Haunted Places in UK

Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England

Ancient Ram Inn

Ancient Ram Inn by Brian Robert Marshall is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons.

Due to its reputation, this hotel (former pub) is allegedly much haunted. It was built back in the 11th century, meaning it’s very old, which is why all these hauntings don’t come as a surprise. Many TV crews investigating the paranormal have stayed at the Ancient Ram Inn hoping to record any unusual sights or activities. A Danish team of paranormal ‘hunters’ has also visited the place. They say it was built over an ancient graveyard, as one of its many owners had found skeletal remains in the ground surrounding the inn. Due to its commercialization, they say the whole place looks more desolate and depressive. Whatever has happened in the past few years, many swear to have seen restless souls in the Ancient Ram Inn.

Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

Marykingsclose006 by The Real Mary King’s Close at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons / Cropped from original.

Fan of real hauntings? You must have heard of this famous close (an old Scottish word for alleyway) where people often notice supernatural sights, mostly ghostly figures. The locals claim these scary events to have been happening for centuries. Supposedly, the victims of a terrible plague were cemented into the walls upon dying, as means of quarantine. They say this cruel method just angered the poor souls so now the strangest things happen inside the alleyway. Perhaps this is the right place to visit if you want to experience something creepy. Authorities claim it is biogas that’s been causing all of this, although many of the city’s inhabitants are sure of an otherworldly existence on the streets.