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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland England

Grey Lady of Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle resides in Northumberland England and serves as home to the Percy Family including current 12th Duke of Northumberland. The grand spectacle of a castle has been referred to as the “Windsor of the North”. Not only did the castle accommodate residents including Harry Hotspur but it played a crucial role in shaping the history of England including border wars with Scotland and Wars of the Roses. In more modern times, Alnwick Castle has been featured in several movies such as Becket and Harry Potter.

Alnwick Castle also hides a dark side …

On frequent occasions, many people have spotted the ghost of the Grey Lady when walking in tunnels deep below the castle. She is presumed to be the ghost of a young teenage girl from Victorian times who worked as a maid at the castle. According to legend, she accidentally fell down a chute to the tunnels below one day while working in one of the kitchens. Purportedly, the dumb waiter for raising and lowering food between levels also broke and fell on top of her, crushing the young girl to death. To this day, her spirit roams the dark corridors and passages hidden below the castle.