B&N Audiobooks Subscription = SAVINGS. Sign Up Today for a Free Book!
Haunted Castles of England

Haunted Castles of England

by JG Montgomery




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.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738757780
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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

Introduction 1

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

Conclusion 233

Bibliography 239

About the Author 253

Customer Reviews