Haunted Places I Love To Visit in The North East

If you are looking for a spooky time in the North East, then you should check out these 10 places that I have visited over the years, and see if you think they are the best haunted places to visit here in the northeast of England.

Chillingham Castle on a stormy night

  1. Chillingham Castle, Northumberland: Often cited as one of Britain鈥檚 most haunted historic buildings, Chillingham Castle is famous for its ghostly residents, including the infamous Blue Boy and the spirit of Lady Mary Berkeley. If you are brave enough, why not book a night here!
  2. Preston Tower, Northumberland: This ancient pele tower is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a lady in a silk dress, seen floating around the staircase, along with eerie sounds heard at night.
    Haunted Schooner Hotel Sign
  3. The Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth, Northumberland: Holding the title of 鈥淢ost Haunted Hotel in Britain,鈥 it鈥檚 reported to have over 60 individual ghosts, with numerous paranormal activities recorded. Worth a stay if you want to see some paranormal activity in the UK, book here.
  4. Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland: Famous for the 鈥淢ost Haunted 2010鈥 program, this secluded gothic-style monastery is said to be haunted by the ghost of a lady dressed in white, wandering the grounds and the church.
  5. Durham Castle, Durham: Home to the University of Durham, this Norman castle is rumored to have several ghosts, including the Grey Lady who haunts the Black Staircase.
  6. Hexham Old Gaol, Northumberland: As England鈥檚 oldest purpose-built prison, it鈥檚 believed to be haunted by the spirits of former inmates, with reports of ghostly figures and strange noises. Book a ghost walk here.
  7. Marsden Grotto, South Shields: A unique pub carved into the cliff face, it is said to be haunted by smugglers and miners, with stories of poltergeist activity and ghostly sightings.
  8. Washington Old Hall, Tyne and Wear: The ancestral home of George Washington鈥檚 family, visitors have reported sightings of a ghostly figure believed to be 鈥淭he Grey Lady鈥 roaming the hallways.
  9. Lumley Castle, Chester Le Street: This castle has stood for six centuries and has seen many residents, come and go. It is said there wanders a group of ghostly priests and the 鈥淟ady Lumley鈥 Book your stay here.
  10. Newcastle Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne: Known for its rich history, the Castle Keep has numerous ghost stories, including the 鈥淧oppy Girl,鈥 a flower seller who met an untimely death and is said to haunt the castle鈥檚 chapel.

I have always been fascinated with the paranormal, and being from the North East of England, I often find myself in places that have a lot of history, and with history comes ghosts!

I hope you have found my list of the 10 best-haunted places to visit in the northeast helpful, do let me know.