Popularity of Ghost Hunting
When one travels, a good night’s rest before a day of sightseeing is paramount – unless of course, you travel with the object of a disturbed night as your ultimate goal. The paranormal has always intrigued the public since the fascination with seances, mediums, and the channeling of spirits became popular in the Victorian era. Before that, spooky tales of hauntings were something told and re-told around the fire at home or the nearby tavern. Nowadays, our media is rife with ghost hunting shows.
One of the most haunted places in the world is purported to be Britain. For hopeful encounters with the “beyond” on purpose – plus a great place to visit on vacation – this is the destination par excellence. Even if you wish not to encounter a nightly visitor, you may anyway!
Places to Stay for a Good Night’s Haunt
One would think that being haunted might be a drawback for the affected hotels and inns, but on the contrary, many celebrate the fact in their advertisements and listings. Here are 10 places to stay that are reported to have ghostly visitors that have yet to officially check in:
• We start with one of the most notorious inns, that of Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-Under-Edge, built in 1145. You can stay – if you dare – or just take in a ghost hunt if you can find a group happening. Reports are varied from strange, inexplicable events to a ho-hum night. Its stories include not only ghosts but demons too.
The Infamous Ancient Ram Inn, subject of ghost shows (Image: Bigstock)
The Golden Fleece – stay if you dare (Image: Bigstock)
There’s always a grey or white lady ! (Image: Pixabay)
Do the ghostly footsteps in the hall stop at your door? (Image: Pixabay)
Another haunted stay: Jamaica Inn in Cornwall (Image: Bigstock)
Too Many Haunted Hotels to List
This listing of ten of Great Britain’s haunted accommodations has just skimmed the surface of the many places where you can stay for the thrill of an unexpected glimpse of a ghostly figure or a paranormal happening – and we haven’t even touched the other part of the British Isles, Northern Ireland, or the adjacent country of Ireland. Ireland’s hauntings, and the fact that’s it is home of many a Hallowe’en legend, will be a story unto itself.
If you are interested in a ghost jaunt through England, Scotland or Wales, contact your travel professional for a custom itinerary or to book one of the specialty guided tours that take in the countryside and historic sites, and these may include a few haunted hotels, advertised or not.