The 5 scariest cities in the UK revealed, according to darkness, cemeteries and paranormal sightings

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a view of a building: The spookiest towns in the UK have been announced in time for Halloween, and just in case you were planning to go ghost hunting on October 31st. © Shutterstock The spookiest towns in the UK have been announced in time for Halloween, and just in case you were planning to go ghost hunting on October 31st.

The spookiest towns in the UK have been revealed in time for Halloween, just in case you were planning to go ghost hunting on October 31st.

The factors taken into consideration to determine the scariest locations – complied by OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk – included the number of cemeteries, paranormal sightings, abandoned homes, spooky roads, safety at night, level of crime and annual sunshine.

They found that the top five scariest places in the UK are:

  • Newport (1070 points)
  • Birmingham (1040)
  • Leicester (980)
  • Nottingham (940)
  • Liverpool (930)

Spooky Fact: According to data from SellHouseFast.uk, Leicester is also the city where your home is most likely to be invaded by spiders.

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If you’re planning on ghost spotting this Halloween, the places which ranked highest for paranormal sightings are Newport, Birmingham, Preston and Bradford.

The cities/towns ranking highest for the number of cemeteries were London, Newport, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Nottingham

The research also looked at the annual hours of sunshine to determine which place is the darkest of them all. The cities/towns with the most sunshine had the highest amount of points deducted on the tables, whilst the darkest cities had the lowest amount of points deducted.

The darkest places in the UK are Glasgow (1203.1 hours of annual sunshine), Manchester (1212.4 hours), Armagh (1245.5 hours), Belfast (1246.9 hours) and Newry (1255.8 hours).

At the other end of the spectrum, the cities with the most annual sunshine are Peterborough (1596 hours), Oxford (1577.9 hours), Cardiff (1549.4 hours) London (1540.4 hours) and Reading (1522.9 hours).

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