Spooky Suffolk – The eerie Dunwich monastery home to ghostly monks and sinister lights


by Daniel Defalco

Even if you put the reported paranormal activity at Greyfriars monastery aside, there’s undoubtedly an eerie feeling around the village of Dunwich. Today, Dunwich is home to around 200 people, but the village is a shadow of its former self.

In the late 1200s and early 1300s, a series of huge storms destroyed much of Dunwich – then one of the biggest and most important towns in England – and over the centuries that followed, the village was slowly eaten away by the relentless North Sea.

Greyfriars monastery, situated on the south side of the village, was founded in 1277 but had to be moved further inland 12 years later due to severe erosion.

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