Uncanny UK editor Richard Holland adds another entry to his list of the most haunted places in Britain.
26. WITLEY COURT: Great Witley, Worcestershire
Largely destroyed by fire in 1937, magnificent Witley Court is now in the care of English Heritage. Staff here have reported considerable ghostly activity, including the apparitions of an old gentlemen seen by several workmen and a man who peers out of an upstairs room even though there are no surviving floors.
Another ghost, wearing very old-fashioned clothes, was seen by a custodian sitting on a first-floor windowsill. At first he took him for a flesh and blood visitor, but when he reprimanded him, the man vanished. Equally vivid was the man seen watering plants in a conservatory: a visitor asked him about the plants, and he simply ‘faded away’.
Another phenomenon reported from Witley Court is the sound of an invisible string quartet in the ballroom. It may have been the attraction of ghostly music that brought none other than folk music legend Bob Dylan on a ghost hunt to the ruins in the 1960s.
[SOURCE: Haunted Britain by A. Hippisley-Coxe]