Halloween is almost upon us, so we decided to do round up some of the most haunted places to visit in Europe with our friends over at Topdeck Travel. Whether you’re interested in ghost stories or the horrifying true history of the past, we’ve got you covered!
Rome is home to some of the most famous sites in the world including the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, but for those interested in a slightly different kind of history, try the Crypt tour at Santa Maria della Concezione, which houses the remains of friars from the 1600s – creepy! Visit Santa Maria della Concezione on the March on Rome trip
Prices from £829 for 9 days – departures in 2018 and 2019
Another European city with a painful past is Amsterdam. While you’re there, check out the Torture Museum, chronicling the ‘Punishments and Verdicts in the Middle Ages’ exhibit. Or, on the Winter Wonder trip, visit Bloedstraat (Blood Street), where legend has it, there are ghost sightings from the Franciscan monastery located on the site in the 16th Century.
Prices from £1799 for 14 days – departures in 2018, 2019 and 2020
While Paris might be known for iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum, some might not be aware that beneath Paris’ city streets lies a chamber of darkness and death. The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries which hold the remains of more than six million people. With dark passages and galleries to get lost in, you can go to the Catacombs to explore ‘the realm of Death’ and take the time to reflect. Check out the catacombs on the European Promenade.
Prices from £3,369 for 26 days – departures in 2019
Oslo contains one of the most haunted places in Norway. Akershus Fortress is a medieval castle that was originally built to protect the capital city. Constructed in the 13th Century, the castle has been used as a residential palace and prison. Claims of a ghostly guard dog, a faceless figure of a woman, screams, whisperings and more means Akershus Fortress makes the list of spooky places on the continent! Travellers can go ghost hunting on the Scandi Express trip which goes through Oslo.
Prices from £1,079 for 10 days – departures in 2019
The UK also has its fair share of creepy sites, not for the easily spooked. Check out the underground walking tour in Edinburgh or the Ghost Walk in York on the Winter Britain & Ireland Trip.
Prices from £1849 for 14 days – departures in 2018, 2019 and 2020
Details and prices provided by Topdeck Travel.