Spooky getaways in Europe in time for Halloween
SPOOKY CITY ESCAPES
If you’re captivated by enchanting buildings, gruesome tales and ghostly adventures then a gothic getaway could be right up your street. To help you celebrate Halloween, Quintessentially Travel has collated the most gothic cities that will deliver the eeriest yet thrilling escape. Furthermore, if a haunted house isn’t top of your list, but you want to experience mysterious cities, take a look at our selection of luxurious hotels all situated perfectly to experience something out of the ordinary…
Located in the entrancing city of Prague, discover The Augustine, a classic hotel that spans the entire architectural spectrum of Baroque, Renaissance and more appropriately Gothic styles. Maintaining a modern ambience, the 7 historic buildings from the 13th century and the picturesque gardens make this hotel a wonderful choice for your Halloween escape. Prague is home to some of the most interesting cemeteries where you can unveil the remarkable past behind the mysterious tomb stones. Not one for the faint hearted, a startling trip to the Sedlec Ossuary near Kutna Hora is sure to send a chill down your spine, with the chapel’s decoration completed with 40,000 human bones!
Welcoming guests since 1925, Hotel Le Bristol is a charming and charismatic property located on the famous rue du Fauborg Saint-Honour. Here you can team 18th century luxury and sophistication with a journey into Paris’ terrifying secret, ‘The Catacombs’, an ossuary holding 6 million human bones! Furthermore, add to your spooky adventure as you head to the Montmartre Cemetery to learn where the dead were commemorated. Complementing the Halloween theme, be sure to make friends with the resident cat, the ultimate spooky furry friend!
As one of London’s original boutique hotels, The Ampersand opened in 1888 and boasts impressive Victorian features from great ceilings to haunting yet striking gargoyles. With a quintessentially luxury hotel as your base, explore the thrills and spills of the city of London. Discover the London Dungeons where you are guaranteed an exhilarating experience or discover the ancient buildings of the traditionally rich city that provide an appropriate setting for a ghost story or two! For a more spine-chilling experience, learn about the infamous killer Jack the Ripper during an exhilarating ‘Jack the Ripper Tour’ on this compelling London terror walk.
The Balmoral is wonderfully located amongst the cobbled, eerie streets of the mysterious and enigmatic city of Edinburgh. Renowned for its hair raising adventures, you can use this luxury hotel as a base to experience the city’s shocks and sights on offer. Make sure you discover the ‘City of Dead’ tours which incorporate the weirdest and wickedest storytelling, providing a terrifying but surprisingly enjoyable underground quest. Get involved in the ghoulish side of Edinburgh and pit your wits against your friends on a treasure hunt like no other, by discovering clues in underground vaults and taking the plunge into Edinburgh’s deepest, darkest secrets.