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Many of the stately homes and castles in the UK are thought to be haunted; take this quiz and test your knowledge. Good luck! Created by the team 'We'd Rather Have Wine' for the Amazing Quiz Race 2.

A multiple-choice quiz by pagea. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
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363,376
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Talbot Hotel in Oundle boasts a staircase that was once in Fotheringhay Castle. The hotel is said to be haunted by someone who walked down that staircase on her very last journey; who was it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A Cornish inn made famous by a book is said to be the home of a ghost in a tricorn hat who walks through the walls. Besides this ghost, eerie sounds of horses' hooves and cartwheels have been heard in the empty courtyard, as well as unexplained footsteps indoors. What is the name of the inn? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Arundel Castle in Sussex is said to be haunted by Roger de Montgomerie, the first Earl of Arundel. Which early King of England granted him this title in 1067? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Samlesbury Hall is reportedly haunted by several ghosts, including that of Lady Dorothy Southworth. In which northwestern county of England can it be found? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which castle in Devon, England, built by Sir Phillip Courtenay, is said to be haunted by the spirits of a mother and her baby? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Dover Castle in Kent is said to be one of the most haunted in Britain. Which ghost has been seen walking the battlements? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which 13th century manor house, in the parish of Whittingham near Preston, has seen several paranormal episodes over the years, including the apparent spontaneous burning of a timber beam and people seeing monks walking the hallway? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The wailing of which of the wives of Henry VIII can supposedly be heard in the Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court Palace in South London? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The image of the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall captured by photographers from 'Country Life' magazine in 1936 is perhaps one of the most famous ghost photographs of all time. The Brown Lady is thought to be the sister of which early British Prime Minister? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Scottish castle is said to be haunted by a young princess, after she was murdered in her sleep in the 'Green Room'? Hint



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1. The Talbot Hotel in Oundle boasts a staircase that was once in Fotheringhay Castle. The hotel is said to be haunted by someone who walked down that staircase on her very last journey; who was it?

Answer: Mary Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen on Scots, was imprisoned in Fotheringhay at the end of a captivity in England that lasted nearly 20 years. Initially, she sought refuge with Elizabeth I in England after she had escaped from captivity in Scotland, but she was arrested, and for many years her jailer was the Earl of Shrewsbury. Mary was kept in the state and style that a queen might expect, all at the expense of the Earl, but an increasing number of Catholic plots intended to put her on the throne of England in place of Elizabeth I led to her closer confinement.

In 1585 she was handed over to Sir Amyas Paulet, who disliked her and strictly curtailed her activities, and then in 1586 the Babington Plot was uncovered. Mary's letters showing her involvement in this plot to murder Elizabeth proved to be her downfall, and in 1587 Elizabeth signed the warrant for her execution. She was beheaded in the Great Hall of Fotheringhay Castle.
2. A Cornish inn made famous by a book is said to be the home of a ghost in a tricorn hat who walks through the walls. Besides this ghost, eerie sounds of horses' hooves and cartwheels have been heard in the empty courtyard, as well as unexplained footsteps indoors. What is the name of the inn?

Answer: Jamaica Inn

The TV show 'Most Haunted' made a programme about Jamaica Inn, and it was reportedly one of the spookiest episodes made.

Daphne du Maurier wrote one of her most famous books 'Jamaica Inn' about this ancient pub that sits high on Bodmin Moor, not far from Launceston. The plot concerns Mary Yellan who goes to live with her Aunt Patience and brutal Uncle Joss Merlyn at the inn, which is never open and has no customers. Merlyn makes his money as a wrecker and smuggler. The story is set in 1820.

The book 'Jamaica Inn' was written in 1936 and subsequently made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.
3. Arundel Castle in Sussex is said to be haunted by Roger de Montgomerie, the first Earl of Arundel. Which early King of England granted him this title in 1067?

Answer: William I

William I, also known as William the Conqueror, was the first Norman king of England, famously claiming the title at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Arundel Castle was part of a large package of manors and houses granted to Roger de Montgomerie (sometimes called Roger the Great de Montgomery) who was one of the closest advisers to William I.

The ghost of Roger de Montgomerie is said to haunt the keep of the castle, but there are also other ghosts that are thought to haunt the castle. Another of the ghosts said to be in residence is that of a 'Blue Man' who has been seen in the library since the 1630s, perhaps a cavalier from the reign of Charles I.
4. Samlesbury Hall is reportedly haunted by several ghosts, including that of Lady Dorothy Southworth. In which northwestern county of England can it be found?

Answer: Lancashire

Lady Dorothy Southworth supposedly went mad after her lover was killed and buried by her family who didn't approve of the relationship. Samlesbury Hall has featured twice on the TV show 'Most Haunted', first in 2004 and then again in 2009.

The village of Samlesbury is also famous for the witch trials that took place there in the 17th century. Three ladies, including one of the Southworths of Samlesbury Hall, were accused by a 14-year-old of several charges including murdering children and cannibalism. They were acquitted in August 1612.

Cornwall is found in the southwest of England, while Kent is in the southeast and Tyne and Wear in the northeast.
5. Which castle in Devon, England, built by Sir Phillip Courtenay, is said to be haunted by the spirits of a mother and her baby?

Answer: Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle was built in 1379, and many of the original rooms still exist. Some two hundred years ago workmen were doing renovations on the Guard Tower when they discovered one of the walls was hollow. Breaking it down they found a room in which resided the skeletons of a mother and her baby.

They had probably been walled up in there and left to die. The remains were given a proper burial in Powderham churchyard, but their ghosts are said to still walk the castle.
6. Dover Castle in Kent is said to be one of the most haunted in Britain. Which ghost has been seen walking the battlements?

Answer: The headless drummer boy

Dating back to medieval times, Dover Castle has always been associated with the military and the defence of the country. It is said to have numerous ghosts. The headless drummer boy is believed to have been carrying money, possibly for wages for troops, when he was attacked and decapitated by thieves who stole all the money he was carrying.

His ghost has been seen walking the battlements. Others have reported seeing World War II soldiers in the lower corridors, hearing voices and seeing doors opening and closing of their own accord.
7. Which 13th century manor house, in the parish of Whittingham near Preston, has seen several paranormal episodes over the years, including the apparent spontaneous burning of a timber beam and people seeing monks walking the hallway?

Answer: Chingle Hall

Chingle Hall is also found in the county of Lancashire. There is now no evidence of the spontaneous combustion of the timber beam and those who witnessed it said it stopped as quickly as it had started. Chingle Hall was investigated for paranormal activity by ghost hunter Terence Whitaker in 1980 and further investigations were carried out in the 1990s.

Both Baskerville Hall (the inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Hound of the Baskervilles') and Plas Teg are found in Wales, while the Old Bailey is the main criminal court in London. All three are also said to be haunted.
8. The wailing of which of the wives of Henry VIII can supposedly be heard in the Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court Palace in South London?

Answer: Catherine Howard

It is thought that the screaming heard in the Haunted Gallery can be attributed to the ghost of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII. However, there have also been several other paranormal episodes at the palace. Some visitors have allegedly seen the ghost of Jane Seymour, who died just days after the birth of her son Edward VI in the palace in 1537.

Another unsettling episode at Hampton Court Palace took place in 2003 when a faceless figure clothed in Tudor attire seemed to be captured on CCTV closing security doors that had opened without any outside interference.
9. The image of the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall captured by photographers from 'Country Life' magazine in 1936 is perhaps one of the most famous ghost photographs of all time. The Brown Lady is thought to be the sister of which early British Prime Minister?

Answer: Robert Walpole

The image of the Brown Lady is that of a ghostly female figure descending a staircase. It was accidentally captured by photographers Hubert C. Provand and Indre Shire in 1936 while photographing Raynham Hall for 'Country Life' magazine. However, this wasn't the first sighting of the Brown Lady. She was first seen during the Christmas period of 1835, and then again the following year by three men, one of whom opened fire with a gun, causing the apparition to disappear.

The figure is thought to be Lady Dorothy Walpole, sister to Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. She died of smallpox at Raynham Hall in 1726.
10. Which Scottish castle is said to be haunted by a young princess, after she was murdered in her sleep in the 'Green Room'?

Answer: Castle Fraser

The young princess is alleged to have been killed in her sleep, the body then being dragged down the main staircase, leaving an irremovable trail of blood. Her ghost is said to haunt the castle at night. However, it is quite likely that this story was fabricated after the stone stairs were covered in timber to make them easier to climb (not to cover up the stains).

Various parts of Castle Fraser were used for the filming of the acclaimed film 'The Queen', starring Dame Helen Mirren.
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