Pluckley is the “most haunted village in England”, at least according to the Guinness World Records. Elvey Farm, a dairy farm built in 1406 and turned B&B in the 80s, sits at the center of all things supernatural in Pluckley; ergo, it must be the most haunted hotel in England.
Robert Du Bois, who stabbed himself to death, claims the guest lounge as his favorite haunt, while farmer Edward Brett, who shot himself in 1900, has staked his territory in the former dairy, his last words of "I will do it" echoing through the room. And he sure did it. There’s also an unknown man-ghost in military garb squatting in the barn (said to look like Stalin), the so-called Red Lady bemoaning her dead child in the graveyard, and the White Lady who haunts the church. Very Reservoir Dogs ghosts, these ones.
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Sophie-Claire Hoeller is Thrillist's associate travel editor, and hasn't slept since writing this. Follow her @Sohostyle