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Our haunted county: Puesdown Inn

Does a highwayman haunt the Puesdown Inn?


A ghostly highwayman is believed to be behind some supernatural happenings at a Cotswold coaching inn.

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The ancient Puesdown Inn stands on the A40 Cheltenham to Oxford Road near Northleach.

Dating from the 13th century, it stands at a remote spot on the top of the Cotswolds, once a favourite spot with highwaymen.

Strange noises and knocking sounds are common and ghostly footsteps walking across the lounge and upstairs have been witnessed by a bar full of people.

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The Puesdown was a coaching inn on a route plagued by highwaymen

A horseman in dark clothes has been seen silently riding away and one landlord reported seeing a spectral coach and horses pull into the yard.

Local folklore has it that a highwayman called The Duke who was shot nearby, made his way to the inn and hammered on the door but died as he got inside.

Visitor information: The Puesdown Inn, Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire GL54 4DN. Overnight accommodation available
Tel: 01451 860262

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