Scariest haunted places in the UK

You’ll find some of the scariest locations in the UK – from haunted houses to paranormal pubs, this little island has lashings of ghostly goings-on.

October 31st will see people young and old looking to celebrate Halloween with some eerie events around the country. So where better to visit on this frightful date than some of the most haunted places in Britain?

Take a look at our top 5:

1. Petrifying Pluckley

Many people believe Pluckley, in Kent, is the most haunted village in Britain. And they’ve got good reason to. Fright Corner is where one highwayman held up his last carriage – he was murdered with a spear. While the Screaming Woods is, as it sounds, a great place to hear the cries of former residents at night. You’ll encounter plenty of other ghost hunters while you’re there, but book a room in our Travelodge Ashford hotel to ensure a good night’s rest.

2. Tower of London Terrors

The capital has its fair share of scary goings-on, but the Tower of London is notoriously the spookiest of them all. With kings, queens and lesser victims meeting their demise within those stone walls, it’s easy to wander the halls and imagine the various beheadings and imprisonments all those years ago. You may even catch the scent of perfume that the mysterious White Lady reputedly trails behind her. Stay in our Travelodge London Tower Bridge hotel, less than a 10 minute walk away.

3. North London Tombstones

In North London, you’ll find Highgate Cemetery, resting place of the great and the infamous including Karl Marx. Visit the East Cemetery on the 1st November for a candle-lit late opening for All Saints’ Evening. Book a stay at our Travelodge London Finsbury Park hotel.

4. Eerie Avebury

Venture into the ancient Stone Circle of Avebury and you’ll come upon one of those haunted pubs. The Red Lion’s creaks may be due to more than its age; at 400 years old, a number of ghosts have been spotting on the premises. Spend the night in our Travelodge Devizes hotel.

5. Edinburgh’s ‘Creepy’ Castle

If a headless drummer, phantom piper and ghostly dog sound like your idea fun, then Edinburgh Castle is the perfect Halloween destination for you. With numerous ghostly sightings, once you’ve explored the castle, our hotels in Edinburgh are the perfect place to get some rest after the event.