There’s nothing quite like a good ghost story, and our world is full with them. Even if you’re not interested in the supernatural, several of these haunted locations are worth a visit, whether for their astounding architectural beauty, spectacular geographical surroundings, or compelling historical storylines. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most haunted sites on the planet that are worth visiting at any time of year.
The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado
Since its opening in 1909, the Stanley Hotel, a gracious Georgian-style building, has drawn tourists to Estes Park. Beyond its magnificent architecture and well-known whisky bar, the hotel is well-known for having served as Stephen King’s model for the fictitious Overlook Hotel in ‘The Shining’. Numerous accounts of ghost sightings and spooky piano music support this relationship with the paranormal. The Stanley Hotel embraces its image by providing Madame Vera, the on-site psychic, and nightly ghost excursions.
Raynham Hall - Norfolk in England
Raynham Hall is a charming English rural house with a shady past. The mysterious “Brown Lady,” said to represent the apparition of Lady Dorothy Walpole, is one of its spectres. This ethereal apparition was immortalised in a photograph published in the December 1936 issue of Country Life magazine. The mansion is available to the public on scheduled “Open Days” throughout the year.
Bhangarh Fort - India
Bhangarh Fort’s story has earned it a place among the world’s most haunted places. This fort in Rajasthan’s Alwar area is steeped with eerie folklore. Because of its eerie reputation, the fort is closed at night. According to local legend, the tantrik Singhia used black magic to capture Princess Ratnavatil’s heart. When the princess learned of his evil plans, she ordered his death. The tantric cursed the village’s residents to perish and the village’s dwellings to remain roofless in his last moments. Even now, any roof will ultimately collapse.
Port Arthur - Tasmania, Australia
Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania, Australia, is famous for its haunted past, which has been documented by numerous tales of paranormal encounters throughout the years. Given its strange background as a 19th-century penal colony where convicts were subjected to solitary confinement, arduous labour, physical brutality, psychological agony, and obligatory religious services, it’s no surprise that the place is charged with ghostly energy. Many restless hearts are unable to find peace after seeing such things.
Edinburgh Castle - Scotland
Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland’s most well-known landmarks, has the distinction of being one of its most spooky locations. This mediaeval fortification, with portions going back more than 900 years, has seen the manifestations of French prisoners from the Seven Years War, colonial prisoners from the American Revolutionary War, and even a phantom dog that roams the castle’s dog graveyard.