With a few Bank Holiday weekends coming up and an extra few days added to our weekends – let’s face it we live in Britain; the weather is almost definitely not going to be great. So, for something a little different, why not try a spot of ghost hunting? The West Midlands is a great place to visit anyway, with it’s great industrial history, a wealth of museums and fantastic shopping you certainly won’t be bored. For a great base in the centre of it all, stay at Birmingham serviced apartments http://www.8waterloostreet.co.uk/ where you will have great access to all the spooks and shopping that you want. Here are the best places to go for hunting for hauntings…
Tutbury Castle – Many of the locals know Tutbury Castle as one of the most haunted locations in the area. It has a long history, with the castle itself dating back to earlier than 1071, so as you can imagine a lot has happened here! It’s most regal resident ghost, is Mary Queen of Scots. This was the prison that she suffered in the most, and the place that she most hated. There have been many sightings of her, she is always seen in full Elizabethan dress, sometimes standing and staring down from the top of the castle and sometimes sweeping through the castle grounds.
Dudley Castle – Another old castle which has played a large part in Britain’s history is not short of a few ghostly residents. It is most famously home to the grey lady, who it is thought died in childbirth at the castle and has been seen by many visitors – the pub nearby has even been named after her – the Grey Lady Tavern! Other people have seen a pair of legs near a stone coffin, and underneath the castle many people report strange shadowy figures moving around.
Drakelow Tunnels – During the second world war, the tunnels were built to supply Rover with an underground factory to make the aircraft engines, in case their factory was destroyed by bombing. Many visiting mediums have reported a sinister presence in the tunnels as it was believed that they were used at some point to perform dark rituals. When the tunnels were constructed, some of the workers who helped to build them were killed, and it is also thought that their ghosts still reside in the tunnels.