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Scariest Places in London: Warwick Castle

As I plan my trip to Warwick Castle I realize I will never get  British pronunciation correct. I’m quickly told that I’m not going to Warwick, I’m going to “Wor’ick”. With only three days of sightseeing left I want to pick a great spot for my last hurrah. Warwick Castle Dungeons will be opening just before I leave for home and I want to try and squeeze it in if I can get my hands on some Warwick Castle Tickets. My friends and I are all able to agree on this trip because there’s just so much to do there!

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The Peacock ad Rose Gardens are beautiful andoffer a morning of sun-tanning in royal state.There is an aptly named photo spot, The Mound, which offers views of the entire site and a variety of backgrounds for crazy pictures. The history of the castle is a big draw to;  as we’ve been a bit overwhelmed by the amount of history in England and feel like we’ve missed alot! We’re skipping the attraction canteen-style food and going all-out this time. The Medieval Banquet serves up a five course meal! It’s time to sample the local ale. Maybe we’ll even rent a 14th century costume from one of their suggested shops… we’ll see!

Finally, as the sun sets and shadows grow long along the castle wall, the real attraction begins. Warwick Castle has Dungeons, creey ones according to reviews on-line. Ghosts pace the corridors with their faint footsteps trailing behind them. Doors creak and floor boards moan, and that’s before you get to the new Dungeon fear attraction. Here priests of the past will chant and ghouls pop out to say hello. I’m getting a fast track ticket because I’m not standing in the Dungeon hall alone, on queue, for long! After a tour of the dungeon we can learn about all the ghosts who have been spotted in the castle.

Aside from aggrivated prisoners of the dungeon, the castle has had many eerie sightings. The creepiest part being that most of the sightings are similar, which experts say suggests real sightings and they flock to the castle to prove it. Warwick Castle’s Ghost Tower is allegedly home to the soul of the murdered Sir Fulke Greville. After spending a small fortune restoring the castle Greville was murdered by a servent in an argument over money. The servent then turned the knife on himself. The spectres of large black dogs with red eyes and servants doing their chores have been reported throughout the house and a little girl reportedly haunts the undercroft. Perhaps these ghosts were drawn here by the séances held in the house by Countess Daisy Greville or because the castle lies on the infamous Ley Line. The mystery of Ley Lines began with British archaeologist Alfred Watkins who first suggested that geographical lines connect strategically placed monoliths. If I see a ghost I’ll be sure to ask them what’s the draw… in between screams.

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