Halloween is just around the corner, and people around the UK are preparing to don their costumes for the spookiest night of the year. You may be surprised to hear how many ghouls reside among villages in this country, here are some of the most haunted, and some properties for an eerie stay.
Located in the heart of rural Berkshire, Newbury is steeped in history and surrounded by vast countryside. The origin of the town dates back to the 11th century, and the town’s long history has caused a number of ghosts to extend their stay.
The ghost of Thomas Barrie is said to haunt Newbury’s Market Place, where he was killed for spreading rumours about Henry VIII in 1538. Piano noises can often be heard from the upper floor of a former doctor’s surgery, even when no one is there – and neither is a piano.
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The Oxfordshire county is packed with plenty of pubs and hotels dating back centuries, with many a rumoured ghoul staying around.
The Henley-on-Thames Bull Inn dates back to 1564, and is known to be haunted by an old landlord’s wife. Take a seat at the bar and wait for the distinct scent of burned candles. The two hundred year-old Kenton Theatre is reportedly haunted by Mary Blandy, who protests when the play based on her life is performed.
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Over 800 years old, the Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-under-Edge is widely regarded as one of the most infamously haunted buildings on the planet. The building has been investigated by international paranormal experts, who allege that the location was home to a Pagan burial ground. The inn is now open for brave souls to stay overnight.
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