1. Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex
Located in the historic medieval town of Rye in East Sussex, the Mermaid Inn building dates back more than 600 years, making it one of the oldest buildings in the country.
Used as a base of operations for the infamous Hawkhurst Gang during the 1700’s, there are five from the gang believed to still be residing here amongst many other spirits. The sheer number of paranormal reports here is quite astounding.
A few of these include a lady in grey who likes to sit in the chair by the fireplace in the James Room. An apparition of a man is said to hang around room 10, appearing to walk through the bathroom wall into the main room. In room 17 the wife of the Hawkhurst gang founder, George Gray is said to reside, often appearing in the middle of the night, rocking on a chair in the room!
These are just a few of the ghostly tales experienced at this historic inn, there are countless more.The Haunted Mermaid Inn