Owlpen, Gloucestershire, England

Owlpen Manor

Owlpen Manor

Owlpen Manor is a Tudor Grade I listed manor house of the Mander family. The manor house is of medieval origins, aspects of which date to circa 1270. It was largely built and rebuilt in the Tudor period by the Daunt family between 1464 and 1616. The manor house and gardens are a popular tourist attraction and have been open to the public since 1966.


The house is reputedly one of the most haunted houses in this part of England. It is reputedly haunted by the ghost of Queen Margaret of Anjou. Her son was killed at the nearby Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471, and it is claimed her grief brings her back to where she spent the night before his death. Another female spectre in "medieval clothing" has also been sighted. Other apparitions include a black monk, an alchemist from the 17th century and a mischievous child.

Owlpen Manor,

Near Uley,


GL11 5BZ.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J.A. Brooks.


Visitor Information

Owlpen is a small village in Gloucestershire, England.

It lies in the Stroud district, set in a picturesque valley in the Cotswold hills. It is about one mile east of Uley, and three miles east of Dursley.

Pictured left is Owlpen Manor courtesy of Derek Harper. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.