elegant fifteenth century house is situated near Ormskirk in Lancashire and
has been host to many famous visitors, including William Shakespeare.
Hall is reputedly haunted by three ghosts; a 'Gray Lady', a man dressed in
Elizabethan clothes and Queen Elizabeth I. The 'Gray Lady' has been seen many
times, usually by the main entrance or on the drive leading up to the house.
She is thought to be the ghost of Elizabeth Hesketh, a young woman who became
dangerously ill while her husband was at war overseas. She vowed that she
would not leave this world without saying goodbye to her dear husband, but he
never returned and she was never given the chance to bid her farewell.
ghostly figure of the man in Elizabethan costume has sometimes been seen near
the huge fireplace in the Great Hall. It was here that a secret chamber was
found, presumably used to hide catholic priests from sight.
Elizabeth I has been seen in the dining room, where she vanishes if anyone
tries to approach her.