Britain's most haunted hotels

Jenai Laignel / 09 October 2014

While we can't guarantee there'll be a ghost log book as well as guest log book at these haunted hotels, we can promise they'll be a treat for the senses, rather than a trick.

Littlecote House Hotel, Berkshire

This historic haunted house dates back to Tudor times. It was also once a Roman settlement, so it's hardly surprising that there are a few resident ghosts at the hotel. In fact, it boasts the title of the third most haunted building in England.

The most common sighting is that of a black dog on the Jerusalem staircase. Apparently, when guests go to stroke the dog, their hand goes straight through it.

Aside from the spooky goings-on, Littlecote House Hotel is set within a staggering 113 acres of ground, with two excellent restaurants and a heated pool to enjoy.

Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Settled within 40 acres of stunning Warwickshire countryside, this inspiring Neo-Gothic design hotel is the perfect choice for a relaxing country retreat.

If you’re clued up on your ghost films, you’ll probably know that the hotel was used in the 1963 film The Haunting, and for good reason. Staff and guests have reporting seeing spooky apparitions both inside the building and across the grounds throughout the year.

Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales

Could it get any more dramatic than a stay at this Grade II-listed Victorian folly with stunning scenery over the Clywdian Mountains and 200 acres of Victorian parkland?

Bodelwyddan Castle was built around 1460 by the Humphreys family of Anglesey, and there have been numerous reports of ghostly sightings here, including the ghost of a soldier in one of the galleries.

Whether you are spooked or not, you'll certainly enjoy exploring the perfectly-manicured gardens and the host of entertainment on offer.

The Savoy, London

This famous and luxuriously upmarket hotel is one of London’s most haunted. Perhaps not surprising considering the building has stood on the Strand since 1889 and the hospital before that burnt to the ground in 1864.

If you’re feeling brave, book room 502. Sometimes, in the hallway adjacent to this room, the apparition of a mysterious lift appears controlled by the ghost of a young girl who died in the building.

Ruthin Castle Hotel, Wales

Originally a 13th century castle, this beautiful hotel offers traditional hospitality with 30 acres of gardens and parkland to explore.

If you join in at the Medieval Banquet look out for the ghost of Lady Grey who sentenced to death after murdering her husband’s mistress. She apparently wanders the banqueting hall, as well as the castle battlements.