8 Haunted Destinations for the Brave at Heart

The Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA

A motel with Rocky Mountain views? The Stanley Hotel is fine if you're brave or interested in the paranormal. Have you read Stephen King's blockbuster "The Shining"? His stay at The Stanley in Colorado inspired the terrifying book.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Solitary confinement and other inhumane penalties including chaining tongues to wrists were common at this institution until its 1971 closure. These extreme circumstances are thought to make the place haunted.

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California

Imagine starting a profitable company. The Winchester Mystery House mythology begins when you pass your company on to the next generation and everything looks fine until it haunts your loved ones.

St Augustine Lighthouse, Florida, USA

St Augustine Lighthouse is a prominent tourist attraction with a rich maritime history and paranormal activity. Painting the lighthouse, a keeper collapsed and died. The lighthouse keeper's ghost is said to watch.

The Tower of London, London, UK

Any paranormal enthusiast would understand why The Tower of London is considered England's most haunted after seeing some of the world's most renowned executions.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is another haunting site with a grim history. The castle has been a royal palace, military fortification, and Scottish independence symbol.

Château de Brissac, France

Prior to visiting the Château de Brissac in Brissac Loire Aubance, France was renowned for its historic and lovely castles. At first glance, Chateau de Brissac is a gorgeous French Renaissance mansion with lush gardens.

Leap Castle, Ireland

Since the 13th century, Leap Castle has seen violence and carnage, which may explain its haunted reputation.The most haunted Leap Castle location is “The Bloody Chapel”.