Haunted Places in Horeham, East Sussex



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    Hellingly Hospital

    Horeham, England

    Before it finally closed in the mid 1990's, Hellingly Hospital was a psychiatric center. More than 100 years later, the site is since abandoned and is a popular spot for exploration; however, some people find more than they wanted. Other than the overall eerie feeling given off, people report feeling ...


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    Michelham Priory

    Horeham, East Sussex

    4.1 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    It's common to catch something on film here. The Grey Lady is said to be by the moat where her child drowned. The former owner, Thomas Sackville, also has a reputation here; unfortunately, his reputation involves the torture of another ghost named Rosie (who is at the top of the ...


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    Pevensey Castle

    Pevensey, East Sussex

    7.7 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A Lady in Grey is thought to be Lady Joan Pelham who died while protecting the castle from invaders. She wanders the castle as does another woman, except wearing white. Monks, Roman soldiers, and a man with a dog have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hastings Castle

    Hastings, England

    15.2 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The ghost of a nun or cloaked woman has been seen on the West Hill and even photographed. Another woman carrying a child has also been seen; she is said to be a woman deserted by her lover so she opted to end her life as well as her child's. ...


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    Hever Castle

    Horeham, Kent

    19.4 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Anne Boleyn is seen in the gardens and by the bridge crossing the River Eden. An angry spirit also lurks here banging on the walls and throwing objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Mermaid Inn

    Rye, East Sussex

    21.1 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A woman in either white or grey is said to sit by the fireplace in Room 1, a well-dressed, old-fashioned man has been seen in Room 19, objects are known to move or be thrown around, cold spots are noticed, and clothes that are left out in the night can ...


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    Ramada Crawley Gatwick

    Crawley, West Sussex

    23.5 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A night watchman was murdered by drinking poisoned wine; he is responsible for playing with lights or unlocking the broom closet by itself. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bramber Castle

    Horeham, West Sussex

    24.8 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A former family that lived in this castle was said to have been overthrown, locked away in here, and then starved to death at the order of King John I. Ragged and skinny spirits are seen here ranging from children to adults. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Chequers Inn

    Smarden, Kent

    24.9 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Highwayman, Dick Turpin is reported here. He is said to sit at a table and write using a quill. A Napoleonic-era soldier has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Maltman's Hill

    Smarden, Kent

    26.2 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    People claim that along this road, a phantom carriage travels. Drivers will report the sounds of wooden wheels turning or hooves on cobblestone even though the road has been paved over. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dering Wood - Screaming Woods

    Smarden, Kent

    26.6 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A colonel is said to be the most prominent haunter in this forest. He is reported to have hung himself and appears to be very lifelike. Other reports say that more than 50 people have died in this area and some of them still possibly remain. Often, ectoplasm or ghostly ...


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    Village Brickworks

    Horeham, Kent

    27.1 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A brickworker was supposedly crushed by a ton of bricks or fell to his death (depending on which variation is heard). His scream can be heard coming from where he died. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dering Arms

    Pluckley, Kent

    27.2 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    An elderly Victorian era woman with a bonnet is reported to here, as well as the White Lady. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fright Corner

    Horeham, Kent

    27.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Fright Corner was the location of a highwayman's execution (his name being given as Robert DuBois), supposedly. Long after having met his fate by a sword or spear, his shadow still lurks around his final spot. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pinnock Bridge

    Horeham, Kent

    27.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Locals here know the history of someone known as the Watercress Woman, a gypsy who burned to death after her clothing caught on fire. People claim to see her walking around the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Larkfield Priory Hotel

    Horeham, Kent

    27.7 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A servant named Charlotte either died during a botched abortion or killed herself after she lost her baby. Either way, her ghost is still reported here. Numerous other ghosts have been picked up; this could possibly be attributed to the gallows that once stood on this property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Blacksmith Arms

    Horeham, Kent

    27.7 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Reports say that there is a cavalier who is still seen here, generally in the upstairs rooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elvey Farm

    Horeham, Kent

    27.9 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The ghost of Edward Brett (a man who killed himself) and a man in a military uniform are spotted here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Schoolmaster's Hanging Site

    Horeham, Kent

    28.2 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A schoolmaster hung himself around this area wearing a coat and striped pants. People who see his ghost say that is still wearing the same outfit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Black Horse

    Horeham, Kent

    28.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Inside of this pub, claims of poltergeist activity draw in curious people. Items usually disappear and reappear when guests aren't looking. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Parish Church of St Nicholas

    Horeham, Kent

    28.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    One of the members of the Dering Family gave birth to a stillborn child placed in an unmarked grave. Now, there are reports that she can be seen wandering the graveyard, often referred to as the Red Lady. Another spirit, known simply as The White Lady is also seen around ...


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    Leeds Castle

    Broomfield, England

    28.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The ghost of a black dog is seen here, being associated as a bad omen for the family who lived here. The Duchess of Gloucester, who was once imprisoned here, and a woman with long, flowing hair have also been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Oakhurst Grange School

    Caterham, Surrey

    28.8 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A private prep school for boys and girls ages 4-11 it seems unremarkable. however the building itself experienced several odd events after the late 1990's. The attic was renovated into a large art studio after years of neglect and there were several reports of students and faculty a like ...


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    Blue Bell Hill

    Horeham, Kent

    30.7 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    According to local legend, a bride-to-be was killed along the A229. Her spirit still walks along the road and sometimes attempts to hitchhike, but vanishes. Another case involve a young girl who was hit by a car and wrapped in a blanket until help could arrive, but the girl had ...


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    Charing

    Charing, England

    31.2 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Pluckley, a small village in the county of Kent in England, is well known as the most haunted place in the UK. However, just a couple of miles down the road and sitting in a valley is the historic village of Charing. My family lived there for many years and ...


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    Boys Hall

    Willesborough, Kent

    31.9 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A woman who lost her lover in a duel is seen wandering around. A stable master, named Thomas, and a ghost called "John the Drunk" are also here. Be warned before you come here: some people have been grabbed by unseen hands or hear scratching noises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Walnut Tree

    Aldington, Kent

    32.5 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    George Ransley, a criminal, is said to haunt here. Another haunting involves a group of smugglers who killed one of their members and hid the body in a well; the sound of the body being dragged and dropped can be heard. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Rochester Castle

    Rochester, England

    34.5 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Lady Blanche de Warenne was killed during a siege in 1264. An arrow intended to kill her husband bounced off his breastplate and struck her instead; she then fell from the keep. Some say that they see the fall repeating itself, others hear disembodied footsteps within the castle. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Fort Amherst

    Chatham, Medway

    34.6 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    It's very common to capture heavy fog in photographs. People have seen shadows, full-bodied apparitions, and heard strange voices. People who walk through the tunnel will sometimes wind up with a child's handprint on them. A ghost soldier is also seen, but usually more often to the regulars here. (Submitted by ...


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    Chislehurst Caves

    Chislehurst, Greater London

    34.9 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A strange mist will appear in many photos despite no reason. Sounds of children and dogs barking also come from within. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Chatham, Medway

    35 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A teenaged girl is commonly seen in the windows staring at the sea, believed to be waiting for her lover to return. The spirits of a woman and an angry man are possibly responsible for doors slamming and the feeling of being watched. A female supervisor who died here in ...


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    Arundel Castle

    Arundel, England

    35.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Four main spirits are said to reside here: The first Earl of Arundel (who once oversaw this castle), a young woman who killed herself by jumping from one of the towers, The Blue Man who is usually located in the library (believed to be a Cavalier under the rule of ...


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    Amberley Castle

    Arundel, West Sussex

    35.3 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    This castle dates back to 1103. Over the centuries, it was close to falling into ruin, but was restored in 1893. In the Herstmonceux Room, a woman who became pregnant (and was shunned by her family) is reported. She is said to have leapt to her death from the battlements ...


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    Dartford Library

    Dartford, Kent

    36.4 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Books are said to fall off of their shelves, employees are grabbed or have their clothing tugged, and people have the sense that someone is always watching them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hall Place, Kent

    Dartford, England

    36.9 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The White Lady of Tower was said to have seen her husband's murder and, soon after, died of grief. She is seen near the tower, sometimes looking out the window. A man known as the Black Prince also appears here; he is said to be a bad omen. Other shadows ...


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    The Woolpack Inn

    Chilham, Kent

    38.4 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The ghost is that of the Grey Lady; she roams the building, but is known for being quite friendly. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Coalhouse Fort

    East Tilbury, Essex

    38.7 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The history of this location dates back to ancient times; some of those who oversaw this building are very well said to remain. In the tunnels, many report shadows, full-bodied apparitions, and mist showing up in photographs. Some people have been grabbed or had objects thrown at them. In the ...


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    Caesar's Nightclub

    London, Greater London

    39.6 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Now demolished (April 2015), the nightclub was once owned by a demonologist. The ghost of a woman named Ruth was commonly reported here, accompanied by the sound of footsteps and doors opening and closing by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Queen's House, Greenwich

    London, Greater London

    40.5 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    In 1966, a famous photograph captured spectres ascending the Tulip Staircase. Nothing is known about these figures, but guests have reported seeing figures in out-of-date clothing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Greenwich Foot Tunnel

    London, Greater London

    40.8 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    While the claustrophobic atmoshpere might be explained by the location of the tunnel, sometimes, people don't feel like they are alone when crossing here. A pair in Victorian clothes have been seen taking this path, disappearing as people approach. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wimbledon Common

    London, England

    41.6 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Jerry Abershaw, nicknamed "The Laughing Highwayman", was known to terrorize this area before his hanging. He is seen on horseback riding through the common. The spirit of an escaped convict is also said to haunt this area. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stockwell tube station

    London, Greater London

    41.6 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A very sociable workman is said to approach people, but disappear suddenly. He is thought to be the ghost of a man who died at this station in the 1950's. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel Godalming

    Godalming, Surrey

    41.8 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The ghost of Peter the Great is said to kick his boots off early in the morning hours. Objects are also thrown around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Blackwall Tunnel

    Horeham, Greater London

    42 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    People have reported a case of a phantom hitchhiker; he asks for a ride to visit his girlfriend, but vanishes before reaching the other end. It's believed to be the spirit of a motorcyclist who died in 1960. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hampton Court

    East Molesey, Greater London

    42.2 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The ghost of Catherine Howard is reported here, sometimes heard screaming, and a woman in grey, believed to be Sybil Penn has also been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kennington tube station

    London, Greater London

    42.4 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    The loop here is used for empty trains to reroute. Train drivers have reported an invisible guest walking through the carriages and opening doors to other compartments. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Verdley Woods

    Horeham, West Sussex

    42.5 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    It is said that the last wild bear in England was killed here and now haunts the forest. Shadows are seen and guests sometimes feel like they are being watched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Vauxhall station

    London, Greater London

    42.5 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    A tall woman in brown clothing is seen in the tunnels. She is said to be seven feet tall. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Town of Ramsgate - The Wapping Old Stairs

    London, England

    42.7 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Beside this building are the Wapping Old Stairs; George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, is seen by the Thames as if he is patrolling. Low tide is said to be the most common time for something or someone to manifest. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elephant & Castle tube station

    London, Greater London

    42.8 miles from Horeham, UK-E2

    Footsteps and the sound of running are common. Sometimes, people are seen pacing in the carriages before vanishing. Knocks and rapping is also heard coming from empty corridors. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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