Wymering Manor is said to be Hampshire's most haunted building. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Most haunted places in Portsmouth to visit this Halloween

Portsmouth is an ancient city with parts of it dating centuries and even featuring in the Domesday Book almost 1,000 years ago. 

With so much history, that leaves plenty of room for tales of haunted buildings, ghosts and spooky apparitions. Here are eight of the places that are said to be most haunted in the city. 

It is said to be haunted by the spirit of a vagabond who was beaten to death in 1904.Known as the Stinking Cleg, it is said to be accompanied by an overpowering smell of rotting flesh. So if you've ever smelt anything funky...

5. Arundel Street

It is said to be haunted by the spirit of a vagabond who was beaten to death in 1904.Known as the Stinking Cleg, it is said to be accompanied by an overpowering smell of rotting flesh. So if you've ever smelt anything funky...
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A ghostly woman was said to stare in through the upstairs window and a ghostly presence would cause people to move aside on the staircase. The sound of a heavy body crashing from downstairs stairs was an everyday happening.

6. St Thomas Street

A ghostly woman was said to stare in through the upstairs window and a ghostly presence would cause people to move aside on the staircase. The sound of a heavy body crashing from downstairs stairs was an everyday happening.
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This building was turned into the New Theatre Royal by ex travelling circus owner Henry Rutley. In the 1850s actors claimed to spot a ghostly apparition at the end of each performance.

7. Landport Hall, Commercial Road

This building was turned into the New Theatre Royal by ex travelling circus owner Henry Rutley. In the 1850s actors claimed to spot a ghostly apparition at the end of each performance.
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The Froddington Witch used to haunt this area and was said to make a high pitched whistle, which would mesmerise passers-by. So if you ever hear any whistling in Fratton, this could be why...

8. Fratton

The Froddington Witch used to haunt this area and was said to make a high pitched whistle, which would mesmerise passers-by. So if you ever hear any whistling in Fratton, this could be why...
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