With towns and villages in Suffolk dating back to Anglo-Saxon England, it is not surprising that some of these places are believed to have a spooky connection. 

If you’re an avid ghost hunter or just someone who likes all things spooky, check out these most haunted places in Suffolk.

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is an Anglo-Saxon burial ground so it isn’t shocking that there have been sightings of ghostly soldiers.

These soldiers were seen around a burial mound where it was believed hidden treasure was buried.

A phantom appeared to Dorothy Cox and said they needed to dig at the mounds. All of this information was passed on to Basil Brown, who started work on the sight soon after.


East Anglian Daily Times: The Black Shuck also has links to BungayThe Black Shuck also has links to Bungay (Image: Newsquest)

Have you heard of the Black Shuck?

The Black Shuck was a hellhound who terrorised areas of Suffolk and Norfolk- and it even has links to Dunwich as it was said to have run through Greyfriars Monastery in 1926 and scared a woman.

It is also believed that the monks of the monastery can still be seen walking around the ruins.

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion, originally called Withipoll House, dates back almost 500 years.

Alleged ghost sightings include a young Edwardian woman dancing and laughing with two children in an art gallery.

A young servant girl has also been seen walking through the hallways of the Ipswich landmark.

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Bury St Edmunds

East Anglian Daily Times: Ghosts of Benedictine monks are frequently seen walking around the Abbey groundsGhosts of Benedictine monks are frequently seen walking around the Abbey grounds (Image: Phil Morley)

Bury St Edmunds is known as one of the most haunted towns in England, with the ‘Grey Lady’ as its most famous ghostly resident.

It is said she appears annually at 11pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s Great Churchyard.

No one knows who the Grey Lady really is but she has also been sighted at the Abbey Ruins, St Saviours Hospital ruins, and the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Landguard Fort

A former military sight, one ghost that is said to have been frequently spotted here is a Victorian artilleryman in the gift shop.

Children also saw an old coach and horses riding into a ditch in the area where the drawbridge would have been.