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Spooky Shrewsbury
Rowley's House
Rowley's House, haunted by a costumed couple
Shrewsbury's wealth of historic buildings means we have no shortage of ghosts in the county town... from the milkmaid who wonders Raven meadows to the husband murdering Mrs Foxall who can still be seen walking through The Dingle.

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Ludlow Ghosts

Ludlow Castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of sad Marion de la Bruyere, who has been re-enacting her dive to death from the Pendover Tower since the latter part of the 12th Century.

Haunted Ironbridge
The birthplace of the industrial revolution harbours many ghostly tales, including spirits at the power station, victorian apparitions at Benthall Edge, monks at Madeley Court, Devilry at the Boat Inn and the ghosts of drowned children at Ferry Road.

Weirdness in Wem
The small north Shropshire Town isn't short of a ghostly tale or two, including the famously haunted town hall - see our photos.

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The ancient town of Much Wenlock unsurprisingly has a story or two, including a recently uncovered cemetery and the wandering ghosts of local saxons and romans.

Wilderhope Manor
if you're planning on visiting the manor, beware of the ghost of the Cavalier.

Moreton Corbet
A Puritan and a curse - need we say more?

Devil's Chair
If you want to keep your soul, think twice before a visit to the Devil's Chair!

Legends: The Wrekin giant
How Shropshire's best-known landmark was made by a giant who hated Shrewsbury.

Legends: Mitchells Fold
The story of a stone circle and a cow with supernatural powers...

Sir Humphrey Kynaston: The elusive highwayman
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But nowhere was as dangerous as Nesscliffe, the lair of the notorious highwayman Sir Humphrey Kynaston.


From the book "The Shrewsbury Ghost Book" By A. Scott-Davis

The first written evidence that refers to Shrewsbury dates back to 901. It refers to Shrewsbury as ‘Scrobbesbyrig’ which indicates that it was then a fortified settlement with ‘Scrobbes’ most likely referring to a scrub covered hill, and ‘bryig’ suggesting the presence of fortifications.

Raven Meadows

One legend tells of the ghost of a milk-woman who wanders along Raven Meadows in the dead of night constantly repeating the following rhyme:

"Weight and Measure sold I ever,
milk and water sold I never.

The Dingle

The Dingle is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mrs Foxall.

She was burned at the stake there in 1647 for murdering her husband.

Barracks Passage

Given its military name because during August 1485 soldiers stayed in the timber framed hall while their leader, Henry Tudor, lodged in the house in front.

Many sightings have been reported of groups of men milling about inside and faces suddenly appearing at windows.

There is a tale that the soldiers killed at Bosworth Field have returned to Shrewsbury because of the warm welcome given by the town.

Shrewsbury was the first town entered by Henry on his way to seize the crown of England at Bosworth Field.

To find out more about Henry and the murderous House of York who were based at Ludlow, click here.

Rowley's House

Two costumed figures share this timber framed home of the County Museum.

The lady in fine period costume has been seen to rest upon a bed displayed upstairs. She was also seen at the bed's original location in the building.

The other visitor is a male who seems oblivious to the lady - a lovers' tiff perhaps?

He is in a costume of the same period but has been seen long before her arrival and was "attending" the house long before it became a museum.

Railway Station

Shrewsbury station was once the gateway to Wales and the North, with many routes on which VIP's would travel.

One such VIP, a Shrewsbury Councillor, has made the same journey to platform three since 1887 when he was killed by a falling roof, which also crushed his carriage and injured his horse.

The shadowy figure stands or sits near the ramp entrance from Castle St.

The Hole in the Wall

Recently refurbished, it is created from two old public houses called "The Hole in the Wall" & "Mardol Vaults (Blood Tub)".

Hole in the Wall pub
Lady Sarah - walks through the pub and then vanishes

During the revamp remains of a 13th Century stone mansion were uncovered.

They now form part of the decor. A young female, Lady Sarah, makes after hour visits smiling whilst walking through the pub before vanishing.

Is she the daughter of a local 14th Century family who died under tragic circumstances in the mansion?

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