Haunted Sunderland

Ghosts of Sunderland: 13 of the most haunted buildings in the Sunderland area - and the spirits that walk them

Spectres in pubs, the famous Cauld Lad - and even a haunted Greggs.

There are plenty of tales about Sunderland's haunted buildings and the ghosts said to walk them. Here's a look at some of the spookiest spots in the area.

Said to be haunted by the tormented spirit of a former landlord who hanged himself from a beam in the bar. Customers have claimed to have seen an apparition of his dangling body.

5. The Copt Hill Inn, Houghton

Said to be haunted by the tormented spirit of a former landlord who hanged himself from a beam in the bar. Customers have claimed to have seen an apparition of his dangling body.
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The ancestral home of Americas first president, George Washington, is reputedly haunted by a grey lady, who walks the corridors of the upper floor and is sometimes seen weeping. No one knows who she is, or why she is crying.

6. Washington Old Hall

The ancestral home of Americas first president, George Washington, is reputedly haunted by a grey lady, who walks the corridors of the upper floor and is sometimes seen weeping. No one knows who she is, or why she is crying.
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Other ghostly goings-on at the Old Hall, which was used as tenement block in its past, include a strong smell of lavender perfume reported in the entrance hall and the figures of children seen playing on the stairs.

7. Other ghosts at the Old Hall

Other ghostly goings-on at the Old Hall, which was used as tenement block in its past, include a strong smell of lavender perfume reported in the entrance hall and the figures of children seen playing on the stairs.
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The Cauld Lad is probably Sunderlands most famous ghost, said to be the spirit of stable boy Robert Skelton, who was killed after being caught napping by Baron Robert Hylton.

8. Hylton Castle

The Cauld Lad is probably Sunderlands most famous ghost, said to be the spirit of stable boy Robert Skelton, who was killed after being caught napping by Baron Robert Hylton.
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