If you love all things ghostly and ghoulish, why not try one of Whitby’s award-winning ghost walks and tours? Here’s all you need to know about Whitby’s ghost walks.
Anyone who visits Whitby will immediately notice its unique ghostly atmosphere. After all, it’s one of the most haunted hotspots in the entire UK. This historic seaside town isn’t short of ghostly sightings from visitors and locals. Here’s all you need to know about Whitby’s ghost walks.
Whitby Ghost Walks With Dr Crank
Whitby walks with Dr Crank are extremely popular; he invites you to join him on a 75-minute tour to discover strange and supernatural tales of murder, mystery, and suspense. Adults cost £7, Children (under 12) £4. The Ghost Walk starts from the Whale Bone Arch opposite The Royal Hotel on Whitby’s West Cliff.
For dates, please visit the website here: www.whitbywalks.com/diary
Rose Rylands, The Whitby Story Teller, Ghost Walks & Tours
Choose the walk for you and enjoy a unique experience in ancient and storied surroundings. Enter the world of the strange and supernatural on a Whitby ghost walk with Rose. Step into a bygone age on a smuggler’s walk, or discover extraordinary facts and legends about Whitby on a guided walking tour. You can also book a storytelling evening and hear all these stories indoors by lamplight.
Guided Walking Tours of Whitby
This is a leisurely tour around Whitby, where you will hear curious stories, folklore, and local history. Rich in local anecdote and legend, this guided walk brings this fascinating, ancient town and the surrounding area to life. These walks are available as privately booked events and are perfect for couples, families, schools and educational groups, wedding parties, and other gatherings.
The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk
Rose has regular Robin Hood’s Bay ghost walks scheduled throughout the year. Take a unique tour through streets and alleyways as you listen to tales of the strange and supernatural—a journey into a mysterious past of spirits, shipwrecks, smugglers, local folklore, and legend. This walk is designed to amuse, entertain, and be thought-provoking, informative, and inclusive, regardless of age. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
The Whitby Ghost Walk
Starting at the top of the 199 Steps and taking in St Mary’s Church Graveyard, then descending to the yards and alleyways of the old town. The Whitby Ghost Walk is rich with an extraordinary history and stories of the magical and mysterious. The Whitby Ghost Walk lasts around 75 minutes.
All walks and events can be found on her website at www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk.
Fancy something a little more theatrical? Red Hat Ghost Walk
Red Hat Ghost Walk is fun and lighthearted; you will learn tales of ghosts, witches, headless horsemen, severed hands and hobgoblins! Meet Gill at Whitby Bandstand, opposite the RNLI Lifeboat Museum. The price is £7 per person, and you get a sticker with the Red Hat Ghost Walk logo. Gill has written all the stories in rhyme and performs them with ease and intrigue. The walk is suitable for all ages and fitness levels; the route is wheelchair friendly. It’s a great way to explore Whitby behind the scenes.
You can also contact Gill directly via her mobile: 07474 689 244
Have you ever tried one of these Whitby ghost walks? Let us know your experiences in the comments below…the spookier, the better!