On Halloween, nothing quite compares to ghost stories in the dark, carving pumpkins or trick or treating. This year, why not add a bit more ‘spook’ to your festivities by visiting the spookiest spot in the UK, as determined by the researchers at SlotsUp, who have unburied the top must-visit, formidable sites across Europe.
If you’re not the biggest fan of all things paranormal, these spine-tingling spots are also worth a visit all year round, with their fascinating history and their jaw-dropping architecture. The spookiest place which topped the rankings in the UK is St. Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire. Famously known as Britain’s most haunted castle, it was originally built by the Normans and has stood ominously for over a thousand years.
The castle is located suspiciously close to The Ancient Ram Inn, which is a Grade 2 listed building that is also known for its paranormal activity. Some of the ghostly occurrences reported in the castle include scratching, humming, sounds of a crying baby and even shadows that block the doorways and exits. Some people that have stayed at the castle have even reported the sensation of being pinned to their beds, unable to move. Visitors can take part in a ghost hunt at St Briavels Castle, which is perfect for Halloween.