Into the Top 5 of my chart of the most haunted places in Britain

It’s high time I plugged my ongoing countdown of those places I believe may be the most haunted places in Britain. It’s only a bit of fun, of course, and I’m already thinking, ‘Perhaps I should have put in A, B or C rather than X, Y or Z’ but I’ve enjoyed compiling it.

Now I’ve reached number 4 – surely Scotland’s most famously haunted castle? You can read the entry here:

Counting down the Top 10 so far: No. 10 is one of England’s best-known haunted (former) inns (; No. 9 is an absolutely gorgeous Tudor mansion in the West Country(; No. 8 was once celebrated as England’s most haunted house but is now closed to the public (; No. 7 is arguably Britain’s most haunted hotel (; No. 6 is another creepy old mansion, whose ‘ghosted’ reputation has grown enormously in the past decade (; and No. 5 ditto but whose history of hauntings stretches back many years and features an almost bewildering variety of alleged phantoms.

Out of those six entries, incidentally, I’ve just realised only four counties are represented – there are two locations in Dorset and two in Gloucestershire. No bias intended, that’s just the way it fell.


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (, 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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