A CASTLE in Herefordshire has been described as one of the most haunted spots in the UK.

Holidaycottages.co.uk has named the most haunted places in the UK, and Croft Castle, Yarpole, Leominster, is on its list.

The castle is also recognised as the most haunted house in the Midlands, and is home to seven spectres.

The most imposing of these is believed to be the ghost of Welsh freedom fighter Owain Glyndwr, from whom the Croft family are descended.

There have been reports of unsettling sightings, including a seven foot figure of a man lurking the castle grounds, and others have caught site of a spectral figure wearing a grey doublet and hose.

Visitors have heard a baby crying when exploring the haunted fortress.

Hereford Times: Fishpool Valley at Croft Castle, Herefordshire Fishpool Valley at Croft Castle, Herefordshire

There have also been reports of a woman wearing crinoline and a close-fitting cap seen gazing from a window.

This frightening location is not for the faint-hearted, but is the perfect place to get you in the Halloween spirit.

The history of the castle dates to the 11th century.

The first Bernard de Croft of Croft Castle was noted in the Domesday Book in 1086, and the Crofts have fought to keep their home ever since.

The castle has since seen wars and battles, been the family home, and has been transformed into a school for evacuees in the Second World War.

Hereford Times: A view of the East front of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and the Church A view of the East front of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and the Church

Now owned by the National Trust, it also has a list of other activities to do over the weekend, such as a pumpkin trail in its parkland.

You can visit the castle Monday to Sunday, 9am-5pm.