With Halloween just around the corner, many are having to say goodbye to their usual fancy dress-fuelled night out.
In lieu of usual plans, people are looking to spooky staycations instead - and when you start to research, you'll find the UK is brimming with spooky options to give you and your friends a thrill this October 31st.
One option is Ayrshire Castle in Scotland, a supposedly haunted house complete with a 600 year old murder pit. Yikes.
The castle, originally built in the fifteenth century as a wedding present for Princess Mary, eldest daughter of James II of Scotland, is now available to book online.
The rustic Scottish stay comes with all the features of a castle including a grand stone bedroom, suits of armour and gorgeous fireplaces. There's also the blood-curdling addition of a murder hole and pit prison.
The murder hole was once used to pour hot oil over unwelcome visitors and is found behind a flagstone trap door. But the fan part is, guests will have to scour the castle high and low to find the creepy feature.
The creepy castle is perfect for those who love a scare, with ghost hunters even reporting paranormal activity in the home.
Speaking to a local newspaper, ghost hunter Sharon McKee explains her hair-raising experience: "We were doing a seance in one of the bedrooms when something psychically attacked me and transfigured its energy onto me."
If you do like the idea of a creepy stay, you might want to be quick as it seems many have the similar idea this year. Google searches for 'haunted house' are up by 49 per cent from 2018 to 2019, and probably even more so now that a Halloween night out or house party is off the cards.
To book Ayrshire Castle head to Snapfish.
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