Schooner Hotel

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Schooner Hotel
Schooner Hotel, Northumberland.jpg
Schooner Hotel is located in Northumberland
Schooner Hotel
General information
Location 8 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland, England
Coordinates 55°23′14″N 1°36′44″W / 55.38722°N 1.61222°W / 55.38722; -1.61222
Inaugurated 17th century
Owner John Orde
Official website

The Schooner Hotel & Bar is a Grade II listed 17th century coaching inn and hotel located at 8 Northumberland Street in the coastal village of Alnmouth, Northumberland, England.[1] The hotel lies on the main High Street and is recognizable by its whitewashed walls and black painted shutters.[2][3] In the 19th century the 32-room hotel had a considerable reputation with a clientele of people such as Charles Dickens, John Wesley, Basil Rathbone, and King George III of England.[4]


The Schooner Hotel became a Grade II listed building on 31 December 1969.[5] It is a whitewashed building with black shutters, originally built in the 17th century. It was extended in the early 19th century and again towards the end of the 19th century.[5] It is built from tooled squared stone, three storeys high (excluding the cellar), and has 5 + 3 bays.[5] The older section on the left has half-glazed doors with from the 20th century with an old segmental-headed arch at right end.[5] The roof is made from Welsh slate roof, with 2 chimney stacks rebuilt in yellow brick.[5]


Sixty individual apparitions and more than 3,000 sightings have been recorded, making it (according to The Poltergeist Society of Great Britain) the most haunted hotel in the country.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Woodworth, David; Hobbs, Guy (January 2006). Summer Jobs Britain: Including Vacation Traineeships. Vacation Work. p. 252. ISBN 978-1-85458-344-4. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Watson, Godfrey (1976). Northumberland villages. Hale. ISBN 978-0-7091-5548-5. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Burke, John (1 January 1986). AA 250 tours of Britain: maps and easy-to-follow route instructions for day and weekend drives through England, Wales and Scotland, with descriptions of the natural wonders and man-made attractions to be seen on the way. Automobile Association (Great Britain), Reader's Digest Association, Drive Publications. ISBN 978-0-903356-35-0. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Schooner Inn". Haunted Hotel Guide. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "The Schooner Hotel, Almouth". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Millar, Aaron. "Hauntingly good hotels". Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Spectral six-year-old made my blood run cold!". Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth". Northumberland Gazette. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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