With Halloween just around the corner, what better time than to delve into Derbyshire’s more devilish history? There are ghosts and apparitions a plenty to discover
1. Bolsover Castle, Bolsover
Bolsover Castle has it’s very own Grey Lady. Time your visit just right and you too might hear the sounds of a woman crying around the grounds.
2.Castle Hotel, Castleton
There are numerous reports of ghostly guests at this well known Derbyshire hotel. There are tales of a jilted bride appearing in room 4 and a legless soldier residing in room 7. Pick your room carefully!
3. Eyam Village
Eyam village is also known as “The Plague Village” – after the outbreak of the plague the entire village was quarantined. The most haunted building is said to be the Miner’s Arms where the ghostly inhabitants have led to guests leaving in the middle of the night!
4. The Red Lion, Wirksworth
Local legends tell a tale of an unfortunate rider whose horse became spooked and went straight for the archway. Now a headless horseman can often be seen riding around Wirksworth at night.
5. The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield
Numerous visitors and bell-ringers have reported hearing footsteps. When they went to investigate, all the doors appeared locked and not a soul in sight…
6. Rowtor Rocks, Birchover
Long ago in the 17th century Reverend named Thomas Eyre is said to have practised witchcraft here. Locals say if you sit in the carved stone armchair just after midnight on Halloween, you’ll hear the name of your true love.
7. Stoney Middleton
Have you heard about the notorious Black Harry? This 18th century highway man prowled the moor crossing between Stoney Middleton and Wardlow, preying on unsuspecting travellers.
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