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Top of the shocks: Suffolk castle voted as one of nation's scariest

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The real Framlingham Castle

Anyone would think Halloween was fast approaching, but English Heritage have released their Top Ten scariest historical sites.

And breaking into the chart is Framlingham Castle. There's been a castle in the town since the 12th century and over the centuries its picked up something of a reputation for being a little on the spooky side.

Over the years it has been destroyed by Henry II, attacked by King John (aka the baddie from Robin Hood) and has played host to the likes of Mary Tudor.

It's reputation for being haunted stems from a lost tunnel and rumours it is haunted by children from a Victorian work house.

The castle has also featured in Ed Sheeran's Castle on the Hill

The top 10 spookiest sites, as chosen by English Heritage staff, are

  • Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire;
  • Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire;
  • Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight;
  • Pendennis Castle, Cornwall;
  • Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire;
  • Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire;
  • Dover Castle, Kent;
  • Framlingham Castle, Suffolk;
  • Clifford's Tower, North Yorkshire;
  • Home of Charles Darwin - Down House, Kent.