Elvaston, Derbyshire, England

Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle

Keep a close eye on a particular bay window from the original building - it is the haunt of a White Lady, who curiously moves in a side-to-side motion, which some have described as if she is sat in a rocking chair. It is believed to be the same apparition that walks from the house to Elvaston Churchyard nearby. She is sometimes accompanied on her perambulations by a large white dog, which some have stated is like a Wolf Hound. Her identity is somewhat uncertain - although legend has it she was a daughter of one of the earls. She was said to have died of a broken heart, following the death of her future husband in one of the wars that have dominated British history.


The sounds of a “troop of horsemen cantering” the area have also been reported, and these are believed to have something to do with Cromwellian matters.

Elvaston Castle and Country Park,



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Elvaston is a small village in Derbyshire, England.

Located to the southeast of Derby, Elvaston itself is dominated by Elvaston Castle.

Pictured left is Elvaston Castle courtesy of Chris J Dixon. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.