Dartmouth, Devon, England

A view of Dartmouth from the harbour

The Royal Castle Hotel

The author Coxe states in 'Haunted Britain' that this hotel is included on the British Tourist Authority’s “reputed to be haunted” list. He does not give any other details, but further enquiries revealed that the hotel was built in 1693 and is said to be haunted by the ghost of Princess Mary, the wife of William III.


A second female ghost is said to haunt the building, but the identity of this apparition is, as yet, unknown. The sounds of horses and carriage have been reported around 2am during the autumn months.


Pictured left is the Royal Castle Hotel courtesy of Mike White.

The Royal Castle Hotel,

11 The Quay,


Devon, TQ6 9PS.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by JA Brooks.


Visitor Information

Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon.

It is a tourist destination set on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart, which is a long narrow tidal ria that runs inland as far as Totnes. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Pictured left is a view of Dartmouth from the River Dart courtesy of Arpingstone. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.