Ghost Hunting in Shrewsbury
The Prince Rupert is believed to have a number ghostly guests to be roaming the halls. One of the directors of the 1984 ‘A Christmas Carol’ was staying at the hotel when filming in Shrewsbury and a saw a figure disappear through a wall.
Have you heard the story of ‘Bloudie Jack’, the 12th century ghoul that is reputed to haunted Shrewsbury Castle? This sinister character was captured for the murder of several young women and hanged, drawn and quartered for his crimes.
Situated on Wyle Cop, The Nags Head contains painting that is rumoured to have caused the death of three ghosts that haunt the pub. Visitors have reported jukeboxes switching on in the middle of the night and the furniture shifting when their backs were turned.
Following renovations to their building, a 13th century stone mansion was uncovered at the Hole in the Wall. The smiling ghost of Lady Sarah is reported to have been seen making her way through the pub after-hours.
The roof of Shrewsbury Train Station collapsed over platform 3 in 1887, crushing a local Councillor and his carriage. A shadowy figure is said to have been seen haunting the entrance to Castle Street from this platform.
Due to the military-themed name, visitors to Barrack’s Passage have reported seeing men milling around and faces appearing in the windows of the buildings. The local tale is that soldiers killed at Bosworth Field returned to Shrewsbury because of the warm welcome given by the town.
St Alkmund’s is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a drunken 15th-century steeple jack who fell to his death after attempting the climb the church tower on a wager.
Shrewsbury's haunted buildings
Prince Rupert Hotel
Situated in the very heart of medieval Shrewsbury, the historic Grade II listed Prince Rupert Hotel is firmly established as one of the town's finest…
Shrewsbury Castle stands at the top of a hill and was built as a defensive fortification for Shrewsbury, which the River Severn otherwise…
Open Today 10:30AM - 4:00PM
The Nag's Head
The Nags Head is a friendly, traditional pub, located on the historic Wyle Cop. In existence since before 1780, the pub has kept the same name…
Open Today 11:30AM - 1:00AM
The Hole in the Wall
You'll always find a warm welcome at The Hole in the Wall, a traditional, cosy town centre pub. Whether you fancy a few rounds, a spot of lunch or a…
Open Today 9:00AM - 1:00AM
St Alkmund's Church
At the heart of the historic and beautiful town of Shrewsbury, founded about the year 902, stands the church of St Alkmund which celebrated its…
Open Today 9:30AM - 4:00PM