Exploring Northumberland’s Most Haunted Places

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A Spooky Halloween Adventure

Exploring Northumberland's Most Haunted Places

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re a fan of all things eerie and supernatural, Northumberland should be at the top of your list. This historic county in the North East of England is not only known for its stunning landscapes and rich history but also for its spine-tingling haunted locations. Join us as we take you on a tour of some of Northumberland’s most haunted places, perfect for a Halloween adventure.

Chillingham Castle:

Our spooky journey begins at Chillingham Castle, often referred to as one of the most haunted castles in the United Kingdom (not just Northumberland!) This medieval 13th century, Grade 1 listed fortress is steeped in history and rumoured to be inhabited by numerous restless spirits.

The castle is now famed for its ghost tours and hunts – brave souls can take guided tours (including night tours) through the dungeon and torture chamber, but be prepared for ghostly encounters and paranormal activity!  There are numerous reports of apparitions including the famous White Pantry ghost and voices in the Chapel.  A must visit on your most haunted places in Northumberland list!

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Bamburgh Castle:

Bamburgh Castle, with its commanding presence along the coast, is known for more than just its breath taking views.  There are reports that the castle has several ghosts – perhaps the most infamous being The Pink Lady.  So spooky are the stories, Bamburgh Castle was even a setting for the paranormal TV programme Most Haunted.  The Castle often has Halloween events over the half term too so is a must visit for both family activities and paranormal enthusiasts.

Lindisfarne Priory:

On the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory are said to be haunted by monks who once inhabited this holy place. Visitors have reported hearing faint chanting and whispers, as if the ancient monks are still at prayer. The eerie atmosphere is heightened by the Priory’s isolated location, accessible only at low tide, which earns this a spot on our list of Northumberland’s most haunted places.  

Northumberland's Most Haunted Places

Dunstanburgh Castle:

The dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle lie on headland just north of Craster on the Northumberland coast.  The , ruins are said to be haunted by two ghosts including the Earl of Lancaster and Sir Guy the Seeker.  

As the story goes, Sir Guy was a Knight who took shelter in the castle and had a supernatural vision of a beautiful woman who needed saving.  The vision stayed with him and he was tormented by his search to find her.   Another ghostly resident is the Earl of Lancaster who was executed in the castle, and it is said he can still be spotted wandering around the castle grounds. So common are these stories, there is a Dunstanburgh Castle Ghost Walk so why not explore these spooky tales for yourself! 


As Halloween approaches, Northumberland beckons with its eerie tales and haunted history. Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural or simply seeking a thrilling adventure, our guide above to Northumberland’s most haunted places offer an unforgettable experience. From ancient castles to secluded priories, the county’s rich history and spectral legends make it an ideal destination for ghost hunters and history buffs alike.

So, if you’re ready to embrace the spine-tingling spirit of Halloween, plan a visit to these haunted places and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the unknown.


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