Westminster Abbey, City of Westminster, England

Westminster Abbey

Ghosts at the Abbey

The Abbey is haunted by at least three ghosts - Father Benedictus, John Bradshaw and the Unknown Warrior from 1914.


Father Benedictus has been witnessed in the Cloisters and walks above the floor level. John Bradshaw tried and condemned King Charles I, and his spirit is now reported in the deanery. In other parts, the apparition of the Unknown Soldier has been reported.

20 Deans Yard,

City of Westminster,




For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

It is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs.

Pictured left is Westminster Abbey courtesy of Christoph Radtke. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.