DEVILISHLY GOOD VALUE FROM £6.66PPPN
25 September 2018: Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com urges Brits to do away with the hocus pocus of Halloween hotels and focus on hauntingly good deals for couples and families at sites across the length and breadth of the land.
Pitchup.com founder Dan Jones said: “The great outdoors can cast a spell on you at any time of year and around Halloween our countryside offers bracing beach walks, rural romps in wellies and cosy nights in with loved ones.”
‘The Stuff of NIghtmares’: embrace Halloween at Terror Mountain, Aberystwyth
Strictly adult-only and with four separate attractions – including Relic, new for 2018 – Terror Mountain in Aberystwyth exposes guests to zombies, demons and ‘screamingly-good fun’. All-scared out for the day, retreat to a cosy pod at Woodlands Caravan Park just a few miles away and hunker down for the night – or while away the hours recounting even more terrifying tales; Aberystwyth abounds with Arthurian legends and supernatural tales.
The domed pods are insulated for winter warmth and cosily sleep up to three adults. Facilities are shared and guests are asked to bring sleeping bags, linen and towels.
Two-night stay in a cosy pod at Woodlands Caravan Park from the devilishly good value £6.66pppn based on three adults sharing, arriving 26 October 2018. Book at Pitchup.com
Stay near ‘The Most Haunted Castle in Britain’: Newton Abbot, Devon
Stay in a converted double-decker bus at Haldon View Campsite in Devon for its proximity to Berry Pomeroy Castle, reputedly one of the most haunted castles in the country and ‘home’ to at least two spectres: the Blue Lady and the White Lady of the dungeons. Once the seat of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and guardian of ill-fated boy-king Edward VI, the stately home was in ruins by the turn of the 18th century and is now a Grade I listed building in the care of English Heritage.
Haldon View occupies a secluded spot just 10 minutes from Exeter and Torquay and offers facilities including toilets and showers in addition to a cafe and shop on site.
Three night stay in ‘Jeremy Fisher’ double-decker from £28pppn based on six adults sharing with arrival on 25 October 2018. Book at Pitchup.com
Firepit fright nights near haunted ruined rectory: Sudbury, Suffolk
Spine-tingling stories told around the firepit at Little Ropers Woodland are sure to give a ghostly feel to a short break in Suffolk, close to Borley Rectory in neighbouring Essex which was described by celebrated psychic researcher Harry Price as the ‘most haunted mansion’ in England. His investigations featured in ‘Harry Price: Ghost Hunter’, a TV adaptation of Neil Spring’s novel, The Ghost Hunters, and continue to attract attention due to tales of ghostly nuns, spirit messages, unexplained noises and apparitions.
Little Ropers Woodland Camping is set in two acres of woods just 15 minutes from the small market town of Sudbury and offers visitors the chance to meet its working farm’s cows and llamas, as well as appreciate the peace and purity of the Suffolk air.
Two-night stay on a grass woodland pitch from £9pppn based on two people sharing, arriving 26 October 2018. Book at Pitchup.com
Uncover ‘Auld Reekie’ from the cosy comfort of lovely Lothian
Itself rich with reports of paranormal activity, Edinburgh Castle commands majestic views over the rooftops of ‘Auld Reekie’, a city renowned for its labyrinthine vaults and toe-curling tales of body snatching. From a comfortable hexi dual camping pod at Drummohr Caravan Park, just 20 minutes’ drive from central Edinburgh, explore the city’s centuries of deep, dark secrets from Greyfriars Kirkyard to the Blair Street Vaults, all sure to raise the hairs on the bravest of necks.
Drummohr Caravan Park pods are a quirky hexagonal shape furnished with twin beds and comforts including a fridge and TV – within easy reach of the hot tub for a soak under a Halloween sky!
Two-night stay in a twin hexi camping pod from £23pppn based on two adults sharing, arriving 26 October 2018. Book at Pitchup.com
Celtic culture with a contemporary French twist: Brittany
Halloween traces its roots to Samhain, the ancient Celts’ new year celebration (on 1st November), and Domaine du Moulin Neuf offers a breathtaking Breton break close to ancient Celtic sites including Carnac and the hub of celtic culture, the port town of Vannes. French Halloween (handily “l’Halloween”) is scarily similar to the celebrations found closer to home, with spooky storytelling, haunted woodland walks and pumpkins aplenty.
Domaine du Moulin Neuf offers contemporary two-bedroom lodges set in lakeside parkland surrounded by forest, a short drive from local amenities and attractions.
Two-night stay in a two bedroom lodge from £9.52pppn based on four adults sharing, arriving 26 October 2018. Book at Pitchup.com
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