Buckinghamshire is not short of exciting tales to tell.

Thanks to it's rich history, South Bucks plays host to a variety of ghostly stories deriving from some of the most haunted places in the county.

Take a look at our gallery for a selection of the scariest locations with their ghost stories told below. 

1. Great Missenden Abbey: In Medieval times it was a wealthy monastery. With Great Missenden being founded on the principles of holiness, poverty and prayer, it is no wonder that the phantom Black Monk of 1503 can still be spotted roaming the Abbey.

2. Chenies Manor: King Henry VIII stayed here with his wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard n 1533. It also became host to troops of soldiers from the Civil War. A ghost now appears instantly and then vanishes. He is known to have a limp, perhaps being a ghost of a Civil War soldier nursing his wounds.

3. Chequers pub, Amersham: Built in 1450, this pub saw years of Protestant and Catholic confrontations. Authoritative figures believed these troublemakers should be burned at the state, and were done so by Queen Mary’s troops. Witnesses have seen not one, but nine ghosts throughout the years at the pub.

4. Hughenden Valley: Four Ashes Road. In 1986 a witness saw a man dressed in green and standing well over 6-feet tall. He reported to have stepped in the road, glared and disappeared. Several other witnesses reported the same thing.

5. West Wycombe: George and Dragon: Known as the most active, cheerful and fun-loving. Sukie was a known flirt with travellers. The rejected bachelors set her up in a field, she ran away and fell over, hitting her head and dying. Her story is far from cheerful.

6. The Golden Ball, West Wycombe Park: 17th Century parliament member, Sir Frances Dashwood. Known for hosting wild parties. Teamed up with Lord Orford for the Hell Fire Club. Ensuing mayhem, Lord Orford eventually lost his mind. Ghostly members of the club are thought to play cards in the Golden Ball.

7. Fingest Churchyard: Dressed as a gameskeeper. If the ghost of Bishop Henry Berghersh of Lincoln catches sight of someone, he bustles up to them as if to ask a favour, only to vanish abruptly. In 1321 the manor house belonged to him.

8. Upton Court, Marlow: The ghost of 15th century Bloody Woman of Upton Court. Lurking beside the long straight path that runs past the children’s playground towards the Thames. Dressed in a long cream dress bathed in blood and crying.

9. The White Hart, Chalfont St Giles: Donald Ross died in 1920 and famously attended to his guests with anecdotes, jokes and general bonhomie. Now known as the place where a former landlord plays a ghostly violin.

10. The Greyhound, Chalfont St Peter: An early 18th century coach used to take passengers through the bad road, they often got frozen to the coach in winter. A phantom stagecoach has been known to suddenly appear on the Amersham Road. Both a ghostly coachman and outlines of passengers can be seen.

11. Gerrards Cross: The mysterious horseman of Gerrards Cross. Dresses in clothes of the 18th century according to one witness. Was spotted in the 1980s, appears, gallops past at high speed and then disappears.

12. The Fulmer: The ford outside Fulmer, near which a phantom carriage begins its journey North. No known recordings of Historic crash, witnesses say the ghost just started to appear.

13. The Royal Standard, Beaconsfield: The drummer boy was one of twelve cavaliers executed outside the pub, and he was the only one to remain earthbound. The building is also said to be haunted by a woman who loiters in the Lady’s restroom.

14. Cock Lane, High Wycombe: Two sightings in 1980 and 1994. Witness saw a phantom woman dressed in grey. 10 years previous a witness saw a figure floating towards him from the direction of the old gypsy camp, and then vanished.

15. High Wycombe Rail Station: The sound of someone walking along the stones on which the track lies have been investigated by several staff who expected to find a trespasser. No one was ever found and the footsteps continue…

16. Finnamore Wood, Marlow: Phantom coach driver is said to dash through the wood, whipping his horses to breakneck speed.

17. Medmenham Abbey, Medmenham: The first meeting ground for Hell Fire Club, established in 1742, was here. The Abbey is said to be haunted by a glowing blue female form and a maid.

18. Crown Inn, Penn: A local legend says that this area is haunted by a white lady and a small child. Minor polt activity is also reported, such as rattling doors, flickering lights and glasses being smashed. The presence is described as playful.

Information sourced from 'Haunted Places of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire' by Rupert Matthews and http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/buckinghamshire/buckdata.php