haunted buildings in Yorkshire

Top 50 haunted buildings in Yorkshire

Halloween’s round the corner, so the Yorkshire’s Best Adventures team came up with this spook-tacular list of the top 50 most haunted buildings in Yorkshire.

Spooky stays

haunted buildings in YorkshireBell in Driffield
Driffield, East Yorkshire
This Victorian hotel in the capital of the Yorkshire Wolds is said to be so scary that it sent one hotel inspector scurrying for the door when he thought he was pulled from his four-poster bed in haunted room 19.
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Dean Court Hotel
York, North Yorkshire
Built in 1855, the Dean Court Hotel is famed for its fabulous views over York Minster … and the ghost of the Mad Maid who is said to haunt the hotel cellars. Look out if you book into room 36 on the third floor – guests have reported slamming doors, objects being moved around and pressure on their chests when going to sleep at night
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Cedar Court Hotel
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Dating back to 1671, it’s little wonder there are said to be spooks at this elegant hotel overlooking Harrogate’s famous Stray parkland. Many guests claim to see a small boy sitting on the end of the bed, with some even reporting conversations with him. Others have seen the spectre of an old lady roaming along what some of the staff now call the ‘spooky corridor’.
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Crown Hotel
Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
According to local lore, a spook called Lady Helena haunts room 30 at this traditional coaching inn in Boroughbridge. While little is known of her background, she is said to have jumped to her death from the hotel window. Guests report feelings of someone sitting at the end of the bed, while housekeeping staff say the friendly ghost plays tricks on them by locking doors and then opening them.
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Mosborough Hall Hotel
Mosborough, South Yorkshire
Originally a 12th-century manor house, Mosborough Hall is one of Yorkshire’s most famous haunted hotels. The sultry spook that haunts the corridors is known as The White Lady, apparently the ghost of a young governess who fell pregnant to the squire in the 1600s and threatened to tell his wife, prompting him to slit her throat. She is said to be most active in the Lord John Darcy Suite – where furniture moves around and angry voices can be heard – but she also appears in the rest of the house. Apparently, as the floor is now higher than when she was alive, she can often only be seen from the knees up.
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The Black Swan
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
The Black Swan has just picked up a gong as the best restaurant in the UK according to TripAdvisor users, but you might be put off your food if you stay in one of the rooms. The hotel is made up of three different buildings – a Tudor-style house, an Elizabethan home and a Georgian building – and between them, they are reported to be haunted by a young blonde and a dashing gent, though the two are not seen together.
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Hazelwood Castle
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Pre-dating the Domesday Book, Hazelwood Castle was variously a refuge for Catholic priests, a maternity hospital and a monastery. Guests and staff have reported seeing monks, priests and mysterious, shadowy figures, while one allegedly heard a baby crying all night when there were none in the surrounding rooms. Tansy, Lavender and Rose are three of the bedrooms to ask for if you’re after a fright fest.
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Bagdale Hall Hotel
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Bagdale Hall consists of three buildings, one Tudor and two Georgian, with the Tudor element thought to be the oldest building in Whitby. Former owner Browne Bushell is said to have been executed for piracy with his ghost now haunting the hotel with all manner of spooky goings on from poltergeist, to lights switching on and off of their own accord. People also say they have heard whispering voices when no one is there.
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Gisborough Hall Hotel
Guisborough, North Yorkshire
Built in 1856, this magnificent house was converted into a hotel in 2002 after being a home for the elderly for many years. Resident spooks are said to be that of an old lady, who can be seen around the corridors, a butler and a third, mysterious entity that has been spied in the lobby.
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Parsonage Hotel & Spa
Escrick, North Yorkshire
Women relax…. The ghost of a Victorian lady has often been spotted at this country house hotel that dates from the mid-1800s… but she can only be seen by men. At one private function, she is said to have glided across the lawn leaving all the men speechless while the women carried on chatting.
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