Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel
At The Foot Of Box Hill, Mickleham
It is an inn at the foot of the magnificent Box Hill, it has some history from the 13th century, with parts of it date to the 16th century. It became a hotel in 1862, as the Hare and Hounds, with changed its name to the present one in 1905. The poet Keats stayed here on many occasions, with found inspiration to complete his poem, Endymion in 1817. It also gave bed and board to Queen Victoria, Jane Austen, Wordsworth, Sheridan and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Burford Bridge exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include a small man in Royal Navy officer’s uniform. Reports claim that to be Nelson himself. The summit of Boxhill exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include an eccentric army officer wielding a sword. He was Major Peter Laballiere, who was buried upside down at the summit when he died in 1810. Frequently, a phantom horse and rider have been witnessed galloping across Box Hill at night. Not too far away from the hotel are the Stepping Stones over the River Mole. The ghosts of weary religious pilgrims from centuries ago have , witnesses saw, stumbling across them.