With Halloween fast approaching and
spooky activities being top of the coming weeks fun I pondered whether I would
stay in a Haunted House? In fact I have
already stayed in a haunted inn for a wedding but I think I was too inebriated
to notice. There are a
number of reportedly haunted locations
in England most notorious of course being the Tower Of London and Hampton Court
Palace. However the only place that’s
supposedly haunted that I’d like to stay in is the luxurious Amberley Castle
not far from Brighton. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a moated
I remember seeing pictures in Mr & Mrs Smith’s 2003 book
about places to stay. It’s funny how books used to be how research was undertaken. I for one had lots of these
luxury travel books by the likes of Herbert Ypma but now of course we
just pick up our phones and do a google search when we are looking for
inspiration. How times have changed…. Now I sound like my mother!
Anyway back to Amberley castle, who’s with me?
To get the look all you need to do is install
antique oak or mahogany paneling, a suit of armour and some seriously detailed
carved oak dining chairs. Now you are all
set for your own haunting. A very British haunting.
Images from Amberley castle website here