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Wiltshire’s answer to a spooky Halloween

Posted on 15th October 2012

Those staying in holiday cottages in Wiltshire can certainly look forward to enjoying the beautiful autumnal oranges, reds, yellows and brown coming out in the leaves, but along with that also comes the spookiest time of the year: Halloween! Here are just a couple of fantastic events going on this Halloween around Wiltshire.

Carving pumpkins

The first event certainly worth a mention is the Spooky Spectacular 2012 Classic Ghost Walk right in the heart of Salisbury. Visitors can participate in an eerie walk around the city, exploring not just the streets but also the hidden parts of the city too. Guides will reveal some of Salisbury’s secrets whilst navigating its nooks and crannies, tales of ghosts, witches, wizards, crime, and punishment.

Learn about the violent death of the Duke of Buckingham and more this Halloween from 26th-31st October. Tickets are £5 for an adult and £2 for children, so bring family and friends along for a spooky
night out.

Another great Halloween happening for locals and those enjoying Wiltshire cottage holidays is the Longleat Halloween Spooktacular Festival. Last year, the festival sold out and with this year’s line up it is likely to go the same way. From 20th October-4th November, the family favourite safari park will be setting up a variety of spooky scenes, including Ghoulish Tours of Longleat House where visitors are taken to the lesser known attics and cellars of the house, apparently not for the faint hearted!

There will also be a Ghost Train, Spooky Pumpkin Trail, Hocus Pocus House, Bat Cave, Nasty but Nice shows and Pumpkin carving too. Why not get up close to some bats, stroke a hairy spider or make your very own Jack O Lantern and head to Longleat? Day tickets need to be purchased, but buy them online and visitors can save up to 15%.

There is plenty to do this Halloween in Wiltshire, but for a really spooky night out with the family head
to either the Salisbury Ghost Walk or Longleat for some of the best Halloween fun around.

Image Credit: Nick Taylor (flickr.com)