It’s coming up to the spookiest time of the year- Halloween! Pumpkins are being carved, kids are being dressed up as ghosts, and bowls of sweets are ready and waiting.
If you’re adventurous and believe you are resilient to the creepy Halloween goings on, then perhaps you should dare yourself to stay in one of the most haunted hotels in Britain.
Take a look at some of the scariest, fully-operational hotels in Britain and get ready to pack your bags (and Ouija board)!
The Mermaid Inn, Rye
Some hotels may try and downplay the fact their properties are haunted, The Mermaid Inn is definitely not one of those. They even mention it’s “creaking floorboards” and 600 years of haunting history on it’s website as selling points.
The inn was originally used as a stronghold for a band of smugglers, known as the Hawkhurst Gang between 1730 and 1740, and five of the gang apparently never left the building. Bottles often shatter in the middle of the night, chairs rock on their own and many other supernatural stories have been reported over the years.
Although the owner claims never to have seen the spirits since taking the property on in 1980, she does admit that she has met “some very convinced and frightened guests.”
Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa, Ruthin
There is a cold-blooded killer haunting the Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa, dressed head-to-toe in grey. The “Grey Lady” was the wife of the second in command at the castle when it was occupied by the armies of Edward I.
After discovering that her husband was having an affair with a local woman, she murdered the lover with an axe. She is now heard stomping the hallways on a regular basis, and even appears in the background of some guests photos – which would make a hell of a photobomb!
The Savoy, London
Known as one of the most luxurious hotels in London, The Savoy is also plagued with supernatural activity. The hotel, which is located on the Strand in Westminster has received numerous reports of ghostly activity, especially on the fifth floor. Rumours of a mysterious lift, controlled by the ghost of a young girl, is said to haunt the hallway next to room 502.
The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
If you’re going to stay in a haunted hotel, why not make it the most haunted hotel in Britain, according to paranormal investigator Tom Slemen. There have been claims of seeing three men dressed in naval uniform, standing in the property’s Sefton Suite, which is interestingly an exact replica of the Titanic’s first class smoking lounge. Staff believe these ghosts to be Captain Edward Smith of the Titanic and two unidentified officers.
Members of staff claim to have seen a grey lady in a Victorian-style dress in the basement, and reports of somebody hanging out of the window in the Crosby room, but when checked the window was locked shut.
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