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Emma Pullar welcomes you to Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral

I was born in South East London and after going on many school trips to Central London – visiting spooky museums and old buildings – it felt like the right place to base my horror stories. My short story, London’s

James Brogden welcomes you to Old Hunstanton

My chosen location would be Doggerland – the drowned mesolithic landscape underneath the North Sea which once linked Britain with the Netherlands – although for the practical purposes of a map I’d say Old Hunstanton. Just a bit further along

Eric Ian Steele welcomes you to Tameside

Tameside lies between Manchester, Cheshire, and Derbyshire and can only be defined by what it is not. It is not a suburb of Manchester, although it is in Greater Manchester. Nor is it part of Cheshire, despite what some residents

Adrian Chamberlin welcomes you to Cambridge

No stranger to supernatural horror, Cambridge is home to the ghost stories of MR James (famously read to his students at King’s College on Christmas Eve) and Jonathan Aycliffe (most notably Naomi’s Room). The medieval, Gothic architecture of the older

R.H. Dixon welcomes you to Horden

Horden is an ex-mining village on the northeast coast of England, in County Durham. It’s where I grew up. Throughout my childhood, Horden’s beach and dene were my playground and its history and local anecdotes fed my imagination. There’s a

Marion Grace Woolley welcomes you to Clearwell

The Forest of Dean is dragon country, where myth and legend play among the trees. My novel, Lucid, explores the connection between our own dreams and nightmares, and entheogenic drugs such as ayahuasca and MDMA. The story is spread across

Carmilla Voiez welcomes you to Duff House

My short story “Salon of Lost Souls” included in the collection “Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales” is set in a building named Regency House, but the inspiration for the tale came from Duff House in Banff Scotland. The sofa

C.C. Adams welcomes you to West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood Cemetery. Sounds kind of majestic to me. If you’d ever seen the place, you’d know what I was talking about. Some forty acres or so of graves, stretching as far as the eye can see. West Norwood is

AJ LEEHART welcomes you to SPURN and KILNSEA

My fictional towns of Dartley and Beswick are based on villages like Kilnsea, where the buildings and coast are crumbling slowly into the North Sea. The whole coast and the sea itself play major roles in the Dartley Trilogy books,

P.J. Blakey-Novis welcomes you to Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort is a wartime fort, built in 1862 to defend the harbour in Newhaven, East Sussex, on the south coast of England. The Fort is approximately half way between the cities of Brighton and Eastbourne. It is unusual in

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