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Inns, the resting place of the weary traveller. Hideout for history's smugglers, pirates, vagabonds and notorious criminals. Stage posts for the wealthy, coach houses for the night.  Before the turn of the last century popping down to your local tavern would have been a totally different experience to what it is today. No televisions, juke boxes, quiz nights or karaoke and ales and spirits that would probably outrival the strongest lager available today. If you where to go back in time a hundred years and venture into a tavern you would probably have been greeted by a surly mob of rough looking types unless you ambled into a more luxurious coaching inn where the gentry travelling in their coaches would settle down for the night.
 
 




    Britain has a wealth of old inns and coach houses, many still in use as pubs and some now converted residences. But still the history of the building remains firmly attached to the area. Many inns remain silent witness to evil, horrifying and terrible deeds through this country's turbulent history.
 
 




   When I was eight years old, I had what my teachers described as "...an Unhealthy interest" in the paranormal, in particular ghosts. Despite this my Aunt Joyce gave me a fascinating hard back book by Marc Alexander called "Haunted Inns" (Frederick Muller Ltd 1973). This book was like a gazetteer of haunted inns in Great Britain. The book fuelled a burning ambition to travel the country and visit these strange and wondrous places. I am now in my mid-twenties and free to travel to places that once seemed a long way away.

  Through my travels I have accrued a small collection of  images and stories about the haunted inns in this country. If you have any ghost stories about these inns or know of any haunted inn that I may have missed then please email me.
 
 


 

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