With its long, fascinating and at times terrifying history is it any surprise that the UK is host to quite a few reportedly haunted places? With this in mind we have chosen the UK's 10 most famous haunted spots, which you should definitely visit...if you are brave enough that is.
Tower of London
Few people have never heard of this imposing fortress in the heart of London. However, what is less well known is just how haunted the Tower of London is, although even that should be of little surprise if you know anything of its bloody history. Since its construction the Tower has been known as a place of torture, imprisonment and execution. Some of its more famous spectral residents are Lady Jane Grey, Anne Boleyn and the White Lady.
Edinburgh has the rather intriguing reputation of being one of the most haunted cities in Europe, and the imposing Edinburgh Castle, which towers on a hill above the city, has been called the most haunted spot in all of Scotland. The castle has been the site of many a ghostly sighting over the years, with visitors reportedly seeing the ghost of a headless drummer, a piper, French prisoners from the Seven Years War and even a phantom dog!
The Savoy, London
The Savoy is arguably one of the most famous hotels in all of London and it turns out it may also be one of the most haunted ones. According to numerous reports the buildings fifth floor is especially prone to paranormal activity. Guests have reported seeing and hearing a ghostly lift which is believed to be controlled by the ghost of a young girl who died in the building.
Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire
If Whitby Abbey sounds familiar it is because the small village of Whitby in Yorkshire was the setting for a part of Bram Stoker's horror masterpiece Dracula. Whitby, with its narrow cobbled streets and small cottages, is considered as being one of the finest examples of gothic villages in the world, which would probably explain why Bram Stoker chose it as the setting for his novel. Whitby Abbey, which itself resembles a ghostly apparition, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of the abbess that founded it, a nun that was entombed in the abbey's basement while still alive, there have even been reported sightings of a headless horseman driving a ghostly hearse which is pulled by four headless horses!
Highgate is arguably the most famous cemetery in London, in part thanks to a number of famous people that were laid to rest here (Karl Marx, Douglas Adams and George Eliot) but also thanks to its wild natural and architectural beauty. However, there is another reason for the cemetery's fame - it was the site of a vampire sighting in 1970! There have also been rumors of occult ceremonies taking place in the cemetery throughout the 60s. And if that wasn't enough Highgate is also reportedly haunted by at least half a dozen ghosts, including a ghostly cyclist, a nun, a mad woman, and a man in Victorian clothes.