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Walk on the wild side

Many towns and cities now give you the ultimate chance to get scared – or not – on evening walks around some of your favourite haunts.

From Jack the Ripper walks in deepest London town to tours of castle, cellars and other creepy locations, you get a guide with a difference and tall stories all night, usually topped off with a beer at the end.

And they’re really taking off because sometimes, just sometimes, you might actually see one of the ghosts.

Try for lists of ghost tours, haunted houses, castles and pubs.

Or contact your local tourist information centre or council tourism department to find who’s running them in your area.