HALLOWEEN is just around the corner and many Cumbrians across the county will be looking for the spookiest places in the area to explore and ghost hunt.

Luckily for them, there are many pubs and hotels in the region which are said to be haunted by some ghouls- you have probably visited some of them without knowing about their haunted past.

Some pubs are said to be home to some poltergeist activity, while one is stalked by a frightening ‘grey lady’.

Here are five haunted pubs and hotels in your area- would you dare to explore any?

Crown and Mitre Hotel, English Street, Carlisle

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This hotel was built in 1905 and there is a lot of history in the walls.

People claim that there are many ghosts in this hotel and several people have reported seeing orbs floating around the halls.

Legend has it that a porter called George has been seen in the lower areas of the hotel.

A young boy in Victorian clothes has also been spotted- one person claimed that he was peering around the corner.

Other ghostly figures have been seen in the Ballroom including a smartly dressed man leaning against a pillar.

The sound of footsteps have also been reported, despite no-one being around.

Enter room 203 at your own risk, as it is said that a young boy was seen leaning over the bed, staring at the occupant in this room.

Bobby Irving took a picture at the Crown and Mitre hotel with what he thinks captures ‘orbs’ (globes or balls of light energy said to be connected to spirits).

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He said: “As you can see the dust is mobile- apart from that piece in the centre”.
 What do you think- Is it evidence of paranormal activity or just dust on the camera?

The Blacksmiths Arms, Brampton

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The ghost of Maggie Stobart is still said to exist in the pub to ensure that all is well and the pub is being maintained.

According to reports, when she manifests she is dressed in Victorian clothing and usually has a smile on her face- but not always.

When she is seen with a frown, glasses have been reported to have flown from the bar and smash on the ground.

Doors have also opened and closed with no-one nearby- is it the works of a ghost or is it just the wind?

The Grey Goat Inn, Baggrow, Wigton

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If you fancy a game of pool, the ghosts at The Grey Goat Inn will be sure to give you a good game.

Landlord and lady,  Charles and Ainsley Wood, spoke to the News and Star earlier this month.

They said: “We have lots of ghosts here, one was even playing pool. There was three of us after hours and we could hear balls from the pool table next door dropping into the pockets.”

They also claim to have seen movement out of the corner of their eyes- despite no-one being there.

A full apparition of someone in white was witnessed by three people in the bar- it was fully visible and then disappeared quickly.

The Thin White Duke, Devonshire Street, Carlisle

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The Thin White Duke used to exist as a monastery building, which has since been stylishly converted.

Most of the reported paranormal activity in this places is said to come from the disused tunnels beneath the pub.

People have said to have heard footsteps, tapping and thumping coming from behind these walls- some of which come from behind bricked walls.

Kirkstone Pass Inn, Cumbria

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As well as being regarded as one of the highest inhabitable buildings in Cumbria, this Inn is also said to have a haunted past.

The building is thought to date back as far as the 15th century and many visitors have reported seeing ghost and apparitions of people who have long since passed away.

Legend has it that the ghost of Ruth Ray haunts the inn; she is said to warn visitors about when the weather is set to turn bad, after meeting her own grizzly demise by freezing to death.

There are also stories of a frightening grey lady stalking the inn, along with the ghost of a hiker who is said to be the reason behind a lot of the poltergeist activity in the building.

One person on Trip Advisor shared their scary experience at the Kirkstone Pass Inn.

They wrote: “The place is haunted and room three has an uneasy presence there.

“We had a restless night sleep due to the creepiness of the place”.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience in a Cumbrian pub? Tell us about it in the comments below.