Haunted Places in Highworth, Swindon



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    Jolly Tar Inn and Public House

    Highworth, Swindon

    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

    4.6 miles from Highworth, UK-N9

    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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    The Planks Auction Rooms

    Swindon, Swindon

    5.5 miles from Highworth, 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

    5.8 miles from Highworth, 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

    Highworth, Swindon

    6.6 miles from Highworth, 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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    Chiseldon House Hotel

    Chiseldon, Swindon

    7.2 miles from Highworth, 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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    Crown Inn

    Highworth, Wiltshire

    11 miles from Highworth, 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

    Highworth, England

    14.1 miles from Highworth, 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

    14.5 miles from Highworth, 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

    Highworth, Wiltshire

    14.6 miles from Highworth, 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

    14.6 miles from Highworth, 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

    14.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    Old Hankerton Vicarage

    Highworth, Wiltshire

    14.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    Chapel Cottage

    Highworth, England

    17 miles from Highworth, 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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    The Old Bell Hotel and Restaurant

    Malmesbury, Wiltshire

    17.3 miles from Highworth, 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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    Manor Farm House

    Highworth, Wiltshire

    19.3 miles from Highworth, 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

    Highworth, England

    19.9 miles from Highworth, 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

    20.1 miles from Highworth, 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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    Magpie

    Chippenham, England

    20.9 miles from Highworth, 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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    Oxford Castle

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    20.9 miles from Highworth, 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

    21.3 miles from Highworth, 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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    Five Alls Public House

    Chippenham, England

    21.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    Macdonald Bear Hotel

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    21.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    The Black Swan Hotel

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    22.2 miles from Highworth, 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

    22.2 miles from Highworth, 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

    22.2 miles from Highworth, 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

    22.3 miles from Highworth, 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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    The Rectory

    Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire

    23 miles from Highworth, 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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    Porch House

    Potterne, Wiltshire

    24.1 miles from Highworth, 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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    Tourist Information Centre - Arnold House

    Corsham, Wiltshire

    24.4 miles from Highworth, 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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    Mill Street

    Prestbury, Gloucestershire

    25.3 miles from Highworth, 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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    Woodchester Mansion

    Highworth, Gloucestershire

    25.6 miles from Highworth, 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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    Owlpen Manor

    Highworth, Gloucestershire

    25.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    Petty France Manor

    Petty France, South Gloucestershire

    26.3 miles from Highworth, 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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    The Holt Hotel

    Highworth, Oxfordshire

    26.6 miles from Highworth, 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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    Ancient Ram Inn

    Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

    27.8 miles from Highworth, 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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    Fat Fowl Restaurant

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    30.1 miles from Highworth, 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

    30.2 miles from Highworth, 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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    Stonehenge

    Highworth, Wiltshire

    30.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    Avon Fire and Rescue Station

    Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

    32.3 miles from Highworth, 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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    Berkeley Castle

    Berkeley, Gloucestershire

    32.8 miles from Highworth, 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

    32.9 miles from Highworth, 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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    Watlington House

    Reading, England

    33.7 miles from Highworth, 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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    Ettington Park Hotel

    Highworth, Warwickshire

    35.1 miles from Highworth, UK-N9

    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

    35.2 miles from Highworth, UK-N9

    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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    Littledean Jail

    Highworth, Gloucestershire

    36.1 miles from Highworth, UK-N9

    It's common to hear children crying in the lower sections. A man in a green uniform is seen in the courtroom and the former jailer is said to throw people around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Dower House, Stoke Park

    Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire

    37.3 miles from Highworth, UK-N9

    The ghost of Lady Elizabeth Somerset is reported to knock three times at her memorial if she is present (she died after falling from her horse). Some people report seeing her and other report the sound of horse hooves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Debenhams' Department Store

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    38 miles from Highworth, 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

    38 miles from Highworth, 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

    38.1 miles from Highworth, 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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