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 or two 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.

Many ghostly happenings have been reported at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Phantom soldiers and a terrifying presence 

Dunster Castle, Somerset: Floating lights, strange apparitions and skeletons found chained together in the dungeon

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 ...

Finding Fred the Ghost at Overbeck's in Salcombe, South Devon

Fred the friendly ghost at Overbeck's

Who will be the first to find Fred?