Beautiful homes often hold dark secrets. Longleat House, near Warminster in Wiltshire, is a splendid stately home, famous for its Renaissance architecture. It is also famous for being haunted. The estate, named after the stream of Long Leat, was bought by Sir John Thynne in 1568. During the 18th century, the Thynnes’ acquired the title of Viscount Weymouth, such was their wealth and social standing.