Stay in a castle with a ‘murder pit’ where ghost hunter says she was ‘attacked’

It’s October, which means it’s finally spooky season!

Halloween is just around the corner, the nights are growing longer and the pumpkins are in the shops.

If you’re a fan of all things scary then you might have snuggled down to watch some creepy films.

But, if you missed out on a summer holiday, did you know there are some spooky staycations you can enjoy?

Right here in the UK there are plenty of dark tourism stays to try.

Perfect for a late October jolly.

One such place is Ayrshire Castle in Scotland.

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The “haunted house” is complete with a 600 year old murder pit.

We know – we didn’t know what a murderpit was either, but it's very Halloween.

The fifteenth century castle was a present to Princess Margaret, James II of Scotland’s daughter.

The destination is very traditional and features a stone bedroom, suits of armour and cavernous fireplaces.

Plus, the murder hole and a pit prison.

The murder hole sits by the entrance and is hidden behind a trap door.

So you'll have to explore the castle to find it.

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The Snapfish listing said: “What is now the formal great hall of this comfortable but unusual home once served as a courtroom.

“It comes complete with a pit prison behind a flagstone trap door.

“There's also a 'murder hole' through which hot oil could have been poured over unwelcome visitors outside.

“This landmark property lies in its own grounds at the foot of a hill, just inland from the Ayrshire coast.”

Paranormal investigators have said the creepy castle is packed with ghosts.

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 want to book a stay then make sure to be quick about it.

Searches online for “haunted house” have gone up by half in the last few years.

Two nights over Halloween will set you back £2,194.

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