Rent-a-Ghost: Langley Castle

This medieval castle has an extraordinary history, which will intrigue visitors with a passion for the spooky.

What’s the history here?

The castle was built between 1325 and 1352 by a Norman Knight named Thomas Delucey. Delucey’s demise came at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1402. He was on the losing side and ended by having his head chopped off. His wife, Maud Delucey, threw herself out of the window when she heard of her husband’s death. Her ghost is said to haunt the castle to this day.

What’s there to see & do?

– Stay the night at Langley Castle. You may even meet Maud Delucey on her nightly prowl. The guest rooms are individually unique all with private facilities, some with four-poster beds, sauna and spa bath.

– Explore nearby Hadrian’s Wall and the Northumbrian countryside.



Langley Castle
Haydon Bridge
NE47 5LU
Tel: +44 1434 688888
Fax: +44 1434 684019


By Jess Halliday

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