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14 terrifying ways to celebrate Halloween
From the terrifying interior of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary to the horrifying face of Germany's Krampus character, these 14 locations all claim to have a creepy connection with the undead...
Eastern State Penitentiary, USA
Eastern State Penitentiary, built in 1829 in Philadelphia, was the first prison to truly emphasise the role of penitence as opposed to punishment. Many prisoners were housed in isolation as opposed to crowded cells, including infamous criminals Al Capone and Willie Sutton. Terror behind the Walls - the spooky experience currently available for visitors - will run until November 5.
London Bridge Experience, UK
This Halloween you are invited into the vaults under London Bridge and into the London tombs where you will have to navigate your way through haunted tunnels, evade zombies and do battle with doctors. This year's adult-only show Phobophobia aims to confront you with some of your greatest fears - whilst allowing you to step back in history and see the 'old England' of the London tombs.
Bran Castle, Romania
Roughly a two-hour drive from Bucharest, Bran Castle sits on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, and whilst there are conflicting theories about whether it inspired Bram Stoker's writing, it is still the only one to proudly hold the nickname of "Dracula's Castle". Halloween at the castle falls on October 29 this year, promising black vodka, movies, music and plenty of pumpkins.
Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
From the outside, Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora appears to be a regular place of worship with a gothic design. However, once inside it becomes clear why this little church receives over 200,000 visitors a year. The building is in fact made from over 40,000 skeletons, with decorative pieces such as bone chandeliers containing at least one of every bone from the human body.