Our most haunted places

We look after many ancient buildings. So it's no surprise that some play host to a few ghost stories. Meet the headless phantoms, strange apparitions, tormented souls and one kindly spirit with a fondness for children.

This grand Norfolk residence is home to the ghost of Anne Boleyn

The headless ghost of Anne Boleyn  

The doomed wife of King Henry VIII is said to reappear at Blickling on the anniversary of her execution.

Buckland Abbey, Devon, is said to be haunted by Sir Francis Drake

Is Buckland Abbey haunted by the doomed spirit of Sir Francis Drake? 

Did the man who defeated the Armada really sign a pact with the Devil at Buckland Abbey, Devon? And does his ghost still lead a supernatural horde?

Corfe Castle, Dorset, is full of ghostly stories and tales of murder

Treachery, murder and a phantom on the battlements 

A woman in white, believed to have performed an act of treason during the Civil War is said to stalk the battlements at Corfe.

Croft Castle, Herefordshire, is reputed to be the most haunted house in the Midlands

'The most haunted house in the Midlands' 

The spirit of Welsh freedom fighter Owain Glyndwr is one of six ghosts said to still walk the halls of Croft Castle in the West Midlands.

Newton House at Dinefwr, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

Echoes of a centuries-old murder 

Are reports of ghosts at Newton House, Carmarthenshire linked to a brutal crime of passion? People have reported strange sightings and happenings.

Many ghostly happenings have been reported at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Phantom soldiers and a terrifying presence at Dunster Castle

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

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, is haunted by a phantom book lover

A haunted library and a bookish ghost 

The ghostly presence at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk is linked to a tragic death and an unquenchable thirst for the written word.

Ham House, Surrey, is thought to be one of our most haunted places

The ghosts of Ham House 

The sinister presence of a ruthlessly ambitious former occupant is at the centre of paranormal activity at Ham House in Surrey

Springhill, County Londonderry, is haunted by a friendly ghost

Haunted by a friendly spirit who loves children 

Left alone after her husband's suicide, a kindly spirit has appeared to some of our youngest visitors at Springhill, Londonderry.

Treasurer's House, Yorkshire, is haunted by the ghosts of Roman soldiers

'By the look of you, you’ve seen the Romans!' 

Treasurer's House, Yorkshire: The marching Roman military phantoms seen here may be our oldest known ghosts

Visitors stood on the bridge over the moat at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

Listen to the National Trust Podcast: Halloween special

In episode 67 of the National Trust Podcast, curator James Grasby visits 500-year old Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, to find out how the Tudors protected their homes against evil. James meets house staff who reveal strange relics of our past.

A mandrake sculpture from the folklore trail at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Share your superstitions and local folklore 

Do you have a local superstition? A family tradition that's been passed down through the generations? A folk story from a place near you? We'd love to hear your story.