With Halloween fast approaching, English Heritage has created a new online map that reveals the country’s top ghost hunting hot spots.

For a limited time only, ghost-seekers can go online to view the ‘Haunted Heritage’ interactive map, which details some of country’s spookiest sightings and findings by visitors and English Heritage’s own staff.

The map highlights some of the country’s oldest and most haunted properties such as the dungeons of doom at Kenilworth and the gothic abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula .

Mark Badger, Head of Visitor Operations at English Heritage, said: “Every year we get thousands of visitors descending on our castles and houses asking about the ghastly and gruesome happenings of the past, so this year, for the first time, we’re making our own recommendations for a terrifying tour of England’s past.”

This Halloween, selected English Heritage properties will be hosting special haunted events as an added bonus for thrill-seeking visitors.

The group’s haunted tales and tours have been assembled over a number of years and are based on sightings that are reported on a frequent basis by different sources.

According to English Heritage, many of the scary tales can be linked back to actual historical events or people who once lived at these properties .

The ‘Haunted Heritage’ spook-by-spook map of England is now available to view at: English-heritage.org.uk/halloween.