The Haunted Britain site is maintained by and written by best selling author and leading authority on the UK's ghostly lore Richard Jones.

Region by region he will take you in search of the ghosts that roam the spectral landscapes of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

You will be able to read true ghost stories, learn about the myths and legends of particular regions, and also discover the mystical places that are dotted around Britain's haunted landscape.

The Haunted Britain site is maintained by and written by best selling author and leading authority on the UK's ghostly lore Richard Jones.

Region by region he will take you in search of the ghosts that roam the spectral landscapes of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

You will be able to read true ghost stories, learn about the myths and legends of particular regions, and also discover the mystical places that are dotted around Britain's haunted landscape.

T he Tower of London, dating back over 900 years, is known as one of the most haunted places in Britain. In 1078, the first stone section of the tower was built and commissioned by William the Conqueror. It slowly morphed over time with additional structures and towers being added. Like Alcatraz, much human suffering went on within the cold stone walls including executions, imprisonment and torture. It wasn't just reserved for the lowly criminal but for the famous and powerful as well. Social stature mattered not for the Tower of London!

One recorded haunting from the 19th century was from a Crown Jewel keeper E. L. Swifte. He and his family were having dinner in the Martin Tower when his alarmed wife spotted a moving object. Both he and his wife witnessed what looked to be a cylindrical object, resembling that of a lab tube, filled with blue bubbling fluid. Tube or not, the wife claimed it tried to grab her (not sure how a tube with no hands would do that but it gave the wife that impression). The tube seemed to be an apparition as Swifte tried to throw a chair at it but it went straight through it. Ịt then vanished into thin air.

Of the famous that haunt the Tower, there are reports that the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn meanders the eerie corridors of the White Tower. She was one of two wives that were ordered for execution by husband, Henry VIII; the other being Catherine Howard. Anne is also spotted in the Chapel of Saint Peter ad Vincula where she watches over her own grave under the altar. Catherine on the other hand can be heard screaming behind the door of the room she was kept in before her execution.

"Even jaded Londoners find these London Walks a source of astonishing gems of information about the city in which they live."   Daily Mail, Top London Treats

"by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks"  Travel & Enjoy

"I have been on several London walks but this was simply the best, with a boat ride thrown in and an amazing surprise at the end! Our guide was knowledgeable and great fun. I would and have highly recommended this to anyone, whether or not they are particularly interested in Brunel"  JoJ70

The Haunted Britain site is maintained by and written by best selling author and leading authority on the UK's ghostly lore Richard Jones.

Region by region he will take you in search of the ghosts that roam the spectral landscapes of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

You will be able to read true ghost stories, learn about the myths and legends of particular regions, and also discover the mystical places that are dotted around Britain's haunted landscape.

T he Tower of London, dating back over 900 years, is known as one of the most haunted places in Britain. In 1078, the first stone section of the tower was built and commissioned by William the Conqueror. It slowly morphed over time with additional structures and towers being added. Like Alcatraz, much human suffering went on within the cold stone walls including executions, imprisonment and torture. It wasn't just reserved for the lowly criminal but for the famous and powerful as well. Social stature mattered not for the Tower of London!

One recorded haunting from the 19th century was from a Crown Jewel keeper E. L. Swifte. He and his family were having dinner in the Martin Tower when his alarmed wife spotted a moving object. Both he and his wife witnessed what looked to be a cylindrical object, resembling that of a lab tube, filled with blue bubbling fluid. Tube or not, the wife claimed it tried to grab her (not sure how a tube with no hands would do that but it gave the wife that impression). The tube seemed to be an apparition as Swifte tried to throw a chair at it but it went straight through it. Ịt then vanished into thin air.

Of the famous that haunt the Tower, there are reports that the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn meanders the eerie corridors of the White Tower. She was one of two wives that were ordered for execution by husband, Henry VIII; the other being Catherine Howard. Anne is also spotted in the Chapel of Saint Peter ad Vincula where she watches over her own grave under the altar. Catherine on the other hand can be heard screaming behind the door of the room she was kept in before her execution.

The Haunted Britain site is maintained by and written by best selling author and leading authority on the UK's ghostly lore Richard Jones.

Region by region he will take you in search of the ghosts that roam the spectral landscapes of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

You will be able to read true ghost stories, learn about the myths and legends of particular regions, and also discover the mystical places that are dotted around Britain's haunted landscape.

T he Tower of London, dating back over 900 years, is known as one of the most haunted places in Britain. In 1078, the first stone section of the tower was built and commissioned by William the Conqueror. It slowly morphed over time with additional structures and towers being added. Like Alcatraz, much human suffering went on within the cold stone walls including executions, imprisonment and torture. It wasn't just reserved for the lowly criminal but for the famous and powerful as well. Social stature mattered not for the Tower of London!

One recorded haunting from the 19th century was from a Crown Jewel keeper E. L. Swifte. He and his family were having dinner in the Martin Tower when his alarmed wife spotted a moving object. Both he and his wife witnessed what looked to be a cylindrical object, resembling that of a lab tube, filled with blue bubbling fluid. Tube or not, the wife claimed it tried to grab her (not sure how a tube with no hands would do that but it gave the wife that impression). The tube seemed to be an apparition as Swifte tried to throw a chair at it but it went straight through it. Ịt then vanished into thin air.

Of the famous that haunt the Tower, there are reports that the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn meanders the eerie corridors of the White Tower. She was one of two wives that were ordered for execution by husband, Henry VIII; the other being Catherine Howard. Anne is also spotted in the Chapel of Saint Peter ad Vincula where she watches over her own grave under the altar. Catherine on the other hand can be heard screaming behind the door of the room she was kept in before her execution.

"Even jaded Londoners find these London Walks a source of astonishing gems of information about the city in which they live."   Daily Mail, Top London Treats

"by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks"  Travel & Enjoy

"I have been on several London walks but this was simply the best, with a boat ride thrown in and an amazing surprise at the end! Our guide was knowledgeable and great fun. I would and have highly recommended this to anyone, whether or not they are particularly interested in Brunel"  JoJ70

Richard's guide to locations that are featured on his walks should you wish to revisit them. Features opening times and links to their websites.

Free walks that you can do yourself at a time and on a day to suit you. This page also includes quizzes, and suggested books to read.

Richard's guide to Secret London. Uncover hidden treasures and fascinating, historic locations that you can discover throughout London.

The Ghosts of London - Wikipedia


Ghosts of London ; Documentary on the Mysteries of England.

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