Haunted half term
Fri 2 October 2009
Spook yourselves silly this Halloween and make the most of half term by visiting America’s most bewitching seaport: Salem, Massachusetts. Settle in to Salem life in a home from and join in the Halloween festivities throughout October with the locals, if you’re brave enough...
It may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, but this colourful, coastal city has much to offer this half term; a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic architecture and amazing spooky stories that span almost four centuries.
Holiday accommodation still available near Salem:
Seaside Escape, Winthrop by the Sea, Boston, USA
Sleeps up 8 (4 bedrooms) from £1,118 per week
Winthrop by the Sea is an ocean-side community situated at the northern entrance of Boston Harbour. Seaside Escape is a homely four bedroom condo with some furnishing reflecting its proximity to the sea. It is in close proximity to spooky Salem and on one side of Winthrop you have an expansive view of the outer Boston Harbour and on the other side you can look out over the Boston skyline.
Caleb Beal House, Boston, USA
Sleeps up to 6 (3 bedrooms) from £745 per week
Hingham is situated in the South Shore Area, southeast of Boston, with 21 miles of waterfront. The Southshore area of Boston is a beautiful region offering many activities, and Boston and Salem is just 17 miles away. This property boasts the typical weather board and shutter frontage and has hard wood floors throughout. Log burning fires and rooms to explore for those cool evenings of ghost story telling!
Haunted holiday accommodation available closer to home:
Dukes Lodge, York, England
Sleeps up to 4 (2 bedrooms)from £349 per week
Dukes Lodge is situated a stone's throw away from the city walls, between the College of York St John's and the York Theatre and Arts Museum. York has immense historic and cultural value as the old Roman capital of England. To celebrate Halloween this year, the National Railway Museum will be open to visitors and ghost busters for creepy Wheel rides and spooky Ghost Tours. Or take a ride on the Ghost Train from the Museum or Minster and see the Wheel decorated with ghastly ghouls, beastly bats and creepy cobwebs.
Bank Street Apartment, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sleeps up to 4 (2 bedrooms)from £570 per week
Bank street is a 2 bedroom third floor apartment situated just off the celebrated Royal Mile, this is a distinctive base from which to explore the magnificent city. Edinburgh is one of the most haunted places in Europe and there is no better place to spend a Haunted Halloween. On our late night ghost tour, there will be no holds barred as we tell you some of the most chilling ghost and horror stories that Edinburgh has to offer.
London Apartment, London, England
Sleeps up to 3 (1 bedroom) from £630 per week
This luxury London apartment is situated on the top floor, offering great views of the city. With its gloomy dungeons, haunted tower and bloodthirsty history, where better to welcome in Halloween than London? From terrifying witches to spooky club nights, the capital is packed with Halloween events for all ages and tastes.
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