Journey Across England's Haunted Lands Where Epic Legends, Medieval Castles and Ghoulish Ghosts Come Alive
The sprawling, mysterious castles of England are incredible sights to behold, but even more captivating are the restless spirits that dwell within them. This book invites you to explore nearly 100 English castles and meet the paranormal entities that roam their grounds, from the tallest towers to the deepest tunnels.
Discover fascinating stories, photos, and eyewitness accounts of hauntings across England, from the Tower of London to Oxford Castle to Castle Keep. Experience gruesome prisoners rattling their chains, ghostly maidens in shimmering gowns, and gallant knights charging on their spectral steeds. Organized by region, Haunted Castles of England provides the history of each structure, reported hauntings, and much more.
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About the Author
James Montgomery (Canberra, Australia) has university degrees in cultural heritage and teaching. He is a bass player, vocalist, and songwriter in a mod pop originals band and served in both the Australian Army Reserve and Australian Air Force Reserve. He is also a State Emergency Service volunteer. Visit him online at www.JGMontgomeryAuthor.com.
Table of Contents
Map of England ix
One: Greater London 11 The Tower of London 11 Bruce Castle 21 Hampton Court Palace 23
Two: South East England 29 Amberley Castle (West Sussex) 29 Arundel Castle (West Sussex) 31 Betchworth Castle (Surrey) 34 Bodiam Castle (East Sussex) 35 Donnington Castle (Berkshire) 37 Dover Castle (Kent) 38 Farnham Castle (Surrey) 41 Hastings Castle (East Sussex) 45 Herstmonceux Castle (East Sussex) 47 Hever Castle (Kent) 49 Leeds Castle (Kent) 52 Oxford Castle (Oxfordshire) 55 Pevensey Castle (East Sussex) 58 Portchester Castle (Hampshire) 62 Rochester Castle (Kent) 65 Sissinghurst Castle (Kent) 68 Windsor Castle (Berkshire) 70
Three: South West England 75 Berkeley Castle (Gloucestershire) 75 Berry Pomeroy Castle (Devon) 77 Corfe Castle (Dorset) 79 Dunster Castle (Somerset) 82 Farleigh Hungerford Castle (Somerset) 85 Lydford Castle (Devon) 86 Taunton Castle (Somerset) 89 Okehampton Castle (Devon) 92 Old Wardour Castle (Wiltshire) 94 Pendennis Castle (Cornwall) 95 Pengersick Castle (Cornwall) 97 Powderham Castle (Devon) 99 St Briavels Castle (Gloucestershire) 101 Sudeley Castle (Gloucestershire) 104 Tiverton Castle (Devon) 107
Four: East England 111 Baconsthorpe Castle (Norfolk) 111 Castle Rising (Norfolk) 112 Colchester Castle (Essex) 114 Framlingham Castle (Suffolk) 116 Hadleigh Castle (Essex) 118 Kimbolton Castle (Cambridgeshire) 120 Norwich Castle (Norfolk) 122 Woodcroft Castle (Cambridgeshire) 123
Five: East Midlands 125 Barnwell Castle (Northamptonshire) 125 Bolsover Castle (Derbyshire) 126 Lincoln Castle (Lincolnshire) 128 Newark Castle (Nottinghamshire) 131 Nottingham Castle (Nottinghamshire) 133 Peveril Castle (Derbyshire) 136 Tattershall Castle (Lincolnshire) 137
Six: West Midlands 139 Acton Burnell Castle (Shropshire) 139 Astley Castle (Warwickshire) 141 Dudley Castle (Warwickshire) 142 Goodrich Castle (Herefordshire) 145 Hopton Castle (Shropshire) 147 Kenilworth Castle (Warwickshire) 149 Ludlow Castle (Shropshire) 151 Tamworth Castle (Staffordshire) 152 Tutbury Castle (Staffordshire) 155 Warwick Castle (Warwickshire) 158 Whittington Castle (Shropshire) 161
Seven: North West England 165 Askerton Castle (Cumbria) 165 Carlisle Castle (Cumbria) 166 Dacre Castle (Cumbria) 169 Leasowe Castle (Cheshire) 170 Lowther Castle (Cumbria) 172 Muncaster Castle (Cumbria) 174 Naworth Castle (Cumbria) 177 Pendragon Castle (Cumbria) 178
Eight: Yorkshire and the Humber 181 Bolton Castle (Yorkshire) 181 Conisbrough Castle (South Yorkshire) 183 Helmsley Castle (Yorkshire) 184 Knaresborough Castle (Yorkshire) 186 Middleham Castle (Yorkshire) 187 Pickering Castle (North Yorkshire) 188 Pontefract Castle (Yorkshire) 189 Richmond Castle (North Yorkshire) 191 Ripley Castle (Yorkshire) 193 Scarborough Castle (Yorkshire) 195 Sheriff Hutton Castle (North Yorkshire) 197 Skipton Castle (North Yorkshire) 199 Spofforth Castle (Yorkshire) 201
Nine: North East England 203 Bamburgh Castle (Northumberland) 203 Barnard Castle (County Durham) 205 Bellister Castle (Northumberland) 207 Bowes Castle (County Durham) 208 Blenkinsopp Castle (Northumberland) 210 Castle Keep (Newcastle) 211 Chillingham Castle (Northumberland) 213 Dunstanburgh Castle (Northumberland) 216 Durham Castle (County Durham) 219 Featherstone Castle (Northumberland) 221 Haughton Castle (Northumberland) 222 Lindisfarne Castle (Northumberland) 224 Prudhoe Castle (Northumberland) 226 Raby Castle (County Durham) 228 Walworth Castle (County Durham) 230 Warkworth Castle (Northumberland) 231
About the Author 253