Royston, Hertfordshire, England

The Banyers Hotel

The Banyers Hotel

The Banyers Hotel is a 17th Century former rectory set in the heart of Royston, and is haunted by a number of apparitions. These include a cape-wearing Cavalier affectionately named Henry, who dons his hat and bows when seen, most often seen in Room 4; a soldier wearing a flat cap has been seen walking through a wall; a monk that walks through a cellar wall; and that of a woman wearing “a bonnet, short cape and a long dress” witnessed walking through the bar.


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


Visitor Information

Royston is a town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England.

It is situated on the Greenwich Meridian, 43 miles north of central London in a rural area.

Pictured left is the Banyers Hotel courtesy of Jo Edkins. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.