A Ghost Walk in…York

Sunset in York
Sun setting in York, England, as I start my ghost walk. Taken nearby where Guy Fawkes – the famous gunpowder plot conspirator – was born

I like to do a ghost walk in every city I visit. I’ve done so many + I expect I’ll do more… which is why I’m starting a ghost series on this blog for suggestions + tips for the spookiest activities I find – perhaps in a city near you! My most memorable ghost walks have been in Charleston, Denver, Washington, San Antonio, Boulder, New York and York (arguably the bloodiest history of them all!). Above, a photo as I began my walk on a warm summer evening last year.

I also find it fascinating visiting cemeteries and graveyards in different cities – the most memorable being where Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With The Wind) is buried in Atlanta. See pictures here of her tombstone.

I can say I have only been haunted once (extremely scary) in Leadville, Colorado. It was at The Delaware Hotel ($130 a night). I also had a creepy experience at The Stanley Hotel in Boulder (where The Shining was written – linked above).

The difference between a cemetery and a graveyard

A cemetery or graveyard is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred. … The term graveyard is often used interchangeably with cemetery, but a graveyard primarily refers to a burial ground within a churchyard.

Top 10 Haunted Ghost Walk Tours in USA

  1. Savannah 
  2. New York
  3. San Fransisco
  4. New Orleans
  5. Virginia
  6. Seattle
  7. Florida
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Washington DC
  10. Las Vegas
Ghost Tours Oxford
A sign for a Ghost Tour in Oxford
Ghost Tours Oxford
A moody lantern during my ghost tour in Oxford
Church Steeples
A church steeple during my ghost walk in Charleston, South Carolina
A typical extravagant tombstone at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta
The Alamo San Antonio
Starting my ghost walk at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, on a wet evening
Menger Hotel San Antonio
Starting my ghost walk at the haunted “Menger Hotel” – the most haunted hotel in Texas apparently! Host to 38 different spirits
Guy Fawkes Inn, York, England
Starting my ghost walk in York, UK
Guy Fawkes home in York
Original home of Guy Fawkes…now a pub in York
Guy Fawkes historical figures
York is where Guy Fawkes was born in York in 1570
Alexandria, Washington
Starting my ghost walk in a haunted pub in Alexandria – a 30 minute ferry ride from Washington D.C.
Alexandria, Washington
Candles burn in an original building now “Gatsby’s Tavern” in Alexandria. Many late 18th- and early 19th-century townhouses and warehouses remain in the “Old Town” section of the city, along the west bank of the Potomac River.
Old Alexandria Ghost Tours
Our tour guide in Old Town Alexandria, next to Washington D.C.
Ghost walks Old Town Alexandria
A spooky passage in Old Town Alexandria during our ghost walk
Mining Museum in Leadville Colorado
My scariest haunting was in Leadville, Colorado, the highest city in The Rocky Mountains. Here, a life size replica of miners the town’s Mining Museum – a few minutes from The Delaware Hotel where I was spooked!

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