With Halloween fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start preparing for a night of spooky fun. If you are looking for a hair-raising adventure, you might want to consider a fascinating Halloween ghost walk in Chester, Edinburgh, Brighton or Pluckley. Although there are many tour-guided Halloween ghost walks in the UK, discovering some of the UK’s most ghostly routes alone will ensure that you get first hand experience of the UK’s most haunted places.
Take a look at some of the best ‘do it yourself’ Halloween ghost walks in the UK.
Ghosts and ghouls would perhaps be the last thing you expect to hear about in cosmopolitan and trendy Brighton. However, this seaside city has gained a reputation over the years as one of the spookiest places in Britain.
Ghostly activities are primarily centred on The Lanes, a pedestrian precinct of quirky narrow alleyways. This area is the site of the original Saxon fishing village of Brightenhelm. Guided ghost walks start on Brighton Place, leaving from the Druid’s Head Pub. Need we say more! Explore inland to Preston Manor on Preston Drove, reported residence of the Lady in White. This historic house is only open to visitors from April – September except for special events. Alternatively rummage through a map of Brighton and plan your own hell-raising route through one of the UK’s most legendary seaside towns.
Pluckley has the special distinction of being named ‘the most haunted village in England’ by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Pluckley’s leading spooky attraction is the red and white ladies who roam the graveyard of St. Nicholas church. For an exceptionally spooky Halloween this year, take a look at a map of Pluckley and plan a route through Britain’s most haunted village. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Chester could possibly pass as the spookiest place in the UK. With numerous claims documenting the sighting of ghosts and spirits, Chester is a haven for ghost hunters. Hauntings have been historically reported at multiple sites on Watergate Street, Northgate Street, Bridge Street and Lower Bridge Street. Complete your route with a stroll along the atmospheric city walls.
A 2000-year history has endowed the city with a network of spooky streets, ancient crypts and eerie cellars. Halloween ghost walks in Chester are a great way to become acquainted with the city’s fascinating past. Plan your paranormal route with the Chester A-Z Mini Map.
Halloween ghost walks in the UK would not be complete without taking the time to explore Edinburgh. From tales of queens losing their heads to exploring the creepy narrow streets of The Close, Edinburgh is certainly one of the scariest places in the country.
So take out the map, plan a route and experience the paranormal delights of exceptionally eerie Edinburgh.