Wiltshire has a long history that stretches back through the foggy mists of time to a distant past that is as intriguing as it is mysterious. The significance of its prehistoric stone circles - such as Stonehenge and Avebury - can only now be guessed at, and yet their allure draws curious visitors from all over the globe.
Tales of witchcraft abound; ancient battlefields and neolithic burial sites dot a landscape that is crisscrossed by a network of ancient trackways that pass hillsides onto which mysterious white horses were carved by long-ago inhabitants.
Amidst all this, you will find grand stately homes, romantic castle ruins, not to mention a fair smattering of haunted inns and taverns that have the added allure of being haunted.
Do you need any further reasons to pack those dousing rods and head out on a voyage of supernatural discovery along the highways and byways of haunted Wiltshire?
Avebury is one of England's most impressive mystical locations, albeit dire consequences have befallen many who have disrespected the stones.
It has been claimed that the Black Swan Hotel in Devizes is one of the most haunted hotels in England. As a result it is savoured by paranormal investigators.
A grey, hooded figure, a sobbing woman and a phantom cavalier are just three of the ghosts that visitors to Lydiard House can become acquainted with.
Attempt to speak to the ghostly lady at the Old Bell, and your efforts will come to nought as hers is a shy shade who vanishes on being addressed.
An aura of indefinable mystery, amplified by the serenity of the surrounding countryside, hovers over the mysterious, abandoned ruins of Old Sarum.
The shimmering shade of Lady Blanche Arundell may be encountered by all who come to the romantic ruin of Old Wardour Castle as twlight descends.
Should you venture into the woods above Castle Coombe, you might be rewarded with the sound of ghostly chatterring in the air around you.
Guests at the Red Lion Inn can look forward to encountering a variety of ghosts at the world's only pub at the centre of a stone circle.
Visitors from all over the globe make pilgrimages to gaze in awe and wonder at Stonehenge, whilst immersing themselves in the spirit of the stones.