If you’re in search of spectacularly spooky goings on, you won’t need to look far! There are several reported haunted houses within the UK, so if you want to know the best places to view paranormal activity, take a look at our top hotspots.
Located in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, this 13 th century pub has previously been a post office and gaol. Thought to contain the spirit of Maude, the wife of Hugh Dobbins would meet with her lover, a soldier, in a secret tunnel. Dobbins killed them both when discovering the affair and Maude is often seen in the hotel.
Situated in Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, this famous 250 year old pub is well noted for its spooky surroundings. From unexplained footsteps in empty spaces to the sound of a horse and cart in the courtyard, this hotel is bound to give you a night to remember.
Based in Alnwick, Northumberland, this property is well known for the sobbing blue boy. His bare bones were found in the place his cries are heard, while voices in the chapel have also been noted. The spirit of Lady Mary Berkeley is also thought to reside in the castle, as the sound of her dress is often heard against the turret stairs.
Thought to be England’s most haunted village, Pluckley, Kent is rumoured to be home to the lost spirits of a soldier, screaming man, school master and a white dog. This stunning medieval guest house may be the perfect setting for weekend getaway or wedding, but keep your camera on hand for any ghostly sightings.
This 16th century residence in Liverpool was once a family estate. Owned by the Molyneux family until the early 1970’s, it’s thought to be haunted by several ghosts, one which was captured on camera in 2009. Some believe the spirit may be that of Hugh William Osbert Molyneux, who passed away in 1972, while others believe it is William Philip Molyneux, the 2 nd Earl of Sefton. There has also been other reports of the figure of a young boy by the dining room fireplace and that of a horrifying figure of a man wearing a hood.
An Elizabethan establishment, located in Northamptonshire, England, this hotel is said to be haunted by Mary Queen of Scots. The staircase was once pride of place in Fotheringhay Castle, with Mary travelling down it on her way to be executed. The chilling interiors of the hotel, complete with 16 th century beams and windows provide a scary setting for witnessing this ghostly figure.
This Welsh castle boasts dungeons and a whipping pit, thought to be the place of execution of a jealous wife accused of murdering her husband. The 400 year old residence is famous for strange noises and sudden drops in temperature, as well as sightings of the Grey Lady.
Situated in Dumfries, Scotland, the lookout tower was once thought to be where Lady Marion Carruthers took her own life in 1570. It’s rumoured that the grass refuses to grow where her body fell and her presence is often felt around the castle.
This Scottish castle is home to a few spirits, including the Highland ghost. Wearing a Scottish kilt, he was captured on camera in 1935, and will often appear and disappear at the confusion of guests. Built in the 12 th Century, you’ll also discover the Green Lady, one of the castles most viewed ghosts. Often seen moving throughout the castle, the Green Lady is believed to have been Mary Queen of Scots servant who perished after saving the life of Mary in a fire. Some suggest that Mary herself is the Pink Lady, a ghostly figure wearing a pink gown who travels from the castle to the nearby Church of Holyrood.
Once the home of Anne Boleyn, this Kent Castle is believed to be haunted by her ghostly presence. Executed in 1536, the wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I spirit has been seen wandering the gardens and over the bridge of the River Eden. She mainly appears on Christmas Eve, but she is often spotted throughout the year.
Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, this mansion dates back to around 1086, with at least 20 ghosts residing here. A man wearing a black cloak and a woman wearing white are just two of the figures seen around the Blue Room, which many are afraid to enter. Reports of suspicious sounds and footsteps have been noted too.