The heart of alleged witch Margaret Read jumped from her body and hit the wall opposite in Tuesday's Market Place, King's Lynn © meatcher-imaging via Flickr

How to Make it a Historic Halloween

Halloween isn't all about grizzly costumes, carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating and mountains of sweets. The tales enjoyed at this time of year, of witches, ghosts and even a devil dog, are knitted into English folklore and have made their mark on our culture and on hundreds of our historic buildings and places.

We have drawn together a list of places across the country where you can explore our occult, spooky or ghostly heritage. From the buildings which witnessed the trials and deaths of those accused of witchcraft, to marks in the landscape supposedly left by the devil, follow our unique guide for an alternative, historic Halloween.