List Of Haunted Places In The North West

Ordsall Hall, Salford, Manchester
The North West region seems to have a higher concentration of paranormal hotspots than most places in England, with haunted properties to be found everywhere from Carlisle to Crewe. Below is an ever-growing list of some of the North West's most famous spooky locations.
  • Accrington Police Station And Courts, Accrington

    The grade II listed building, also known as the "urban lockup", is situated on the edge of Accrington town centre and was previously jointly used as a magistrates court and police station by the Accrington division of Lancashire Police.

  • Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

    The Adelphi in Liverpool is actually the third hotel on the site and the Grade II listed building is easily one of the most haunted in the country.

  • Albert Hall, Manchester

    The Albert Hall is a music venue in the city, originally built as a Methodist central hall in 1908, complete with a huge church organ.

  • Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

    Built in 1840, Antwerp Mansion was a private residence in a gated community created for the Victorian super-rich industrialists.

  • Barnes Hospital, Cheadle

    This Grade II listed, 1870s hospital on the outskirts of Manchester was closed in 1999.

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

    A theme park conjures up images of fun and games and seems a world away from the gothic towers of a classic haunted house, but the historic Pleasure Beach in Blackpool is said to be a hotbed of poltergeist activity.

  • Carlisle Railway Station, Carlisle

    This Grade II listed train station is a major hub on the West Coast Main Line and is home to many unexplained phenomenon.

  • Central Library, Liverpool

    Liverpool Central Library is the largest of the 22 libraries in the city and has its fair share of ghost stories, including reports of shadows moving in the dark corners of rooms.

  • Champness Hall, Rochdale

    Champness Hall is one of the biggest buildings in Rochdale, but today it's in a state of disrepair, making it an eerie location and one which is said to be haunted.

  • Charnock Hall, Preston

    Charnock Hall seems like an unlikely location for a haunting, it's not a big old castle or an old remote manor house.

  • Churche's Mansion, Nantwich

    A very famous Tudor timbered-framed mansion right in the middle of Nantwich, that was originally owned by a family of wealthy merchants, the Churches.

  • Combermere Abbey, Combermere

    One of the most famous ghost photographs of all time was taken in the library at Combermere Abbey.

  • Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

    Staff, actors and customers have reported seeing the ghost of a stage hand, as well as the spirit of a lady in white.

  • Crewe Railway Station, Crewe

    Crewe station opened in 1837 and is one of the most historically significant railway stations in the world, it is alleged to be so haunted that the former station manager, Sheila Breeze, recently described one area of the station as "not for the faint-hearted".

  • Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

    Nestled within a modern estate, just five miles outside of Liverpool city centre, is a 210 roomed mansion that is said to be haunted by its previous occupants.

  • Hack Green Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich

    Hack Green was first used during the Second World War, its purpose was to confuse German bombers looking for the vital railway junction at Crewe.

  • Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool

    The Empire's resident spooks include the ghost of a tearful young girl seen wearing Victorian era clothing.

  • Lower Well Head Farm, Pendle

    Lower Well Head Farm is a remote farmhouse built around 1660 that was made famous due to its appearance an infamous 'Most Haunted Live!' back in 2004.

  • Mains Hall, Blackpool

    Mains Hall in Blackpool is home to many fantastic stories of paranormal activity.

  • Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

    Manchester Cathedral is an impressive Grade I listed gothic structure built in 1421, complete with a large and eerie crypt.

  • Manchester Town Hall, Manchester

    The town hall in Albert Square was opened in 1877, it contains offices and grand ceremonial rooms including the ornate Great Hall which is decorated with murals depicting the city's history.

  • Miltonrigg Woods, Brampton

    The Naworth level crossing in Miltonrigg Woods is said to be haunted due to its grim past.

  • Morecambe Winter Gardens, Morecambe

    Originally built as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in 1897, but closed in 1977 due to a fall it profits.

  • Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass

    Muncaster Castle, located near the coastal town of Ravenglass, is said to be haunted by Tom Fool, AKA Thomas Skelton.

  • Newsham Park Hospital, Liverpool

    Newsham Park is a former seaman's orphanage and hospital and over the years has been the site of many reports of paranormal activity.

  • Norton Priory, Runcorn

    The Grade I listed remains of the priory in Runcorn are said to be one of the most haunted locations in the area.

  • Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Manchester

    The Coliseum dates back to 1885, despite lots of competition when it originally opened, it's now the only theatre left in the area, although it too closed briefly in the 1930s due to financial difficulties, but opened again by the end of the decade.

  • Ordsall Hall, Manchester

    This Tudor manor house in Salford dates back to the 15th century although the original hall on the site was built in 1251.

  • Pendle Hill, Burnley

    Pendle Hill is famous for its history of witchcraft, murder and execution.

  • Peveril Of The Peak, Manchester

    This Grade II listed pub in the heart of the city was built in 1829.

  • Rowton Moor, Chester

    The Battle of Rowton Moor took place here during the English Civil War in 1645, and it has left its mark on the land forever.

  • Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

    This historic theatre is said to have several resident spooks, one of which coincidentally shares a name and occupation with a ghost who haunts the Empire Theatre, also in Liverpool.

  • Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

    A theatre built in the heart of Manchester in 1806, although a theatre has stood on the site much longer, but was demolished to make way for the newer more modern building.

  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston

    Samlesbury Hall in Preston was rebuilt and is now a museum showcasing the rich history it holds.

  • Speke Hall, Liverpool

    Speke Hall is a wood-framed Tudor manor house that is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former heiress, Lady Mary Norris.

  • St. James Cemetery, Liverpool

    St James's Cemetery, situated behind Liverpool Cathedral, is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Liverpool.

  • St. Mary's Church, Bacup

    This Grade I listed place of worship is said to be haunted by the spirit of a local boy named John Daniel, who's seen sitting at a desk in the church dressed in a school uniform and hat.

  • St. Thomas Hospital, Stockport

    St Thomas Hospital was one a workhouse, known locally as "The Grubber".

  • Tatton Old Hall, Knutsford

    The Old Hall sits within the grounds of Tatton Hall, in Knutsford, Cheshire.

  • The A666, Bolton

    Due to its numeric designation, the A666 in Bolton as been given the fitting name, "The Devil's Highway".

  • The Bate Hall, Macclesfield

    Dating back to the late 16th century, the Bate Hall has become one of the most historically significant buildings in Macclesfield.

  • The Botanic Gardens Museum, Southport

    The paranormal activity in the historic Botanic Gardens Museum in Southport ranges from sightings of figures staring out of the window, through to items on display in moving on their own.

  • The Gaumont Cinema, Liverpool

    The oddly shaped cinema with its unique curved frontage is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who died of a heart attack while paying an exciting game of bingo at the venue before it became a cinema.

  • The Greengate Brewery, Middleton

    The Greengate Brewery is said to be troubled by ghostly goings-on including barrels moving around in the cellar, a dark figure appearing in the attic and a security guard getting his face slapped by an invisible presence.

  • The Mill Street Barracks, St Helens

    The barracks saw active service during both world wars and soldiers were stationed there for months before being deployed to the frontline, many never returning home to their loved ones.

  • The Park Hotel, Morecambe

    The grand hotel, which now stand abandoned on the seafront, was built in 1895 by Edmond Park, the luxury hotel attracted England's wealthiest and most influential, but it was rumoured that after hours Park held séances and strange occult rituals.

  • The Queen Hotel, Chester

    The hotel was one of the grand railway hotels to be built in the UK and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.

  • The Royal Court Theatre, Bacup

    The Royal Court Theatre was once the site of the Henrietta Steet Iron Foundry, until it was destroyed by fire in 1850.

  • The Slaughter House, Liverpool

    The Slaughter House, a well-known pub in the centre of Liverpool, is known for its reports of ghostly goings-on, which range from a little boy laughing, pint glasses smashing and staff heave reported having their hair pulled and encountered dark figures and heard footsteps on the stairs.

  • Towneley Hall, Burnley

    Paranormal activity at Towneley Hall is said to include the disembodied sounds of children laughing and crying and an apparition seen gliding across the ancient hallways.

  • Walton Hall, Warrington

    Walton Hall is said to have a few ghostly residents, some are friendly, some are definitely not.

  • Wardley Hall, Manchester

    A medieval manor house in the Wardley area of Worsley, in Greater Manchester, it was once the home of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Salford and for more 200 years has been known as "Skull House".

  • Woolton Hall, Liverpool

    The original part of Woolton Hall was built in 1704 for the Molyneux family.

  • Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester

    Wythenshawe Hall is a 16th century timber-framed manor house in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

  • Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester

    Ye Olde Kings Head was built on Chester's Lower Bridge Street in 1622 and is said to be troubled by reports of paranormal occurrences as often as once or twice a week.


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