Haunted Places

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The Cheltenham Ghost

We begin our spooky storytelling in the grand old town of Cheltenham. On the western edge of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is as ancient as any other town in the country. It features in the earliest pages of the Gloucestershire section of the Doomsday Book and was awarded a Market Charter in 1226. 

One of the most credible ghost sightings on record is known among the paranormal communities simply as The Cheltenham Ghost. The female apparition haunts a Georgian townhouse called Garden Reach on Pitville Circus road. > Read on

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In Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s General Hospital is another haunted place. A grey lady dressed like an old-fashioned nurse has been encountered on a number of occasions. She was reported as wearing a shroud and looking very pale, appearing suddenly outside the entrance to the mortuary. This was witnessed first hand by a terrified employee who ran away in panic. Russ Andrews’ book, Paranormal Cheltenham tells the tale of a haunted house in Montpellier Terrace where ghostly voices, footsteps, and inexplicable noises could be heard. Followed by shadowy toad-like creatures crawling out from under the bed and flying straight through the skirting board. Many more ghostly sightings are reported in this town including a man sporting a World War II gas mask and creepy figures on the balcony at the Playhouse Theatre.

Guide to Cheltenham

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Three of the Best ... Bars in Cheltenham

The Beehive

A traditional mews with plenty of history and good pub food. In the heart of the Montpellier district.

The Clarence Social

A fine place right behind the Promenade and near the Cinema, and Montpellier.

The Tavern

A smart community pub with a great range of beers and British seasonal food, serving all day.