Calling all thrill seekers! Instead of just binge-watching scary movies this Halloween, how about ramping up the fear factor even more by visiting the places where they were filmed? Check out our list of horror film and TV locations you can visit this autumn.
Hambleden village, Buckinghamshire
A seemingly quiet, quintessentially English village, Hambleden has actually played host to many a spooky scene over the years. Amongst the lengthy list of flicks filmed here is Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow starring Johnny Depp. As well as offering the perfect location for an spine-tingling tale, this Buckinghamshire village is also a beautiful place to have a leisurely stroll. With its flint cottages and medieval church, it’s well worth a wander.
Check out our High Wycombe hotel Only 9.3 miles from the village of Hambleden
Layer Marney Tower
You’ve seen the blood-curdling West End version, now visit the place where The Woman in Black film was made into a silver screen hit. Creep along the corridors and sneak amongst the shadows as you discover what makes this tower tick. Keep your eyes peeled though, you may just see the shady figure herself.
Check out our Colchester Feering hotel Only 8.5 miles from Layer Marney Tower.
All Saints Church, Fulham
A brief wander from Putney Bridge, All Saints Church has earned itself a piece of horror history as a filming location for the chilling classic,The Omen. Take a look inside and explore for yourself. The nearby Bishop’s Park was also used to film some of Damian’s paranormal deeds.
Check out our Fulham hotel Only 1.2 miles from All Saints Church
If you have a fascination with the paranormal, then you’ll love a visit to Culzean Castle. The Castle grounds starred in the 1973 adaptation of The Wicker Man as the elaborate home of Lord Summerisle. As well as playing a sinister part in the film, Culzean itself is also rumoured to be haunted and back in the early 2000s, the castle made an appearance on the small screen in Most Haunted.
Check out our Ayr hotel Only 14.2 miles from Culzean Castle
Famous for its eerie theme music and the mysterious ‘whodunnit’ dramas, much of the scenery for TV hit Midsomer Murders is provided by various Oxfordshire locations. However, Causton, where the Criminal Investigation Department is located is actually the historic market town of Wallingford. Roam the roads like Inspector Barnaby and why not stop off at The Six Bells pub in nearby Warborough? This is a regular haunt for Barnaby during the series and goes by the name of the Black Swan on screen.
Check out our Oxford Abingdon Road hotel Only 11.7 miles from Wallingford
St Michaels Mount
This iconic Cornish location was once the setting for an equally reputable horror movie figure- Dracula. A picturesque backdrop on a spookily isolated island, St Michaels Mount offered a fitting lair for the blood-thirsty lead character, and the tourist favourite is still used for film shoots today. So take a walk down the long winding path across the water, or hop on a boat and explore this intriguing place for yourself.
Check out our Hayle hotel Only 8 miles from St Michaels Mount
A popular shopping location for many today, this street along with many other iconic London locations were desolate in the early 2000s following a mass viral outbreak in 28 Days Later. In order to achieve the apocalyptic ‘no man’s land’ effect for the film, shooting started as early as 4am to ensure no one was around.
Check out our Covent Garden hotel Only 1.2 miles from Oxford Street
A vantage point for the surrounding pine forests and a great place to take a long stroll, Bourne Wood is a haven for tall trees and scary scenes. The woodland itself has been the location for many movie productions, including the 2012 vampire picture, Dark Shadows and Marvel’s Thor:The Dark World. Weave your way through the foliage in this in this spot of Surrey serenity and be sure to take in the spooktacular views.
Check out our Aldershot hotel Only 5.6 miles from Bourne Wood