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Most Haunted Places In And Around Swindon

We've put together our ghostly list of the most haunted destinations in and around Swindon. If you're feeling brave and you're curious about Swindon's haunted history, then why not take a tour of the below destinations and see if you can spot any paranormal activity.

Here are Swindon and the surrounding area's most Haunted Places to visit this Halloween... if you dare! You can also watch our video below showing you the top 3 haunted places in Swindon.

Lydiard House

Lydiard House

About: Acquired in 1420 by Oliver St John, Lydiard House is one of Wiltshire’s most haunted destinations with a host of ghosts said to roam the famous Swindon landmark. One of the ghosts rumoured to haunt Lydiard House is Sir John St John, who after living a life beset by tragedy now roams the house, with some recording sightings of him floating through the Morning Room and even resting against the fireplace.

The church within the grounds of Lydiard House is also rumoured to be the home of several spooky ghosts including the chilling apparition of a grey, hooded figure from which an apparent feeling of malevolence emanates. If you’re feeling brave then why not pay a visit this Halloween. 

Scare Rating: 4/5

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The Red Lion, Avebury

The Red Lion, Avebury

About: Located in the quaint village of Avebury, The Red Lion pub is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in Wiltshire. Originally built as a farmhouse in the 1600s, The Red Lion appeared on the first series of the paranormal show ‘Most Haunted’ with several different ghosts apparently calling the location home.

The most famous of the ghosts said to occupy the public house is Florrie, who after being murdered by her jealous husband in 1643 now haunts the pub usually taking a disliking to men with beards, due to them reminding her off her killer husband. The pub has expanded over the years and there have even been reports of children said to haunt the Private Room. We think we’ll skip stopping by for a pint here this Halloween. 

Scare Rating: 4/5

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Wyvern Theatre

Wyvern Theatre

About: Now the Wyvern Theatre may only be 50 years old, but that doesn't mean there are no spooky goings-on! For a modern building, the theatre has it's fair share of spooky connections which was proved during a ghostwatch experience back in 2005. 11 investigators conducted an overnight research session and 54 experiences were reported during the night - mostly in the auditorium. 

So when you're next at the theatre watching an exciting show, keep your eyes peeled for any cheeky ghosts or shadows lurking in the wings! 

Scary Rating: 4/5

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The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

About: Believed to be the oldest hotel in Britain, this Wiltshire residency is also one of the areas most haunted destinations. Standing right next to the ruins of Malmesbury Abbey, The Old Bell is certain to give visitors a fright as if you’re looking for a spooky scare this Halloween. The Grey Lady is said to haunt the halls and rooms of this ancient hotel with staff and visitors frequently sighting her in the James Ody room. There has also been reports of paranormal activity taking place at The Old Bell with some guests complaining of belongings being thrown around the rooms.

Scare Rating: 3/5

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Health Hydro, Milton Road

Health Hydro, Milton Road

About: The Turkish Baths on Milton Road were first opened to the public in 1892 as a health pool for railway workers living in the nearby area. But now it is apparently the home of several sentient spirits said to haunt the health hydro. History reports that during World War One, the establishment was used as an overflow hospital for injured soldiers and was also a final resting place for some of those who succumbed to their injuries.

It is these soldiers and doctors that are now said to haunt the Baths, with paranormal investigations revealing a host of spirits including a ghostly doctor called William and a former soldier called George who apparently died at the baths after being shot in the chest in France. Ghost tours are operating this Halloween so book your spot if you’re feeling brave. 

Scare Rating: 4/5

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Hangar C2, Wroughton Airfield

Hangar C2, Wroughton Airfield

About: Dating back to D-Day, the C2 air hangar at Wroughton is said to be one of Wiltshire’s most spiritually active destinations. Paranormal investigations at the hangar has seen visitors spot apparitions of former airmen as well as hearing unaccounted for noises and a feeling of the chills when touring the venue. The C2 hangar is one of the most overpowering spirit filled venues so if you’re searching for a fright this Halloween then look no further. 

Scare Rating: 4/5

The Freke Arms

The Freke Arms

About: The Freke Arms was built in the early 1800s, belonging to the Freke family and Henry Freke in particular, who built it to entice farm-workers over from nearby Stanton Fitzwarren. It's a very characterful pub, with rumours of Blue Boots haunting the rooms and a particular shadow has been spotted (on camera, too) in some of the oldest parts of the pub.

Landlord and Landlady, Dave and Karen, have plenty of ghost stories to tell, including regular sightings of a rather large shadow, someone calling their names, perfectly stable coffee cups falling off shelves and lots more. If you're looking for a haunted pub to visit this Halloween, The Freke Arms is a great shout!

Scare Rating: 4.5/5

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