Most Haunted Destinations In Europe

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From the catacombs of Paris to islands full of ghosts- this list is our spookiest one yet! We put together a chilling collection of our favorite haunted destinations, medieval castles with grim histories, underground tunnels lined with human bones, and quaint hotels in the Swedish countryside- your favorite horror film is just a plane ride away. So grab a cup of tea, a night light, and sink your teeth into these terrifyingly haunted destinations across the planet.

Raynham Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Borgvattnet, Bran Castle, Catacombs of Paris, Akershus Fortress, Tower of London, Poveglia

  • Raynham Hall, England

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      Raynham Hall is a famously haunted destination for housing one of the most authenticated ghosts in history. The ‘brown lady’ was captured on film in 1936 and is said to be the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole whose husband locked her in a room. Magazines, travelers, and lords have all witnessed the ethereal aura of the brown lady- perhaps you could be next.

  • Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

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      One of the world’s most haunted castles, Edinburgh Castle is home to a spooky history that lurks throughout the ancient halls. This stunning castle was built upon an extinct volcano, and the mysterious history, ghost sightings, and frightening past are all contributing factors to why it is considered extremely haunted. It is said that former prisoners haunt the dungeons, as well as other reported paranormal activity on the castle grounds.

    • michele Love this castle!! One of my many favorites.
  • Borgvattnet, Sweden

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      A small village in Sweden that might normally go under the radar, Borgvattnet is actually one of the most haunted places in the world. Home to the Borgvattnet Vicarage, Sweden’s infamous haunted hotel. With ghost sightings dating from the 1920s into the modern-day, spending a night at the Borgvattnet Vicarage is a perfect getaway for spooky seekers.

  • Bran Castle, Romania

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      The famous resting place of Count Dracula, Bran Castle is an iconic symbol of spookiness in the heart of Vampire country. Perhaps no vampires have ever resided here, but the chilling and bloody past still makes the castle one of the eeriest destinations on the planet. Count Vlad the Impaler resided in this medieval castle, as his gory name suggests, the count was the inspiration for Dracula, with a long and bloody legacy.

  • Catacombs of Paris in Paris, France

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      If walking through underground tunnels lined with skeletons isn’t scary enough for you, then take into consideration the endless tales of mysterious voices and happenings that occur at this Parisian destination. Created in order to combat burial space shortage, the Catacombs are home to the bones of over 6 million people. Easily one of the most frightening destinations on the planet, the catacombs are an ancient reminder of a grim past trailing beneath the city of lights.

  • Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway

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      Previously used as a prison for Norway’s most notorious criminals, in recent years whispers of scratching and screams have been reported throughout the dimly lit corridors. Akershus Fortress carries a bloody and lengthy history that has resulted in plenty of trapped souls that you might just be lucky enough to encounter.

  • Tower of London in London, England

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      One of the top tourist destinations in London that also features a spooky past, the famous Tower of London has stood as the backdrop for nearly 1000 years of suffering- executions, torture, and murder. It is said that thousands of spirits haunt the hollow halls, but many of the ghosts have been recognized enough by visitors to become regular sightings. These ghosts can be friendly to downright terrifying- a must for any horror lover.

  • Poveglia in Venice, Italy

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      Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido with a grim history, infamously nicknamed the “Island Of Ghosts”. The island was used as a quarantine destination for those infected with the black death, as well as a mass burial ground- to this day the soil on Poveglia is said to be made up of 50% human ash. If this wasn’t spooky enough for you, the island is made up of creepy abandoned buildings and even an abandoned mental hospital that was once used for human experimentation during the 1920s. Yes! We’re shivering too, this stop is definitely for the brave ones out there.