Tudor Rose Tea Rooms (Plymouth, Devon)

Set among the picturesque buildings along The Barbican, the Tudor Rose Tea Rooms are said to be home to a poltergeist or two.

The street on which the tea rooms can be found, New Street, is a historic place dating way back to the Tudor period.

Guests and employees have reported hearing footsteps in the empty rooms upstairs and even seeing figures vanishing almost as quickly as they appear.

Previous investigations came up with the name "John" and a female whom kept saying she was raped and needed help.

Bodmail Jail (Bodmin, Cornwall)

Originally built during the reign of King George III in 1779 as part of the ground-breaking Prison Reform, built by military engineer Sir John Call

The resulting building was a milestone in prison design, based on the plans and ideals of the prison reformer John Howard.

It was one of the first modern prisons in the UK with individual cells, segregated male and female areas, hot water and light and airy areas for prisoners to live

Between 1856 and 1861, under the reign of Queen Victoria, an entire new prison was built on the site and the original buildings removed. The new 220 cell ‘total institution’ had separate wings for men and women, a chapel, a debtor’s jail and was built to exacting standards as laid out by the reformers.

From 1887 parts of the jail were used by the Royal Navy, whose occupation lasted until 1922.

Nuns Cross Farm (Dartmoor, Devon)

The house was built-in 1870 by John Hooper who had leased the land from the Dutchy of Cornwall and after he and his wife took occupancy in 1871, they proceeded to raise a family. Mr & Mrs Hooper lived well into their 90’s and after that the house itself fell into disrepair and dilapidation. 


The spooky tale, which may or may not be true, tells of a misty night on the moor's when an unsuspecting farmers wife wakes up to check on her cattle and never returns home, a few days later her lifeless body is found in nearby Dozmary Pool faced down.

Though she never returned, the legend of her disappearance would intrigue the imaginations of travellers for years to come, with visuals being found inside the farm and surrounding areas of a female dressed in ragged old clothing soaking wet.

Tavistock Guildhall and courtroom (Tavistock, Devon)

The Guildhall was built in 1848 by the 7th Duke of Bedford, whose statue stands just nearby. The site was once occupied by the mill of Tavistock Abbey. The courtroom itself is impressive, with the coats of arms of the Dukes of Bedford, the Prince of Wales and the Monarch, as well as a blindfolded statue of Justice on the front wall. It stopped being used as a courtroom in 2001.


This building was the first in the country to hold both a police station and Courtroom within the same building, many a paranormal activity is believed to take place within the walls of the building including that of a police officer.

Chambercombe Manor (Ilfracombe, Devon)

Chambercombe Manor located near Ilfracombe, Devon, dates the whole way back to the 11th century, having featured in the Doomsday book and incredibly, many of the original features of the house still remain while the rest has been wonderfully restored thanks to the dedication of the trust that owns it. 

The house boasts an eerie secret chamber that was uncovered in 1865. The then tenant of Chambercombe Manor was doing some renovation work and he discovered the outline of a window, but could find no room to match it up with. Baffled yet intrigued and tenacious in his want to uncover the riddle, the man came to the conclusion that there must be a secret room next door to what is now known as Lady Jane’s room.


With the help of his wife, the man dismantled the wall and poked a candle through the hole. The couple were immediately hit with a strong musty smell from the decaying room, and as the candle flickered alighting the room. As their eyes began to adjust they gazed in wonder at the sight that lay before them…

In the middle of the rather grand room was a large four poster bed surrounded by a red curtain. Into the room they clambered, yet their boisterous mood was somewhat subdued as they pulled back the old, thick red curtain and made a grim discovery – a skeleton lay in the bed. 

Elizabethan House (Plymouth, Devon)

In the late 15th Century Plymouth was a prosperous, bustling port, with the influx of ships and crew, not to mention privateer’s, craftsmen and merchants. The need for new housing was imperative; this led to the development of New Street. A number of the properties were purposely built for the likes of sea merchants and sea captains who relied upon the proximity of the sea for their livelihood. The Elizabethan House dates from 1584 and is a restored captain’s dwelling. Even today it is not hard to imagine the likes of Sir Walter Raleigh, Drake and Captain Cook strolling down these narrow cobbled streets.


Local legend states that a figure of an infant child has been seen within this small wooden cradle. This has been witnessed only for a brief moment and then the apparition suddenly vanishes.

Ancient Ram Inn (Wotton-On-Edge, Gloucestershire)

Often referred to as the most haunted and oldest public house in England, The Ancient Ram Inn (no longer a pub) is uniquely historic and is the oldest building in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. It is known as one of the most unique properties in the region and has had its fair share of strange history and mystery, plus a host of unique residents.