Yorkshire's haunted pubs

Yorkshire's 15 most haunted pubs - and the spooky stories of the ghosts that haunt them

As well as being the home of Yorkshire puddings, the world's first football club and the Bronte sisters, Yorkshire also has claims on being one of the most haunted spots in England.

Whether it's just because they enjoy a pint too or because the buildings are so old, many of Yorkshire's most famous ghosts can be spotted in pubs across the county. These are some of the most haunted - and the grizzly tales of the ghosts that live within their walls.

This Harrogate pub is haunted by a mischievous spirit who has been said to throw bottles on the floor, walk the rooms as a dark shadow, and laugh maniacally throughout the building. The staff have named her "Mary."

1. Hales Bar, Harrogate

This Harrogate pub is haunted by a mischievous spirit who has been said to throw bottles on the floor, walk the rooms as a dark shadow, and laugh maniacally throughout the building. The staff have named her "Mary."
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Perhaps winning the prize for the most Yorkshire ghost ever, The Cricketers Arms is reportedly home to a ghost who walks around wearing a flat cap.

2. The Cricketers Arms, Keighley

Perhaps winning the prize for the most Yorkshire ghost ever, The Cricketers Arms is reportedly home to a ghost who walks around wearing a flat cap.
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A highwayman, a man in a bowler hat and the figure of a young jilted bride staring into the fire have all been spotted by staff over the years at one of York's spookiest pubs.

3. The Black Swan, York

A highwayman, a man in a bowler hat and the figure of a young jilted bride staring into the fire have all been spotted by staff over the years at one of York's spookiest pubs.
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As one of the most ancient cities in England, York is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country. At the Golden Fleece, the spirits of Lady Alice Peckett, wife of ex-mayor John Peckett can be seen stalking the pub.

4. The Golden Fleece, York

As one of the most ancient cities in England, York is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country. At the Golden Fleece, the spirits of Lady Alice Peckett, wife of ex-mayor John Peckett can be seen stalking the pub.
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