Nine of the Scariest Places to Visit this Halloween

Halloween is that time of year when all manner of ghosts, ghouls and various nameless nasties make their way out of the woodwork. While many of you probably grew out of being frightened by such mythical creatures a long time ago, there’s few things more fun than letting yourself get caught up in the (black) magic and excitement of Halloween for one night of the year.

If you’re looking to reawaken your credulous and fearful inner child this year and you’re after a real fright, visiting Bran Castle in Transylvania will almost certainly do the trick. It was once the residence of Vlad the Impaler, the bloodthirsty tyrant, who partly inspired Bram Stoker’s Gothic classic Dracula. A visit to Bran Castle would be an excellent choice for an unforgettable immersion into the myths and fables that surround vampires and Halloween.

While the forest of impaled bodies surrounding the castle’s foothills may be no more, the aura of All Hallows’ Eve is certainly alive and well in this rural part of Romania. But which of these nine scariest places on earth do you fancy visiting this Halloween?

Halloween Monsters Infographic – An infographic by the team at Expedia

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. That’s a very cool infographic! It’s funny for me to see Romania on the top spot. For most foreigners, when they hear about Romania, they say: “Yes, Dracula’s land, right?” 🙂

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