Haunted Places in Swillington, Leeds



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    Temple Newsam

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

    The reports here include am Edwardian-era figure who walks through walls, a child that can be seen and heard upstairs, and various shadows seen throughout the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pontefract Castle

    Pontefract, England

    6.7 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    After 5pm, a monk is seen walking from what was the kitchen towards the Queen's tower. A little, raggedly girl is also thought to be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wakefield Kirkgate Railway Station

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    6.8 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The ghost of a woman in a Victorian dress has been seen wandering the area between Platform 1 and 2. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bolling Hall

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

    13.2 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    It is said that the ghost of an elderly woman appeared to a sleeping Earl who had plans of massacring the town of Bradford; her presence convinced him to call off the mass killing. People report drastic emotional changes throughout the hall, coins fall from the ceiling, people feel breathing ...


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    York Guild Hall

    York, York

    19 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The ancient City of York is famed for being one of (if not the) most haunted cities in Europe . York Guild Hall is one of York’s most historic and haunted locations, with its tales of ghostly black monks, dis-incarnate voices and shadowy figures. The York Guild Hall was built ...


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    East Riddlesden Hall

    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire

    20.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The Grey Lady occupies a chamber named after her; another spirit named the Blue Lady is thought to have drowned in the pond. Shadows are a commonly witnessed phenomenon, objects vanish and reappear, and people never feel alone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Conisborough Castle

    Conisbrough, England

    21 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The White Lady is seen near the ledge in which she fell to her death; a phantom monk has also been seen wandering about. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Parkside Social Club

    Haworth, England

    22.2 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A Victorian girl has been seen and heard running up and down the stairs. She is said to frequent the pool room which is why some people avoid it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Black Bull

    Haworth, West Yorkshire

    22.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A poltergeist has a reputation to throw glasses around. Two people in period clothing are also seen here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Old Silent Inn

    Stanbury, England

    24.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A former landlady's presence is reported here. She is said to have been an avid lover of the wild cats, ringing a bell to let them know that food was ready. The ringing of the bell is still heard to some. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Saltmarshe Hall

    Saltmarshe, East Riding of Yorkshire

    24.9 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    From the early 19th century to mid-1970s, one family owned this estate, but all died off (some were known for their eccentric behaviours). The cellar and servant's quarters are where most ghost hunters hear noises, pick up EMF readings, or witness full-bodied apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The National Emergency Services Museum

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

    26.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Upstairs, a child will cling onto people; another spirit named Brian is heard in this area and a black fog is sometimes seen. A vicious spirit named Cain used to occupy a cell here; he is said to choke visitor, cause the temperature to drop, and smell of disinfectant. Another ...


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    The Manor Castle

    Sheffield, England

    27.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A white figure has been seen here since the 1980's. He is described as wearing "wearing gaiters and a plumed hat" by the owner's daughter. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Busby Stoop Inn

    Swillington, North Yorkshire

    31.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Thomas Busby was hanged for his crimes, but always loved his seat at this location. After his death, anyone who sits in this chair meets an untimely and always tragic death; the chair has been hung on the wall to prevent anyone from accidentally sitting in it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Renishaw Hall

    Renishaw, Derbyshire

    32.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    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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    Oldham Coliseum Theatre

    Oldham, Greater Manchester

    32.3 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    In 1947, actor Harold Norman was accidentally stabbed to death during a performance of Macbeth; he is said to have returned here in the afterlife. After the death of worker Carl Paulsen, a ghost resembling him started appearing, as well. Objects are known to move or fall down. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Royal Court Theatre

    Bacup, Lancashire

    32.3 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    An apparition has been photographed here numerous times and is believed to be a woman named Norah; another woman named Kitty is also seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Winnats Pass

    Swillington, England

    33.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A soon-to-be-married couple made a stop around, but were robbed and killed by a group of miners. The couple have been reported along the pass seeking help. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Greengate Brewery

    Middleton, Greater Manchester

    34.7 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Many workers have died here as a result of falling into the vats and drowning. The most commonly seen ghosts include a woman who sits at a table in the boardroom, a woman in a brown dress in the kitchen, and a figure in a brown cloak. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nunnington Hall

    Swillington, North Yorkshire

    35.3 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A very strict mother loved her son, but locked her stepson in the attic. The stepson eventually disappeared (either escaping or being murdered), and soon the other child fell to his death. The heartbroken mother soon lost her sanity and long after her death, she and the two children are ...


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    Tynedale Farm

    Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancashire

    35.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The house here was owned by a descendant of Alice Nutter, executed in the 1612 witch trials. Phantom monks are reported here as well as that of a servant girl who travels between here and Lower Wellhead farm. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lower Well Head Farm

    Swillington, Lancashire

    35.7 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    This was the site of a series of witch trials in 1612. 10 mysterious murders resulted in the conviction and torture of around a dozen people who still remain here. Dark figures are seen outside; inside, people have reported hearing the sounds of something being dragged. A little girl is ...


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    Pomegranate Theatre

    Chesterfield, England

    36.6 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

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


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    Pendle Hill

    Swillington, England

    36.7 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Pendel Hill is the equivalent of Salem, Massachusetts. Villagers fell ill and milk went sour leading everyone to believe that this was the work of witches. Accusations flew and (possibly) innocent people were hanged. Since then, strange people have appeared in photos and some guests have been strangled by an ...


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    Royal Exchange Theatre

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

    39.2 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Actor / director James Manxwell is reportedly still here since his death in 1995; he had a close association with being involved with shows put on since the mid-1970's. A Victorian woman is also seen here and is said to have "a passion to drink". (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stockport Workhouse

    Stockport, Greater Manchester

    39.6 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Now permanently closed, this building once used to be a hospital. One ghost that has shown up in photograph is that of a doctor with a mask over his face. Many other ghosts are reported including a woman who was either a nurse or a nun, and some darker energy ...


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    Ordsall Hall

    Salford, Greater Manchester

    40.8 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The most well-known ghost is that of the White Lady; while her identity is often disputed, it is agreed that she died in a tragic and heartbroken manner. The ghost cams here, as well pictures from visitors, capture many full-bodied apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lady Le Gros

    Beverley, England

    40.9 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A Victorian gentleman, said to be the former landlord, was playful and had a habit of appearing and disappearing. Since a new landlady took over the pub, it is said that a psychic was brought here and laid his spirit (as well as others) to rest. Sadly, it was bulldozed in ...


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    Pleasley Vale Mills

    Pleasley Vale, Nottinghamshire

    41.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    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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    Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf and Country Club

    Swillington, Cheshire East

    41.6 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    An apparition is seen walking into the bathroom. In the middle of the night, guests here banging and other strange noises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kiplin Hall

    Swillington, North Yorkshire

    42.3 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    It would seem as if every room here has some form of activity. In the library, an upset girl is seen; in the alcove, a vicar or priest likes to appear; in the tunnels, a nurse frequently shows up (said to be the most commonly seen ghost here). Temperature drops, ...


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    Hall i' th' Wood

    Bolton, Greater Manchester

    42.6 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A man in green and a man in black are the primary ghosts people have witnessed. A woman has been seen in the kitchen, and one of the former owners, Mary, is thought to be here, too, and another ghost, named Betty, targets children and yells at them. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Ye Olde Man and Scythe

    Bolton, Lancashire

    43.3 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Having a reputation for being one of the oldest pubs in Britain (built in 1251), it also gained attention when a ghost was caught on security camera here. It is widely believed that James Stanley still remains here and might have been the figure in the footage. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Smithills Hall

    Bolton, Greater Manchester

    44 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Numerous ghosts are seen or felt here: an invisible hand that likes to pinch the bottoms of staff and visitors, a young boy and a young girl, Royalist soldiers from the Civil War, a lady in grey at the church, a tall man with white hair often seen in the ...


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    The Grand Pavilion

    Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    45.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    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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    Samlesbury Hall

    Samlesbury, Lancashire

    47.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The ghost of Dorothy Southworth, nicknamed The White Lady, roams this location and is said to slap visitors on the back of the head. Many photographs have also captured disembodied faces. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Samlesbury Hall

    Swillington, Lancashire

    47.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The main spirit here is that of Dorothy Southworth, referred to as the White Lady, seen in the corridors and halls. The bloodstains of an executed priest also reappear in the same place even though he died in the 16th century. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Annesley Hall

    Swillington, Nottinghamshire

    48.9 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    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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    Tatton Old Hall

    Swillington, Cheshire East

    49.4 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Females should beware the spirit of a poacher named Tom, said to have a nasty reputation as a drunk and cruel person; he usually will target female guests and employees. A woman named "The Matriarch" is seen accompanied by a young girl, and in the spinning room, crying is frequently ...


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    Tissington Hall

    Tissington, Derbyshire

    50.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A woman named Wilhemina caught on fire and died in Room 4. Guests have awaken to see her shadow at the foot of the bed, usually describing her as very unwelcoming. Her presence is accompanied by humming and a lavender scent. A male presence is also thought to be in ...


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    Chingle Hall

    Swillington, Lancashire

    51.5 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Site to many strange phenomenon, including spontaneously catching on fire without reason, at least 16 ghosts are said to be found here (including a group of monks, various children, a cavalier, a chimney sweep, and someone known as "The Dizzy Man"). Objects are known to move by themselves, noises can ...


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    The Pot and Glass

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    51.5 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Staff and visitors say that a friendly ghost is here, but not much is known about it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Blackwell Grange Hotel

    Darlington, Darlington

    52 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    A painting was acquired of a woman in a tartan outfit. The woman in the painting is said to have been attached to the painting and now haunts this building as revenge for husband's slaughter. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Darlington Civic Theatre

    Darlington, England

    52.6 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Ghosts ranging from stagehands, former managers, and crying children have been reported here all throughout the theatre. Recently, a photograph captured two ghosts sitting in the distance lending to the belief that there's more ghosts here than previously thought! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Lion and Swan

    Congleton, Cheshire East

    53.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    In Room 20 and the rooms by it, guests have awoken to freezing conditions and hear scratching and banging. In the cellar, a child is heard crying. Some guests will experience a sense of dread out of nowhere. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Preston Hall - Stockton-on-Tees

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    53.2 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The ghost of a highwayman, a woman walking her dog, and most commonly, a grey lady have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thornaby Centre

    Thornaby, England

    53.6 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The ghost of an airman is said to be here; some of the electrical equipment acts up by itself as if someone is controlling it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Scarborough Castle

    Swillington, England

    55.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    The beheaded ghost of Piers Gaveston is reported here. He is said to lunge at visitors and has a very malicious behavior. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bradley Wood

    Swillington, North East Lincolnshire

    55.1 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    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 Green Dragon

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    55.2 miles from Swillington, UK-H3

    Activity is common in the cellar; staff feels as if they are not alone and sometimes report being touched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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