Haunted Holiday Hotspots
At Questor Insurance we love Halloween. Not only is it a great time to eat sweets and watch scary films, but a fantastic time to explore some of the worlds most haunted holiday hotspots. Take a look below at some of our favourite spooky destinations:
Pluckley Village - England
Located a small distance from Ashford, Pluckley is known as the most haunted village in Kent. The village is rumoured to be the residence of 12 – 16 ghosts, including a brick worker who fell to his death and an elderly woman who accidently set fire to herself whilst she was sleeping. During the run up to Halloween the village is known to hold a number of ghost tours, making it the perfect destination for a spooky weekend away.
Scotland is famous for many spooky sightings and haunted hotspots, making it a holiday haven for those searching for the paranormal. Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular haunted hotspots, many visitors to the castle have reported seeing a ghost or two. Unsurprisingly a large section of the castle including the dungeons are over 900 years’ old, giving them lots of history and plenty of stories. Once you have finished visiting the castle why not head over to some of Scotland’s other paranormal locations such as Cruden Bay or Roslyn Chapel.
China – Burma Inn
What’s spookier than staying in a haunted inn or hotel in china? Spirits and supernatural happenings are taken very seriously in Chinese culture, it is believed spirits who die unhappy stay in this world to let everyone know of their unhappiness.
The Burma Inn is located in Beijing and is thought to be haunted by an angry guest who was poisoned by the inn chef. Soon after the murder the chef was unable to live with his guilt and eventually killed himself. Today the guest can be seen roaming the inn searching for his revenge.
The Island of the Dolls
One of the scariest tourist attractions in Mexico is the Island of the Dolls, the island is hidden deep amongst a number of canals in the south of Mexico. All the trees within the island are decorated with old dolls, many of which are limbless and mutilated.
There is an alleged story which suggests a man living alone on the island found the body of a young girl who had drowned in the canal. Not long after his discovery he found a toy doll in the same location, believing the girl’s spirit lived within the doll and haunted him he made the island in to a shrine for her using toy dolls. We can guarantee while walking around the island you will get a spooky feeling that you are being watched. Source: http://weburbanist.com/2010/10/06/mexicos-creepiest-tourist-destination-island-of-the-dolls/
Make sure you and your friends are covered with comprehensive travel insurance on your Halloween holidays! Click here today for more information on our travel insurance policies or call us today on 0333 323 0090 to speak to a member of the team.
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Date Created: 15 October 2015 by Kim Coppins