Haunted Places in Petersborough, Peterborough



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    Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    Before it was a museum, this was a World War I hospital. An Australian named Thomas Hunter has been seen here since hours after his passing in 1916; he is usually on the staircase. In the cellar, a hooded figure slams doors and throws objects. Some five other ghosts are ...


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    Peterborough Museum

    Peterborough, Peterborough

    With a trip here, you might find yourself face to face with Thomas Hunter, who died during World War I. A sword in the gallery is to have a Roman soldier attached to it; another dark presence is on the first floor by recreation or period shops. Objects are thrown, ...


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    The Talbot Hotel

    Oundle, Northamptonshire

    11.6 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A lady in black is known to appear and vanish by the staircase. She is rumored to be Mary, Queen of Scots. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Ferry Boat Inn

    Petersborough, England

    20.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A woman named Juliet Tewsley hung herself on March 17th, 1050 after suffering from a case of a bad broken heart. She is said to return every March 17th on the eve of her suicide. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kimbolton School

    Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

    20.7 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The ghost of Catherine of Aragon is seen here, having it once been her home. She is usually seen walking in the hall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wysing Arts Centre

    Petersborough, Cambridgeshire

    28.7 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Once a home to another family before being turned into an art museum, one of the former homeowners is said to reside here. The original house is said to have burned down and killed the entire family. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Cambridge

    Cambridge, England

    30.3 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The University of Cambridge dates back to 1209 and has been ranked as one of the best universities in the world. With quite a history, it should be no surprise that Cambridge has had its share of paranormal reports. In the Old Master's Lodge, Henry Butts took his own life ...


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    Castle Rising

    Petersborough, Norfolk

    33.4 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Former French royalty, Queen Isabella, was thought to be responsible for the death of King Edward II (see: Berkeley Castle). After his death, she lived the rest of her life here and was said to have gone mad. People have heard screaming and maniacal laughter. Apparitions and mist have also ...


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    Sandringham House

    Petersborough, Norfolk

    36.2 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Poltergeist activity is reported here; books fly off of shelves, blankets are pulled, footsteps are heard, cold blasts of air are felt, lights turn off and on, and a wheezing noise is heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Delapre Abbey

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

    36.6 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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  • Haunted Battlefields of the South
    Thomas Freese Bryan Bush
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    Belgrave Hall

    Leicester, Leicester

    37.1 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A team of investigators claim that multiple spirits reside here including a Victorian woman usually seen on the staircase or by the garden, a man in one of the upstairs rooms (who is apparently a very negative force), a child and a chef that both died of Tuberculosis, and a ...


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    The Guildhall

    Leicester, Leicester

    37.4 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The library is known for the White Lady (who is also said to move furniture around). In the courtyard, a ghostly cat and dog are seen, a cavalier is reported, and the spirit of a policeman has made his presence known. Burglar alarms are also known to go off for ...


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    RAF Metheringham

    Petersborough, Lincolnshire

    38.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A young woman is often reported on the side of the road trying to get help. She'll often get into the vehicle of the driver (if permitted), but vanish before she reaches her destination (as well as leave behind a foul odour). She is believed to be a young woman ...


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    RAF East Kirby

    East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

    39.9 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The control tower has the most activity; people report hearing footsteps and feeling like they aren't alone. Numerous accidents have taken place here and those victims might be the ones responsible. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bell Inn

    Thetford, Norfolk

    43.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Former keeper, Elizabeth Radcliffe still haunts her old property, as does a hooded monk seen in the main suite bedroom. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bell Inn

    Thetford, Norfolk

    43.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Guests feel watched, smell perfume or grow cold here. They have reported seeing a monk in the main bedroom suite and have seen the former landlady, Elizabeth, in the drawing room. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cross Keys Hotel

    Saffron Walden, Essex

    43.9 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A ghostly woman believed to be Oliver Cromwell's mistress has been seen here. The apparition of a ghostly soldier is more commonly seen and heard in the corridors of the hotel. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Woburn Abbey

    Petersborough, England

    44 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    Brownsover Hall Hotel

    Rugby, Warwickshire

    44.3 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A rather cruel man nicknamed 'One-Handed Boughton’ continued his reign of terror even after his death. His ghost was so vicious, a team of clergymen attempted to exorcise his spirit, but he only returned later on. Footsteps, groaning, growling, and other unusual noises are still heard. Mysterious figures have also ...


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    The Galleries of Justice

    The Shire Hall High Pavement, Nottinghamshire

    45.2 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    In the Entrance Hall, the spirits of a soldier, a lady, and a Victorian gentleman are seen. In the court, knocking is heard and shadows are seen. In the Cell Corridor, odd noises such as footsteps, keys rattling, and doors slamming are heard. The laundry room is known for random ...


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    Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

    45.4 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Claiming to be England's oldest pub, glasses have been smashed by themselves, the scent of perfume fills the air (when no one is around), and a variety of ghosts have been reported here ranging from soldiers to evil entities. People who use the underground tunnels will sometimes report feeling violently ...


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    Raynham Hall

    Petersborough, Norfolk

    46 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Quite possibly the most famous ghost photo was taken at this location. The ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole (referred to as 'The Brown Lady') has been seen here since the 1830's. She has been throughout the building wearing a brown dress. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Minsden Chapel

    Petersborough, Hertfordshire

    46.7 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    Coombe Abbey Hotel

    Petersborough, Warwickshire

    50.1 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A hooded monk is seen, thought to be Abbott Geoffrey; Geoffrey was murdered in 1345 (perhaps he's the poltergeist also reported in the kitchen). A young woman named Matilda also has a history with this house. She had become pregnant by the master of the house, yet he refused to ...


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    Brocket Arms

    Petersborough, Hertfordshire

    51.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    The Bell Hotel

    Winslow, Buckinghamshire

    51.8 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    The Feathers Inn

    Wadesmill, Hertfordshire

    52.2 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A little girl who was run over by a stagecoach is seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Elvaston Castle

    Petersborough, Derbyshire

    52.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The ghost the Grey Lady is said to be here. A maid who killed herself is also sometimes seen, as well as that of a gardener or gamekeeper. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Annesley Hall

    Petersborough, Nottinghamshire

    53.4 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Two ghosts named Elizabeth and William are said to be here. A ghostly fog has also appeared in photographs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Borley Rectory

    Petersborough, Essex

    54.1 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Supposedly one of the most haunted locations in the United Kingdom, apparitions have appeared in photographs, objects have moved on their own, and out-of-place-looking figures have been witnessed all over the grounds of this house. Supposedly, a monk and nun tried to elope around here, but were caught and killed ...


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  • Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting
    Christopher Balzano
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    The Swan Hotel

    Lavenham, Suffolk

    55 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A marriage was going to take place out of wedlock, but the groom left the altar and the bride took her own life. She is most commonly seen in Room 15; it is here where she hung herself. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Coundon Court

    Petersborough, England

    55.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A nanny fell to her death here and had been seen by staff members on the staircase by the library. The founder of the academy, George Singer, has also been seen from time to time looking out the window. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Jorrocks

    Derby, Derby

    56.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Once the George Inn and Lafferty's Pub, a woman's skull is still here and said to come with poltergeist activity (when the skull was sent to be examined, similar activity followed in that location). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Derby Gaol

    Derby, Derby

    56.9 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    In case you want to see the most activity, visit between October and December for a peak in occurrences. Around this time, you might see full-bodied apparitions in the corridors, become mysterously sick within the cells, feel suffocated, uneasy, and watched, all while encountering a variety of sinister ghosts including ...


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    Pleasley Vale Mills

    Pleasley Vale, Nottinghamshire

    57.7 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Once used to make silk, the mills have since been replaced with an office. In the dye room, people reported the ghost of an abusive supervisor who is said to have murdered a woman who would often appear in Mill 1's top floor. Mood swings, nausea, and disorientation are reported ...


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    Warwick Castle

    Warwick, Warwickshire

    60 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    Tamworth Castle

    Petersborough,

    60.8 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The ghost of nun (called The Black Lady) has commonly been photographed in full apparition form. Another ghost, called The White Lady, is said to haunt the battlements which she threw herself from. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Muckleburgh Collection

    Petersborough, Norfolk

    62.9 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Ghost lights have been seen near the World War I pill box and are thought to be ghosts of some women who were killed during the war. Odd noises and phenomenom are picked up near a Russian tank and are believed to be that of the museum founder, Berry Savory. (Submitted ...


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    Tutbury Castle

    Tutbury, Staffordshire

    63.2 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned here; staff have seen her on many occasions, usually between 10:15 and 11:00 at night. A knight is also said to be seen by John of Gaunt's Gateway and harasses employees and visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Holt Hotel

    Petersborough, Oxfordshire

    64.4 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    Saracens Head Inn

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire

    65.3 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    White Horse

    Chelmsford, England

    65.9 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    A bell ringer was supposedly murdered on the stairwell of this pub. Sometimes people will hear his screaming from the area of where he died. Other people say that the man who murdered him, a farmer, is also seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bradley Wood

    Petersborough, North East Lincolnshire

    65.9 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    Supposedly, a solemn looking woman (known as "The Black Lady") is seen here. She is reported to sometimes show up on camera. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Grand Pavilion

    Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    66.1 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The wide variety of activity ranges from children who are seen or heard running down the halls, a woman seen peering out of the upper windows, a man walking his dog, two workers who were killed in the creation of this building, and various poltergeist phenomenon. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

    Kelvedon Hatch, Essex

    66.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The apparitions here include former bunker and RAF personnel, a tall elderly woman, and a dark force in the sick bay. Some people say that the bunker was built by an ancient burial site from the Bronze Age and another story involves a worker who was buried alive in concrete. ...


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    Pomegranate Theatre

    Chesterfield, England

    66.5 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The ghost of a lady in grey has been seen. Nothing is known about her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ettington Park Hotel

    Alderminster, Warwickshire

    66.6 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    Ettington Park Hotel

    Petersborough, Warwickshire

    66.7 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    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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    Renishaw Hall

    Renishaw, Derbyshire

    67.3 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    One of the first floor bedrooms is the site of a 'Phantom Kisser', or a man who will awaken sleeping women by kissing them. An older woman in blue has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Avenue House

    London, Greater London

    68.2 miles from Petersborough, UK-K3

    The spirits said to remain here are a woman who wanders around the premise (believed to be the former governess), a bitter man who can be found in the Turret Room, and a child who was locked in the cellar. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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  • Ghosts of the Northeast
    David J. Pitkin


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