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10 of the most haunted places in Britain

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a list of 10 of the most haunted places to visit in Britain- if you dare!

 

Village of Pluckley, Kent

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Credit : Roger Smith

 

Pluckley has a reputation as being the most haunted village in Britain- the Guinness Book of World Records even named it that in 1989.

According to locals, the Black Horse pub has an invisible phantom who makes himself known to punters by moving both glasses and possessions around the pub.

Between 12 and 16 ghosts have been reportedly sighted in the village. These include a screaming man and a highwayman who appears at Fright Corner.

Pluckley village has been featured in various TV shows and is a hotspot for ghost hunters.

 

Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon

 

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Credit: http://www.whatsonintown.com/

 

Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon is known for being a beautiful castle in a picturesque town. Though beneath the beauty, according to locals the castle is haunted and it is said to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain.

The White Lady and the Blue Lady are two ghosts who are apparently haunt the castle. The Blue Lady is said to occupy the tower, luring passers-by to her aid – and according to locals if they do help her, it is said that they fall to their deaths. The White Lady haunts the dungeons.

 

Chillingham Castle, Northumberland

 

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Credit Ryan Davison

 

Chillingham Castle dates all the way back to the 12th century and has had many reported ghostly sightings. There are a number of ghost tours that allow visitors to “see” some of the castle’s inhabitants. These are said to include a boy who is blue, a child who was tortured, the ghost of Lady Mary and another unnamed Royal procession. The castle has on record 8 executions, so perhaps that is why there are so many ghosts- not to mention the totally creepy name!

 

Pendle Hill, Lancashire   

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Credit: http://www.lancswalks.co.uk/

 

You can find Pendle Hill located in an area known as Pendleside in Lancashire. It was home to the Pendle witches and a Bronze Age burial site was discovered at the foot of the hill. This spooky place is where many ghost hunters love to visit in search of ghosts and other unearthly beings.

TV show Most Haunted visited Pendle Hill in 2004 for a live episode and presenter, Yvette Fielding, has said that that episode was the scariest episode they have ever filmed!

 

Hellfire Caves, West Wycombe

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Via http://www.darkmediaonline.com/

 

A popular location for paranormal junkies, the Hellfire Caves is home to caverns that were excavated in the 1700s. They are deep underground and over a quarter of a mile long.

There are frequent tours which you can go on and explore the caves for yourself, some have even had people have reported hearing terrifying growls and seeing a shadowy figure in the caves.

 

Glasgow Necropolis

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Via https://glasganon.wordpress.com

 

Glasgow Necropolis is a huge Victorian cemetery that is known as “the city of the dead”,

Paranormal investigators have reportedly captured recordings of voices there, and have seen a “strange mist anomaly” during their time there. In the 1950s it was even home to a scary vampire according to myth.

 

Golden Fleece, York

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Photo credit: Ed Jowsey

 

The Golden Fleece is said to be one of the most haunted, if not the most haunted pubs in York.

Locals have claimed a number of ghosts inhabit the pub including One Eyed Jack and Lady Alice Peckett. There’s even the popular York Ghost Tour you can go on if you’re brave enough.

 

Salmesbury Hall, Lancashire

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Salmesbury Hall in Lancashire is a beautiful medieval house that dates all the way back to the 14th century. It’s said to be haunted by numerous ghosts including the ghost of Lady Dorothy Southworth.

Salmesbury Hall has appeared on an episode of Ghost Hunters International and TV show Most Haunted have investigated the house twice, once in 2004 and again in 2009. Paranormal investigators have reportedly caught a number of ghosts on camera.

 

Athelhampton House, Dorset

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via www.rssg-eastdorset.org.uk

 

Athelhampton House is thought to be one of the most haunted places to visit in Britain.

The sound of tapping has been heard coming from the wine cellar and the ghost of a Grey Lady has been seen wandering around the house by numerous people.

It is even said that a pair of duellists haunt the Great Chamber. According to guests they even once interrupted a female guest by fighting.

 

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire

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via www.matrony.ru

 

Most famously, Whitby Abbey was used as part of the setting of Dracula. Many have sighted a ghostly nun in the grounds among other creepy happening. You can even visit the Whitby Museum where you can view the Hangman’s Locket and the Hand of Glory.

 

Would you visit any of them?

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