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Halloween Road Trip Ideas

Halloween is a great time of year to go on a road trip with a difference. Here’s a few ideas where you can head off to…

by Jon Walker

Halloween is celebrated each year on the 31st of October, commonly being known as the scariest night of the year! It’s on this night you will see carved pumpkins, trick or treating and children in scary costumes. This night brings about terrifying sights, if you enjoy such things continue reading, as we’re going to explore spooky destinations across the UK. These destinations will make for a creepy Halloween road trip for you and your friends… if you’re brave enough!

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Halloween Road Trip Destinations:

Pendle Hill, Lancashire

In 1612 twelve witches were infamously hung at Lancaster Castle and buried on Pendle Hill. The hill is now popular with Ghost hunters hoping to see paranormal activity on Halloween.

Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

Bodmin Jail was built during King George III’s reign in 1779.  It is now the setting of an overnight tour with psychic medium and energy therapist, Mark Rablin. The jail is also available for hire for spooky themed weddings!

Skirrid Mountain Inn, Wales

The Skirrid Mountain Inn was once a courthouse where 180 criminals were found guilty and hanged. The now 900-year-old pub has become infamous for ghostly activity. There’s a noose above the bar and staff are more than keen to show guests rope marks on the ceiling oak beams.

The Original Ghost Walk Of York

York often springs to mind when you think of ghost walks. Established in 1973, the York ghost walk is one of the longest running ghost walks. The guides are tell the tales of genuine events, folklore and legend exceptionally well and is a must for Halloween enthusiasts.

Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow

The Glasgow Necropolis has around 50,000 people buried, but only a small percentage have gravestones and even fewer named.

The Necropolis grew in notoriety in the 1950s when a police officer found hundreds of children armed with sticks and knives patrolling the graveyard after hearing that a 7ft vampire had killed and eaten two local boys. The rumour of the Gorbals Vampire persists today.

The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire

The Ancient Ram Inn is amongst the most haunted houses in Britain. The 872 year old Inn has had reports of the burning of a witch, an innkeeper’s daughter hanged in the attic and the several of ritually murdered children buried under the floor. If having a good night sleep isn’t at the top of your agenda, The Ancient Ram Inn could be the place for you!

Halloween Experiences:

If you are looking for something more physical this Halloween, try one of these Horror experiences:

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Nazi Zombies, Worcestershire

“Zombie Boot Camp” is one of the more established Zombie survival experiences offering a range of scenarios to please a horror enthusiast.
In “Nazi Zombies” participants play a team of SOE agents tasked with destroying a top-secret Nazi research facility.

Zombie Shopping Mall, Milton Keynes

Run by “Zombie Experiences” the “Zombie Shopping Mall” places participants in a scenario made famous by George A. Romero’s 1978 classic “Dawn Of The Dead”. Set in an abandoned shopping centre, participants immediately enter an immersive horror story line based in a zombie apocalyptic world!

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Jon Walker

Hi I'm Jon, I'm the Digital Campaign Manager at Veygo. I passed my test over 15 years ago. These days most of my time spent in the car involves a sing a long to Disney's hits thanks to my daughter, but I do still enjoy road trips with friends when I get the chance!

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