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12 Spooky UK Horror Film Locations You Can Actually Visit

How are you planning to spend your Halloween? No wait, let us guess.

You're going to watch Ghostbusters again, because it has horror elements, you're going to ignore trick or treaters again, because it's essentially just seasonal begging and you're going to pretend to scare your partner by putting a sheet over your head again, because it's still funny. Ish. 

But we have different plans for you. Instead of just watching a blood-curdling horror flick, why not really ramp up the fear and retrace the creepy footsteps of your favourite Halloween movie heroes and monsters? Here's our pick of the must-visit horror film locations that you can see for yourself...if you've got the guts. 

  • 12 Spooky UK Horror Film Locations You Can Actually Visit

    THE OMEN (1976)

    Location: All Saints Church in Fulham, London

    Known for: The gruesome impaling of a priest by a lightning conductor

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    Witchfinder General (1968)

    Location: Lavenham town centre, Suffolk

    Known for: being the (historically accurate) place to be for a good old-fashioned witch burning. 

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    The Wicker Man (1973)

    Location: Culzean Castle, Scotland

    Known for: being the pimpin’ crib of the late, great Christopher Lee’s wild-haired Lord Summerisle.

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    Peeping Tom (1960)

    Location: Newman Arms, London W1T

    Known for: the murder of prostitute Dora at the camera-concealing hands of voyeuristic sicko Mark. 

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    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    Location: Weston Park Grocery, London N8

    Known for: Succumbing to the zombie apocalypse and stocking Cornettos. 

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    28 Days Later (2002)

    Location: St. Anne’s Church, London E14

    Known for: its Cillian Murphy-attacking rage-infected priest.

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    The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)

    Location: Highgate Cemetery, London N6

    Known for: being the not-so-final resting place of the revenge-hungry Dr Anton Phibes (as played by horror icon Vincent Price, in a properly naff mask).

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    Hellraiser (1987)

    Location: 187 Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2

    Known for: being your boarding station for an express service to hell, and hangout for Pinhead. 

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    Dracula (1979)

    Location: St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

    Known for: playing home to Frank ‘Skeletor’ Langella’s Dracula. 

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    American Werewolf In London (1981)

    Location: Crickadarn Village, Wales

    Known for: Pretending to be a remote Yorkshire village in which two American students fall foul of the angry locals and their big, hairy, howling secret. 

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    The Village of the Damned (1960)

    Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

    Known for: being populated by mysterious blonde-haired glowing-eyed children with world-ruining powers.

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    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

    Location: Hathersage Church, Derbyshire

    Known for: housing something real gruesome in its crypt in this cult Italian-Spanish fright fest. 

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