A Spooky Tour Across Northern Ireland - Atlas Obscura Lists

A Spooky Tour Across Northern Ireland

Step into the unknown—if you dare.

Castles and churches and the ruins of monuments from centuries past dot the landscape of Northern Ireland. These historical fixtures are also home to tales of spirits, specters, banshees, and ghouls that have become just as synonymous with Northern Ireland as its lush, historic landscape.  

Bent and contorted beech trees along a desolate roadway in County Antrim evoke a spine-tingling sense of terror during the evening. The Dark Hedges were planted in the 18th century and are said to be home to the mysterious Grey Lady. On the edge of the coast in Coleraine, Northern Ireland stands the Mussenden Temple, said to be one of Causeway Coast’s most haunted locations. From a cemetery with a dark history to haunted castles, here are eight places to have a frightful evening in Northern Ireland.