Sometimes the family and their staff are not the only residents a visitor might encounter when wandering around many of Britain's stately homes. Touched across the centuries by turbulent events and the often dramatic, tragic lives of past inhabitants it's no surprise that so many historic houses and castles should have a wealth of spooky stories to chill today's visitors. "Stately Ghosts" brings together an intriguing collection of such tales of supernatural encounters, restless spirits and unexplained phenomena from HHA member houses across England, Scotland and Wales.Lively and evocative narrative, accompanied by a mix of colourful illustrations and atmospheric photographs, tells ghostly tales of: youthful spirits - supernatural encounters with children; things that go bump in the night - poltergeists and invisible forces; murder most foul - the restless victims of violence and betrayal; friends of the family - benevolent and protective spirits; and, unquiet graves - grief-stricken, abandoned or rejected souls. The comprehensive gazetteer provides details for those inspired to seek out such haunted sites and perhaps experience a ghostly encounter for themselves.
"Stately Ghosts" is the ideal book for anyone who enjoys a spine-tingling tale or unexplained mystery and is intrigued to read more about Britain's haunted historic houses.