Most Haunted Places in the UK & Ireland

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Want to have the best chance of experiencing something paranormal? Then join us on one of our ghost hunts in the UK’s most haunted locations!

Browse this section of the site to read up on some of the most haunted places in the England, UK and Ireland. If you would like to contribute a haunted location to this section please submit haunted places here, we’d be very happy to hear about it.

To get started right away you can navigate by either the type of haunted place, the City, or County below. Or alternatively you can click on a region on the map to the right. Happy ghost hunting!

 

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Edinburgh Vaults (South Bridge), Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Vaults (South Bridge), Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Vaults Ghosts There have been countless paranormal experiences in the vaults, so much so that TV shows such as Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted have filmed episodes here. One of the most frequent experiences is the cold gusts of air that surprise guests even on the very low levels of the vaults. Needless to say, there are no windows or open doors down here. Another common experience is hearing voices, sometimes whispering in your ear. People often see and sense a disembodied presence. Perhaps the most menacing ghosts of Edinburgh...

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Barcaldine Castle – near Oban, Argyll, Scotland

Barcaldine Castle – near Oban, Argyll, Scotland

Voted No.1 Haunted B&B By TripAdvisor (Public Survey Held in October 2013)   Set on the peaceful shores of Loch Creran on the West Coast of Scotland, Barcaldine Castle is the only ancient castle in Argyll, making it truly a unique place to stay. Whilst it’s ideal for couples seeking a romantic break in the countryside, this bed and breakfast is also perfect for ghost hunters eager to catch a glimpse of the ghost of Donald Campbell, the Laird of Barcaldine, who was brutally murdered inside the castle in the 1600s, during the Massacre...

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Newsham Park Hospital, Liverpool

Newsham Park Hospital, Liverpool

Broken beds lie in decaying rooms, rusted wheelchairs and trolleys are parked in the exact position they were last used decades ago, and the names of some long-dead staff are displayed on the empty lockers like epitaphs. In the morgue, the fridge doors lay open revealing the uninviting body drawers inside. This truly is a terrifying location, a ghost hunters dream! Newsham Park is so haunted, that there’s an 18-month waiting listing for companies looking to book their ghost tours! If you want to have a look what dates we have available...

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Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland

Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland

Stirling Castle Ghosts There are a few reported spirits at Stirling Castle. The most active sighting is of the Highland ghost. Staff and visitors have often seen his apparition, often wearing a full traditional costume, kilt and all. Mistaken for a tour guide on many occasion, visitors have been shocked when they approach him, he simply turns and walks away, vanishing in front of their eyes. In 1935, the Highland ghost was apparently captured on camera by an architect who was carrying out some surveying for upcoming building work. This phantom...

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Ruthin Gaol, Denbighshire, North Wales

Ruthin Gaol, Denbighshire, North Wales

Brief History Built on the site of Bridewell, a former 17th century house of correction, building started on Ruthin Gaol in 1775, with just four cells. By 1837 it held 37 inmates, and following the prisons act of 1865, a four-storey wing was built, mirroring the style of London’s Pentonville Prison. Ruthin became HM Prison Ruthin in 1878, and housed prisoners from counties Denbighshire, Flitnshire, and Merioneshire. There has been just one recorded execution at Ruthin. In 1903, William Hughes was hanged for the murder of his wife....

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