BOO! How many haunted Leicester houses have you visited?
Here are the top ten haunted Leicester houses or landmarks – have you had an unexplained hair-raising feeling when visiting?
1. Braunstone Hall:
Including a young woman, hunters believe that there are a number of phantoms who call Braunstone Hall their home along with those pulled in carriages by black horses.
2. The Talbot Public House, Thurcaston Road
It is believed that there are a number of residents in the pub, from a young child sitting on the bar stool to a phantom woman escaping through the wall.
3. The Guildhall
Thought to be one of the most haunted places in the entire county, it’s believed to be home to the White Lady who reportedly resides in the library.
4. The Royal Hotel, Ashby
A 19th Century listed building has endured rumours of ghostly goings on for a long time, reported by staff and guests.
5. Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough
This pub, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is thought to be haunted by a former landlord. The Three Swans Hotel, in High Street, was logged in the historic tome as The Swan, and has been a hub of mysterious activity.
6. Abbey Pumping Station
Ghost hunters believe that an engineer fell to his death in the engine house, and now makes noises while playing with the lights.
7. Aylestone Hall
Sightings of a phantom woman wearing black have been spotted at night at the Grade II listed building which was a boarding school in 1846.
8. Belgrave Hall
In 1998, video footage at Belgrave Hall believed were believed to be images of Charlotte Ellis, one of seven sisters who lived at the stately home during the mid-19th and early 20th Centuries and died in 1917, aged 81.
9. Bosworth Hall
The scene of a tragic 18th century affair between Ann Dixie and her gardener in which her father, Sir Wolston Dixie set a trap to try and catch her daughter’s lover. Unfortunately, the trap which had been set caught Ann and killed her.
10. Bradgate Park
The carriage of Leicester’s best-known phantom is said to race through Bradgate Park between the old church and the ruins of her home, after being executed in 1554.