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Britain's strangest sleepovers revealed as psychiatric hospital could become hotel

The former Broadmoor Hospital, which once housed gangster Ronnie Kray and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, could become the latest in a long list of bizarre sleepover options

Britain's strangest sleepovers revealed as psychiatric hospital could become hotel
Broadmoor was once one of Britain's most notorious psychiatric hospitals - but you could soon go on holiday there (Image: ITV)

Guests could soon be able to check in at Broadmoor by choice - as plans have been unveiled to turn the former high-security psychiatric hospital into hotel.

Previous inhabitants have included gangster Ronnie Kray and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, but now upmarket hotel chains are being asked to bid when it goes on sale in a few weeks time.

But Broadmoor isn’t the only bizarre place where guests can pay for the privilege to sleep for the night.

Most haunted - Mosborough Hall, Sheffield

The luxurious 12th century former manor house is just a stone’s throw from the stunning Peak District, making it perfect for a romantic getaway.

Some believe the Mosborough Hall is haunted

But ghostly goings on have also earned it the reputation of being one of Britain’s most haunted hotels.

The corridors are apparently stalked by a white lady - a governess who fell pregnant to a local squire who slit her throat after she threatened to tell his wife about their affair.

The room where the white lady met her grisly end is now the hotel’s John Lord Darcy suite and guests can pay to stay there.

The former fort - Spitbank Fort, Portsmouth

Spitbank Fort has a rooftop hot pool

Guests can only reach this former fort by boat. Once there they can enjoy pre-dinner drinks with a view in the crow’s nest bar, or supper in the former officers’ mess. It is the nearest visitors can get to sleeping at sea - without the motion of the ocean.

The Army Field, Oxfordshire

This one would impress a military enthusiast

Military fans can choose to stay in an SAS trailer, a 1940s Home Guard trailer, or even an East German Cold War Comms trailer at Glamping Thorpe in Oxfordshire.

Guests share the field with a flock of sheep and the shower room is made from a 1970s horse trailer.

The most remote - Scotland

Garvault Country House Hotel in the Scottish Highlands claims to be the most remote hotel on mainland Britain.

If you are looking for peace and quite, and unrivalled views, then this is the place for you. There is no mains electricity, no mains water, no TVs and no internet, and the nearest town is half a day’s drive away, meaning guests are literally at one with nature.

The most exposed - Anglesey, Wales

This Welsh cliffhanger stay is not for the faint-hearted

If you are looking for adventure and a night truly under the stars then cliff camping could be for you.

Gaia Adventures offers guests the chance to sleep on a portalegde - literally a camp bed suspended from a cliff over the sea - for £200 per night.

The views are spectacular, but it isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you need to spend a penny in the night it means a climb back up to the top of the cliff.

The former prison - Oxford

The Malmaison Boutique Hotel is in Oxford

Oxford is famed for its university and quaint architecture - so a former prison might not be first choice for accommodation.

The Malmaison boutique hotel has converted cells into bedrooms - complete with barred windows, and the residents’ bar was once the visiting room.

The Sunborn Yacht Hotel has a luxury feel

The super yacht - London

The Sunborn Yacht Hotel is a 136-room hotel housed in a super-yacht moored on the River Thames in Canary Wharf. It offers guests the feel of being on a luxury yacht - but with the city just a stone’s throw away.

The Treetops Treehouse is one for the outdoorsy types

The Treehouse - Devon

At Treetops Treehouse guests stay in a multi-level house perched inside a 250-year-old tree.

Each room is sculpted around the tree’s branches and on ground level there is a spa, bar and a fishing lake.

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