York is the most haunted City in Europe. There are supposedly 140 ghosts in the City itself. The most famous
sighting which has been widely reported in England was in 1953 when Harry Martindale witnessed 20 Roman
soldiers walking through a wall in the cellar of the Treasurer's House.
York is a beautiful city too and a marvelous place to have a holiday. There is so much to see and do. It's Gothic
Cathedral is a splendid place well worth a visit. It is such a magnificent building, such superb architecture and
some of the best medieval stained glass in the world is to be found here. There has been a religious building on
the site since 627AD. Nearby there are haunted museums, galleries, churches, medieval homes and streets.
You can visit the Jorvik center. The early Viking heritage of York was found during building work and the area carefully
researched and preserved. You now have a great place to see, feel and smell what York was like in Viking times
1,000 years ago.
A visit to Clifford's Tower is a must. If anywhere is haunted this place must be. In 1190 during anti-Jewish riots in York,
a group of 150 Jews took refuge in the Tower. They were given the choice of either being baptised or killed. But they
took a third option and many of the Jews committed suicide rather then allow themselves to be captured by the blood-
thirsty mob outside. The Tower was then set on fire and those who finally surrendered were massacred and murdered.
The rest of its history was just as bloody with further murders and hangings.
York has a bloody and cruel history of torture, hangings and murder. No wonder the place is haunted. After reading a
little of it's past you would expect a ghost on every street corner.
The Shambles in York is known to be one of England's if not Europe's finest examples of a medieval street. It has many
overhanging timber built shops and houses. It has been around for about 900 years and was named in the Domesday
book. What is today a marvelous shopping street and tourist and photographers delight was once a place of violence
You can of course stay at a wide variety of Hotels, guest houses and B&B's. But there are also Haunted Hotels. If you
don't want to get a wink of sleep you might try one of them.
During the evening there is a wonderful Ghost Trail walk which recounts this city's grisly history and takes you to the
most haunted places. The spine tingling experience will probably haunt you and your dreams forever. There is also a
Haunted Cruise so you can relax while you are being terrified by tales of murder and mayhem throughout the centuries.
A little research and you will find paranormal groups who have meetings in York and the surrounding area. You can join
them at their meetings or go on the ghost hunting trail and explore with them the many haunted buildings and streets
of York. Searching for the paranormal and a ghostly sighting or two.
If you are looking for something really different to do, try a ghost hunt in York.
By Sunny Jones. Sunny is the owner and writer of the popular online travel guide and community, Travel Advice Pages,
which dispenses invaluable travel advice for worldwide travelers.