White Lady" has been seen here. She is believed to have killed by a former lover and her footsteps can heard throughout the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bell Hotel

    Winslow, Buckinghamshire

    19 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    The former owner of the hotel, Angelina, was pushed down the stairs by her lover when he learned she was pregnant. She is still here, as are two other spirits that can't seem to cross over. The first is the spirit of a little girl looking for her family, the ...


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    Watlington House

    Reading, England

    22.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Jolly Tar Inn and Public House

    Headington, Swindon

    24.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Harrow Inn

    Wanborough, Swindon

    25.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Saracens Head Inn

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire

    25.6 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A 17th century woman is said to remain here as is the ghost of another figure, yet to be identified. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Littlecote House

    Headington, England

    26.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Chiseldon House Hotel

    Chiseldon, Swindon

    28.1 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    28.1 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    28.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    Headington, Swindon

    29.1 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Three Legged Cross

    Warfield, England

    29.2 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    Now closed, a gypsy was said to have cursed the pub; not long after, the owner fell ill and died. The gypsy herself is seen wandering around nearby. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Woburn Abbey

    Headington, England

    30.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    The Abbot of Woburn denounced the king and was hanged for his opinion; he was seen standing beside the old tree from which he hanged, yet, is no longer thought to be there. In the Butler's Pantry, a strange brown blur is seen (said to resemble a monk). Duchess Mary ...


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    South Hill Park

    Bracknell, England

    31.3 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A fire in the 19th century took the lives of two children. They are reported throughout the property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Windsor Castle

    Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead

    31.5 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    The ghosts of Henry VIII (seen wandering in the halls), Anne Boleyn (seen in the Dean's Cloister looking out the window), Queen Elizabeth I (usually wearing all black), King George III (usually seen throughout, looking out of the windows), and Queen Victoria (seen throughout) have all been reported here. (Submitted by ...


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    Ettington Park Hotel

    Headington, Warwickshire

    31.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    This location was used as the set for the 1963 horror film The Haunting, but the location itself has more to offer. Reports of several Victorian-era ghosts are seen including that of a woman, a servant, and former occupants Edward Shirley, as well as two of the Shirley children who ...


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    Ettington Park Hotel

    Alderminster, Warwickshire

    31.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A woman named Lady Emma is seen in a white dress floating through walls. In the library, a man has been seen accompanied by a dog, and a Victorian woman has been seen throughout. A monk, an army officer, and two children who drowned are also reported here. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Crown Inn

    Headington, Wiltshire

    33.3 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Salisbury A30

    Hook, Hampshire

    33.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Chapel Cottage

    Headington, England

    34.3 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    The Ostrich

    Slough, Slough

    34.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    The murders in this inn was the basis for Sweeney Todd; wealthy travelers were stripped of all useful items, then a level would open up a trapdoor where the victim would fall into a boiling pot of fat where they would die. Most of the activity is upstairs where the ...


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    Ickenham tube station

    Ickenham, Greater London

    35 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A woman wearing a red scarf fell onto the track and was electrocuted to death in the 1950's. People have reported seeing her here, recognizing her by her scarf. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Delapre Abbey

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

    35.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    In the fifteenth century, the Battle of Northampton took place here. Along with the ghosts of deceased soldiers, nuns are also reported here. In the cellar, objects move and voices are heard. The enery responsible for it isn't said to be a good one. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Avebury Stone Circle

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    35.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    Headington, Wiltshire

    35.8 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    35.8 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    35.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Old Hankerton Vicarage

    Headington, Wiltshire

    37.3 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Heathrow Airport

    Longford, Greater London

    37.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A plane accident in 1948 killed almost all of the 22 on board; one passenger who died will approach people asking if they have seen his briefcase before vanishing. He is also said to walk the runways. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Zurich Municipal

    Farnborough, Hampshire

    37.8 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    Poltergeist activity is reported throughout. The location was once a monastery in the 14th century, but used to torture monks. Monks can be heard screaming and chanting in here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mill Street

    Prestbury, Gloucestershire

    37.8 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Manor Farm House

    Headington, Wiltshire

    39.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Warwick Castle

    Warwick, Warwickshire

    40.1 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    Sir Fulke Greville, a poet, playwright, and later, Commissioner of Treasury, restored this castle to the condition that it currently remains in, but was murdered by his servant after an argument ensued. Greville died here and has been seen in his former study room, sometimes standing in the shadows watching ...


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    The Old Bell Hotel and Restaurant

    Malmesbury, Wiltshire

    40.2 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Brocket Arms

    Headington, Hertfordshire

    40.4 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A priest who was either tried and hanged or, rather, committed suicide is said to haunt here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    White Rose Cottage

    Headington, England

    40.5 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Preston Manor

    Wembley, Greater London

    40.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    A wrongly excommunicated nun, nicknamed "The White Lady", haunted here from the 16th century until the late 19th century demanding a Christian burial. a skeleton was uncovered while doing work on the house and was thought to belong to her; since the discovery, the apparitions of her ceased. A woman ...


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    Old Rectory

    All Cannings, Wiltshire

    40.7 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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    Minsden Chapel

    Headington, Hertfordshire

    41.6 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    The ruins of this chapel are home to a phantom monk who said to ring bells (which do not exist anymore) and that of a nun who was murdered in a nearby tunnel system. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Crown Hotel

    Alton, Hampshire

    42.6 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    In the lounge bar is a painting of John Gould. People have reported seeing him throughout, as well as his sister in Room 3. In the cellar, a man named Patrick is said to be protective of his alcohol and scares staff who try to touch it. A dog is ...


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    The Black Swan Hotel

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    43.8 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    43.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    43.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    43.9 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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

    44.1 miles from Headington, UK-K2

    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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