Things don’t just go bump at our tipsters’ spooky sites: a medieval abbot wanders, spectral soldiers march and the Barghest prowls …

For Halloween visit medieval Thornton Abbey, sitting impressively in its lonely location in north Lincolnshire. A strong sense of the past accompanies you across the 1139 site. Tales of ghosts have been intensified by the discovery of a plague pit in 2016. Thomas de Gretham, a 14th-century abbot was supposedly bricked up alive into the cellar walls following accusations of witchcraft and today he wanders the gatehouse, possibly still practising his black arts. If you see the gatehouse lit by the evening sun it magically glows in welcoming gold, but its appearance after dark suggests a return the next day.
Adult £6.90, 5-17 years £4.60, booked timed ticket in advance, mask obligatory in indoor spaces
Vivienne Sewell

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