The United Kingdom has always had an infamous reputation for medieval castles with extravagant walls and picturesque surroundings. However, there are two sides to every story, this is evident with some of the more scary and sinister castles that the UK boasts. These castles really come alive in the Halloween period. Read on for priory Rentals list of the UK’s most spooky castles.
Warwick castle offers events all year round for various celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and even the beginning of summer. However, when it gets to Halloween little can rival the event Warwick castle holds. The different attractions within the castle range from the fire joust to the infamous “condemned” where the bravest children will be tested through being given a tour of the dungeon in the dark, before various dressed up actors and other characters will be made to scare them. Previously voted one of the scariest castles in the UK by trip advisor, it is well worth the visit this Halloween for some family fun.
Situated a small drive south of Coventry, Warwick castle is very accessible. You can reach it simply by taking the M6 to Solihull and changing to the M40 before ending your journey on the M42. This overall only takes a total of one hour and forty-five minutes.
Muncaster castle is infamous for its various myths and legends surrounding the building its self. This wide range of spooky myth with the dark ethos the castle gives the visitor makes it amazing for a Halloween visit. The Muncaster Castle offers a wide range of attractions such as the fancy dress and the dark maze walk in pitch black with various actors and spooky props within the maze.
Muncaster Castle is based in the Lake District overlooking the Irish Sea and on a clear day the Isle-of-Man. About an hour drive up the M6 to junction 36, then follow signs for Whitehaven on the A590 and A595, there are 2 great CCC sites to stay at in Ravenglass and Eskdale. YOu can also explore the beautiful scenery and there is the ‘la’al ratty’ a great mini train for all the family to enjoy close by.
Sometimes you may not want a spectacular event, maybe you just want something genuinely scary or spooky without all the props, this is where Lancaster Castle comes in. Lancaster Castle has been the biggest dungeon and jail in the northwest for a number of years. Its past of having been a dungeon and more recently a fully modernised prison means that the castle its self has a wider range of facilities than anywhere else in the UK, of which it uses all during the Halloween events. Having been used in five major battles and besieged on three separate occasions during the civil war, there is no doubt that there are some spirits that roam the halls of the castle at night.
Stirling castle has a very dominating nature when its glanced at. It stands tall upon a hilltop piercing the skyline and dominating the landscape for miles around it. The castle its self is the largest in Scotland and has been home to over 20 battles over the last 1,500 years. There is nowhere else is Europe that is more likely to have haunting and ghosts in comparison to this castle. Local myth dictates that children and females can see the ghost of Lady Green and the ghost of Lady Pink. The two ghosts are thought to be the ghosts of Mary, Queen of Scots and a servant girl who was loyal to the end within her employment.
Stirling castle offers a “Stirling Festival” boasting ghost walks and other spookier goings on. The main reason this castle got into our top five however is its geographical location. Stirling castle is the highest point within the Falkirk Triangle; this means that if you are more interested in aliens and UFO’s than ghouls and witches then this castle could be the one for you. Year after year UFO sightings in the area spike around the October November period. Therefore, this could be exactly what you need this Halloween.
Getting to Stirling Castle is made simple. All you will need to do is follow the signs to Glasgow on the M6 and M73 before continuing onto the M9 and following that to Stirling. Although it can take a number of hours so it well worth using a Priory Rentals Motorhome to make the most of your stay.