Ghost spotting in Devon?

It might not come as a great surprise, but if you listen closely, you might hear the odd bump in the night or come across a spooky spot at some places in Devon. Read on to find out more... if you dare.

The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The lady of Lydford Gorge 

A lady in a flowing white gown haunts Lydford Gorge where she will appear in ghostly form to save you from a watery grave should you chance to fall into the river.

Shute Barton House

Ghostly Shute Barton 

In the medieval Shute Barton, a ghostly figure is rumoured to wander the house and grounds. With regular house and history tours look out for her there (if you dare!).

An avenue of lime trees in Greenway garden

Greenway and 'Dead Man's Folly'

As Agatha Christie's holiday home, Greenway inspired a murder mystery or two. Find out about the places at Greenway which feature in her story 'Dead Man's Folly,' and how true to life it is.

 Visitor on the rocks at Morte Point, North Devon

Wreckers at Mortehoe 

Beneath its beautiful exterior, Mortehoe hides a dark past of terrible treachery, murder most foul and ghostly goings on. This was the domain of the notorious wreckers, who would lure ships onto the rocks, drown survivors and steal their cargo.

Close up of a gargoyle at Lacock Abbey

Gargoyle spotting at Knightshayes 

If you thought it was safe at Knightshayes with it's lack of resident ghosts, you'd be wrong. See how many gruesome gargoyles and gnarly grotesques you can spot adorning the gothic Victorian house.

Hallowe'en pumpkins

Spookytastic fun for Halloween at Overbeck's

Calling all budding witches and wizards for spooky fun this Halloween. You can join in with craft activities and story telling in the house.

Skeleton waving

Get into the spirit of Halloween at Lydford Gorge

The rangers have all turned to skeletons! Find out what they’re up to on the Halloween trail, join an after-dark walk to Whitelady waterfall with fire torches or get hands on with a practical potions class.

Halloween at Compton Castle, Devon

Spooky goings on this half term

Compton Castle has some mysterious new residents this half term, and we need some monster hunters to help us track them down.