With Halloween on the horizon it’s a wonderful excuse for another mini break.  The UK has a rich history of witchery, hauntings, sorcery and magic, so there are plenty of places to go that really capture the spooky spirit.  Here are 10 of the Good Hotel Guide’s top places to go and the hotels to stay in this Halloween within easy reach of ghostly stories and gruesome histories…

10 hotels to visit on Halloween

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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

King's Lynn

Wander in the herb garden here, and breathe in the aromas of 400 varieties, planted by a former owner of this ‘lovely’ Georgian country house hotel.
  • tennis
  • activities
  • indoor_pool
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich - Lobster Lovers Sunday

Harwich

In a ‘great position’ on the quayside of this pretty, historic port town, Paul Milsom’s ‘excellent’ hotel comprises two handsome buildings.
From £125 per night
  • view
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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The Pear Tree at Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton - Two Night Special Offer

Purton

A ‘lovely’ country welcome awaits at Anne Young’s ‘outstanding’ small hotel. It stands in a ‘very special’ garden filled with ‘a treasure trove of wild flowers’.
From £110.00 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
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The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

‘A near-faultless stay.’ In a ‘great’ location – ‘so easily reached from the centre, yet so quiet’ – Laurence and Helen Beere’s ‘excellent’ hotel continues to please guests with its ‘personable, efficient’ staff, ‘delicious’ food and ‘generously sized’ rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

Parents ‘sleep like babies’ at this ‘fantastic’ family-friendly hotel, a Jacobean manor house in ‘glorious’ countryside.
From £120 per night
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

The ‘magical setting’ in the Valency valley is the perfect spot for a whimsical tale. Thomas Hardy arrived here in 1870, to be met at the door by the rector’s sister-in-law, Emma Gifford, his future first wife. If it’s the romance of the story that draws guests to Sally and Chris Searle’s B&B, it’s the hospitality that inspires them to return.
From £70 per night
  • romantic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Dedham

In the Dedham Vale, immortalised by artist John Constable, this ‘friendly’ restaurant-with-rooms occupies a 15th-century building restored by owner Piers Baker.
From £95 per night
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Town House

The Town House

Arundel

‘Stuffiness is taboo’ at Lee and Katie Williams’s ‘superb’ restaurant-with-rooms.
From £110.00 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • wifi
25% voucher
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Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

A galanthophile’s paradise awaits in the woodland walks and sculpture-strewn trails at this B&B in the Dales. ‘Lovingly’ restored and run with ‘highly personal’ style, Michael Pearson and Eric Culley’s is a manor house with history.
From £125 per night
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
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The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

Edinburgh

Fall under the thrall of this dramatic restaurant-with-suites by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, where bewitching candlelit rooms, secret doors, and plenty of nooks and crannies fill the conjoined 16th- and 17th-century buildings.
  • romantic
  • wifi