Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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 […]

Tower of London Haunted

Here’ our article about the Tower of London haunted. On the northern bank of the River Thames in central London, England, there rises a majestic building which is, possibly, as iconic of London as, say, the British Bobby or the changing of guards at Buckingham Palace. This is the Tower of London, home to the […]

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 […]

St James’s Palace

St James’s Palace is a purpose-built work of architecture. Unlike other constructions of a similar nature which were modified in form and function depending on the whims and fancies of the current owner, this palace was built to be a royal residence right from the start. Situated in Pall Mall, just north of St James’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ludlow Castle

January 1, 2010 by  
Filed under England, Haunted Castles in England, Shropshire

Here’s the story of the haunted Ludlow Castle. The name ‘Ludlow’ comes from the Old English ‘hludhlaw’. ‘Hlud’ means ‘the loud waters’ and ‘hlaw’ means ‘hill’. So, ‘hludhlaw’ means ‘a place on a hill by a loud river’. Ludlow is situated on a hill near a part of the River Teme which had rapids, thus […]

Okehampton Castle

January 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Devon, England, Haunted Castles in England

In the center of Devon county, England, near the northern border of Dartmoor, there was once a farmstead on the River Okement. It grew into a little township known as Okehampton. Just outside Okehampton, standing guard on a wooded spur overlooking the rushing waters of the River Okement is the haunted Okehampton Castle. This imposing […]

Tower of London

The haunted Tower of London must qualify as the mother of haunted castles. There are many London ghosts of famous people in residence plus a plethora of anonymous apparitions. Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, the proper name for the Tower of London, is situated on the north bank of the River Thames in the […]

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle, of course, is located in Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. It is one of the few medieval castles which still serve an official purpose these days. The Ministry of Justice operates a Crown court in one part of the building. Other parts of the castle are used as a prison which […]

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