TripAdvisor lists haunted hotels, castles – and ships
In time for Halloween, visitor ratings site TripAdvisor lists its ten top haunted hotels around the world. Intriguingly, all are from English-speaking countries.
The Stanley Hotel at Estes Park, Colorado, USA, has an infamous haunted fourth-floor hallway guests can stay at. One visitor remarks: “We were lucky enough to get room 217, the most famous haunted room in the hotel. The first night we had quite a bit of ghostly experiences.”
Also in the US, a recent guests at the Hotel Galvez & Spa in Texas comments: “I did not realize the Galvez was known for its ghostly visitors, nor was I believer until now.”
Alternatively, there’s the Port Arthur Motor Inn, Tasmania, Australia, where “their resident ghost likes to make an appearance or two making things happen in your rooms.”
Ghosts love castles, of course, and the hosts of many supposedly haunted castles regularly hold tours. At the Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, Scotland, “The must-do thing is the Ghost Tour. They have it nightly in the castle.” At Ballygally Castle in Northern Ireland, “Take a walk around the well-kept garden, and you must visit the Ghost Room!” And at Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, Ireland, “The castle is said to be haunted by the previous owner who died in 1965 — and they share photos of her sightings.”
The other spots in the top ten are The Queen Mary ship, California, USA; Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park, Australia; Warner Leisure Hotels Littlecote House, Hungerford, England; and Fort Garry Hotel, Manitoba, Canada.
[pictured: Stanley Hotel’s infamous fourth floor hallway]