Our wee country really has us spoilt for choice so hop in your car and head out for the day as we take you on an adventure to some of prettiest walks alongside some fun spooky activities to get you in the festive mood this Autumn.
Explore the spooky old castle ruins whilst taking in the stunning scenery at Crom Estate, reportedly one of the most haunted places in NI. You can do a little ghost walk where you will discover historic ruins and some of the oldest trees in Ireland. Keep an eye out for the roosting bats!
The National Trust’s Castle Ward was always known for its foodie history so once again this year you can head out and do a big of foraging on a guided tour of the grounds, learning about various plants and fungi that can be used to make something yummy at the end of the tour.
Staying with the National Trust (few of us are members so naturally are fans) there is spooky Springhill, once known as the prettiest house in NI and a fantastic place to explore at Halloween. You can wander through the beautiful walled garden and paths whilst also visiting the haunted blue-room during the house tour. It is rumoured you can feel the temperature drop as you go into the room. Coat please!
Blow the cobwebs away by taking a spooky stroll around Dunluce Castle on the North Coast. The story goes that during a banquet the castle servants fell into the sea and you can still hear their screams on story nights. And that’s not all, you might also hear the screams of bride Maeve Roe falling to her death as she pines after the lover her dad refused her to marry. Even if you aren’t into banshees and ghosts, the view here is spectacular at this time of year.