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Home to haunted streets where tormented ghosts and poltergeists roam, Liverpool is spooky place to be after nightfall if the stories are to be believed. Here are a few ways to explore the dark side of haunted Liverpool.
Top Haunted Sites
- James Street Station started welcoming rail passengers in 1886 and has seen numerous fatalities over the years, but the one paranormal sight that is still often discussed is the ghostly soldier who allegedly alights at the site of a long-disused platform.
- Liverpool Cathedral is widely believed to be among the most haunted places in England, with more than 58,000 bodies in the ancient graveyard.
- Adelphi Hotel sits on the site of a former Victorian hotel and rumors of ghost sightings have been circulating for decades. Paranormal investigators including Tom Slemen have labeled it the most haunted hotel in Britain.
- Rodney Street is a ghostly avenue where visitors have reported up to 40 ghost sightings—including glimpses of the Lady in White and the infamous Lantern Jaw.
- St. Andrew’s Cemetery is known as the final resting place of a Victorian man named William Mackenzie, who allegedly sold his soul to the devil in a last-ditch effort to win big.
- The Epstein Theatre boasts a long and chilling history of hauntings dating back centuries.
- The Queensway Tunnel was built between 1925 and 1934, and 17 workers lost their lives during the construction—but who is the ghostly female hitchhiker supposedly still causing accidents there to the present day?
Liverpool’s Haunted History
Tales of Liverpool’s haunted history span the centuries, from the gas-lit streets of the Victorian era to the brutal Napoleonic Wars and beyond. Landmarks such as 16th-century Speke Hall and Georgian Hope Street echo with rumors of brutal murders and restless spirits, and many of the alleged sightings tie in with official recorded history.
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Unearth Liverpool’s ghoulish past on this 1.5-hour walking tour of the city’s most haunted sites. After darkness has fallen, meet your guide on the famous Hope Street and set off in search of the restless spirits who are said to roam the city at night. Stroll down one of northern England’s most haunted streets, visit the eerie cemetery at Anglican Cathedral, and hear blood-curdling stories of ‘Lantern Jaw,’ the woman in white and the local man who lost his soul to the Devil.
Discover the dark history of Liverpool on an evening walk around the city's original seven shadowy streets. With theatrical commentary that focuses on the city's old secrets, the tour visits quirky and little-known sights that are steeped in history. Check out the banking halls on Castle Street, a trapdoor that opens onto the so-called Dead House, and the lamp-lit alleys that wind around the commercial district. Tales of Liverpool during the medieval and Victorian periods complete the ghostly experience.