Get into the Spirit of Halloween
While Halloween today is mostly about chocolate, a Devon weekend break will reintroduce you to the spirit world. Devon is chock full of legends, myths and tales of ghosts, ghouls and feisty spirits. Most famously, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired by Dartmoor legends to write The Hound of the Baskervilles, introducing Devon’s ghostly tales to the rest of the country.
If you enjoyed Sherlock Holmes’ famous case, make a stop at Hound Tor - the rocks are said to have been hunting dogs once upon a time. At Bowerman’s Nose, find the rock formation that was once a hunter who annoyed some witches (so the story goes). There are also plenty of places to go ghosthunting. From Berry Pomeroy Castle, which has had more than its share of ghost sightings, to poor Kitty Jay’s Grave.