Most haunted places to visit
There are many ancient buildings in our care, so it's no surprise that some come with ghost stories. Discover headless phantoms, tormented souls and one spirit with a fondness for books.
- Blickling, Norfolk
- Anne Boleyn, the headless wife of King Henry VIII, is one of the ghosts believed to reside at Blickling Hall. It's said she reappears every year, on the anniversary of her execution.Visit Blickling
- Buckland Abbey, Devon
- Some say that the doomed spirit of Sir Francis Drake haunts Buckland Abbey. His ghost supposedly took up residence after signing a pact with the Devil and leads a supernatural pack of snarling dogs.Visit Buckland Abbey
- Corfe Castle, Dorset
- The headless ghost of a woman in white reportedly stalks the battlements at Corfe Castle. She's believed to have committed an act of treason during the Civil War.Visit Corfe Castle
- Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire
- There've been plenty of spooky reports from Newton House at Dinefwr. Lady Elinor Cavendish's ghost allegedly roams the halls, having been killed by a rejected lover.Visit Dinefwr
- Dunster Castle, Somerset
- Floating lights, a man in green and dungeon skeletons found chained together are some of the strange encounters reported at Dunster Castle.Visit Dunster Castle
- Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
- There's said to be a phantom book-lover at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk. They tragically died trying to save their beloved books after a fire broke out in the library.Visit Felbrigg Hall
- Treasurer's House, Yorkshire
- The marching Roman military phantoms seen at Treasurer's House, Yorkshire, may be our oldest known ghosts – but there are more reasons it's known as the most haunted house in York. Visitors have spotted cats in the café, old ladies welcoming children to sit on historic chairs and senses and smells of Frank Green. Mr Green was the last private owner who threatened to return if anyone moved the furniture from the studs he placed on the floor.Visit Treasurer's House
Feeling brave? Explore our spookiest woods and haunted forests and get ready to discover some myths and legends too.
Plan a spooky day out with our Halloween events, including pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling and haunted trails.
Learn how to make a pumpkin lantern this Halloween and find tips for recycling it afterwards. You can also find ideas for using natural materials as an alternative to plastic decorations.
This October half term, why not get involved in some great family events and activities at special places near you?