Haunted Places in Staffordshire

The Four Crosses, Cannock, Staffordshire

The Four Crosses, Cannock, Staffordshire

*Currently For Sale* The Four Crosses in Cannock Chase, was originally built in 1636, from old shipping timbers that are almost 1000 years old. Several secret passages have been discovered throughout the years, with more believed to exist. Perhaps the most astonishing find has been the Old Coachman’s uniform, preserved for over 150 years behind the chimney. The building is certainly steeped in intrigue, and has many stories of tragedy. The most recent death at this 17th Century Inn, occurred in the 1980’s, when a young boy ran out...

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Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire

Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire

Brief History History shows Tutbury Castle has stood since 1071 at least, which is round about the time the Normans began building many castles across the country, to establish their authority over the people. Since its construction it had played a significant part in the history of England, both in peace, and war! Perhaps the most famous of all the historical facts relating to Tutbury, is the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots. She was held captive here on four separate occasions, and it was here were the plot that inevitably led to her...

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Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminster

Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminster

Hidden away in beneath Kingsford Country Park near Kinver in Staffordshire, these terrifying tunnels are 3.5 miles long, and have served as a bunker for World War II, and as a Nuclear bunker during the Cold War.   Brief History Drakelow Tunnels (formerly known as Drakelow Underground Dispersal Factory), was excavated during World War II. It was built for use as a shadow factory for Rover (the car manufacturer), who at the time were supporting Britain’s war effort with engines for the RAF. It was also used as a backup facility for...

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Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Unbeknown to many, Britain’s most popular theme park is named after the mansion Alton Towers, which still stands there on the grounds today. The hauntings which occur in the house are also unknown to the many millions that pass through the parks gates each year.   Brief History The site that the Alton Towers mansion stands has history dating back to 1000BC. Evidence suggests there was an Iron Age fort here during that time. The site was handed over to the Saxon King Ceolred of Mercia in 700AD. He ruled for just 7 years before he...

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The Swan Hotel, Stafford, Staffordshire

The Swan Hotel, Stafford, Staffordshire

This 400 year old hotel has seen a lot happen over the years – including drowned witches, thefts and mysterious tunnels linking the hotel to Stafford castle and St. Mary’s Church. The site of the hotel used to be a drowning pool, whereby women who had been charged with witchcraft were drowned. A priest hole was also built at the site at the time of the Jacobean revolution and when it was excavated, numerous bones and skeletons were found. Poltergeist activity is rife at the hotel and a number of ghostly goings-on have been reported,...

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Tamworth Castle, Staffordshire

Tamworth Castle, Staffordshire

Brief History Tamworth castle is thought to date back to the 1180’s and depicts a typical Norman motte and bailey layout.Since the completion of the castle the subsequent owners have made many alterations and additions to its outer building. The castle was deserted throughout much the 18th Century, up until 1783 and 1811 when major additions to the castle were made. The castles original Lord is hard to determine as records show two as the owners at the time, they were Robert de Despencer and Robert Marmion. Robert de Despencer left no...

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