Nothing says Halloween spookiness like a haunted castle. And if you’re wondering where your closest haunted castle is, it’s not far!

A recent investigation by Tombola searched castles all across the UK to find out where the spookiest castles are.

And the study found that Muncaster Castle in Cumbria came in the Top 10.

Searching reviews for words such as spooky, haunted and ghost – Muncaster was given an overall Scare Factor score of 19, placing below Alnwick Castle in Northumberland and above Glamis Castle in Angus.

Top 10 UK spookiest castles in the UK

Chillingham Castle, Northumberland

Tulloch Castle, Dingwall

Treasurer's House, North Yorkshire

Craig y Nos Castle, Swansea

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Muncaster Castle, Cumbria

Glamis Castle, Angus

Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian

Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon

Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire

Visit Muncaster Castle this Halloween

Muncaster Castle is said to be one of Britain’s most haunted castles. Visitors complain of disturbed nights, door handles moving and even hearing the sounds of a child crying.

According to its website, the little girl could be Margaret Pennington, who died in childhood at the Castle.

And you could spend Halloween in one of the UK’s spookiest castles! This year Muncaster Castle is hosting a Halloween Festival from October 23 to October 31. The week will consist of a Scary Maze, fire juggling shows, alchemy workshops, kids crafts in the Ghostly Grotto and axe throwing (axe throwing only on weekends and for over 18s).

So, if you’re going to go somewhere spooky, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Muncaster Castle!

You can buy tickets to the Halloween Festival at Muncaster Castle here.