Headless Woman - Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 50° 38.433 W 002° 03.538
30U E 566540 N 5610276
Quick Description: A historic castle ruin with ghosts of the past.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 2:17:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W80
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 29

Long Description:
The Paranormal Database has a chilling tale:

'The terrifying shade of the headless woman walks the hill near the gateway of where this castle stands. The same ghost may also be responsible for the lights that flit across the ruins at night, or they could be caused by phantasmal Royalists that used the castle in 1643. The sound of a galloping phantom horse has been heard at the bottom of the hill upon which the castle stands.'

This is an area steeped in history and in quieter times there is an air of spookiness around the whole area.
Public access?:
Shop and tea-room close 5:30 April–Sept. Closed 25, 26 Dec. High winds may cause closure of parts of grounds. Last admission 30mins before closing.

Visting hours:
1 Feb–31 Mar 08 10–5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 Apr–30 Sep 08 10–6 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 Oct–31 Oct 08 10–5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 Nov–31 Jan 09 10–4 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su

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

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