‘Beautiful Britain – home to tremendous halls, castles, and a long, bloody, history. And with that in mind, it’s no surprise this tiny island has a plentiful amount of paranormal activity…’
Whether it’s ancient ghost stories or unexplained phenomena, there is always something hiding in the UK’s dark shadows. Protection Supplies have compiled a map of all the haunts in Britain and ranked them in terms of their spookiness, so you can avoid or visit if you fancy scaring yourself silly.
Top 10 Spookiest Spots in the UK:
- Hampton Court Palace, London – Henry VIII’s ex-wives, Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard, are often seen running across the court, screaming for mercy.
- The Village of Puckley, Kent – With a ratio of one ghost to every eighty-nine people, Puckley was voted the Most Haunted Village by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Chillingham Castle, Northumberland – Once the clock strikes midnight, you can hear the ghost, Blue Boy, ear-piercing cries throughout the castle.
- Raynam Hall, Norfolk – As the daughter of the UK’s first prime minister, Dorothy Walpole is often seen creating hysteria throughout the hall.
- Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire – With walls that carry a history of children being murdered and witches being burned to the ground, it’s unsurprising that many ghosts have been spotted lurking.
- Fyvie Castle, Scotland– This 800-year-old castles is known for a phantom trumpeter whose trumpet echoes can be heard throughout the castle.
- Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast – This dingy dwelling used to be a jail and a courthouse, and is notoriously known for being one of the most haunted places in Belfast.
- Skirrid Inn, Wales – After the landlady tried to sell this pub, glasses began flying around the room, implying that the ghosts wanted her to stay.
- Newsham Park Hospital, Liverpool – What used to be an orphanage and hospital, is now a derelict ghost-hunting playground. Here you can expect to hear the cries of children and the sounds of doors opening and closing.
- Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminister – In this old underground military facility, numerous visitors have experienced the presence of the infamous ghost, Oswald, who is known to tug hair, touch people and move items.
In the UK you can expect to find:
Lady Ghosts – the spectre of a dead person, named after the colour they wear.
Poltergeists – a type of spirit that makes noises and moves objects.
Headless Horseman – a headless man riding horseback.
Black Dog – demonic entity found typically in the night, looks like a black dog.
Wild Hunt – usually appears as a group of hunters in the wild.
Shadow Person – observation of a living black shadow or black mass.
Many thanks to Protection Supplies for this post.