Windsor Castle named most haunted place as ghost stories are revealed

WINDSOR Castle has been named as one of the most haunted places in England and it’s no surprise with the number of ghost stories to be told.

It is said to be the Royal Family’s most haunted homes with over 25 ghost and ghoul sightings over the years.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding venue St George’s Chapel is home to the coffins of Henry VIII, George V and Charles I, underneath the floors.

Henry VIII, who reigned from 1509 to 1547, is even reported to be heard “hobbling” around the castle’s deanery cloisters.

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If you wish to see Queen Elizabeth I then you need only wait in the library. According to Visit Britain, her “footsteps can be heard on the bare floorboards, before her striking presence appears.”

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Other ghost sightings have been reported at Windsor Castle, including King George III.

Towards the end of his reign the King became so mentally ill that he was confined in this room for long periods of the day. Witnesses describe seeing a figure “looking longingly out of the window.”

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This comes as greetings card company Thortful.com analysed Instagram data to reveal the UK’s top haunted hotspots.

With Halloween just a few days away, residents can get in the spooky spirit by visiting the haunted Windsor Castle.

Thortful said searches for “most haunted places in England” has seen a 190 per cent increase year on year.

This year, instead of visiting a scare maze, watching a horror movie, or trying out an Ouija board – why not take a day trip somewhere spooky and take a photo for the ‘gram that will have your followers admiring in awe?

Windsor Castle has ranked third most haunted place to visit in England, following behind the British Museum in London and the Tower of London.

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