HAUNTED DEVON

Devon boasts a landscape that is imbued with legend. It a county of contrasts. Fringed by rugged coastline, its hinterland is comprised of foreboding moors, lovely valleys. sleepy village, babbling rivers and brooks, not to mention large towns the historic streets of which are steeped in history.

The ghosts that haunt Devon are as varied as the landscape they roam. Devilish hounds, sullen grey ladies, fearsome spectres and even a pair of hairy hands are all part of the rich and eventful folklore and legend of haunted Devon.

So, enjoy this collection of ghost stories and legends from Devon and be sure to visit the locations should time allow.

THE A - Z OF DEVON'S
GHOSTS AND LEGENDS

A bridge on Dartmoor.

THE HAIRY HANDS

  • B3212 from
    Princetown to Two Bridges

Some people making their way along the B3212 from Princetown to Two Bridges have found themselves gripped by a pair of ghostly, hairy hands.

Berry Pomeroy Castle.

BERRY POMEROY CASTLE

  • Berry Pomeroy
    Totnes, TQ9 6LJ

The eerie ruins of Berry Pomeroy Castle have witnessed many nefarious deeds, and this has caused several ghostly figures to haunt it.

Buckland Abbey.

BUCKLAND ABBEY

  • Yelverton
    PL19 6EY

Nestling in a Sylvan setting, Buckland Abbey has a darker side, thanks to the reputed demonic dabblings of a former owner, Sir Francis Drake.

Saltram House.

SALTRAM HOUSE

  • Devon Expressway
    Plymouth PL7 1UH

The ghost of a murdered maid and the apparition of a child are just two of the earthbound spirits that might be encountered at Saltram House.

A portrait of Sidney Godolphin.

THE THREE CROWNS HOTEL

  • High St, Chagford
    Newton Abbot, TQ13 8AJ

The ghost of the poet Sidney Godolphin is the resident wraith that haunts the history-steeped and atmospheric Three Crowns Hotel in Chagford.

The Watermans Arms, Bow Bridge.

THE WATERMANS ARMS

  • Bow Bridge, Ashprington
    Totnes, TQ9 7EG

The pretty Watermans Arms enjoys a secluded location to which a former resident who is now known as Emily returns as a dissolving phantom.