10 Most Haunted Places In Kent

August 13, 2020 6:00 AM ‐ ParanormalGhostsTop 10 Most Haunted Lists
Kent is a county with its fair share of haunted military locations and even contains a village that was once named as the most haunted in Great Britain, but here are the ten most haunted paranormal hotspots that can be found across the county.

10. Maltman's Hill, Pluckley

 

Pluckley in Kent is said to be the most haunted village in the UK and one of its supernatural landmarks is said to be one of the most haunted stretches of road in the country. Maltman's Hill is the site of reports of a phantom coach, complete with ghostly horses and a headless coachman.

The ghostly vision is most frequently seen on Maltman's Hill but it has also been witnessed in other parts of the village. The village also has a couple of other haunted roads, including Frith Corner where a highway man who was killed by a sword in the 18th century has been spotted. And, on Dicky Buss Lane, the ghost of school master has been witnessed. It's said he committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree some time after World War I.

9. Chartwell House, Westerham

 

For over forty years Chartwell House was home to the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and it is him who was the first to report a strange encounter in the country house near the town of Westerham.

Churchill said that he had been in his studio copying a portrait of his father when suddenly he became aware of an odd sensation, looking around he saw his father sitting in his red leather upright armchair.

8. Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge

 

The 11th century castle built on the bank of the River Medway is said to be haunted by the ghost of a local woman who, according to local legend, died there. Elizabeth Lewis fell into a deep hole while trying to rescue her dog during renovation worked at the castle in 1892, after three days and no sign of rescue, she died of starvation. It's said that her cries for help are still heard to this day, as well as the sound of her phantom dog barking.

7. Chislehurst Caves, Chislehurst

 

Today Chislehurst Caves are a tourist attraction and although they are called caves, they are entirely manmade. The intersecting tunnels cover a total distance of 22 miles and there's said to be paranormal activity on every turn.

Despite an unsuccessful exorcism, the strange goings on continue. Most of the reports involve claims of poltergeist activity, including rocks and chalk being thrown at visitors.

6. The A229, Blue Bell Hill

 

The A229 runs through Kent along the path of a former Roman road. Three motorists were killed at Blue Bell Hill on the A229 in 1965 and ever since there have been reports of ghosts who match the description of those involved in the accident. The ghost of a lone female dressed in white has been seen on the road near the Lower Bell pub, it claimed that she has been picked up on many occasions, only to vanish from the car during the journey. Some of the stories involve a purse or bag being all that remains in the car after the woman vanished.

In 1974, a local bricklayer, Maurice Goodenough turned himself into the local police station after hitting a young girl on the road with his car. He told Rochester Police that he had left her at the roadside wrapped in a blanket, but when officers returned to the scene, the girl had disappeared, and despite an extensive search of the area, the girl was never found.

There are also stories of drivers passing straight through female apparitions on the road without any injury or damage to the vehicle.

5. St. Nicholas Church, Pluckley

 

It's no surprise that St. Nicholas Church has a few ghost stories associated to it, as it's situated in Pluckley, which is said to be the most haunted village in the UK.

Locals have reported seeing lights coming from the church's windows late at night when no one is there. The ghost of a local miller is also said to haunt the churchyard in search of a lost love.

There's also the spirits of Lady Dering and the Lady in Red, a ghost who searches the churchyard for her lost baby.

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4. Elvey Farm, Pluckley

 

Elvey Farm Hotel is situated in Pluckley, a place which holds the title as the most haunted village in England, and the hotel is said to contribute to that accolade. The farm is said to be haunted by the ghost of a farmer who shot himself, ever since his death people have reported hearing him whispering his final words "I will do it."

The hotel has played host to various paranormal investigation teams, including the cast of the television shows 'Most Haunted' and 'Ghost Hunters International'.

3. Dering Woods, Pluckley

 

Pluckey in Kent holds the title of the most haunted village in the UK, and the local woods, known as the Screaming woods, contribute to this claim. Witnesses have reported hearing screams coming from the woods at night, as well as hearing disembodied footsteps and seeing strange lights in the sky.

Some of the woods resident spooks include an 18th century colonel who committed suicide in the woods, the spirit of a highwayman who was executed in the woods, and the ghosts of many walkers who have gotten lost in the woods. The most recent disappearance was in 1998 when four students went into the woods in search of some strange lights they had seen, their bodies were never found.

The woods are said to have connections to satanic rituals, believed to be performed by a religious cult from the nearby village of Smarden. When a private investigator, Robert Collin, tried to get to the bottom of the cult in 1964, his investigation was cut short after his untimely death in a car accident.

2. Fort Amherst, Chatham

 

Fort Amherst in Chatham is a historic military location that has seen a great deal in its past and is said to house plenty paranormal energy. Visitors have frequently reported seeing dark shadowy figures, children are heard playing, and painful cries and disembodied footsteps are heard echoing through the eerie labyrinth of subterranean passages.

1. Dover Castle, Dover

 

Records show that a settlement has existed on the site of Dover Castle since Saxon times, it has a history of involvement in pirates, Napoleonic battles, and even housed a secret underground command centre in the Second World War.

The battlements are said to be haunted by a the ghost of a headless drummer boy who's believed to have been decapitated when he was attacked for the riches he was carrying while on an errand for his master. The castle is also said to be the home of a woman in red who has been spotted around the castle, as well as a cavalier.

The castle has a haunted underground area too. Below ground in the WWII tunnels, the ghost of many soldiers have been seen and their presence felt. Visitors have reported hearing disembodied voices, loud screams, and doors slamming, as well as experiencing sudden drops in temperature.
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