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The most gruesome ghost tours in the UK and Ireland

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

It’s that time of year when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. As the nights draw in, we all want to enjoy a good scare… so why not spook yourself on one of these gruesome ghost tours? We’ve selected only the scariest in the UK and Ireland – you’ve been warned!

Ghost Bus Tour of York

There are plenty of ghosts to be found on this ghost tour of York. Your local ghoulish guide will take you by bus past many of the city’s most haunted buildings, giving you the chance to stop and see if you can spot any ghosts of your own. You will even pass the grave of famous highwayman Dick Turpin – hold on to your purses! Visit website

Dick Turpin's grave in York

Hold on to your purse when you pass the grave of notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin

The Edinburgh Underground Vaults

Many people have seen spectres haunting these 19 underground vaults. At least five ghosts have been spotted over the years. Could these include serial killers Burke and Hare, who used the vaults to transport their victims? See for yourself. Be prepared to feel a cold chill that isn’t just the weather. Visit website

Edinburgh Underground Vaults

Discover the dark side of Edinburgh with a tour of its underground vaults

Dublin Dark Side Walking Tour

Get ready to see another side of Ireland’s capital city when you wander at night. Your guide will tell you all about grisly murders and famous hauntings, stopping off to show you St Michan’s Church, Dublin Castle, the Olympia Theatre and more. 

Dublin Castle

You’ll get to see the impressive Dublin Castle on the Dublin Dark Side Walking Tour

Shrewsbury Prison Guided Tour

The home of many a murderer, dare you risk the iron bars of Shrewsbury Prison? This tour invites you to learn about old-fashioned capital punishment, including executions that have left these walls thoroughly haunted. Listen for the moans of the prisoners… and be glad you get to leave! Visit website

Shrewsbury Prison

Learn all about the horrors of capital punishment at Shrewsbury Prison

The Blood & Tears Walk of London

London’s East End is alive with the spirits of those who came before. Go on an evening stroll with author Declan McHugh, who will tell you tales of serial killers, witchcraft, grave robbing… the list goes on. Jack the Ripper isn’t the only ghost haunting the streets of London.

East End Ghost Tour London

Discover the grizzly secrets of London’s East End on a ghost tour

What are you waiting for? The spirits are ready to welcome you. 

Love ghosts? Read our Most Haunted Castles in the UK blog

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