A Guide to The Most Haunted Cities in the World

From Europe to the United States, ghost tales bring chills and excitement.

Ghostly destinations are guaranteed to spook even those who don’t scare easily. From Europe to the United States, ghost tales bring chills and excitement. Two young prince’s remains were discovered in a tower. The boys’ ghostly figures have been seen drifting hand in hand through the halls at the Tower of London. While visiting Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, visitors have felt sudden unexplained temperature drops. One-armed Union soldier’s apparitions have been observed wandering buildings in the southern United States.

Around the globe, people have caught glimpses of spectres lurking the historic homes, castles, alleys, and cemeteries in towns. Whether you believe in the supernatural, there’s nothing more intriguing than a good ghost story.

I have put together a list of some most haunted places in the world. They’re full of gory stories, and tales of creepy ghost hauntings. These places will send shivers down your spine and have your hair standing on edge. If you are a brave traveler seeking to witness paranormal activity, take an adventure to these towns. No matter where you live, there is a haunted historical site, so check out the ghost stories in your own hometown too.

Here are the most haunted cities in the world.

Location: Greyfriars Kirkland, Edinburgh. Photo by Gina Duncan

The Spookiest Places in Ghostly Towns


If you’re looking for macabre tales, European cities have it in abundance. Throughout Europe, there are ancient historic buildings with stories of bloody wars, gruesome murders, beheadings, and spooky paranormal activity.

St. Briavels Castle, England

St. Briavels is an 800-year-old castle in Gloucester. It Is referred to as England’s most haunted castle because of Its reputation for paranormal activity. It is now a youth hostel and guests have reported seeing ghostly figures, hearing baby cries, and feeling hands on their throats.

Whitby Abbey, England

Not only was the abbey the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This North Yorkshire gothic ruins is the site of ghostly happenings including dog-like beasts