If you’re looking for some ideas on where to go this Halloween, here is a list of places worth visiting:
Chillingham Castle dungeon (Ok, so I’ve not actually been here, but it’s high on my to-do list)
Hellfire Caves, West Wycombe (Spooky…great for the kids)
The real Mary Kings Close & Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh (Spooky as hell)
Highgate Cemetery (Serene rather than spooky)
Leeds Castle (Not in Leeds)
Brighton Ghost Walk
Haunted house, York (A bit cheesy but at least there’s a shop!)
Chester Ghost Walk
Warwick Castle (Quite commercial) & Kenilworth Castle (Ruin)
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Well as the easter holidays approach I am always thinking of good places to take the kids. When I say good – of course I mean spooky places that will be sure to give them (and me) nightmares.
The Hellfire Caves, Wycombe is a good place to go. Although it’s not very big and a bit of a trek for me, the kids love it and there is definitely something about the place. Built into the chalk hills it was once the meeting place for the Hellfire Club, kind of the Masons of the time I guess. In addition to the caves there is a church on top of the hill with an awesome graveyard complete with huge mausoleum and broken tombs. The whole place has a certain presence to it. Halloween is the best time to visit, but hell that’s months away.
Entrance to the Hellfire Caves, Wycombe
Hellfire Chalk Tunnel System
St Lawrence Church