The place to be spooked this Halloween within the UK: readers’ travel suggestions | United Kingdom holidays
Key point: Dark art, Lincolnshire
While visiting Halloween on the old Thornton Abbey, sitting spectacularly in the northern part of Lincolnshire. Previous insights follow you on page 1139. Stories of ghosts growing and discovering the abyss in 2016. Thomas de Gretham, a 14th-century abbot must have nailed them alive to the cellar walls following witchcraft cases and today they are wandering around at the door, perhaps still black art. When you see the entrance to the gate lit by the evening sun it shines at the reception of gold, but its dark appearance means to return the next day.
• Older £ 6.90, 5-17 year old £ 4.60, booked ticket booked in advance, appropriate mask for indoor space
Druids and old misogyny, Kent
The Chiding Stone is located in the ancient village of Chiddingstone, in the Kent weald forest. A large sand slab is on a narrow street facing the beautiful church. If it gets dark, you have to worry. Rumor has it that the stone was used by druids as an altar or a place of judgment. The stone is natural and has been valuable in your area since ancient times. Another popular story is that in ancient times, women who were stubborn, rebellious or witches were brought to the stone to be judged by a mob of villagers. Locals say that when you go through the darkness you can hear the noise made by ancient religious ghosts.
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Cemetery taking place, London
The story of how the first opening took place in secret in the Committee Room at Flask Pub (built 1663) in Highgate, after two “resurrected men” took the body to Highgate Cemetery. Since then, Flask has been loved by artists and writers including William Hogarth, Byron, Shelley and Keats. In addition, the worst offender, Dick Turpin, hid in the basement while the law enforced him. The suspects are believed to have been linked to a woman in Spain who had hung herself in a living room (now a living room), out of love for which she did not respond.
Cavern Club in a suburb of London
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The Chislehurst Caves are a number of caves and caverns located about 22 miles from Chislehurst, southeast of London. From the middle of the 13th to the early 19th century “caves” were made from stone and chalk mines. Who can resist a cave? The darkness, the descent, the sweet tremor of fear that something – someone – could still hide little by little. It was used as a bomb shelter during the Blitz era and then became a music venue from the 1950s to 1980s, featuring Jimi Hendrix. There are many magical stories to be told.
• Adult £ 7, baby £ 5, advance reservation and masks are essential
Darkness of Sussex
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A dangerous site to visit this October is the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester, West Sussex. The 40-acre site is home to more than 50 ancient buildings that are said to be inhabited by spirits. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful scenery around the South Downs National Park, as art exhibitions have been seen here, as well as a male ghost walking from house to house. If that isn’t enough evidence, a team from TV’s Most Haunted wasted time and produced two programs from there.
• Adult £ 14, 4-18 years £ 6.50
Under supervision, Dorset
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On a bright, hot day Eggardon Hill offers more views west of Dorset and beyond. But throw a little cloud, mist and fall in the evening and this happy time is a fearless place. There are legends about Roman soldiers in vogue, myths about eagles and demons hunting for souls, and reports of strange vehicles passing for a while. Maybe then, it is no surprise that this is one of the oldest places you feel is watching you …
Not encouraging, North Yorkshire
Sitting on top of East Cliff, Whitby Abbey approaches the town. Start with 199 steps and follow the fictional style of the Barghest (big black dog), which took place in Dracula’s book 1897. Once you walk through the twisting rocks of St Mary’s Church, you will come face to face with the inspiration of Bram Stoker. The gothic ruins that can be made can make it possible to take care of any vampire who respects himself.
• Great £ 11, under-18s free, book times tickets in advance
One night with Nora the Nun, Flintshire
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Ewloe, in northern Wales, is my hometown, and I grew up with stories of a ruined palace and its history: A 13th-century Welsh prince, Llewellyn ap Gruffudd, was buried there, and it is said that his traveling men could be heard in the wild. at night. This, along with the spirit of Nora the Nun and a group of wild dogs in the surrounding forest, put Ewloe firmly on the list of the most dangerous places in Wales… go try it!
A complete shout, Cornwall
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How many ghosts roam inside Pendennis Castle in Cornwall. Phantom’s feet have been heard walking up the stairs and shouting “Maud”, a ghost kitchen worker, who apparently collapsed to death several years ago. From 24 October-1 Nov between 10am and 5pm there will be a driveway to the house, suitable for families, and a reward for well-dressed guests (real ghosts are not a must).
• Adults 13.50, 5-17 years £ 8.10, reschedule tickets in advance
Traffickers and many more, Cornwall
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The sleeper seducer seduces Jamaica Inn (from $ 110 B&B) in Bodmin Moor, probably the most famous of the many inns in Cornwall and famous for Daphne du Maurier’s book. Scenes similar to seeing ghosts at the Jamaica Inn were first recorded in 1911. And for any brave person out there, you can sleep through the night in one of the living rooms, where you can only hear the sound of a baby or the sound of horses and buggies from the yard. Visitors living in the fifth floor are said to have been awakened by the movement and the sound of noise.
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Here’s to the hangman, Chester
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Chester Ghost Tours is the ultimate Halloween experience, suitable for the whole family. The tour guide walks around the old walled city of Chester as the sun sets and the shadows set in, stopping at the keyboards, the beautiful scenery and surrounding the city. From the many underground cemeteries to the prison cells and the hangman’s walk – a sudden evening walk makes you a Halloween celebrity.
• Adult £ 10, concs £ 9, family (2 + 2) £ 25, reservation and face masks appropriate, sanitiser provided
Suffering and hardship, Nottinghamshire
Creswell Crags, a rocky outcrop bordering Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, has a cave collection site including Robin Hood’s and Mrs. Grundy’s Palace which local legends say was a witch’s house. But when it came to fiction when I first visited the 1990s, the caves were actually confused by the presence of “ancient witches” for centuries, hundreds of traditional symbols clung to the walls of caves to protect them from evil spirits. Guided tours take you to the landmarks and talk to you according to its meaning, or if the idea is too strong you can go and visit the guests.
• Trips from £ 30 home or overflowing, parking from £ 4, £ 3 adult resort, under 16 years old