St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England

Crown Street, St Ives

The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion was a 19th-century coaching inn and is now a hotel. The hotel is referred to as a "leading hotel" in St Ives in the 1893 travel book 'The Official Guide to the Great Eastern Railway'.


According to Coxe, the hotel is haunted by a Green Lady that frequents Room 14. There have been suggestions that she was the mistress of Oliver Cromwell, but whether this has any historical evidence it is not provided.


Poltergeist-like activity was reported here during the 1970's, but very often this is interwined with haunting phenomenon.


Pictured left is the Golden Lion courtesy of N. Chadwick.

Market Hill,

St Ives,


PE27 5AL.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and The Haunted Pub Guide by Guy Lyon Playfair.


Visitor Information

St Ives is a market town in Cambridgeshire, England.

It lies 5 miles east of Huntingdon and 12 miles northwest of the city of Cambridge.

Pictured left is Crown Street, St Ives courtesy of Poliphilo. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.