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Take the train to… to the UK’s best Halloween Haunts

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Once a year, adults and children alike are allowed to give their spooky side free reign. There are excellent Halloween Haunts and celebrations to be found all over the country, so it’s time to let your creative side run wild.

Stock up on toffee apples and Halloween treats and hop on a train to visit some of the UK’s most spooktacular special events this year. Save yourself more cash for trick-or-treaters by always checking our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you go. Read on to find out which terrifying treats we recommend this Halloween…

Take a train to… Halloween at the London Bridge Experience

Prepare to be petrified at Phobophobia, this year’s Halloween offering from the London Bridge Experience. The attraction has been the recipient of the Screamie award for the last four years, making it the UK’s favourite scaremongering experience by far and this Halloween the team will be pulling out all of the stops for scare-infested seasonal treat.

The London Bridge Experience runs all year round, offering you the chance to peep into the city’s past and explore the haunted tombs underneath London Bridge, but this Halloween, the attraction’s special event is sure to terrify even the most hardcore horror fans so book your train to London today.

Take a train to… Halloween Fest in Newcastle

Formerly known as Ghost Fest, this is a truly spectacular celebration of the macabre that’s now in its fifth year. A whole host of horrifying events are planned for throughout Newcastle, including haunted overnight sleepovers, spooky tours of the Newcastle Castle keep, ghostly pub tours and even a night of mediumship, although much of the fun is centred on the beautifully creepy Newcastle Castle keep.

Over 3000 people risked the fright of their life at last year’s celebrations, so if you’re ready to put your money where your mouth is at Halloween Fest, book trains to Newcastle and start practising your poker face.

Take a train to… Whitby’s Dracula at Night

Dracula is the granddaddy of many of todays less impressive fanged baddies, so sink your teeth into a wonderful performance of Bram Stoker’s classic Victorian gothic tale at this special event in Whitby. The outdoor play takes place on promenade within the ruins of Whitby Abbey, which happened to be the author’s inspiration for the setting of the spooky tale.

Did you know that 2012 is also Bram Stoker’s centenary? What better time to visit Whitby and immerse yourself in an atmospheric performance of his most famous work at the family-friendly creepiness of Dracula at Night.

Take a train to… Hallowscream at York Maze

During the rest of the year, York Maze is a peaceful and entertaining tourist attraction, but when late October rolls around, it is transformed into the kind of place you might find in your deepest, darkest nightmare. For six nights only, the Maze will scare your socks off as it turns to the dark side, so book early to avoid missing out and jump on a train to York for this unique experience – It’s an especially scary night fun gory fun for teenagers and adults who like a good scream.

And finally, to help get you in the spooky spirit, we’ve put together an hour of Halloween classics to help you get grooving on your way to our favourite Halloween hotspots this year…

Are we missing out a Halloween treat? Do you know the best Halloween party in the UK? Leave us a comment and let us know…

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