How many of these creepy locations across the UK have you visited? These are the ten places that we think every ghost hunter should visit at least once to conduct and paranormal
investigation in order to test their haunted reputations.
10. Edinburgh Vaults, Edinburgh
This network of eerie chambers beneath Edinburgh is a popular tourist attraction, but the dank caverns have a sinister past housing the city's criminal underworld, who used the tunnels for activities such as illegal gambling, whisky distillery and even bodysnatching. These heinous practices have left their marks on the vaults, which are now said to be one of the most haunted places in Scotland.
9. Guy's Cliffe House, Warwick
When you imagine a haunted building, the image you conjure up in your head won't be far off Guy's Cliffe. Built around the ruins of an old manor house and a chapel that's been restored by the Freemasons, it has dungeons, winding stir cases, creepy portraits, dark corners, creaking doors, an imposing clock tower, gothic windows and lots and lots of reported paranormal activity.
8. The Jamaica Inn, Bolventor
Built in 1750, the Jamaica Inn is historic, atmospheric, welcoming and supposedly very haunted due to its history of hosting some of Cornwalls most nefarious. If you're brave enough you can spend the night in one of the haunted rooms in that inn, where the paranormal activity most famously includes the sound of unseen horses and carts moving in the courtyard in the dead of night.
7. The Skirrid Mountain Inn, Abergavenny
Think you can handle the spirits in Wales' oldest pub? The Skirrid was once used as the courtroom of the infamous Judge Jeffreys and many executions were carried out here. His ghost is still rumoured to walk the upper floors and the rope marks left by the many hangings can still be seen indented in a wooden beam where a replica hangman's noose swings to this day.
6. Newsham Park Hospital, Liverpool
Haunted locations don't get much more chilling than the this vast former orphanage. During its operational days as a hospital many patients and staff reported seeing an unexplained apparition of a woman, the ghost of children, as well as seeing dark shadowy figures.
5. HMP Shepton Mallet, Somerset
With almost 400 years of detaining murderers, violent criminals and notorious gangsters, it's no wonder HMP Shepton Mallet is said to be the most haunted prison in the country. During its operational years this now-abandoned prison saw its fair share of misery and suffering including brutal executions, cruel punishments, suicides, and countless dead in unmarked graves within the prison walls.
4. Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminster
If you're looking for a haunted location that will give you nightmares then Drakelow Tunnels is the place for you. Not only is the former wartime underground factory haunted by several spooks including the demon guardian of the burial ground above, but it's also a disorienting labyrinthine network of pitch black tunnels that seem to go on forever.
3. 30 East Drive, Pontefract
The haunted house the divides the paranormal community. For some ghost hunters this unassuming semi-detached house in West Yorkshire is the mecca for paranormal investigation. Others will tell you that the house is over-hyped or not haunted at all. When it comes to things that go bump in the night, the best way to find out is to investigate it for yourself... if you dare.
2. Chillingham Castle, Alnwick
How about a haunted medieval castle that you can actually spend the night in? You might be awoken by the castle's most famous ghost is the Blue Boy or the ghost of Lady Mary Berkeley who haunts the Grey Apartment. If you are planning on spending the night, you might want to think twice about stealing a loo roll or bar of soap from your room. A Spanish witch is said to have put a curse on the building that will bring ill fortune upon anyone who steals from the castle.
1. The Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton Under Edge
You'll struggle to find a haunted location as atmospheric as the Grade II listed Ancient Ram Inn in Gloucestershire. Those brave enough to investigate this quirky former pub will be following in the footsteps of television shows like 'Ghost Adventures' and 'Most Haunted'. Be on the lookout for icy blasts of air, strange light anomalies and doors slamming in empty rooms.