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Haunted House

O'er all there hung the shadow of a fear,

A sense of mystery the spirit daunted,

And said, as plain as whisper in the ear,

The place is haunted!

The Haunted House by Thomas Hood

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3rd - Burgh Castle, Norfolk is haunted by  a tragic re-enactment of what appears to be a body covered in a white blanket being thrown from the ruins onto the ground below.

5th - In Somerset at the site of  the Battle of Sedgemoor (1685), ghostly sights and sounds have been reported.

27th -  A ghostly red glow appears in the sky above the Pass of Killecrankie, in Perth in Kinross.  This is the scene of a battle fought here in 1689.

28th - The ruins of Borley Rectory, Essex are haunted by the ghost of  a nun.

Featured Book

Shadows on the Water: The Haunted Canals And Waterways Of Britain

This fascinating volume takes a look at some of the strange and unexplained hauntings reported across Britain's canal and waterways network.  From the screaming ghost near Market Drayton to the Roman soldier in Chester guarding the canal, the drowning man at Lapworth and the white lady of the Hatton flight, all is revealed with a map of locations and, for some of the more haunted sites, a guided tour map. (Click on image for more details.)

 Previous featured books can be found in the library.



Browse this site to find out about the places the ghosts haunt and why they haunt them. Read their stories of sadness, passion and hate.

Haunted places in Great Britain are covered including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Isle of Man.

If you're looking for stories about haunted places near where you live, in the UK, you can either search this site or go to the location page.

Visit the library for books about the most haunted places or see the featured book below.