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

1
The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

Close to the Assembly Rooms and other Bath glories, in ‘an unsurpassed situation’ yet ‘so quiet’, Laurence and Helen Beere’s hotel is smart and getting smarter, with bedrooms and bathrooms receiving a designer make-over
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Special offer
Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

King’s Lynn

The herb garden is a major draw at this Georgian country house hotel set amid lawns, orchards and woodlands close to Sandringham.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich - “Ginspired” Special Offer

Harwich

On the quay, overlooking the Stour and Orwell estuaries, and with ‘a compelling view over the boats and container ships on the water’, the Milsom family’s hotel is run by friendly young staff
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Dedham

‘A convivial local gathering spot’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century, timber-framed inn stands ‘in a prime situation’ in ‘this endearing village of variously coloured houses’ in Constable Country.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • historic
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-avon

‘As soon as we arrived the kids got started on the Woolley Grange Sheep Challenge treasure hunt,’ writes a Guide insider after a stay at this ‘beautiful Jacobean manor house in lovely grounds’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
6
The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

‘What a super place to stay for tackling some of the Coastal Path; it ticks all possible boxes,’ writes a Guide inspector in 2018 of Sally and Chris Searle’s historic B&B.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
7
The Town House

The Town House

Arundel

‘Opposite the walls of the castle in this ancient market town’, Lee and Katie Williams run their Grade II listed Regency town house as ‘a top-notch, great-value’ restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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8
Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

Guests step straight into a ‘grand entrance hall’ at this B&B in a village in the Yorkshire Dales national park.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • parking
  • wi-fi
9
The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

Edinburgh

All is fair in the candlelit rooms of James Thomson’s enthralling 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile, with their hidden doors and dramatic nooks and crannies.
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • child_friendly
  • historic
10
The Pear Tree at Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton

Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton closed down on January 2nd, 2018. It has had an entry in the Guide for many years. Anne Young, the owner, who has retired after more than 30 years helping customers, says: ‘making happy memories for guests has been a pleasure.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • country_house
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