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1. Posted by anna_mg (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

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Can anyone recommend some macabre/creepy sites or locations? This might sound a little vague, but I'm not sure how else to describe it. The catacombs in Paris, for example - places like that but in the UK. Thanks. :)

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5906 posts) 10y

I went on a ghost tour in Edinburgh which went through some pretty creepy sites. Definitely a memorable night

I'd recommend it. There's tons of them to choose from.

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

There are loads of places, if you start in London the London dungeons is a laugh and there's the tower of London where all the executions happened in ye olde days of yore...

check out:

Britains ghosts

Don't know how good it'll be but have a look...



4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

haah! my favorite topic!

Macabre UK:
Jack the Ripper tour in London is the best choice! Brill!
Edinburgh Ghost tours
The Klink Dungeon in Southwark is cool...but small

5. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 10y

Certainly York should not be omitted! There are plenty of haunted buildings there, and the York Dungeons and a ghost tour at night are wicked!

6. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 10y

There are rumours about abandoned subwaystations throughout London... It's so secret there's even no tourist company offering them in their tours (or at least, I haven't heard of any). There was a story on those stations in a Dutch newspaper a few years ago. Most of them appear to be closed with brick walls at the platform side, the entrance blocked with new buildings. some of them are on long forgotten, no longer in use stretches of rail (several km's in London alone). Some of them are claimed to be in use as artists' ateliers, others still breath the air of a century ago, with posters for theatre shows and adds from the time they were abandoned...
I never had the oppportunity to explore the truth behind this tales, but I'm very curious if they are true...

7. Posted by galaktyka (Full Member 13 posts) 10y


You could try checking out this website: A lot of stories and photos. :)

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 10y

Quoting galaktyka


You could try checking out this website: A lot of stories and photos. :)

I was just looking at that site!!!

9. Posted by barrito (Full Member 44 posts) 10y

Anyone seen the recent brit film about Albert Pierrpoint. He was Englands last & prolific public hangman. Receiving the deeds to my house a few years back it showed he had owned the house during his " working" life!!!! No ghosts though.

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Highgate Cemetery is wonderfully creepy. Karl Marx is buried there (his gravestone is huge), but the highlight is the layers upon layers of old graves that are hidden behind undergrowth. It feels like the cemetery is burying itself in.