6. Deva Asylum – Chester, Cheshire
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Built in 1829, the Deva Asylum actually sits on the still-in-use Countess of Chester Hospital. It was originally constructed to hold 500 patients, but after multiple expansions (and name changes) the asylum eventually housed around 1,500. Although Deva closed in 2005, its proximity to a working hospital has allowed it to stay in pretty good shape. Reportedly, some rooms still have electricity and water supply.
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If you go, keep your eyes out for the “Hazard Room” and the “Ashley” mural. The hazard room was painted as an art piece but the Ashley mural is left over from the hospital days. Both have been reported to be incredibly eerie in their own ways.