List Of Haunted Places In Yorkshire And The Humber

Temple Newsam House, Leeds
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The northern region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber is the place where you'll find one of the most famous haunted houses in the world, the Black Monk house of Pontefract and the famously haunted city of York. The rest of region has plenty of other famous paranormal hotspots in surprisingly high concentration, making it one of the most paranormally active regions in England.
  • 30 East Drive, Pontefract

    It's an unassuming, typical three-bedroom, semi-detached house on the Chequerfield Estate in Pontefract. Reports of a ghost of a Black Monk first appeared in the national newspaper in 1966 after the family living in the house claimed they were experiencing poltergeist activity.

  • 39 De Grey Street, Hull

    The dilapidated house at 39 De Grey Steet is a former family home, which now lies empty.

  • Armley Mills, Leeds

    Armley Mills is said to house Victorian ghosts and poltergeist activity, as well as disembodied voice and dark shadows.

  • Black Bull Pub, Bradford

    The historic inn, which was allegedly where Branwell Brontë's declined into alcoholism and opium addiction, shut its doors in 2018, but the pub's owners say they are now working on finding a new licensee and re-opening.

  • Bolling Hall, Bradford

    Bolling Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Bradford.

  • Bradford City Football Club, Bradford

    The home ground of Bradford City FC is the Northern Commercials Stdium, formerly known as Valley Parade and it is said to be haunted.

  • Bradford City Hall, Bradford

    The Grade I listed, 19th century town hall in Centenary Square is one of the city's most recognisable landmarks because of its distinctive clock tower.

  • City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

    A 19th century performance venue that was refurbished and re-opened in 2011 and is said to be a hotbed of paranormal activity, including unexplained knocks and bangs, poltergeist activity and there's even stories that the building's paintings which adorn the walls have become warped.

  • East Riddlesden Hal, Bradford

    This 17th century manor house, perched on a small plateau overlooking a bend in the River Aire, is said to be one of the most haunted properties in the area and even featured in series eight of the long-running ghost hunting show 'Most Haunted'.

  • Eden Camp Museum, Malton

    The Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum is located on the former camp, which consists of 33 huts, part of a prison camp that was constructed in 1942 to house Italian prisoners.

  • Halsham House, Hull

    Halsham House was established as a school in 1584 under the terms of the will of Sir John Constable.

  • Hassetts' House, Leeds

    It's not known who or what haunts this 350-year-old home which used to be a coaching inn.

  • Hell's House, Middlesbrough

    Hell's House is a privately owned home in the Middlesborough, with a quirky vibe about it, due to its unique and vibrant decoration style.

  • Hodroyd Hall, Barnsley

    Over the years there has been many stories of strange occurrences at this majestic building, which was once the home of Sir John de Hoderode, who was the steward at Pontefract Castle.

  • Keighley Bus Museum, Bradford

    A bus museum is far from the stereotypical haunted location, but the museum in Keighley has its fair share of ghost stories.

  • Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

    Now nothing more than ruins, the abbey dates back to the 12th century both the ground of the abbey and the museum which sits within the grounds is said to be haunted.

  • Leeds Crown Court, Leeds

    Leeds Crown Court has for many years been the place of emotional trials, where sentences have been passed.

  • Leeds Town Hall, Leeds

    The Victorian town hall in the heart of the city was opened in 1858 and as well as housing a court and the bridewell cells, it is also said to be home to several hauntings, mostly in the old cells, which still exist in the buildings basement to this day.

  • Malet Lambert School, Hull

    Stll a secondary school for 11 to 16-year-old pupils, this historic school is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl who fell from the bell tower.

  • Midland Hotel, Bradford

    The 90-bedroom three-star Victorian hotel in the city centre was constructed over five years from 1885, built by the Midland Railway Company.

  • Paper Hall, Bradford

    Paper Hall was built in 1643 and holds the title of being the oldest domestic building in the city.

  • Parkside Social Club, Bradford

    The Parkside Social Club has had many uses throughout its history, including a time as a school and it seems this era left its mark on the building.

  • Ripon Union Workhouse, Ripon

    There's been a workhouse on the site in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon since 1776, the current building was erected in 1854.

  • St. Catherine's Hospital, Doncaster

    While parts of the hospital are still in use, with 32 beds, much of the building is now abandoned but the original operating theatre tables still exist in the creepy basement.

  • Temple Newsam House, Leeds

    Temple Newsam is believed to be home to several ghosts.

  • Temple Works, Leeds

    When Temple Works was built in 1840 it held the record of being the biggest single room in the world, but it's also famous for its ghosts.

  • Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

    Now a museum, the Grade II listed building stands on the site of a workhouse, which once housed the poor and those who could not support themselves in the community.

  • The A616, Stocksbridge

    The A616 runs from Newark-on-Trent to the M1 motorway at junction 30 and then reappears at junction 35A and goes on to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

  • The Fleece Inn, Elland

    The Fleece Inn in Elland was built in the early 1600s and is known for its grim legends, with rumours of secret tunnels, deaths and even murders.

  • The Golden Fleece, York

    The Golden Fleece is said to be York's most haunted pub, and is said to be home to fifteen spirits including that of Lady Alice Peckett, the wife of a former mayor of York and also the owner of the inn.

  • The Palace, Leeds

    One of Leeds' most historic pubs that's been serving customers since 1821.

  • The Picture House Cinema, Keighley

    The Keighley Picture House opened in 1913 as theatre which also showed films. Later in its life it hosted live shows and music concerts.

  • Thorne Workhouse, Doncaster

    The paranormal history of the Thorne Poor Law Union, which opened in 1830s and housed up to 150 men, women and children at its peak.

  • Treasurer's House, York

    The Treasurer's House is a Grade I listed house, located directly to the North of York Minster, and was the location for an episode of the Discovery Channel series 'Ghosthunters'.

  • Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham

    Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham stands in 250 acres of parkland and was once the home of the first Earl of Stafford.

  • West Bowling Golf Club, Bradford

    The now dilapidated clubhouse at West Bowling Golf Club is said to be haunted by a ghostly figure wearing a grey suit.


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