8 Most Haunted Places in Europe

If you’re looking to get your culture fix in the spookiest way possible, here are 8 of the creepiest locales in Europe. Be sure to pack some extra pairs of underwear!

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1. The Ancient Ram Inn

The Ancient Ram Inn in Gloucestershire, England was built in 1145 AD but supposedly has ties to the ancient world. Built on an intersection of 2 ley lines which lead to the center of Stonehenge, the Inn is said to draw its paranormal energy from the ancient ruins and is also thought to be built upon a pagan burial ground. Over the decades, numerous guests have claimed to see and hear ghostly apparitions and the current owner even reportedly found two child skeletons beneath the staircase.

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2. Houska Castle

Unlike most castles which are built to keep out invaders, Houska Castle in the Czech Republic with its strange location and lack of fortification appears to have been built to keep something in. According to legend, the castle was built over a bottomless pit known as “The Gateway to Hell.” Dark winged creatures were said to have emerged from the hole and the demonic activity was so strong the castle was constructed to contain it.

If that’s not creepy enough, Hitler’s interest in the occult led the Nazis to take over the fort in the 1930s and later renovations uncovered the skeletons of several Nazi officers who appeared to have been executed there.

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3. Kilmainham Gaol

This former prison in Dublin, Ireland once housed some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history, and some say it still does. It has since been converted into a museum, but Kilmainham is said to still be haunted by the ghosts of its former prisoners. Visitors claim to have witnessed flickering lights, disembodied voices and footsteps and have even reported being pushed over by unseen forces.



Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.