With Halloween just around the corner, we have curated a roundup of our spookiest cottages. If witches, ghosts and paranormal activity are your thing we have the perfect places for you. These six locations are some of the most haunted in the UK, and are perfect for a last minute spooky UK staycation with Snaptrip this autumn.
1. Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle is an impressive Scottish castle dating back to the 13th Century; complete with towers and walled gardens. Found in Turriff in east Scotland, this magnificent building has been the location of various hauntings over the years – from secret rooms and a disrupted skeleton to indelible blood stain, ghosts and curses. There is plenty of intrigue here to experience for yourself and Snaptrip has just the comforting cottage to retreat to after a day of ghost hunting and exploring.
2. Ancient Ram Inn
The 12th century Ancient Ram Inn is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK. Found on the intersection of two Ley Lines in Gloucestershire, this Inn has been haunted for many years by a woman burnt at the stake for witchcraft in the 16th century. Asides from this lady there are also thought to be demonic forces, ghosts previous occupants, a centurion on horseback and the ghost of a monk haunting the building. This scary building is not to be missed and Snaptrip has the perfect last minute cottage for you. Book yourself a quaint cottage so you can spend the day getting spooked and have somewhere welcoming to retreat back to as the night draws in.
3. Skirrid Inn
Possibly one of the oldest pubs in Wales, Skirrid Inn is particularly haunted spot. With the name itself meaning ‘shiver’ in Welsh this building is home to more than one ghost. The Inn has a vibrant past, having once been used as both a courtroom and execution place. It is believed that those who were hung here still haunt the building and the Inn has also been the location of various instances of paranormal activities. To experience these spooky goings-on for yourself, snap up a lovely Monmouthshire cottage to explore these hauntings from.
4. Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill is an isolated hill in Lancashire, rising to 577 meters above sea level. This hill is strongly associated with witchcraft due to the Pendle witch trials of 1612. In these trials 12 people from the surrounding area were accused of witchcraft, 9 of which were found guilty and executed. People tend to gather atop this hill on Halloween due to these associations. So if you want to join in the celebrations and explore this glorious area of countryside, Snaptrip has the perfect cottage for you.
5. Berry Pomeroy Castle
The Berry Pomeroy Castle of Devon started life as a mansion but it was never finished and was eventually abandoned. Now thought to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain, many legends are based here. There are two ghosts in particular that are renowned for haunting this spot; the White Lady and the Blue Lady. Both of these ladies had tragedy happen in their lives, and their tales often get intertwined with each other. To find out more about these mysterious ladies and possibly even see them for yourself, snap up a cosy Devon cottage for a last minute spooky break.
6. Chillingham Castle
Chillingham Castle of Northumberland is also believed to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain. This castle started out as a monastery and has had various uses over the years, until it eventually began to fall to ruin after World War Two. There are various ghosts believed to haunt this spot but the most famous is the Blue Boy. The Blue Boy is believed to haunt the Pink Room, and renovations even revealed a man and boy in one of the 3 meter thick walls. Snaptrip has the perfect Northumberland cottage for you to explore this haunted yet spectacular castle.