Most haunted places in the UK

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Posted by Lauren on 2nd September 2014

Most haunted places in the UK

What better time to visit some of the most haunted places in the UK than the spookiest holiday of the year? Allegedly the most active date on the paranormal calendar, you’re sure to have a spine tingling experience whether you believe in the supernatural or not!

Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Home to the Pendle witches before their execution, Pendle Hill is renowned for its links with witchcraft and devil worshipping. The 12 alleged witches were accused of ten murders in the 17th century and ten of these were later hanged. It has been reported that the witches still haunt the surrounding buildings and villages, with visitors noticing an intense feeling of anger when visiting the grounds.

The spine chilling area was once featured in the popular TV series Most Haunted and was described by presenter Yvette fielding as the ‘scariest place’ they had ever filmed an episode. Today, many climb to the top of the hill during Halloween in the hopes of witnessing ghosts and spirits.

Jamaica Inn, Cornwall

With Cornwall’s rich pirate and smuggling heritage, it is not surprising that the Jamaica Inn in Cornwall is believed to be haunted by a highwayman and a murdered smuggler. The bar is said to be one of the most haunted areas of the inn and previous landlords have heard footsteps believed to be a spirit returning to finish his drink.

For those of you that are intrigued by the existence of the supernatural, why not book yourself into one of the late night ghost hunts or even spend a night at the haunted inn, where previous guests have reported a series of strange incidents during their stay!

Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon

Said to be one of the most haunted castles in the UK, Berry Pomeroy has a number of ghostly residents. The first is that of the Blue Lady, who is said to wander the dungeons and legend has it that she lures people into the castle, making them disorientated before leaving them lost inside.

Another dweller of the castle is the White Lady, who was starved to death in the dungeons of St Margaret’s by her jealous sister, and has been seen waving to visitors of the castle, who report a feeling of fear and depression at the sighting.

Llancaiach Fawr, Caerphilly

Named as one of the top ten most haunted places in Great Britain, this grand Tudor mansion is both a living piece of history, as well as a hub for supernatural activity. Naughty children are said to play on the stairs, with one young boy in particular known to tug at visitors sleeves and hair to make his presence known.

Llancaiach Fawr offers a variety of ghost tours, with some catering for families and others including a two course meal. Also, for paranormal groups, the manor is available for those wanting to conduct investigations of their own.

Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh

As one of the most haunted places in Scotland, these ancient undercover streets of Mary King's Closehave a unique story to tell. The most famous tale is that of a little girl, who is said to have told a Japanese medium that she had lost her life to the plague and was in search of a doll that she had misplaced. Visitors now leave gifts for the crying child in spots where her presence is felt.

The attraction is open throughout the year but also offers a number of packages inviting you to delve deeper into Edinburgh’s dark history.

Whether you wish to explore the paranormal with a group of friends or enjoy a spooky experience with your older children, we have both large cottages and family friendly properties that will make the perfect safe haven for when you return from your haunted tours!

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