10 Most Haunted Places In Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire is a county with more than its fair share of paranormal activity and a seemingly high concentration of ghost hunters on the look out for spooks. Below are ten of the most famously haunted paranormal hotspot in the county located in the East Midlands.

10. Newstead Abbey, Nottingham

 

Originally an augustinian priory and later converted to a home following the dissolution of the monasteries, Newstead Abbey is said to be haunted by a monk who appears as if to foreshadow a bout of bad fortune. The former abbey is the ancestral home of Lord Byron. The ghost of the famous poet's faithful pet dog has been seen wandering the house in search of his master. The grounds of the abbey are also said to be haunted by a White Lady.

9. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, Nottingham

 

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem was built in 1189 and is said to be the oldest pub in England, although other inns would challenge this claim. It's said the pub is haunted by strange knocks and bangs, and disembodied voices. The Old Trip is also home to an unusual antique chair, it's said that any woman who sits upon it increases her chances of becoming pregnant. However there's one object in the pub that you should avoid touching at all costs as the last three people to touch it are said to have become sick and died. The object in question is a model galleon. The small wooden ship is covered in dust as it's claimed that those who have tried to clean it have died mysteriously. Could this cursed galleon be the result of the many prisoners who were once incarcerated in the pub's cellars? The cellar was originally part of the castle and would have held up to 40 prisoners in appalling conditions at any one time.

8. Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

 

An Elizabethan mansion built in 1588 that had the honour of doubling as the home of Bruce Wayne in the 2012 Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises'. The mansion is now the home of Nottingham's Natural History Museum. It's also famously haunted by the ghost of Lady Jane Middleton, known as the White Lady. It's said that she was paralysed in an accident and confined to her room where she eventually died. She's been seen roaming the mansion and in the former of an unexplained glowing light coming from her form bedroom. Witnesses have also reported hearing ghostly laughs, feeling as if they're being watched, and even been touched by unseen hands.

7. City Of Caves, Nottingham

 

The vast network of man-made sandstone caves is hidden right beneath the streets of Nottingham city centre and is said to be one of the city's most haunted locations. The caves have had many uses over the decades, including dwellings, as cellars for the inns above, shelter during air raids, and is even said to have been where the legendary outlaw Robin Hood was imprisoned.

In 2017 the ghost hunter Tony Ferguson believes he caught an eerie dark figure carrying a lantern on camera. The video clips shows the figure hovering through the 1000-year-old caves beneath the historic city. This dark shadowy figure is said to have been seen many times in the caves. Other visitors to the caves have reported hearing the phantom echo of wartime bombs dropping above ground, a woman has been seen in Victorian clothing wandering the caves, and objects are said to move on their own.

6. The Old Picture House & Haunted Museum, Nottingham

Haunted Museum Nottingham

 

The Old Picture House & Haunted Museum on Woodborough Road is one of the city's newest haunted landmarks. Steve and Marie Wesson had been collecting haunted artefacts and oddities from around the world for years and had been searching for a suitable place to display them. Finally in 2018 they acquired an abandoned picture house, which is built on the site of a former asylum.

The old cinema, which has many of the original features intact, now houses various items with dark attachments, including a fridge that was once used to chill the dead from the morgue of Denbigh Asylum in Wales, as well as an instrument used to summon Satan called the Devil's Guitar, which came all the way from Iraq. There's real human skulls, a dybbuk box that is said to contain an evil spirt, and a doll made from a dead man's bandages, which has been seen to move by itself.

Visitors have reported paranormal experiences in the museum, including cold blasts of air, bangs, scream and the sensation of being touched. Straight after moving into the building Marie saw an unknown woman wandering around the building, despite the fact the building was empty and the doors were locked.

The owners captured video footage of a heavy metal handle on an old funeral hearse swinging wildly of its own accord while the building was locked up over night.

5. Annesley Hall, Kirkby in Ashfield

 

Now in ruins after two devastating fires, the decaying hall was famously investigated by the 'Most Haunted' team back in 2005. Yvette Fielding and Derek Acorah believe they made contact with two of the Grade II listed country house's resident spooks named Elizabeth and William. The historic stately home on the edge of Sherwood Forest is said to be haunted by the mistress of a former owner who died during childbirth. She's been reported in the form of a White Lady in the house and grounds. The house is also said to be haunted by the ghosts of long-dead children and their bereaved parents, as well as the spirit of a young serving girl who is said to have hanged herself in the stables.

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4. Kelham Hall, Newark

Most Haunted At Kelham Hall

 

Kelham Hall was once a family home, but since then has housed monks and soldiers. It has a rich history of opulent success, catastrophic failure and now, alleged hauntings. The many empty rooms are said to bear witness to many strange paranormal events. Activity includes doors slamming on their own, disembodied footsteps and objects moving of their own accord.

Underneath the building is a large network of cellars, allegedly many people have witnessed dark, tall shadows here. Could they be the ghosts of the monks that used to reside here during the early-1900s during the First World War. One of the most commonly reported occurrences at the hall is reports of the ghost of children who have been seen and heard running and giggling as they play in the dead of night.

3. Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham

 

The 15th-century pub in the city of Nottingham is a very active paranormal hotspot with sightings of the ghosts of a highwayman, the spirit of a young girl called Rosie, and a disturbing entity said to be the spirit of a former landlord who took his own life at the inn. The pub sits on top of part of the caves beneath the city and these caverns are said to be haunted by a young child, the highwayman has also been spotted in the caves behaving confused and aggressively. One witness reported seeing the phantom highwayman run towards him as if about to attack, but luckily he vanished into thin air as he approached.

2. The Village, Mansfield

 

Dating back to the 1802, The Village is set in the heart of Mansfield. It was once a a former slaughter house and malt house before becoming a a nightclub in the 1970s. The building was abandoned in 2001, but was given a new lease of live in 2013 when it became a popular laser tag location. However it's not just the building also plays how to regular ghost hunts after reports of strange goings on.

Since 2015 there have been no less that 12 reports of full apparitions sited in at The Village, the most famous being that of Mr. Merryweather, the former owner of the malt house. There's also the ghost of a woman called Catherine who is said to roam the old building who is said to have died by falling down the well now under the building.

The land The Village is built on was once farmland where a barn stood, which had a secret tunnel to St. Peterโ€™s church 500 yards away from the location. Monks at the church used the barn to hide in, until the barn was burnt to the ground with seven monks inside in the 1500s. These seven monks are also said to haunted the building to this day.

Other paranormal activity included a piano which is often heard being played by unseen hands, slamming doors and a strange ghostly mist that was witnessed in the building in 2016.

1. Galleries Of Justice, Nottingham

 

The first records of the Galleries of Justice being uses as a prison was in 1449. It is built on the site of a Saxon settlement dating back to 600AD, and is said to play host to ghostly apparitions, poltergeist activity, disembodied voices, slamming doors and unexplained drops in temperature.

As well as the prison, the galleries housed court, and many executions took place on the steps of the building, making this the only location in the UK where you could be tried, sentenced and punished under the same roof.
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