A regularly reported sighting at Mercure Hotel Telford (formerly named Madeley Court Hotel) is that of a monk that is seen moving slowly across the grounds. Hood up and head down he ignores any attempt at communication and then slowly disappears into thin air.
Other reports of similar activity have been seen on the top floor where members of staff and guests have reported seeing maids dressed in Victorian attire quietly going about their business cleaning the floors. Upon sighting, and attempts to communicate, they simply fade away into thin air or mysteriously disappear.
Another area in which there have been reports of paranormal activity is that of the old mill. This area is now used for many private functions held by the hotel and has been the source of disembodied laughter, and violent poltergeist activities were chairs and tables would move without any explanation.
Madeley Court Hotel is well renowned for its fine dining and superb charm. The medieval manor house itself is steeped in history and can boast the unique ambience of the original house combined with all the modern-day luxuries. The hotel’s conservatory area splendid tasteful furnishing and a picturesque view of the lake make it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of activity.
If you want to experience life like a lord or lady then the hotel’s restaurant ‘The Priory’ is the perfect destination. Located in the centre of the great hall, this exquisite room is complimented with the finest of British cuisine. If you fancy a slightly more informal dinner, then the restaurant ‘Le Rendevouz’ is your choice. On the menu is the finest selection of Gallic cuisine and French wines. All 47 rooms are individual in character and some boast original features that you would expect to find in a premier country house.
- En-Suite Bath and Shower
- Interactive TV
- Trouser Press
- Direct-dial telephone
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Things to do
You will be staying close to some great attractions including Ironbridge Gorge, the site of the World’s first iron bridge and the home of the Industrial Revolution. There are numerous museums located in and around the Gorge for which you can purchase a “Passport” which will gain you entry to all the museums and can be used over a period of time. Also nearby are Blists Hill, Weston Park, the historic town of Shrewsbury, Powys Castle and RAF Cosford Air Museum.
Prices range from £45 per person per night.
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