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Bolsover Castle is voted 'England's spookiest'


Posted on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 | Comment icon 4 comments

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Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire has a reputation for being haunted.
Once home to William Cavendish, the castle, which was built in the 17th century, is said to be inhabited by the spirit of a young boy who grabs the hands of unsuspecting visitors.

Other phenomena reported at the castle include the sound of footsteps in the halls, doors slamming by themselves, muffled voices, unexplained cold spots and the feeling of being pushed.

Security guards have also reported mysterious lights and disembodied screams late at night.

The building was deemed 'England's spookiest' by staff at English Heritage (EH) - a registered charity responsible for looking after more than 400 of England's historic buildings and monuments.

In second place was 900-year-old Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire where visitors and staff have reported sightings of a strange figure and the smell of fresh pipe smoke.

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight also made it on to the list thanks to tales of a young girl who was said to have drowned in a well on the property and now haunts the building's corridors.

"Our sites are soaked in history and from bloody battles to dark deeds, not all of their stories are sweetness and light," said English Heritage's Lucy Hutchings.

"Our castles and palaces can be eerie places and some of our team have seen and heard things they can't easily explain."

Source: BBC News | Comments (4)

Tags: Bolsover Castle, Haunted

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by paperdyer on 17 October, 2017, 20:53
"The building was deemed 'England's spookiest' by staff at English Heritage (EH) - a registered charity responsible for looking after more than 400 of England's historic buildings and monuments." Sounds like the charity is trying to drum up some tourism business.
Comment icon #2 Posted by A rather obscure Bassoon on 18 October, 2017, 1:25
Cool,I actually lived just down the M1 from there for a while but unfortunately never visited.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Matt221 on 18 October, 2017, 12:43
As halloween approaches
Comment icon #4 Posted by Matt221 on 18 October, 2017, 12:45
I once saw a ghost airman at Dover castle but apparently it was only a hologram projected onto the tunnel wall it was impressive though


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