Ye Olde Swan
Newport Road, Woughton On The Green, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Woughton on the Green
Although a highwayman haunts this historic inn, it is not any old local outlaw. However, it was Dick Turpin himself. Legend has it that the authorities were pursuing Turpin. A pursuer shot the other man dead. However, Turpin took refuge at either this inn or a house nearby. Later he made his escape using a most cunning ruse. He re-shod his horse so that the shoes pointed backwards. His pursuers followed the trail away from him. Reports claim it that the ghost of Turpin still appears on moonlit nights outside Ye Olde Swan, with riding a black horse.