Britain's 10 spookiest cities revealed

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London, Aug 26 : As the country steeped in history, the UK is home to some of the greatest legends and spooky stories of ghostly apparitions.

Now, a new survey has revealed Britain's spookiest cities, reports the Sun

The Supernatural Britain survey was commissioned by Warner Home Video to mark the release of TV series Supernatural Season Three on DVD.

Belfastelena Blunden, a promising young singer who was employed at a Belfast linen mill in 1912 and died there.

Gloucester ishop John Hooper was put to a horrible death in 1555 in Gloucester's Westgate, during Catholic Queen Mary's persecution of Protestants.

Chester he English Civil War of September 24, 1645, when the Royalist Army of King Charles, led by Lord Bernard Stewart and Marmaduke Langdale, were heavily defeated by Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarians under the command of Colonel Michael Jones. More than 600 Royalists were killed, among them Lord Bernard Stewart.

Exeter network of medieval passages under Exeter city centre were built for the repair of pipes bringing clean water from springs outside the city. One such is of a man called Albert, who fell through one of the access manholes to the passages and endured days of despair and agony before dying of his injuries.

Derby n 1879, a villain named Gerald Mannering rolled into Derby after arguing with his father, aiming to drown his bitterness in booze. Police spotting him driving a pony and trap didn't need a breathalyser to tell he was drunk.

They took him to cells on the site of what is now Derby Fish Market. There the enraged prisoner drew a pistol in the charge room and began to fire wildly, wounding an inspector and killing PC Moss.

Although found guilty of murder, Mannering escaped the death sentence when it was discovered that the jury had been split 50-50 over whether it had been murder or manslaughter, and had drawn lots for the casting vote.

The injustice may have trapped PC Moss's soul - workers at the fish market have seen a policeman in Victorian-style uniform watching them and have heard phantom footsteps patrolling the yard.

Edinburgh dinburgh Castle is one of the most haunted places in Scotland. The castle is connected to the city's most famous street, the Royal Mile, by a network of underground tunnels.

Several hundred years ago a piper sent to explore them was told to keep playing so his progress could be tracked. But halfway down the Royal Mile the music suddenly stopped. When a rescue party was sent the piper had vanished.

St Albans he magnificent abbey church in St Albans is the scene of many ghostly sightings. In 1944 wartime fire-watcher Basil Saville saw the organ play on its own and witnessed a procession of ghostly monks.

Norwich or many years 19 Magdalen Street has been known as the most haunted address in Norwich. Originally a pub, it is now three separate properties and has been home to Radio Rentals, Oxfam and Stirling Travel. Staff of all three firms have witnessed pheno-mena such as cups falling off tables when there is no one near and typewriters working on their own.

Research found that a teenage barmaid called Sara was murdered in an upstairs room. The pub's landlord was a brutal pimp who, furious when Sara refused to sleep with customers, dealt her a fatal blow. Many people still notice a drop in temperature between the main and back rooms of No19.

York he master of the 19th Century York Industrial Ragged School was paid to round up waifs and strays and put them to work - but spent little on looking after the orphans in his care. When many died of his maltreatment, the panicking boss locked the corpses in a large cupboard rather than admit his failure.

But the guilt drove him insane and he eventually ran through the school massacring the remaining children with a huge knife. Anyone stopping in York to listen to distant playing children may find the sound suddenly changes - into screams of terror.

Oxford he most tragic tale of an Oxford ghost is that of fallen nun Rosamund The Fair. King Henry II kept her as a concubine in Godstow Nunnery on Trout Island.

The King would meet her in a labyrinth guarded by one of his knights. The knight held the end of a silver thread which led to Rosamund. The Queen, furious with jealousy, killed the knight, found Rosamund and forced her to drink poison. Now Rosamund haunts The Trout pub in Wolvercote.

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