Has this Halloween inspired you to check in to some spooky accommodation? Europe is home to a number of historic castles converted to luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants. Autumn and Winter presents the perfect time of year to discover some local history and check in to these unique hotels, many furnished with cosy fireplaces, original tapestries and traditional four poster beds.
From the UK and Ireland to Denmark and Italy, hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk has selected nine of the best haunted castle hotels. These majestic buildings are steeped in history and legend, from prisoners in the dungeons to tales of cheating lovers. Guests can experience much of the history first-hand via guided tours, themed medieval dinners and gourmet restaurants located in the dungeons.