So……What does a ghost look like anyway? Tell us what you really think about the Newby Church Monk. The ‘Newby Monk’ (otherwise known as the ‘Spectre of Newby Church’) is the name given to the ghostly apparition developed in a photograph taken on the grounds of Newby Hall’s own Church of Christ the Consoler. The… Continue reading The Spectre of Newby Church
Dalston Hall is a fifteenth century manor house a mile outside of the village of Dalston in Cumbria, England and three miles south west of Carlisle and has been on my ‘’bucket list’’ for some time now. So, we added it to our itinerary and booked a room for a night. At the last count,… Continue reading Dalston Hall – Cumbria, England
The Golden Fleece is an inn in York, England, which has a pub on the ground floor and four guest bedrooms above. Built in built in 1503 and claims to be the most haunted public house in York. We booked a room for the night to see if we’d have any luck documenting anything or… Continue reading The Golden Fleece – York, UK
Located in the heart of Northumberland, Chillingham Castle is known as one of Britain’s most haunted historic castles. This 13th century castle has a rich history of bloody battles, many of which continue to haunt its premises. From children walled up whilst still alive, to a vast array of tortured souls, many spirits haunt the… Continue reading Chillingham Castle – Northumberland, UK
Another night, another allegedly haunted hotel ticked off our itinerary. This one was the Ballachulish Hotel in Glencoe, in the Highlands of Scotland. Lots of stories from this place. Everything from shadows, footsteps and ”touchings”, to a mysterious ghostly young boy and an elderley woman seen often in corridors and rooms. Aside from a few… Continue reading Ballachulish Hotel – Glencoe, Scotland
Still in Inverness; we thought we’d stay a few days, as it’s one of our favourite regions in this amazing country. Tonight’s haunted location is the very impressive Bunchrew House which proudly overlooks the Beauly Firth, just north of Loch Ness. I’m going to spend some time wandering the hallways and sitting in the Drawing… Continue reading Bunchrew House – Inverness, Scotland
On our way around the Scottish east coast, making our way to our next haunted night’s stay in Aberdeen, we had planned ahead to stop in and spend a little time at this stunning and allegedly haunted, 18th Century Georgian-style Mansion in Portsoy. Our mates over here from Highland Ghosts ran a public dinner &… Continue reading Durn House – Portsoy, Scotland.
Tonight’s haunted bed is in the beautiful and quite huge Norwood Hall Hotel, in the quaintly named district of Cult, in Aberdeen. It was built in 1887 for the Ogston family. It stands on the former site of Pitfodels Castle which was owned by the Reid family and then passed to the Menzies family in… Continue reading Norwood Hall Hotel – Cult, Aberdeen
Had this location recommended to me by a local fellow explorer mate, thanks Robert! Overlooking the Water of Girvan in South Ayrshire, Scotland, Dalquharran Castle was designed by Robert Adam, the architect responsible for the building of nearby Culzean Castle (refer to my recent Culzean Caves post). Work was completed in 1790. Despite enormous investment… Continue reading Dalquharran Castle – South Ayrshire, Scotland
We drove to visit the famously historical and highly haunted (around 13 restless ghosts apparently!) Culzean Castle. Unfortunately, it was closed to the public for a bit. So, we decided we’d journey down to the rocky wind swept shores below to look into the equally mysterious and haunted Culzean Caves. Culzean Castle is perched high… Continue reading The Haunted Culzean Caves – Ayrshire, UK.
I was quite lucky to be granted a full nights access into this legendary haunted UK location in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, for some ”alone time” whilst I was travelling around the UK in 2020. The Ancient Ram Inn is a Grade II* listed building and a former pub located in Wotton-under-Edge, a market town within the… Continue reading The Ancient Ram Inn – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire
East Fortune is a village in East Lothian, Scotland. The area is known for its airfield which was constructed in 1915 to help protect Britain from attack by German Zeppelin airships during the First World War. In 1922 several buildings and an area of land were used to create East Fortune Hospital. This served as… Continue reading East Fortune Hospital – East Lothian, Scotland.
The City of Edinburgh is known for being home to one of the most haunted graveyards in the world — Greyfriars Kirkyard. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars. Most of the hauntings are linked to the ghost of George Mackenzie… Continue reading Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh, Scotland
The castle was built by the Sibbalds, who held the property from before 1246, but passed by marriage to Sir Robert Lundie, later Lord High Treasurer, who extended the castle about 1496. James IV visited the castle in 1496, as did Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1565. It was sold in 1635 to Alexander Leslie,… Continue reading Balgonie Castle – Fife, Scotland
Barcaldine Castle, aka The Black Castle, is a 17th-century tower house castle located at Barcaldine 9 miles north of Oban, Scotland. The castle was built by Sir Duncan Campbell, of Glenorchy, between 1601 and 1609. The castle fell into disrepair in the later 19th century, when Barcaldine House became the principal residence of the family.… Continue reading Barcaldine Castle – Oban, Scotland
Just over a year since I last visited his fascinating and infamous derelict location, I decided to return during another holiday in Scotland to observe and document the level of decay that had occurred during that time.
During my time in England (July 2018), I decided to book myself in for a night at one of York’s most haunted pubs, the Golden Fleece. The day was hot and bright outside and walking into the pub early in the morning was a complete contrast. The pub was cool and very dark inside. Low… Continue reading The Golden Fleece – York, U.K
The Golden Fleece is an inn in York, England, which has a free house pub on the ground floor and four guest bedrooms above. It dates back to at least the early 16th century and claims to be the most haunted public house in York. The inn was rebuilt in the 19th century. In 1983,… Continue reading The Golden Fleece, York – UK
On my way to visit Stonehenge in July 2018, I stopped off in the ancient City of Salisbury and took the opportunity to visit one of the oldest and most haunted pubs in the city. The Haunch of Venison is a very unique pub; the atmosphere is thick and heavy when you walk in. You… Continue reading The Haunch of Venison, Salisbury’s oldest and most haunted pub – UK
The hospital was first built in 1794, when leeches were still seen as a legitimate way to treat illnesses. The hospital underwent major renovations at the beginning of the 1900s and then again in the 1970s. With centuries of both physical and mental suffering, as well as frequent remodelling, it is no surprise that there… Continue reading Glasgow Royal Infirmary – Glasgow, Scotland
Probably the most notable (or notorious) building along the south side of Loch Ness lies, half hidden behind the trees, approximately midway between Foyers and Inverfarigaig. This is Boleskine House. I spent two consecutive investigation visits within this abandoned burnt out shell. Two hours at dusk one night and three hours a little earlier the… Continue reading Boleskine House – Inverness, Scotland
In September 2017, I was privileged to gain a few hours access to investigate the notoriously haunted Number 30 East Drive in Pontefract, which has stood empty since the Pritchard family fled after they were subjected to years of torment by the so-called ‘Black Monk of Pontefract’. The poltergeist activity here is considered to… Continue reading 30 East Drive – Pontefract