UK is renowned for its haunted locations, England being the country that has the most haunted places with unexplained paranormal occurrences. Ireland and Scotland also have a lot of locations where paranormal phenomenon occur on a regular basis.
Top 3 Haunted Places In England
- Borley Rectory, Essex
Borley Rectory was a massive Victorian mansion located in Borley, Essex that was destroyed by fire in 1939. Locals reported the place is haunted by the ghost of a nun, a phantom carriage and two headless horsemen. Other paranormal incidents like bell ringing and footsteps were also mentioned by people who live in the area.
- Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon
At a first glance, Berry Pomeroy Castle is a picturesque and beautiful castle, but in Britain this place is considered the most haunted and sinister castle. The place is visited by two female ghosts – the White Lady and the Blue Lady. They haunt different parts of the castle, the Blue Lady prefers the tower, while the White Lady prefers the dungeons.
- Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire
The history of this inn holds many sinister secrets like suicide, child sacrifice and black magic. With a history like this, there is no wonder the inn is considered one of the most haunted places in the UK.
Top 3 Haunted Places In The Republic Of Ireland
- Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
The 800 year old castle is filled with spirits and ghosts. At least 5 ghosts are known to live in the rooms of this majestic place. Each ghost has a tragic story and people believe that their tragedies made them haunt the castle to finally find their peace.
- Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
Dublin is home to the largest unoccupied prison. Visitors can get an idea of what the prisoners had to endure during their sentences served in Kilmainham Gaol. People reported unseen forces that push people over, footsteps, lights turning on, voices, other unexpected noises and the horrible feeling of being watched.
- Leap Castle, Roscrea, Co. Offaly
Leap Castle is not only the most haunted castle in the Republic of Ireland, it is also one of the most haunted castles in the world. The long and bloody history of the place left a trail on the castle’s reputation and the numerous ghosts that live in the castle scare tourists from all over the world.
Top 3 Haunted Places In Scotland
- Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Rosslyn Chapel is a 500 year old chapel that has a lot of spirits and ghosts inhabitants. There are also many rumors about the chapel that will scare even the most brave hearts.
- Niddry Street Vaults, Edinburgh
Niddry Street Volts appeared in the television show, Most Haunted, and it is a very well known tourist attraction that lies in darkness because lightbulbs exploded for no apparent reason and people decided to stop replacing them. Courageous visitors use torches and candles to walk around the street vaults. The candle light adds even more anxiety to those who visit the place.
- Stirling Castle, Stirling
Scotland is a place with many historical castles and most of them are haunted by spirits and ghosts. Stirling Castle does not change the pattern and it is home to the ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots, one of the most controversial monarchs in Europe, and other ghosts that were close to the monarchy in their lifetime.