5. Redworth Hall Hotel), County DurhamIs there anything spookier than a child ghost? How about the ghost of a child considered “ill of the mind” who spent their days and nights chained to one of the fireplaces in this Jacobean manor house’s Great Hall? Their crying and often deranged laughter is sometimes heard peeling through the hotel, while in the rooms at the front of the house (particularly the bedrooms) a maid is often seen walking – she is said to have thrown herself from the top of the stairs when jilted by her lover, which is tragically ironic considering that Redworth is now a very popular wedding venue.6. Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, CornwallTales of ghoulish goings-on in this coastal Cornish hotel are common, which is probably because it’s one of the county’s oldest coaching inns, dating from the sixteenth century, with a rich and intriguing past. Look out for a mysterious woman entering room nine, flying cups in the kitchen and a frock-coated figure on the landing and consider heading to room ten for a chat with a little old lady, a friendly ghost who has been seen by and held conversations with numerous guests over the years. If the hotel’s creepy guests don’t make you quake in your boots, there’s a Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle for extra fright factor. 2. Rose and Crown, Porthcawl, WalesSitting opposite what was once an ancient graveyard, the Rose and Crown has more than its fair share of ghost stories. Guests have said they felt watched, while the hotel’s resident dog refuses to go upstairs – could this be because the rumours of a ghostly canine roaming the upper floors are true? A lady in an apron has been seen in the cellar, while the spirit of a little boy is also said to mischievously wander, making noises and sending objects crashing to the floor. The old clock behind the bar fell to the floor on one occasion when there was no one anywhere near. The little boy or just a coincidence? You decide.3. Angel Inn, Lymington, HampshireThis thirteenth century pub in the heart of the New Forest claims to be one of Britain’s most haunted, with stories of some six different ghosts. Most frequently encountered is a former coach driver, often seen in the hotel’s kitchen, staring out of the window. Another ghost has been spotted wearing a naval uniform in the pub, while a phantom blonde female has been spied flitting around the second floor, where ghostly giggles have been heard. Listen out for the sounds of someone playing the piano drifting through the hotel but remember this: there is no piano at the inn. 4. Cathedral House Hotel, GlasgowThis hotel was built in 1877 as a rehabilitation hostel for inmates released from Glasgow’s Duke Street Prison, now demolished but once where Scottish women, including plenty of suffragettes, were incarcerated. Brush up to ghosts on the stairs, while upstairs two creepy children from beyond the grave may be waiting to greet you, giggling away up on the top floor. Some rooms have chilling views of the Glasgow Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery adjoined to Glasgow Cathedral.Click on the image for a local’s guide to where to eat, drink and party in Glasgow. 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Ettington Park Hotel, WarwickshireDisembodied voices, floating grey ladies and women gliding through walls; all regular happenings at one of England’s most haunted hotels. Check in to this neo-Gothic mansion house and keep your eyes peeled for an old woman in Victorian clothing walking in the conservatory, a woman in a white gown on the veranda at dusk, a man and his dog vanishing in the library, and even a monk wandering the grounds. 8. Eastwell Manor, KentYou may not have to wait long after check-in to see a ghost at this eleventh century country house hotel – the resident ‘white lady’ is said to be fond of hanging out in the main reception area. Guests have reported a haunting presence in the main house, strange noises at all hours and objects moved from one place to another without explanation. One of the housekeepers even left during a night shift once – but what spooked her? That remains unknown… Related10 of the world’s most haunted hotelsHalloween’s just around the corner and to celebrate the year’s scariest month, we’ve found the world’s most haunted hotels. Check in and hope that you don’t check out too soon.Ghost towns: 10 eerie abandoned places around the worldAbandoned houses, roofless and wind-whipped. Rusting railway lines, stretching off to nowhere. Empty streets, punctuated with just one set of footsteps. From Australia to the UK, check out these eerie ghost towns and villages around the world.7 of the world’s creepiest abandoned holiday resortsAvoid long queues at the reception desk or fighting over the last sausage at the breakfast buffet – guests are few and far between at the following abandoned, and strangely beautiful, resorts. 11. The Caledonian Hotel, AberdeenSome people just can’t let go. Mary Littlejohn, the much-revered restaurant manager from this Aberdeen hotel’s dim and distant past appears to have been one of those people. Even today, many years after her death, she has been spotted in the hallways of the hotel and in the basement, checking up on staff as they go about their business. 9. Ballygally Castle, Northern IrelandWant to spend the night with a ghost? This hotel actively encourage guests to spend time getting to know their ghoulish residents. Book the Ghost Room in one of the towers of the oldest part of this ancient castle and you’ll be sharing with ghost Lady Isabella Shaw, wife of Lord James Shaw. After giving birth to their daughter, Lady Isabella is reputed to have been locked in the tower by her dissatisfied husband (who wanted a son), later falling to her death – or, perhaps, she was pushed to it? Lady Isabella is said to be friendly, do you dare find out? 7. Jamaica Inn, CornwallFew hotels are as atmospheric as the Jamaica Inn, located at the heart of eerie Bodmin Moor – it was the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s bestselling novel and many a ghostly tale. Conversations in Cornish have been overheard in the bar, horse hooves and the metal rims of cartwheels are often heard in the courtyard and workmen have reported stepladders being moved. Some guests have been so spooked by the ghosts here they have checked out in the middle of the night – will you be brave enough to stay? For more beautiful seaside towns and quaint villages to visit in Cornwall, hit the pic. 1. White Hart Hotel, Holywell Hill, St. AlbansBuilt opposite St. Albans Cathedral during the sixteenth century, the history of this old coaching inn is steeped in terrifying ghost stories. Countless staff over the years have reported the feeling of someone standing behind them, only to wheel around and find nobody there. Derek Acorah visited and uncovered even taller tales: a 12-year-old girl who spoke to the crew about the fire she died in in 1832 and a travelling woman who broke her neck on the coach entrance on a journey in 1820. Forget tea and coffee facilities in room eight – expect words scribbled on the mirror and a strange man to appear on the bed.Click on the image below to find out more about England’s top guest rated hotels.