This post was most recently updated on June 27th, 2018
England’s long history is full of mysterious stories that have never been fully explained–or at least not to the satisfaction of modern-day detectives, historians, and ghost hunters.
Visit the sites where these fascinating legends took place and make up your own mind about the truth.
1. Visit With the Ghost of Guy Fawkes
While many are familiar with the classic Guy Fawkes mask, the story behind the legend is less well-known. Fawkes was one of a band of conspirators who planned to assassinate King James I in 1605.
Fawkes was caught when he was discovered guarding the gunpowder intended for use in the scheme. The scheme became known as the Gunpowder Plot, and Fawkes was tortured and eventually put to death.
Guy Fawkes is something of a folk hero in some circles, although in others his effigy is still burned each year on November 5th. Either way, some say that his passion lives on in the form of a ghostly haunting.
Stay a night or two at the Guy Fawkes Inn in York, where it is believed that Fawkes was born. While no one has admitted to seeing supernatural apparitions, guests have been known to hastily check out in the middle of the night without explanation.
Those who stick around for breakfast report incidences of being woken up by odd noises at all hours.