Washington Old Hall is situated at the heart of historic Washington village. According to the National Trust, this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens "provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War".
The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington's direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family took their surname of 'Washington'. In 1957, the National Trust assumed responsibility for the building.
The hall is reputedly haunted by a White Lady that wrings her hands; a Grey Lady sighted in an upstairs corridor; a crying child; unusual bumps; and the smell of lavender.
Pictured left is the front of Washington Old Hall courtesy of ProhibitOnions.
Tyne and Wear, NE38 7LE.
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For more information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.