Top Terrifying Destinations For The Best Halloween ExperienceNovember 1, 2018 0 By admin
The night of October 31 it’s the eve of All Saints’ Day and, in many places, it is celebrated with flowers, offerings, candles, altars, visits to cemeteries, family dinners … all to remember and honor the memory of the deceased. But it is also the night in which another party that is not so spiritual takes place, The halloween night, much more material and fun: bonfires, costumes, makeup, pumpkins, parades that are scary … a world of fantasy and terror that we love.
Therefore, if you are among those who like to be afraid and not sleep all night, we suggest a list of some places that can be the most terrifying.
Halloween in Londonderry, Northern Ireland (Gardiner Mitchell-Tourism Ireland)
1. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Londonderry is a city located in Northern Ireland, where it takes place the biggest Halloween party in Europe. For a week, visitors to the city can enjoy more than 100 acts in 40 locations. The highlight is the 31 with a great parade, which this year is about the Celtic origins of the party, with more than 1,000 participants, and finally, some spectacular fireworks.
This night offers proposals of the most varied, from themed parties in the pubs to hear stories about ghosts, going through scare in the passages of terror or attend a fair and market of monsters.
In the Frankenstein castle, Darmstadt, Germany (Burg Frankenstein)
2. Frankenstein Castle, Darmstadt, Germany
This castle has something of supernatural and it is because it was a place that inspired Mary Shelley to write her most famous work: Frankenstein. It is said that the castle – built in the thirteenth century – is inhabited by the ghost of Johann Konrad Dippel, doctor and alchemist who was dedicated to stealing corpses with the aim of resuscitating them thanks to the “elixir of life” he had created.
Not only is it sinister to visit, but also, during Halloween, there is a special event that lasts two weeks: there are shows, 100 monsters roam and the nerves of the visitors are tested through twelve areas in the ruins of the old castle , with its walls, battlements and tombs.
In the PortAventura park, Tarragona (Feht)
3. The Costa Daurada, Tarragona, Spain
At this time, Salou, Cambrils and Vila- seca are transformed to offer a frightening adventure, both for adults and children. In addition to the Halloween proposal in PortAventura World (160 characters, five horror passages, nine terrifying shows, vampiric menus and a great night parade), this year also takes place the “Halloween Scream Nights” at the Parc Samà in Cambrils: during 12 nights 90 actors give life to different characters in seven passages of fear and four spooky shows.
And in Salou, this October 31 a makeup marathon and a zombie parade are organized throughout the town.
The Night of Souls in Piedratajada, Zaragoza (District of the Five Towns)
4. Piedratajada, Zaragoza, Spain
On the night of October 31, at midnight, the lights of Piedratajada go out, people stay at home and only a group of neighbors-men dressed in white capes-go out into the street accompanied by oil lamps and the the funeral sound of the bells, while they sing a kind of prayer for the souls of the deceased.
The one who presides over the procession carries a cane with an iron tip that produces a dry noise when walking, another touches the bell, and later, the pealing of the door knobs of the houses in its path is heard. From time to time, the group stops and prays an Our Father and a Hail Mary.
An ancient tradition that has recently recovered and that makes the hair stand on end.
Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom (Hotels.com)
5. Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
This Victorian mansion has served as the setting for one of the most terrifying films of all time, the 1963 classic “The Haunting.” But in addition, it is an enchanted place: they say that in this hotel ghosts have been seen, flying objects and that chilling steps are heard during the night.
According to legend, there are 21 ghosts buried in the hotel gardens, and that is precisely what attracts visitors.
To make the experience even more terrifying, on Halloween night there is a tour through the streets of the town, where stories of ghosts, witches and murders are told.
Source: La Vanguardia