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The Ancient Ram Inn is one of the most famous haunted buildings in Britain, and with good reason. The former inn has reported several ghostly sightings over the years which includes witches, and demonic entities. The owners of the building host an open house from time to time and visitors can explore the ancient hallways and decide for themselves if the place lives up to the hype. Amazingly, the feeling of strange presence and an oppressive force is reported even today by intrepid ghost hunters.
The Pende Hill is a mystic beauty. Located to Lancashire's east, the hill lies near the Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham towns. Standing at a height of 557 meters (1,827 feet) above sea level, the hill is the source of Borough of Pendle's name. Falling in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hill is a vast carpet of greenery and natural wonder. The hill was notorious for the witchcraft that took place in the 17th century when the Pendle Witches trial was unearthed. However, the hill still manages to surprise every onlooker all thanks to its astounding splendor.
Cannock Chase Forest is a great place to soak in some of the fresh air of the English countryside. Besides being reputed as a land covered with beautiful pine trees, this forest is also rich in mining and military history. The Cannock Chase Forest is also a popular events venue owing to its amazing scenic beauty. While the natural beauty is undisputed, the forests have also gained some reputation thanks to some mysterious sightings of wildlife.
The Tay Railway Bridge is a 19th Century bridge and is one of the most iconic sights in the city of Dundee. The bridge replaced the old bridge, which collapsed in 1879, known as the Tay Bridge Disaster. While the current structure is admirable to look at, paranormal enthusiasts visit the bridge on the anniversary of the disaster to catch a glimpse of the ghostly train, which apparently still makes it rounds, following the trajectory of its crash.
900 years of history is enshrined within the thick, turreted walls of the Tower of London. Originally built as a stronghold by William the Conqueror in 1066, the Tower of London was expanded over the years by various monarchs. Its most distinctive feature is also its oldest, the White Tower which dates back to 1078 by William the Conqueror as a symbol of the Norman supremacy. Although variously used as a royal residence, armory and mint, the Tower of London is best known for its stint as a prison and the site of numerous executions, most notably of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh and Prince Edward V are a few of the other famous personalities who were imprisoned here. Stories of treason, conspiracy and espionage are rife amid these historic walls, with countless secrets just waiting to be uncovered. Another curious feature is the ravens here, that are said to safeguard the British Crown. Today, the Tower of London is a museum and the home of the fabulous Crown Jewels. Tours of the castle are led by the Yeomen Warders, also famously dubbed as the Beefeaters.
The Langham, London, has been delighting guests with enchanting hospitality since it opened as Europe’s first grand hotel in 1865. Now the hotel has relaunched after an extensive restoration, exuding a graceful and timeless elegance, blending a sense of the past with the style of today. You will surely be captivated by the exciting new look. The hotel will charm and bewitch you from the moment you step inside its dazzling new lobby, which has house royalties, celebrities and dignitaries through the ages.
These historic chambers line the arches underneath the South Bridge. Built in 1788, these vaults were used as storage spaces as well as living spaces. Today, the vaults are a popular tourist attraction due to reports of paranormal activity and ghost sightings. Ghost tours are given through the vaults.
Breathtaking Chillingham Castle allures you with its arresting torture chamber and magnificent dungeons. Snce the 1200s, Chillingham Castle has been under the ownership of Earls Grey family and their kith and kin. This stunning castle is also supposedly haunted by several ghosts, the most popular is the 'Blue Boy'. Inside the castle, you can find a restored complex masonry, ornamental plaster and restored metalwork. Eclectic styles found in the castle rooms represent various fashions that have existed since early centuries, lending a vibrant and educative edge to this medieval castle. The location of Chillingham Castle is ideal to explore the scenic Northumbrian countryside.
The Hellfire Club, which is situated atop the Montpelier Hill, is one of the most scenic locations in outskirts of Dublin. The climb up the small hill provides breathtaking panorama of the surroundings, and the ruinous and intact mansion at the top adds intrigue. It is believed that the mansion, known as Hell Fire Club, was the meeting point of a satanic cult back in the day, and witnessed many violent rituals and debauchery within its walls. So whether your interest is scenic or cultural, you will not be disappointed.
Built-in the 17th century to the design of William Robinson, Charles Fort is one of the largest military forts in Ireland. A guided tour takes visitors through the rich history of the building. During the course of three hundred years, it has witnessed much drama: it was in use in the Williamite Wars of 1689-1690 and more recently in the Civil War of 1922-23. This star-shaped fort is just minutes away from the renowned coastal town of Kinsale.