The UK is home to a rich and vibrant history, and with that comes endless spooky and haunting tales. Whether it’s a woman in white, or a tall dark figure, ghostly encounters are reported all across the UK, but which region is home to the most haunted locations?

With October 31st approaching, and the darker nights setting in, here at Parkdean Resorts, we’ve discovered where are the spookiest places to spend Halloween, guaranteed to give you a real fright night!

We’ve categorised some of the most haunted locations across the UK to determine which region is home to the most ghosts, and where you’re most likely to spot one for yourself! And for all you film fanatics, we’ve analysed some of the UK’s most popular scary films to determine which scary film locations are worth a visit this Halloween.

Buckle up believers and non-believers, it’s about to get spooky…

An eerie cabin in the woods

The UK's most haunted locations

From analysing over 80 known haunted locations, we’ve discovered which regions across the UK are home to the most ghosts.

The Top Five Most Haunted UK Regions

Which UK cities are searching the most for mythical creatures?

As part of our research, we’ve also discovered which UK cities are searching the most for all things Halloween, from ghosts to vampires. We discover where is most scared of things that go bump in the night!

1. London

Our research found that London is the biggest scaredy-cat city in the UK, with over 47,000 searches each month for all mythical creatures combined, and a whopping 22,200 of these searches are for ghosts- London we see right through you! For Halloween in London, a trip to the iconic London Dungeons is a must, here you can learn about the history of London through the gripping storytelling of live actors!

2. Birmingham

Birmingham came in second place with 7,400 combined monthly searches for these spooky topics, with the highest volume being for ghosts at 2,900 searches. If you are brave enough to (literally) find what you have been searching for, delve into Birmingham's history of hauntings with Birmingham Tours on their ghost walk for just £8 per person!

3. Liverpool

In third place for the most searches for mythical creatures is Liverpool. With 390 searches for vampires and 720 searches a month for witches and zombies - Liverpool is definitely in the Halloween spirit this year. If you’re looking for cheap thrills, on the 29th of October bring the kids down Forge Street for The Factory Projects free Halloween Disco!

4. Sheffield

Sheffield came in as the fourth city searching the most for mythical creatures, with 590 searches for both witches and zombies per month. For a spooky day out in Sheffield, take your little monsters to the Excel Family Halloween Spooktacular for food and entertainment for the whole family!

5. Bristol

With 320 monthly searches for werewolves and 590 for zombies, it is fair to say that Bristol has been warming up to the idea of mythical creatures living among them! But a full moon won’t be the only thing shining in the Bristol sky on October 31st, visit the Bristol Festival for a dazzling display of fireworks with the whole family!

Other places across the UK also ranked in the top 10 cities searching for the most mythical creatures, with both Glasgow and Edinburgh having 390 searches for werewolves per month. Cardiff rounded off the top 10 cities with the highest monthly searches for ghosts at 590. For a spooky day out in Cardiff, take the family to make broomsticks at Hendrewennol Fruit Garden, with plenty of pumpkins in the field to carve and you can make your own broomsticks and spider webs to take home!

A misty beach

Most Haunted Holiday Spots

To really raise your spirits this year, a trip to one of the UKs most haunted holiday spots is a great way to complete your Halloween staycation. We’ve analysed some of the most haunted holiday spots across the UK for all you thrill seeking ghost busters to visit!

Dunwich Beach, Suffolk

50ft below the surface and up to a mile out from the pebbly shores of Dunwich Beach lies the lost town of Dunwich. Washed away in the 1200s by a series of devastating storms, the immersed town below the Suffolk shores is known as the UKs Atlantis. Creep around the coast or even brave a spooky (and cold!) swim to hear for yourself the church bells which reportedly can still be heard chiming within the waves of Dunwich Beach this Halloween.

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s spooky story begins in the early 1900s, when they opened the first ever ghost-train, which was operated by a man nicknamed “Cloggy”. It is said that Cloggy’s ghost still roams the operating ghost train today, 20 years after his passing. With Cloggy’s clog-laden footsteps and unexplainable noises, will you be brave enough to board the ghost train this Halloween?

Cromer Beach, Norfolk

Black Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog who is said to roam the coastline and countryside of East Anglia, though the old lifeboat house on Cromer Beach is said to be a hotspot for Black Shuck sightings. You’ll have to keep your eyes and ears peeled not to miss him, as legend says you’ll hear Black Shucks howl, while his footsteps make no sound!

Horror Film Locations

If you’re looking for a spooky getaway this Halloween, you’re in for a treat- check out our range of last minute holidays and leave the tricks at home!