20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

Abandoned mental asylums litter forgotten landscapes across the world. But these spooky buildings don’t compare to the fright you’ll experience inside the notorious Briarcliff Manor, the setting of American Horror Story: Asylum.

1. Cane Hill Asylum (England)

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2. Henryton State Hospital (Maryland)

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3. Whittingham Asylum (England)

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4. Stone House Hospital (England)

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5. Norwich State Hospital (Connecticut)

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6. Claremont Mental Hospital, Perth, Australia

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7. Hart Island Women’s Asylum (New York)

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8. Pennhurst State Hospital (Pennsylvania)

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9. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (West Virginia)

Mark Walz / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: themarque

10. Kings Park Psychiatric Center (New York)

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11. Pilgram State Hospital (New York)

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12. Severalls Hospital (England)

Rob Walker / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: artwork_rebel

13. Hellingly Mental Asylum (England)

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14. Norristown State Hospital (Pennsylvania)

Mike LaCon / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: mikethecat

15. Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra (Tuscany)

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16. Beelitz-Heilstätten (Germany)

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17. Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Kentucky)

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18. Plumstead (Norfolk)

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19. Traverse City State Hospital (Michigan)

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20. West Park Hospital (England)

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