The Ghosts of the British Castles
What story would be complete without a haunted castle. Here you will find a listing of some of the castles that are reportedly haunted in Great Britain.
Cardif Cardiff Castle, CardiffThe second Marquess of Bute began restoration of Cardiff Castle but died in 1848. He is said to appear by walking through the fireplace of the library. He leaves this room by passing through a six-foot-thick wall into a corridor, then passes through the wall of the chapel into the room in which he died.The main dining-hall of the castle is also disturbed. At precisely 3:45am heavy doors open and shut by themselves and the lights flash on and off.A "faceless vision in a flowing grayish-white skirt" has also appeared in a stockroom close by, where things get disarranged.
Conwy Conwy Castle, ConwyOne of Robert Wynn's successors at Plas Mawr had to leave Conwy to fight in a distant war. When the time was near for his return, his wife and child climbed the steep stair to the lookout tower. He was late, and the wife and child had to leave the tower because of darkness. On the way down she slipped, and, along with her child, fell to the bottom of the tower. They were taken to the lantern room.
Doctor Dick was summoned but stated he could do nothing to save them. Fearing the wrath of the lord upon his return, the servant locked Dr. Dick inside the lantern room with the dying family. Upon the Master's return, the door was unlocked. He found the dead bodies of his wife and child, but not Dr. Dick. The Doctor was never seen again. The bereaved husband eventually went mad with grief and died soon after. His ghost still seeks the missing doctor in the lantern room and will continue to do so until he is found.
Dover Dover Castle, KentDover Castle is associated with numerous ghosts and strange sounds.In the King's bedroom, the lower half of a man has been seen walking through the doorway. The specter of a woman dressed in a red dress has been seen at the west stairway of the keep. The sounds of a creaking doorway opening and closing where a door used to be, but isn't anymore, have been heard.
Tower Tower of London, LondonIn 1816, a guard saw what he described afterwards as "a shadowy bear walking up the stairs in the twilight." He lunged at it with his bayonet, which shattered against the wall. The ghostly presence walked on unaffected and the guard, having told his unlikely story to others, died of shock a few days later.
Winsdor Windsor Castle, BerkshireQueen Elizabeth’s. Her ghost has been seen in the library.A young guard shot and killed himself and another guard on duty saw him afterwards
Arundel Castle, SussexA ghost from King Charles II's time browses books in the library. He is known as the "Blue Man".