IMPERIAL HOTEL- #hauntedravenswood



One of two remaining hotels in Ravenswood the 113 years old Imperial, like the nearby Railway Hotel, has a reputation of being haunted. Built in 1902 at the height of the gold boom when Ravenswood – the ghost town that will not die – boasted 50 hotels, The Imperial was Irish blacksmith James Delaney grand vision. Using the profits he made from the Donnybrook gold mine he spent a fortune on it. For 90 years the Delaney family owned and maintained the hotel preserving its unique character, even as the town fortunes declined.

Entering the hotel today is like stepping back in time; from the magnificent red cedar bar to the dining room to the antique bedrooms complete with original cast iron beds and ceramic washstands. Now heritage-listed, the “Impy” is a icon of North Queensland. There are several resident ghosts including the spirit of a little girl; Room 12A too is home to an unhappy soul. Generations of visitors say that the Imperial is one of the most authentic haunted hotels in Australia. It is possible to stay the night in the Imperial and undertake a ghost tour on Saturdays evenings. The Imperial Hotel is one of the haunted sites we visit on Ravenswood Ghost Tours. To book a tour head over to our website. Make sure you likeĀ Ravenswood Ghost Tours on Facebook as well!

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