Top 50 Most Haunted Places in Britain – daily countdown

So what was my Hallowe’en article? Well, it’s the first post in my own personal roster of what I consider the Top 50 most haunted places in Britain. As I say, it’s very much a personal choice. My criteria are number of reported ghosts and frequency of activity. I’ve tended to go for better authenticated sites than those that have become popular in recent years with the advent of ghost-hunting TV programmes and fee-charging entertainments. but the best of those, like Woodchester Mansion, do appear.

I’d be really interested to know what people think of my choice. I’ll be uploading the list one at a time over the next 49 days, counting down to the top spot. I’m sure every reader would have made a different list. Some will ask, why has Richard chosen so-and-so over such-and such and why has he left famous Castle X off the list? Have I forgotten somewhere major? Probably, and I’ll kick myself if I have. Please do keep coming back to find out. It’s just a bit of fun, of course, but i’d be very interested in your feedback.

Number 50 in the Top 50 is a classic haunted site in Essex. You can find out what it is here: http://www.uncannyuk.com/666/most-haunted-places-in-britain-50/ (Note the ‘666’ in the URL – see previous, creeped out, blog entry!)

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About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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