This autumn embark on an adventure and explore the places where rich history, charming landscapes, and spine-tingling tales come together. From eerie walks through historic sites to tours and thrills of spooky tales, we’ve put together a list of places steeped with history and tales of long ago so you can have an adventure like no other this spooky season.
Hell Fire Club 😈
Venture into the eerie history of the Hellfire Club, perched atop Montpelier Hill, a short 30-minute drive from Lawlor’s. As you traverse the Dublin mountains, you'll be met with two intriguing walking trails: the 5.5km Hellfire Forest Loop and the gentler 4km Montpelier Loop. This secluded lodge is steeped in enigmatic history, shrouded in tales of black magic and even the devil himself joining men for secret card games. The closer you get to the abandoned house atop the hill, the more you'll feel yourself getting goosebumps with anticipation.
For more information on these legendary tales and your journey to this spine-tingling destination, check out the details here: Hell Fire Club
Donadea Forest Park 🌲
Step into the enchanting embrace of Donadea Forest, where an ancient ruined castle casts a spell over the landscape, especially as the evening shadows descend. Spanning across a sprawling 640 acres, this mesmerising forest beckons explorers with its diverse terrain and a tapestry of walking trails, perfectly tailored to cater to hikers of all levels. It's a destination that seamlessly blends scenic beauty and tranquil serenity, making it an essential stop for those seeking a touch of magic amidst nature this Halloween season.
Find out how to get here and all you need to know: Donadea Forest Park
Corkagh Park 👻
While Corkagh Park offers a delightful daytime escape with its scenic beauty and inviting trails, as darkness descends, an eerie transformation takes place. The park's enigmatic allure is intensified by a particular spot known as the 'Devil's Passage,' a location steeped in local lore for its spine-tingling sightings and unexplained phenomena. Countless visitors have recounted spine-chilling encounters, as they swear to have witnessed a headless horseman galloping through the shadowed pathways, leaving them both horrified and spellbound. As Halloween approaches, Corkagh Park beckons those seeking an authentic thrill amidst its historic grounds—a tale that's sure to send shivers down your spine.
Find out how to get here and all you need to know: Corkagh Park
Russborough House 💀
Nestled in the scenic countryside of County Wicklow, just a stone's throw from County Kildare, lies the exquisite Russborough House and its magnificent parklands. This historic estate is not only a feast for the eyes but also offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the rich history and natural beauty of the region through its captivating walking trails.
The Dark Maze at Russborough House from 28th - 31st October. This spooky Halloween adventure will seriously put your nerves to the test. Enter the ominously decked-out Dark Maze to discover what spooky surprises lie in store. Have your scariest costume ready and be prepared for a frighteningly good night out. Recommended for adults/older kids as the cover of darkness adds an extra spooky effect to this immersive experience.
Castletown House 🕯
Ever wondered what happens when darkness descends on Castletown House? There’s no better night than Halloween to find out! The OPW host Halloween tours every year through the breath-takingly spectacular castle, there are day-time tours for the faint-of-heart but for a real scare keep an eye out for the Halloween tour dates which are opening soon!
Find out more here: Castletown House
Why not make it a Halloween to remember and book your next trip away to Lawlor's of Naas. We have lots of spooktacular packages and offers that are perfect for your adults-only getaway: Lawlor's Autumn Special Offers🎃