Monday, 6 January 2014

The Ghostly Highwayman of Nottingham

A little down the hill from the castle, and across the modern ring road that cuts it off from the city centre, stands Ye Olde Salutation Inn. This pub dates back to 1240, though most of what stands today dates to the 15th century. It is said to hide two ghosts within its welcoming walls.

The older is that of a highwayman who was arrested there in the 1730. He appears to recreate the last moments before the forces of justice overtook him. He leaps to his feet brandishing a pair of pistols and shouting silent oaths of defiance at invisible attackers, then he vanishes.

From "Haunted Places of Nothinghamshire" by Rupert Matthews.

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