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Every self-respecting Tudor manor house of distinction has at least one ghost – and Ordsall Hall is no exception…

Many tales surround the Hall and its ghostly inhabitants but there are several which come up time and time again:

The White Lady

We don’t know exactly who this enigmatic figure in white is, but most say that she is the spirit of Lady Margaret Radclyffe, who died, broken hearted, in 1599 after the death of her beloved brother Alexander.


A young girl is said to roam the Hall – especially when there are children and school parties around. It is said that you can tell she is there by the sweet smell of roses in the air.

Sir John Radclyffe

Said to inhabit the Star Chamber – this former Lord of the Manor is said to be very keen on the ladies! Female visitors have reported his rather boid advances on many occasions.

Everything Ghostly….

Feeling brave? That why not come to a ghost night here? Ordsall Hall’s ghosts have proven themselves to be very active during the ghost investigations – bangs have been heard, doors have opened without explanation, people have been pushed and some have heard the sound of children – what will you experience?