Haunted hotels in England
A creaking door, the fading candle and mystical shadows in the hallway. All this is included in the set of additional services in some hotels in England on Halloween. A rare adventurer refuses to spend the night in a Gothic Victorian house, where before all saints ‘ Day you can meet the spirit of a mysteriously murdered hostess. British newspaper The Mail offers the best hotels with ghosts.
Selsdon Park Hotel, Surrey
At the Selsdon Park hotel, anyone can meet a mysterious woman in grey robes who seeps through thick walls covered with ivy from the outside and sometimes spreads her wings. It is believed that the pretty lady was a servant at the court of the Tudors and had a love affair with the young son of the owner of this building. The young man refused the love of a pregnant woman, and she, heartbroken, threw herself out of the window. Employees of the hotel claim that they have seen more than once the Gray lady, and Selsdon Park Hotel invariably gets into all the programs and articles about paranormal phenomena. A room in this four-star hotel costs £ 93.
Langham Hotel, London
The five-star Langham hotel is located in a chic Victorian building in the heart of London, next to Regent’s Park. In 1973, BBC columnist James Alexander Gordon stayed in room 333. When he awoke in the morning, he saw before him an elderly gentleman dressed in an Edwardian costume. The journalist tried to speak to the Ghost, but there was no answer. Instead, the old man began to move and reached for Gordon, who ran out of the room in fear. Later, the guests of room 333 saw the same gentleman more than once. The last manifestation of the paranormal occurred in may 2003, when a woman living in this room suddenly checked out of the hotel and left without saying a word. It was only after a while that she wrote a letter to the hotel explaining that she had woken up that day because someone was shaking her bed.
The Langham hotel was opened in 1896 and was at that time the largest building in London. It was here that some of the stories described by Arthur Conan Doyle in the novels about Sherlock Holmes took place. Until recently, it was thought that the Langham hotel is home only to royalty and celebrities, but now there is no doubt that the spirits also love to stay in this hotel. For Halloween, a double costs £ 209.
The Berystede Hotel, Ascot
The four-star hotel Berystede, located in a Victorian Gothic building, also has something to scare its guests. The spirit of the Blue lady still lives in the house. Once a girl named Eliza Kleininger. She was the lover of the owner of the house, and died in October 1886 in a fire, saving his jewelry box. You can meet the spirit of the Blue lady for £ 58.
The Holt Hotel, Oxfordshire
In our days, the Holt Hotel is squeaky clean, but 400 years ago, this building looked quite different. Especially that day when in one of drawing rooms there was a mysterious murder of the local feudal Lord and his wife. The crime is accused of the insidious seducer Claude Du Valya, who during his lifetime was attributed to all kinds of crimes and even murders. In 1670 he was executed, but some people say that the spirit of the treacherous Frenchman still lives in room number 3. To see this with your own eyes, you will have to pay £ 79 for an overnight stay at the Holt hotel.
Hotel Ballygally Castle, Antrim
The Ghost from Ballygally castle is over 400 years old. All the locals believe that lady Isabella Shaw, locked in the castle by her own husband Lord James Shaw and killed in an attempt to escape, turned into a Ghost. Many hotel guests have repeatedly complained that they heard strange sounds and felt someone’s invisible presence in the rooms. A room in the castle hotel costs £ 80.