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The best Ghost Tours in England

Whether you are 5 or 65 we all love a spooky story. England's historic cities are full of spooky streets full of spellbinding stories! Here we have found you 3 of the best Ghost Tours in England.


Unmissable spooky tours in York, Canterbury and Oxford!


York, Yorkshire, England, UK

The Shambles, York is just one location for this spooky tour.


A spellbinding one hour walking ghost tour of York, through the magical streets of this medieval city. Explore old York and hear fascinating historical tales, with a focus on those relating to Witchcraft, the spooky, and the strange.


Duration: 1 hour | Groups up to 30 guests | £12 per person | Book this tour


Discover a wicked history of Yorkshire, explore lost stories, find hidden gems and learn from the past, all with a bewitching guide! This wonderful 1 hour walking tour gives you an alternative experience of old York. Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you from the Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate sign (the shortest street in York with possibly the longest name) through York's mysterious old town, finishing on back the famous Shambles. Join your characterful witch guide and hear historical tales and legends of Yorkshire witches across the ages. Discover York's history along the way and unearth secrets of the Minster, Shambles, Petergate, Stonegate, and much more! Your costumed witch guide will enchant you on this journey to the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected!


Highlights of this tour:
  • Led by professional actors who bring the York city’s rich history to life!

  • Explore hidden alleys, charming courtyards, stunning architectural wonders that most tourists miss.

  • Learn of York's fascinating past and present, including stories of famous writers and artists.





Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

Butchery Lane, Canterbury is just one location for this spooky tour.


Join the infamous Canterbury Ghost Hunter on a 90 minute tour of Canterbury's dark side with an entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting. Follow the award winning Ghost Hunter, author and local historian, John Hippisley, as he leads you through the streets of Canterbury.


Duration: 1.5 hour | Groups up to 30 guests | £15 per person | Book this tour


Award winning Ghost Hunter, author and local historian, John Hippisley, leads you through the darkened streets of Canterbury on a unique tour that is spooky, historical and also delightfully humorous. What horrifying tragedy befell a mother & her children in a local tearoom? Why you shouldn’t fool around with a Ouija board? What do the Canterbury Cathedral Constables often encounter on their nightly checks? Discover the answers to these curious questions and much more as your ghostly guide takes you on a haunting tour of historic Canterbury that promises to be one of the most unique experiences you will ever enjoy! Discover the haunting charm of this historic medieval city as your guide dressed for the occasion in top hat and flowing cloak guides you at a leisurely pace through the dark street. Suitable for families and children .


Highlights of this tour:
  • Join the infamous Canterbury Ghost Hunter on a 90 minute tour of Canterbury's dark side.

  • An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting!

  • Discover the answers to curious questions of the city streets of Canterbury, Kent.





Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

The Bridge of Sighs, Oxford is just one location for this spooky tour.


Learn about Oxford’s most famous ghosts and soak up the atmosphere! Hear the well-known spookiest tales from around the historic city of Oxford!


Duration: 2 hours | Groups up to 16 guests | £23 per person | Book this tour


Based on the book "Haunted Oxford" by local historian Rob Walters. Hear the well-known spookiest tales from around the historic city of Oxford: “From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to stories about first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits”. Learn about Oxford’s most famous ghosts and soak up the atmosphere. Not really suitable for Under 10's - this is a 2-hour tour and in winter, it's after dark!


Highlights of this tour:
  • Learn about Oxford’s most famous ghosts and soak up the atmosphere!

  • Be led around the city by a local writer and guide.

  • Discover Oxford's hidden alleyways after dark!





All of these spooky Ghost Tours are available to book on Unmissable England. Click here to visit Unmissable England's website.




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