Mysterious Weald

Mysterious Weald

Every year thousands of visitors flock to Sissinghurst to admire the stunning castle and explore the picturesque area. But there could be more there than meets the eye…

Sissinghurst is most famous for its beautiful castle, now owned by the National Trust and boasting an extraordinary garden created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson (see March’s issue of So magazine for more information on this fantastic garden).

However, the respected horticultural duo might not be the only ones to have left their mark on the grounds. In the past visitors have reported hearing phantom footsteps accompanying their own as they stroll around the gardens and some believe they may belong to a monk rumoured to have been killed by 16th century owner, Sir John Baker. Other reports mention an entity seen floating on one of the castle’s staircases – could it be the same man, looking for long overdue justice?

Even when you leave the castle grounds, you might not be safe from spectral experiences. During the 2000s, the Paranormal Database received reports of a phantom grey lady who would appear under a large tree by a white house on the road from Wilsley Pound to Sissinghurst, only to mysteriously vanish again…