A SUITABLY spooky venue is set to host a hair-raising Halloween spectacle to celebrate the scary season.

Beacon Hill Fort, a long-standing war defence structure in Harwich, will act as the focal point of this year’s Fortress of Fear event.

The spine-chilling stroll will see brave guests walk through the nearby woods and the historic coastal fortification.

Along the way, they will be approached by a variety of frightening figures who will do their best to terrify those they come into contact with.

Andrea King, a spokeswoman for the Harwich Angels, which is running the event for a third year, said: “Who will you meet on Halloween?

“We thank everyone for their continued support this year.”

The Fortress of Fear takes place on October 29 in half-an-hour timeslots between 6pm and 10.30pm at a cost of £5 per person.

To find out more information or to book tickets for the event, which is recommended for people over the age of 14, call 07734239333.