Halloween is on the way and as the season changes and the cold envelops us, one of the best cities to visit for spooky stories is Bath. As well as being a modern city that has many businesses such as Chippendale and Clark accountants Bath is also a place full of history and intrigue. Here are some spooky local stories to explore this Halloween…
Sally in the Woods – This is one of the most eerie and enduring local stories. Its local reputation precedes it and is one of the most haunted spots in the UK. The beautiful country road on the outskirts of the city may look as pretty as any other but it is in fact home to a ghostly young girl who has been seen by locals running across the road and also heard screaming. Even many locals dare not drive down here after sunset.
Shepton Mallet Prison – A place which once housed some of the most notorious criminals in Britain is of course a place which is likely to have some ghostly goings on. This is reportedly the most haunted prison in Britain and is home to many phantoms, including the White lady and Captain Philip Ryal. The prison does run ghost tours so if you fancy a spooky scare this Halloween you know where to go.
Francis Hotel – In the centre of Bath this beautiful hotel is full of luxury and a popular place for visitors to the city to stay. However, it is said to be haunted by a former housekeeper who hung herself whilst working here. Strange sounds have been reported in the hotel such as tapping, scraping and scratching noises.