York Museum Gardens sits in the centre of the historic city and is putting on a special, Halloween themed trail with lots of creepy ghouls. From a Victorian Gentleman to a jilted bride, it’s a great way to spend some time in the city centre – and it’s free.
That’s right! You can stroll through the Museum Gardens and discover the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals – all in beautiful settings.
This year, the York Ghost Trail are all across the city as well as the gardens so you can find them lurking in the bushes, along York’s streets, on top of monuments and more . The atmospheric walk has had a Halloween twist.
We visited the Museum Gardens Ghosts trail last year, watch our video below:
From the 23rd September to 12th November you can enjoy the Ghost In The Garden from 10:30 to 18:00 until the 7th of November.
The incredibly talented team at Unconventional Design in York have created these unique sculptures, that create an eerie and spooky environment to the Museum Garden.
It is home to St Mary’s Abbey, which were first built in 1088, are all that remains of one of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England.
The sculptures are part of York’s keenness to strengthen its reputation as one of the most ghost-ridden cities around. the York BID has added a another exhibit in what used to be the Cornish pasty shop at the station.
It’s been transformed into a surreal Hansel and Gretel woods – covered with giant cobweb-covered lollipops and a gingerbread house.
Carl Alsop, operations manager the York BID, said: “This year we’ve chosen Hansel and Gretel as our theme. And we’ve looked at the sinister side of the story because it ties in perfectly with Halloween.
“It’s an alternative way to get to the trains and the platforms. We’re daring people to take the spooky route rather than just go down the concourse.