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Halloween in Northumberland



As the leaves turn golden and the nights draw in, there’s a chill in the air. Halloween is just around the corner, and Northumberland is a great place to get into the spooky spirit! From haunted castles to ghostly tales, here’s how to celebrate Halloween in Northumberland.


Haunted Castles

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England, and many of them have a spooky past. Visit Alnwick Castle, where Harry Potter was filmed, for ghost tours and tales of witches and curses. At Chillingham Castle, you can explore the torture chamber and hear about the infamous “Chillingham Crier” who is said to haunt the castle grounds. And at Bamburgh Castle, you can learn about the ghostly tales of the “White Lady” who appears in the castle’s oldest part.


Ghosts and Witches

Northumberland has some of the best ghost stories in the country. Take a ghost tour around the Northumberland coast to hear about the lost village of Dunstanburgh, the phantom coach that roams the roads, and the “Bamburgh Bothers” who haunt pubs around the castle. Or head to the village of Hexham to learn about witches and sorcery. Visit the Hexham Old Gaol, where witches were held before being sent to trial for their crimes.


Pumpkin Picking

Take a trip to the pumpkin patch at Brockbushes Farm Shop in Northumberland. Pick your own pumpkin, and then carve it into a spooky design. You can also take part in Halloween events, including a treasure hunt, spooky stories, and face painting. And if you’re feeling hungry, the farm shop sells delicious pumpkin soup and other autumnal treats. As the leaves turn and the nights draw in, Halloween is a great time to explore the spooky side of Northumberland. From haunted castles to ghost trails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So why not experience the chills and thrills this Halloween in Northumberland?



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