Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle is in the town of Pontefract about 15 miles from Leeds, is one of the five towns in the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. The name ‘Pontefract’ came from the Latin words ‘pons’ meaning ‘bridge’ and ‘fractus’ meaning ‘broken’. So ‘Pontefract’ means ‘broken bridge’. It is possible that the bridge in question […]

Corby Castle

January 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Cumbria, England, Haunted Castles in England

The haunted Corby Castle is located in northern Cumbria, England. It is on the east bank of the River Eden, on the southern perimeter of the village of Great Corby, about six miles east of Carlisle. The Corby Castle started as just a simple red sandstone tower house. It was built by the Salkeld family […]

Bamburgh Castle

Here we have the story of the haunted Bamburgh Castle for you. On the coast of Northumberland, England, there is a massive basalt outcrop which had been built and rebuilt on for centuries. The first fortification was Din Guarie. This was the royal seat of the Britannic kingdom of Bryneich. In 547, it was captured […]

Dacre Castle

Dacre Castle is located four miles south-east of Penrith, in the county of Cumbria in the north-west of England about half-way between Manchester and Glasgow, near the border of Scotland. The name ‘dacre’ originated from the Celtic word ‘daigr’ which means ‘tear’ (tear as in a drop of water). This is probably related to the […]

Haunted Pevensey Castle

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under East Sussex, England, Haunted Castles in England

The haunted Pevensey Castle is on the south coast of England, about fifty miles from London. It is guarded by an outer ring of stocky walls, twelve feet thick and thirty feet high, enclosing an area of about ten acres. The ruins of this medieval castle stand in one corner of what was once a […]

Dunstanburgh Castle

In Northumberland, the county of castles, in northern England, there is the haunted Dunstanburgh Castle which is the largest in the county by design. Earl Thomas of Lancaster was at odds with his cousin Edward II, who was at Bamburg Castle. In 1313 Thomas built Dunstanburgh Castle within sight of Bamburg Castle. He intended it […]

Chillingham Castle

Unlike other buildings of this kind, the haunted Chillingham Castle has remained the property of the same family and its branches from the 12th century to the present time. This castle is in the village of Chillingham, in the northern part of Northumberland, England. It was the home of the Grey family and, later, their […]

Pevensey Castle

January 5, 2010 by  
Filed under East Sussex, England, Haunted Castles in England

In about 290 AD, when Pevensey, in the English county of East Sussex, was still a peninsula surrounded by the sea and salt marshes, the Romans built the fort of Anderitum there to protect the southern coastline of Roman Britain from Saxon raiders. This was one of the last and strongest of the Roman Saxon […]

Windsor Castle

January 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Berkshire, England, Haunted Castles in England

Shortly after his conquest of England, William the Conqueror built a ring of fortifications to guard the approaches to the capital city of London. One of these was Windsor Castle, built in the English county of Berkshire as a first line of defense against enemies coming from the west. Eventually the castle developed into a […]

Donnington Castle

The haunted Donnington Castle is not to be confused with Castle Donington. The former is in Berkshire while the latter is in Leicestershire. Donnington Castle is in the small village of Donnington, sitting on top of a hill overlooking the River Lambourne, just one mile north of the town of Newbury in the English county […]

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