Fall is finally upon us! Say goodbye to the heat and hello to chilly air, the colorful world of fall foliage, and scarves– ALL.THE.SCARVES! Don’t forget the baggy sweaters and fuzzy boots that have our name written all over them. They’ve been in our closet for months, begging to be worn. The best part? We get to get spooky!
We’ve been looking forward to this time of year since, well, the end of Fall last year. It’s arguably the best season, but there’s no argument that it’s the spookiest season!
The spooky season does look a bit different this year, but we’ve been planning a way to make up for all the things we’ve missed this year! If you’ll remember, we posted a part one of this article that centered around the states, but now we have carved out a list of some international spooky/witchy places that need to be on your Fall travel bucket list! We’re pretty stoked about this one, so let’s get started!
Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours
This one is as it sounds, ghost tours on a bus! These tours are very theatrical and comedic and a great way to learn about the town and its haunted history (or history in general if ghosts aren’t your thing.) Patrons will get to see some of the city’s top attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, The New Town, Grassmarket, Greyfriar’s Kirk, The Old Town, Holyrood Palace, and The Royal Mile. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes, and they are first-come, first-served, so you better book your tour now! They even added more tour dates/times just in time for Halloween!
Zvíkov Castle, Czech Republic
Zvíkov Castle was built in the 1200s and is well-known for its paranormal activities and hauntings. Visitors report unusual photographs, technical malfunctions, weird animal behavior, and even candles and fires going out for no known reason. Like most old castle’s, it has a few well-known spooky ghost legends surrounding it. One being anyone who sleeps in the main-tower will die within a year- pretty spooky, huh?
This city is basically the Halloweentown of Europe. The townspeople go all out for the spooky season, including parades, street parties, dressing up in ghoulish costumes, haunted/creepy events at local businesses, telling ghost stories, etc. It’s the place to be if you’re looking for a nice, exhilarating scare.
Beau-Séjour Palace, Portugal
Are you ready for more ghosts? Then this palace is just the place for you! It’s supposedly haunted by the spirit of Baron of Glória, who lived here in the 19th century. Employees reported that almost all activity happens at nighttime and that some experiences include moving and disappearing objects, windows opening and closing on their own, water dripping from the tap, and much more. Visitors of the palace also reported that they hear the ringing of bells that don’t exist. That sounds like a wicked good time to us!
Tivoli Gardens, Denmark
This one may not have real ghosts, but it’s got plenty of fake ones! Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in Copenhagen, and they go all out for the spooky season. Themed haunted house, a giant pumpkin contest, food, special Halloween events for children, and you can shop the numerous shops for all things Halloween from decorations to costumes! Of course, you can still spend some time riding the rides and enjoying the various games spread throughout the park. Overall, you’re going to have a spooktastic time!
There you have it, Honey Poppers: a quick tour guide on some of the spookiest and witchiest places to add to your Fall travel bucket list! Now, get on the road and have a hauntingly good time!
Have you been to any of the places on our list? If so, where and what was your experience? If you haven’t, which place on our list are you dying to visit the most? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
**ICYMI, check out our first part of this article series where we covered spooky places in the US!*
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•At the time this article was written, all these places were still open during the pandemic. Due to parts of the country returning to lockdown, that is subject to change•
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