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
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
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.
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
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.
What are you waiting for? The spirits are ready to welcome you.
Love ghosts? Read our Most Haunted Castles in the UK blog