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Halloween Horror: Haunted Hotspots in UK

Updated on September 10, 2013

Everybody loves hearing ghost stories but nobody wants to be a part of them. If you have a keen desire to come face to face with the evil spirits, ghosts, and phantoms, UK has a lot to feed your imagination. And now that Halloween, the night of the nights when all the ghosts come out is approaching, things are about to get spookier than ever. Are you afraid of the dark? Look what’s behind you? What’s that grieving sound? If all these questions make your blood run cold, stop reading. Not for the young, weak of bladder, or meek, these haunted places in UK are the scariest. Read further only if you dare.

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

What else can you expect from a 250 years old tavern housing an assortment of smuggling stuff? Its history speaks why it has become the favourite hangout of people from the other world. But less known is its assortment of the hauntings going on. For a horrifying night, ask for room four. The mysterious noises of the cartwheels, footsteps in corridors approaching towards you, and encounters with a homicide victim, all these guarantee a sleepless night. And don’t be surprised if you come across a tricorn hat that walks through walls!

Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, England

Chillingham is just that place that’ll send chills down your spine. This particular castle is a popular majorly because of the groaning and crying Blue Boy who still haunts the castle. The poignant yet upsetting story of this boy is that his skeleton and scrapings of blue outfit were found behind a wall where his screams have been reported, telling that he may have been confined there for long. Besides, the swirling sound of clothes on the steeple stairs signals the path of the agitated spirit of Lady Mary Berkeley. She is always on a quest to find her spouse who ran off with her sister. Alongside, the mysterious voices in the chapel and the white woman in the store also await your arrival.

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Talbot Hotel, Northamptonshire, England
Talbot Hotel, Northamptonshire, England

Talbot Hotel, Northamptonshire, England

A perfect haunt for celebrity ghost hunters, Talbot Hotel is a fine Elizabethan House haunted by Mary Queen of Scots. The sterling staircase that adorns the castle like a gem in the crown, Mary passed through it on her last steps towards the execution point. As one can expect from a 16th century structure, oak beams and transom windows abound giving it an airy yet eerie feel. And if you’re scared when witnessing her final walk to death, the open fires will warm up your chilled spine.

Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire, Wales

Have you ever heard a castle with a drowning pit, chambers, and punishment pit not being haunted? You have not indeed! And once we get to know about the execution of an envious wife who killed her husband’s lover with an axe, the chances of this place not being eerie are almost zero. A brilliant fort with over 400 years of gruesome history, the Grey Lady is usually seen hovering around its battlements and chapel. Whilst walking through other areas of the castle, you might hear mysterious noises, footsteps approaching towards you, strange changes in temperature, and unnerving appearance of a spectral soldier. If that’s not all to scare you, you’re a brave heart.

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Langham London Hotel, London, England

Even the ghosts love a luxurious stay! Langham London, a grand historic yet haunted hotel frequented by otherworldly beings. With an intriguing long history of being one of the most haunted hotels in London, it attracts hordes of tourists and ghost hunters intending to witness paranormal goings-on. Its room no. 333 has become the favourite hangout of ghosts lurking around. Yes, it is a luxurious one, classic choice indeed! Nevertheless, it has witnessed suicides, deaths, and terror. James Alexander Gordon was sleeping in this room when he suddenly awoke to find a mysterious fluorescent ball hovering in the room and then turned into a clear form of Edwardian man. The ghost started to approach towards him with fixed unblinking eyes and outstretched arms as if it wants to engulf him and take away. He ran away quickly never to come back. The ghost is said to be of a gruesome Doctor who murdered his wife when honeymooning in the room no. 333. His ghost is said to frequent the room during Halloween, so if you are daring enough to stay here, why not flock to London and book this particular room.

Langham London Hotel, London, England
Langham London Hotel, London, England
Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

If every place above sounds funny than fiendish, then dare to enter this one. Not for the faint hearted, a guest staying here once reported waking up to feel that two ethereal girls were sitting on his chest in an attempt to choke him. And, that’s not all. People have reported witnessing forms at the foot of their bed, rattling door handles, and creepy noises. As if that weren’t enough, the castle also has hidden passages, creepy secret doors, and tunnels to Dingwall Castle. If you’re a hard-core paranormalist or ghost hunter, ask for room eight.

Tower of London, England
Tower of London, England

Tower of London, London, England

This magnanimous fortress has played several roles in the past as a palace, prison, and a place of execution. And unsurprisingly, considering the number of beheadings, tortures, suicides, and hangings that have happened here, it has to be home to the ungratified spirits. Some of the most sighted ghosts include the Princes of Tower who was killed by Uncle Richard III, the White Lady who waves passengers from the White Tower, and Anne Boleyn. With her hauntings, the White Lady also brings a strange smell of a perfume, that too a cheap one. Tower of London has no shortage of ghostly spirits on duty, often headless. However, none of these ghoulish souls is as frightening as the entry fees and the crazy summer crowd.

The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire
The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire

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The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire

The stories attached with this haunted spot make all others mentioned above look benign. Massacre, child sacrifice, and Satanism are some of the light-hearted events that are supposed to have h here. Built on a pagan burial ground, this 12th century building has everything in store to make you run for help. The horrific residents that’ll leave you shaking in the boots include a spectra cat and not to mention the witch. For a real paranormal experience, ask for the Witch’s Room where she took refuge before being captured and killed to not practice Christianity. Another haunted room is the Bishop’s Inn where those who sleep end up fleeing in the midnight. A supernatural female demon is also said to creep into the beds of the sleeping guests. Besides, skeleton remains of kids under the staircase and broken daggers have been found, proving Devil worship and ritual sacrifice.

This Halloween do not just indulge in trick-or-treating or watch a horror movie, enjoy a real ghostly experience if you dare.


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