Three Spooky Places to Visit in Yorkshire

If you are heading to Yorkshire, there is so much to please everyone there. From all the things to do in Ripon  on a rainy day, to beautiful walks across the Yorkshire dales when the sun is shining, it is clear to see why this is one of the favourite places to visit in the UK.

If you are heading to Yorkshire and are looking for something a little different to do whilst you are there, why not spend some time looking into the spooky side of Yorkshire? There is so much history here that it is easy to see why so many tales of haunted happenings can be found all over the country – here are just a few places that you might like to visit on a ghost hunt…

Bolton Abbey – The ruins of this old monastery certainly look spooky. It was destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII. It is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Yorkshire, home to a ghost known as the Black Canon. It is said that although he died just before the dissolution, he has never been able to rest peacefully. Wearing a dark cloak and hat, many have spotted his shadowy figure wandering the ruins of the monastery, and have also heard footsteps when nobody appeared to be there…

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Bolling Hall – The beautiful Bolling Hall dates back to the 14th Century, so has a lot of history surrounding it. There have been many different ghost reports from the building over the years, many of which send shivers up the spine! From a lady in white who roams the hallways, to a man standing in a long coat by the fireplace, to the chilling sounds of a crying baby, this is not a place for the faint hearted!

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Carbrook Hall – This was once a pub but has now closed for renovations. For hundreds of years however it was also a meeting place as well as a drinking establishment and was used by Oliver Cromwell for holding meetings during the 1640s. There have been reports of the pub’s late owner, John Blunt, who owned the pub at the time wandering around the hallways, and there have also been reports of a female ghost, who is described as an elderly woman.