Monks' Ghosts - Christchurch Priory, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 50° 43.923 W 001° 46.502
30U E 586448 N 5620744
Quick Description: The old Christchurch Priory is home to many monks haunting the grounds and graveyard.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 11:23:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM4THB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 17

Long Description:
The Paranormal Database explains the haunting:

'The priory and its gardens are said to be home to several phantom monks, including one entity which stands at the top of the tower staircase. A local legend says the priory was due to be built on top of St Catherine's Hill, but every night the building materials were moved to the site where the building now stands.'

The area is well worth a visit and runs regular ghost tours around the town aswell. Christchurch Priory has an awesome air of spookiness.
Public access?:
The grounds are aways open but access hours inside the priory are listed below.


Visting hours:
Visitor Opening Times: Monday - Saturday - 9.30am - 5.00pm Sundays - 2.15pm - 5.30pm (subject to services)


Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

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