Haunted Houses in UK & Ireland
The UK and Ireland are hotbeds for haunted locations, you simply have to look around this site to know that. But, what do the country have in terms of haunted houses? Start your spooky home search below… Happy ghost hunting!
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We don’t recommend conducting ghost hunts at any of these locations without prior knowledge of ghost hunting. Try finding a local group, or research methods involved. You could also attend one of the many organised ghost hunts we have listed here on the site or alternatively enquire about a private event.
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Speke Hall History Speke Hall is a half timber framed mansion (one of the most famous in Britain) that sits on the banks of the River Mersey. The house was originally built over 400 years ago by the devout Catholic Norris family. The family lived here for over 200 years until the final female descendant married into the Beauclerks family. The Beauclerks later sold the property and its estate to the Watt family in 1795. The last female heir of the Watt family inherited the estate and returned to live here in 1878 and did so up until her death...read more
Brief History of Plas Teg Plas Teg is a Jacobean country house located in Flintshire, between the towns of Mold and Wrexham. The house was built in 1610 by Welsh politician Sir John Trevor I (1563 – 1630), for his family and him to live in. It served as a home for the Trevor family until the death of Sir Trevor’s wife, Lady Margaret Trevor, and the outbreak of the English Civil War, which saw the family leave the home and move to one of their many other properties. The property was tenanted out during this time. The Trevor’s...read more
Brief History With records of Bolling Hall dating back to the Domesday book of 1086, the current house is one of the oldest in all of Bradford. It had served as a family home for over 5 centuries from 1316 when the hall was taken over by William Bolling. The Bolling family owned the estate until sometime in the late 15th century when the Tempests took over. They resided here for over 50 years until it exchanged hands once again in 1649. It then went on to change hands several times and was Let out as apartments for a short period, until it was...read more
Purchased in 1917 by well known Irish doctor, poet, and wit, Oliver St. John Gogarty, he continued its function as a country house hotel. Unbeknown to Gogarty, the house came with several ghosts. However, the hotel was burnt to the ground by the IRA, and was rebuilt and reopened in 1930, with the ghosts remaining there steadfast, refusing to leave to this day. Before Destruction During one particular night in the West Wing, Gogarty was awoken by the sound of thudding footsteps coming towards him in the corridor. He immediately went to...read more
The Tudor House Hotel is a 16th Century Tudor building, that has a rich history. Dating back to 1540, it’s little wonder there are a few spectres that have decided to stay here long after death. The most frequent of all the reports here is of a woman, known as the grey lady. However, some people have reported seeing a woman in white, it is not known whether or not these two are one in the same. A lady has been seen walking the corridors on several occasions, vanishing upon reaching a doorway. Believed to be the ghost of a maid who...read more
Brief History Gainsborough Hall was built in 1460 by Sir Thomas Burgh. An affluent family, the Burgh’s liked to showcase their wealth and power, and so the hall served as not only a home but also as a display of their position in the social ladder. Upon the death of Sir Thomas Burgh in 1496, Edward his son, was declared 2nd Lord Burgh of Gainsborough. However, he was pronounced insane in 1510, and was never called to parliament. In 1528 Sir Edward died leaving his son, also called Sir Edward, with possession of the family’s...read more
Lumley Castle is supposedly haunted by the spirit of a 14th Century lady of the manor, Lily Lumley. She was apparently murdered by two priests after she refused to follow the Catholic faith. It is believed she was thrown down a well on the castle grounds. She continues to haunt the castle to this day, wandering the corridors and rooms, spooking guests and staff alike. The castle was in the headlines for its hauntings in 2005, when some the Australian cricket team reported strange activity, and refused to sleep on their own. One member of the...read more
Dating way back to the 13th century, this castle has seen many people passing through its doors. It’s alleged to be haunted by a number of ghosts, most notably that of Sir Alexander Ramsay. He was starved to death in 1342 in Hermitage Castle by William Douglas, and has been seen roaming the halls and grounds of the hotel since then. Another of the ghosts is that of Lady Catherine, known as the ‘Grey Lady’, often seen around the turrets and in the dungeon of the castle. Because ghostly activity is so rife at the hotel, ghost tours now...read more
Originally built back in the 12th Century as a monastery, Coombe Abbey hotel, is as spooky and as haunted as you would expect it to be. With many reports of paranormal goings on throughout the years, none more so than the hooded monk. Believed to be the ghost of Abbott Geoffrey who was brutally murdered in 1345. His cloaked figure can be seen wandering the castle grounds, and it is he who people believe to be the culprit behind the poltergeist activity in the kitchens. Perhaps he’s angry that his murderer has never been...read more
Wythenshawe Hall is a 16th Century Tudor house in Wythenshawe, on the outskirts of Manchester, England. Altrincham is to the west, Stockport to the east, and Manchester City Centre is 5 miles away to the north. There isn’t much publicity surrounding the ghosts at Wythenshawe Hall, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on here. Reports have arisen of a White Lady, apparitions of monks, poltergeist activity and more. Brief History This imposing timber framed medieval home was built in 1540 by Robert Tatton of...read more