The 13 darkest urban myths and ghost stories from Yorkshire's history

The 13 darkest urban myths and ghost stories from Yorkshire's history

Yorkshire is steeped in history with a whole host of magic myths and haunted tales.

With Halloween fast approaching, we uncover 13 of the darkest urban legends and ghost stories from the region's history. Which tale scares you the most?

A long flight of steps that led directly into the River Aire were known for years as 'Jenny White's Hole'. Legend has it that Jenny, who was devastated when her husband left her, walked straight into the river where she drowned.

1. Jenny White's Hole, The Calls, Leeds

A long flight of steps that led directly into the River Aire were known for years as 'Jenny White's Hole'. Legend has it that Jenny, who was devastated when her husband left her, walked straight into the river where she drowned.
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Legend has it The Hole of Horcum in the North York Moors National Park was formed at the hands of a giant, who scooped up a large ball of earth and tossed it aside to create a nearby hill.

2. Devil's Punchbowl (The Hole of Horcum), North York Moors

Legend has it The Hole of Horcum in the North York Moors National Park was formed at the hands of a giant, who scooped up a large ball of earth and tossed it aside to create a nearby hill.
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People have claimed that a ghost haunts Lumb Hall, a grade II listed property near Drighlington. Witnesses say the ghost is a figure dressed in a Civil War uniform that makes a shuffling sound near the front door.

3. The ghost of Lumb Hall in Drighlington

People have claimed that a ghost haunts Lumb Hall, a grade II listed property near Drighlington. Witnesses say the ghost is a figure dressed in a Civil War uniform that makes a shuffling sound near the front door.
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Guests have sighted ghosts at Hazelwood Castle. A figure dressed in black was apparently seen exiting St Margaret's courtyard, before disappearing into the yew tree. A ghostly priest is also believed to walk the library.

4. The ghosts of Hazlewood Castle, Tadcaster

Guests have sighted ghosts at Hazelwood Castle. A figure dressed in black was apparently seen exiting St Margaret's courtyard, before disappearing into the yew tree. A ghostly priest is also believed to walk the library.
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