8 Of The Best Spooky Ghost Walks

With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve compiled a guide to some of the best spooky ghost walks to keep you entertained this season. To ensure you’re well prepared for your adventure, we’ve put together a list of things that may come in useful.

What will I need?

Walking Shoes
Waterproof Jacket
Bottle of Water

UK Ghost Walks To Experience This Halloween


The first ghost walk in York is believed to be established in 1973, exploring the most haunted places in York. Now The Original Ghost Walk Of York has taken on the responsibility of providing you with a night to remember promising to be genuine, authentic and magical.

To keep inline with the government guidelines this tour is based outdoors where you are able to safely socially distance yourself from other visitors. The tour takes place nightly at 6:30pm and 8pm and lasts approximately 75- 90 minutes. With adults costing £7.00 and children £5.00.

How do I get there?

The Original Ghost Walk Of York starts from The King's Arms pub- Ouse Bridge, famously noted for frequently flooding, in this case then the meeting point is located at the nearby bridge.
This can be easily accessible via Car and Train. By road use the A64/A19 into York, by Train: use York train station, located one mile away.


The City of The Dead Walks in Edinburgh is home to spooky ghost walks with numerous taking place every day in multiple locations. The guided walks are hosted by a mixture of historians and professional entertains handpicked to make your walk unique and individual. Walks are written and researched by historical author and award winning novelist, J A Henderson, leading them to a number of rave reviews.

Tours are limited due to Covid19 and must be booked online in advance. A number of measures have been put in place to ensure your safety is guaranteed. Most tours feature an outdoor aspect but if you feel safer with a full outdoor experience it is suggested that you take the Haunted Graveyard Tour as it is entirely outdoors.

How do I get there?

Tours leave from ‘The Tree of the Dead’ at the side of St.Giles Cathedral where you will find a plaque on the wall. This is easy accessed from Edinburgh city centre with just a 7 minute walk or if you’d rather the number 23 can take you right outside.


With 2,000 years of history Chester claims to be one of the most haunted cities in Britain. Chester Ghost Tours take place at night time, to take you on a journey of Chester’s airy and mysterious past with some spooky ghost tales.

This tour takes place every Saturday at 7:30pm and lasts one and half hours but extra dates are added online for every October for the Halloween season. Make sure to book in advance as the tours sell out very quickly. Covid19 safety is taken care of but customers are required to wear a face mask for the duration of the tour.

How do I get there?

To join the ghost tour make your way to the meeting point outside the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre located at Northgate Street CH1 2HQ. Accessible by car with free parking available on Castle Square (CH11SF) and Chester Train Station just a few minutes walk from the Visitor Information Centre.


London Ghost Walks is hosted by Richard Jones who has been researching the ghosts of Britain for thirty years and is a licensed Blue Badge Tourist Guide. This tour promises to walk you through the alleyways and passageways in the City of London and provide you with a marrow-chilling, thought-provoking tour.

The Ghost Walks are hosted every Saturday at 7:30pm and last one hour forty five minutes. There is also a at 7pm The Lord Raglan Pub with the nearest tube station being St. Paul’s.

How do I get there?

The meeting point for this tour can be easily accessed via the tube Outside Exit Three of
Bank Underground Station. It is suggested that you allow 3 minutes traveling time for every station you need to pass through.


Located in Lancashire is the well known Pendle Hill area, known for its spooky past and the tale of the Pendle Hill Witches. Pendle Hill is host to a number of autumnal walks including the Pendle Sculpture trail, this walk features witch sculptures along the spooky trail. If you prefer a more challenging walk then href="http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/pendle-hill-witches-walk-walking-route">Pendle Hill Witches Walk travels through the history of Pendle guiding you through the area where the Pendle Witch Trials took place in 1612.

How do I get there?

Pendle Hill is easily accessible, if arriving by road there is a small car park at Barley village, the best postcode to use is BB12 9JX. Remember to bring some change for the honesty box.


The accident seaport of Whitby is home to the award winning Whitby storyteller who hosts a number of different ghost walks from Robin’s Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk, The Whitby Ghost and Dracula Walk and Bringing The Door Walk all walks promise to provide you with unique experience telling stories of the mysterious shipwrecks, sailors, superstitions and supernatural in ancient and storied surroundings.

Due to covid19 there is you must not purchase more than 6 tickets for one time, the 6 guest’s must not be from more than two households. To ensure maximum safety the whole tour has taken place outside and it is advised that you wear a mask. Tours are available every Saturday and on different weekdays throughout October.

How do I get there?

Robin Hood Bay is very accessible, if arriving by car you will need the following address: The Dock, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22. If you make your way to Whitby you can catch the x93 bus directly to Robin’s Hood Bay.


Bringing together the arts and outdoor theatre Shiverpool; National Tourism Awards winners in 2017 deliver a spirited storytelling and immersive entertainment. This walk takes you beneath the Gothic majesty of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral where in St James cemetery there has been something sinister for hundreds of years.

To ensure this tour is inline with the government's Covid19 restrictions the only tour that is currently running is the Hope Street Shivers experience as it is 100% outdoors. Masks are not required whilst on this walk but they are encouraged, hand sanitizer is also available for customers. This tour runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and begins at 9:30pm and lasts approximately ninety minutes and where possible please book online.

How do I get there?

This tour is in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, with just a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station and Queens Square Bus Station, if on foot follow signs for The Bombed Out Church. The meeting point is right outside The Philharmonic Dining Rooms (Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BX) 10 minutes prior to the start of your tour.


Oxford Castle & Prison are home to a historic past and started off as a castle built by Norman baron Robert O’Doyly, this castle slowly over time developed into a prison and now stands as visitor attraction with a number of different experiences.

The Ghost Fest runs every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 16th October until 1st November at 7, 7:30 and 8pm and is only suitable for those ages 12 and above. This tour explores the vaulted well chamber, searching for paranormal entities in the punishment cells. To ensure this tour is covid secure there are limited numbers on this tour and a face mask and torch are both required to participate.

How do I get there?

This tour is easily accessible via road and rail with the train and coach station being a five minute walk. By train you should leave at Oxford Train station, by road you will need to use this address 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY. Car parks can be found at Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxpens, Worcester Street and Gloucester Green and are all a short walking distance from Oxford Castle & Prison.

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