Thrill-seekers are being told of the most haunted hotels and inns to visit this Halloween.
Travel insurance experts from Quotezone.co.uk have revealed some of the spookiest places to stay in the UK.
Haunted hotspots can be found right across the UK, including top tourist destinations Scotland, London and Cornwall. All locations have reported sightings of sinister figures, ghosts and vanishing objects – making them ideal for ghost hunters this Halloween half-term break.
According to research, 39% of 18-34 year olds believe in paranormal activity – with the UK estimated to spend over one billion pounds this year on Halloween.
Helen Rolph, travel insurance comparison expert at Quotezone.co.uk said: “It’s great to see Brits enjoying holidays closer to home. Britain boasts some of the most haunted locations in the world, just waiting to be explored by those seeking a spine-tingling experience and some rich history.
“From quaint bed and breakfasts to five-star hotels, all around the UK are haunted destinations waiting for guests to make the most of them.
“Wherever you’re venturing this half-term, it’s sensible to pack your staycation travel insurance, although it doesn’t usually cover things that go bump in the night, it does provide peace of mind and usually covers things like lost baggage and cancelled accommodation…should yours get too scary.”
Here are the most haunted places to stay at in the UK
Langham Hotel, Central London
Since opening its doors in 1865, this five-star hotel has been a temporary home for many famous guests, including Oscar Wilde, Charles de Gaulle and George Orwell. Visitors often say that room 333 is the most haunted of all, with the ghost of a murderer and a German Prince who threw himself out the window.
Skirrid Mountain Inn, Abergavenny, Wales
The Welsh Inn was once used as an infamous courtroom where many were sentenced to death and were executed in the pub itself. The Inn welcomes guests who want to take part in a chilling ghost hunt to find any angered spirits.
Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh
Dalhousie Castle is the home of ‘The Grey Lady’ and is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the whole of Scotland. Lady Catherine, known as ‘The Grey Lady’ died of a broken heart at 16 years old in the 17th century and is still rumoured to be walking around the grounds to this very day.
The Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire
While you can’t stay for the night at The Ancient Ram Inn anymore, it’s still available for ghost hunts to experience a spin-tingling journey. It is the self-proclaimed most haunted building in England and was built in 1145.
Visitors claim to have witnessed ghostly goings-on, but the creepiest findings include past evidence of satanic rituals and skeletal remains.
Jamaica Inn, Launceston, Cornwall
The rugged coastline of Cornwall is home to many ghost stories, but this inn perched on the edge of Bodmin Moor has been referred to as a paranormal hive. Jamaica Inn is well known for its rum smuggling past and for being the setting of author Daphne du Maurier’s book.
There have been reports by guests of a pirate’s spirit walking through walls, horses’ hooves clopping in the courtyard and hushed Cornish tones coming from the walls.
Dobbins Inn, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Dobbins Inn is thought to be one of Northern Ireland’s oldest pubs, but it didn’t get transformed into a hotel until the 1940s. Since it was built in the 13th century, it has also been a jail and a post office.
There have been numerous rumours of room 21 being the most haunted part of the hotel, with guests reporting random knocking and mysterious murmurs.
Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex
The Mermaid Inn is over 600 years old and has been known to welcome many spirits during its existence. The Inn has connections to the Hawkhurst Gang, who were a notorious group of smugglers in the 18th century.
It’s now rumoured to host a ghost who enjoys sitting by a fireplace along with other figures who make rocking chair sounds.