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Athelhampton Hall

This fifteenth century house was built on the site of King Athelston's palace in Dorset and is reputedly haunted by a number of ghosts, including a monkey!

Athelhampton HallThe Martyn family were owners of the house for over 300 years and during that time, one of the Martyn daughters had a pet monkey. As a result of an unhappy love affair, the young girl decided she would kill herself in one of the hall's secret rooms. As she made her way up the secret staircase and into the room, she slammed the doors behind her. She was unaware that not only had she locked herself in, but her monkey too. The faithful pet soon died of starvation and since then its ghost has been seen on the secret staircase and the sound of its claws have been heard trying to scratch its way through the floor.

A 'Gray Lady' has been seen in the Tudor Room along with two mysterious ghosts who re-enact their duel in the Great Chamber. A priest in long robes and a hood has also been seen at the Hall and is thought to be the ghost of a priest who was once writing a book about the area.



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