If you like a good old fashioned ghost story, how about submerge yourself in all things eerie this October with a Halloween holiday? We’ve rounded up eight of the UK’s spookiest places where you can scare yourself silly. From a ghost bus tour in York to a museum of witchcraft in Cornwall, there’s plenty to get your teeth into now.

While these spine-tingling tours and activities might give you the heebie-jeebies, the amazing rentals close by certainly won’t! Choose from cosy cabins to snuggle up in, or household townhouses that’ll be a treat for all ages. With so many homes to choose from, determining your favourite specter is as easy as pumpkin pie!

#1 Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Famous for its links to the notorious witch troubles of 1612, this bewitching area of Lancashire is ideal for a Halloween-inspired getaway. Aside from the sorceres tribulations, Pendle Hill is also known for its challenging walking routes, such as the 43 -mile Pendle Way, at its atmospheric view.

When you’re relaxing at your private rental, how about going stuck into Wuthering Heights for your festivity speak? This gripping fiction was confined by Emily Bronte who lived in the charming village of Haworth– it’s time a 40 time drive from Pendle. Spend the day pottering around the cobblestone streets and see the Bronte Parsonage Museum where you can find out more about how’ Ellis Bell’ was inspired by the startling Yorkshire moors.

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#2 Boscastle, Cornwall

With its rocky coastline, historical harbour and abundance of wildlife, Boscastle feels a million miles away from the sound and distractions of the city. It’s the perfect sit to get away from it all and take in the sea air. Pack up a picnic and experience an invigorating step along the coast. Or maybe visit one of the many historic churches in the area.

When you’re not simply pottering around, stay the famed Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. This quaint museum was dubbed “weird and wonderful” by one TripAdvisor reviewer, then why not see it for yourself this Halloween!

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#3 Dunluce Castle, County Antrim

One of Antrim’s most beautiful and recurring areas, Dunluce Castle, sits upon a bumpy basalt outcrop, 100 paws above the oceans and seas. A few centuries ago the kitchens of this medieval palace slipped into the sea below taking the staff with them. It’s said that the hearts of those unfortunate souls still haunt the castling today! The the opinion of the devastates are stunning so be sure to make some sounds while you’re there.

County Antrim is also prominent for being the locale for many Game of Thrones filming sites so if you’re a fan of the reveal it’s definitely worth reserve a rental adjacent and taking a tour. The world-famous Giant’s Causeway is just down the road from Dunluce Castle, so be sure to visit during your Halloween holiday!

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#4 York

York’s rich history, family-friendly activities and nostalgic cobbled streets are just a few of the reasons why this fascinating city makes a great choice for a Halloween holiday. Discover what life was like for the Vikings at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Hop on a boat and take a tour of York from the river. Or maybe realise the inflict York Minster and other historic landmarks from the saddle on a bike tour.

The city is famous for its supernatural moves and there are many to choose from. If you require something a little different, how about this Ghost Bus Tour aboard a double-decker!

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#5 Whitby


When it comes to Halloween getaways, Whitby should be high on your register. Whitby Abbey, with its Gothic architecture, is even more atmospheric on a murky autumn day. And between 25- 31 October, the abbey will be illuminated with drastic illuminate – you might even envision Dracula stalking the breaks!

Families will cherish the historical entertainments, such as the Captain Cook Memorial and Whitby Museum. Visiting with your other half? Head to the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, with its sweeping sea views and eye-poppingly beautiful cliffs, for a romantic stroll.

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#6 London

The UK’s capital has heard its fair share of horrors over the centuries: from the plague and the Great Fire of London to Jack the Ripper, a walking tour is a great way to find out more about these blood-curdling occurrences. If you require something a little more muggle-friendly, this enchanting Harry Potter walking tour is a must. At the end of a hectic period, pop into a bakery and give yourself to some Halloween-themed goodies before adjudicating down for the night at your private anniversary rental.

When you’re not busy ghost-hunting, you’ll find hundreds of things to see and do in London( which probably goes without saying !); The Tate, the Houses of Parliament, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tower of London, the London Vault and the Globe Theatre, to mention but a few.

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#7 Edinburgh

Home to the Royal Mile, the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh Castle and the spine-chillingly fascinating Mary King’s Close, this beautiful city is perfect for an autumn getaway. You’ll find a vault-load of soul tours here, from the horrify to the exhilarating! Afterwards, why not cosy up with your other half over a bowl of warming cullen skink( a Scottish fish soup) before lead back to your rental where you can tell more frightening floors into the early hours.

With street musicians, artistry exhibitions and museums around every angle. There’s never a dull time in Edinburgh, whatever the season.

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#8 Berry Pomeroy Castle, Totnes

Tucked apart in a depth wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is a nostalgic ruin with a colorful autobiography of plot. It was started in the 15 th century but never ended, and by 1700 it was abandoned. The castling became the focus of blood-curdling ghost legends, recounted in the audio tour. The locating of the castle fixes it ideal for hikers who can explore the nearby beautiful woodland or you can enjoy a sun lunch, home-made cake or restorative cup of tea in the coffeehouse.

Within a short drive are Totnes Castle and Dartmouth Castle, obligating it an ideal day out for houses. And with so many rentals to choose from, booking a Halloween break in Totnes is far from scary!

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