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10 Spooky Places To Visit This Halloween

Highgate Cemetery, London - Image by member dartmoor79 (view gallery)

10 Spooky places to visit this Halloween.

1. Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Pendle Hill - the peak from the road near Barley - Image by member Deborah Deren (view gallery)

2. Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon

Berry Pomeroy Castle - Image by member Phil Jobson (view gallery)

3. St Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire

St. Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire - Image by member Alan Wood, (view gallery)

St.Briavels Castle stands in an outstanding scenery high above the River Wye. It is an evocative setting, reminiscent of early English King's, from King John onwards, who loved this spot, and hunted in the Forest of Dean.

The castle is built on the site of an earlier fortress, it was built in 1205 as a hunting lodge for King John. It was further fortified with towers in 1293, as part of the English defences against Welsh marauders. These two round towers, flanking a gatehouse,..[more]

4. Tower of London, London

Tower of London tour - Image by member Mark Rutley (view gallery)

Historic epicentre of might and majesty, the tower has a history without parallel anywhere else in the world. With its icy past that today still sends shivers down the spine, it is difficult to believe that the tower originated as a Royal Palace, but it did.

It is one of the most important pieces of medieval architecture, and is the most visited castle in England. At its core is the great White Tower built by William the Conqueror in about 1080. He built the Tower within the..[more]

5. Chillingham Castle, Northumberland

Chillingham Castle in Chillingham, Nothumberland - Image by member Tony Winfield (view gallery)

Set within romantic grounds, the splendour of Chillingham Castle is matched only by the dramatic grandeur of the surrounding Cheviot Hills, lying beyond the castle's 600 acre parkland.

It is an ancient place, with a reputation for ghosts, thus it is not surprising to find that it has dungeons and a torture chamber. The castle, hiding behind trees and foliage has been the home of the Earls of Grey and their descendents since its inception in the 1200's. It is believed to have been..[more]

6. Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery, London - Image by member dartmoor79 (view gallery)


7. Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire

Woodchester Mansion - Image by member Graham Greenwood (view gallery)

8. Hampton Court Palace, London

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey. - Image by member Glyn Digby (view gallery)

These beautiful gardens set around an illustrious castle given by Henry IV to Rowland Leinthall, who was later knighted by Henry V for his daring at Agincourt, have recently undergone a dramatic change. The castle has an interesting history, ownership has fluctuated throughout the centuries, and it is currently in the hands of an American family who are responsible for the transformation of the landscape.

Few looking around these spectacular grounds, would little realise that what..[more]

9. Hellfire Caves, West Wycombe

Hell-fire club and caves - Image by member Chris Williams (view gallery)

10. Ham House, Surrey

Ham House near Richmond, Surrey - Image by member John Ware (view gallery)


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