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Most haunted places to visit

View of Newton House from the parkland at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Wales
View of Newton House from the parkland at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Wales | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

There are many ancient buildings in our care, so it's no surprise that some come with ghost stories. Discover headless phantoms, tormented souls and one spirit with a fondness for books.

Blickling, Norfolk
Anne Boleyn, the headless wife of King Henry VIII, is one of the ghosts believed to reside at Blickling Hall. It's said she reappears every year, on the anniversary of her execution.Visit Blickling
Buckland Abbey, Devon
Some say that the doomed spirit of Sir Francis Drake haunts Buckland Abbey. His ghost supposedly took up residence after signing a pact with the Devil and leads a supernatural pack of snarling dogs.Visit Buckland Abbey
Corfe Castle, Dorset
The headless ghost of a woman in white reportedly stalks the battlements at Corfe Castle. She's believed to have committed an act of treason during the Civil War.Visit Corfe Castle
A view of Corfe Castle in the distance overlooking the surrounding countryside in the morning light, Dorset
Morning light at Corfe Castle, Dorset | © National Trust Images/Jon Bish
Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire
There've been plenty of spooky reports from Newton House at Dinefwr. Lady Elinor Cavendish's ghost allegedly roams the halls, having been killed by a rejected lover.Visit Dinefwr
Dunster Castle, Somerset
Floating lights, a man in green and dungeon skeletons found chained together are some of the strange encounters reported at Dunster Castle.Visit Dunster Castle
Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
There's said to be a phantom book-lover at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk. They tragically died trying to save their beloved books after a fire broke out in the library.Visit Felbrigg Hall
Treasurer's House, Yorkshire
The marching Roman military phantoms seen at Treasurer's House, Yorkshire, may be our oldest known ghosts – but there are more reasons it's known as the most haunted house in York. Visitors have spotted cats in the café, old ladies welcoming children to sit on historic chairs and senses and smells of Frank Green. Mr Green was the last private owner who threatened to return if anyone moved the furniture from the studs he placed on the floor.Visit Treasurer's House
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