The Feathers Hotel
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GHOST HUNT AT THE FEATHERS HOTEL, LUDLOW
The Feathers Hotel is one of around 500 listed buildings in the medieval town of Ludlow and dates back to 1619. Built by Rees Jones, a successful local attorney, its world famous timber facade was adorned with motifs of ostrich feathers, which gave the hotel its name. The town's sympathies lay with the monarchy and these feathers depicted the traditional badge of the Prince of Wales who had been enthroned in 1616 and who would later become Charles I.
During the English Civil War in the 1640s, Ludlow remained loyal to the King and it is thought that Royalist soldiers would have lodged at The Feathers. Thomas Jones, son of Rees Jones, fought in the King's Army and after the war returned to Ludlow to convert The Feathers into an inn.
It remained an inn for the next 200 years, giving food, ale and rest to locals and strangers alike, as well as serving as a cock-fighting venue. It also played an important part in local politics, as prospective candidates gave impassioned speeches from its balcony before inviting the electorate inside for a persuasive drink!
The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years.
Room 211 apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests. One visitor awoke to find herself being dragged out of bed by her hair. Upon finally falling asleep again she awoke to find herself drenched in water, while the bed around her remained dry. Her partner meanwhile slept soundly, experiencing just a pleasant gentle stroking sensation on his face.
The apparition of a gentleman dressed in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing.
The main road outside is the scene of a frequently witnessed 'modern' ghost which only seems seems to appear to men. A young, scantily clad girl has been seen on many occasions walking through parked cars before vanishing into thin air. It is thought that this is a very rare 'living' ghost, and a local researcher even believes he has found the girl in question. Now living elsewhere, she apparently used to take that route to visit a relative, and since it was such a happy time in her life, often visualises herself walking that same path again.
It is evident that The Feathers Hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and inexplicable incidents, so why not join Eerie Evenings for a night of otherworldly entertainment in this magnificent location?
'Thank you for such an amazing experience at The Feathers Hotel (Jan 16th 2009) - a great night was had by all! Life changing messages came through from Graham, the medium, who was so accurate. We were very satisfied by the paranormal activity which we encountered and can't wait to do it again!' - Emma Davies
An Eerie Evening at The Feathers Hotel Includes:
~ Two Course Evening Meal
~ History Talk and Ghostly Tales
~ Platform Readings from our Spiritualist Mediums
~ Late Night Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation
~ Opportunity to use Ghost-Hunting Equipment
~ Séance and Controlled Contact Experiments
~ Optional Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast
~ Refreshments Throughout
*The event will run from approx. 8pm - 2.30am*
*Guests with hotel rooms can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am*
Ticket Price: £55 (Event Only)
Use the link below to purchase places for the event without accommodation or book over the phone by calling 0845 201 3994. You can select your chosen number of places/deposits/balances during the next step.
Ticket Price: £115 (Includes B&B)
Use the link below to purchase places for the event with accommodation or book over the phone by calling 0845 201 3994. You can select your chosen number of places/deposits/balances during the next step.
NB: If choosing the deposit option of £15 per person, please be advised that the balance will be payable 3 weeks before the event. You will be advised of the exact date that your balance is due in your booking confirmation.
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