9 Most Haunted Places in Birmingham to Visit This Halloween

If You Visit These Nine Places In Birmingham, You Could Have A View Of A Lifetime

If ghost stories don’t scare you, here are plenty of spooky places around Birmingham perfect for a haunted tour this Halloween. They include places with the most ghouls and places where you’re most likely to sense a spooky specter – and they’re all steeped in Brummie’s spectacular history and ideal for a visit near Halloween.

But remember, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to see the spirits, they might be hanging around you right now – watching you as you read this list of spooky and haunted places in our great city, waiting just to take your breath away with a scare or two!

Try not to be too scared as witch season approaches. Here are nine places around Birmingham to create memories for those who dare:

1. Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has been a hub for the community for almost 200 years after being built in 1833. But during its construction there were several accidents – including two workers who were crushed by a pillar. The ghosts of the two workers are believed to be in the Great Hall – several sightings have been reported.

Many theater employees and spectators have also spoken of seeing the ghost of an old man. And the room is believed to be haunted by the great author Charles Dickens – who gave his first reading of A Christmas Carol at Birmingham Town Hall on Boxing Day 1853.

The interior of Birmingham Town Hall, showing the concert organ (centre) by William Hill, circa 1890. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

2. New Street Station

If Harry Potter has taught us anything, it’s that train stations can hold deeper secrets invisible to the naked eye. Birmingham New Street Station also harbors a secret – Platform 4 is believed to have been built over a Jewish cemetery that was unearthed in 1848.

Paranormal enthusiasts claimed it made it haunted. There was a fatal train crash in 1921 with three people killed and 24 injured, leaving more supernatural connections.

The entrance to the old Birmingham New Street station, February 1962. The station was demolished and rebuilt between 1964 and 1966. (Photo by Marshall/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

3. Birmingham Council House

Much like the ghosts that roamed the halls of Hogwarts, the University of Birmingham ghost Joseph Chamberlain is said to have appeared in Birmingham Council House. Some people said they saw him, dressed all in black, at night in the mayor’s office. However, there have been other ghostly sightings since, as some say, the site was once a monastery.

c.1900: The Council House, Birmingham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

4. The Alexandra Theater

The Alexandra Theater is probably the most supernaturally populated place in town, according to paranormal enthusiasts. Built in 1901, there are said to be five separate beings, including a former manager Leon Salberg, haunting the site. Most ghosts are unlikely to harm you and more likely to cause drama since all of them are ex-employees.

Alexandra Theater (Credit – Wikimedia Creative Commons license)

5. The Three Tuns Pub in Sutton Coldfield

If the Alexandra Theater is the most densely populated with ghosts, the specter in this pub is the most likely to be seen. He was seen 19 times between 1955 and 1978 and is likely a Civil War drummer boy. He was a Royalist drummer boy, who was allegedly caught and beaten by Parliamentary troops. His body was found in the cellar of the Sutton Coldfield pub. While her body is long gone, her soul seems ready to leave the place of her death.

Three Ton Pub, Sutton Coldfield

6. Jewelery Quarter

In one of Birmingham’s oldest neighborhoods – the Jewelery Quarter – is Warstone Lane Cemetery. It has been in use since 1847 with famous Brummies like John Baskerville buried there.

Over the years, visitors have seen ghosts. Some say they saw a young woman pass through solid objects. The sighting is accompanied by an unusual scent. Some say it could be the bitter almond smell of potassium cyanide, which was once used for gold and silver plating in the jewelry district.

Goldsmiths’ workshops (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

7. The Court Oak Pub

Harborne’s Court Oak pub looks innocuous – and it’s a pleasant enough place to visit these days, except it’s been built on 17th century hanging ground. And, as pop culture would say, the dead don’t stand still. The pub has been a favorite haunt of a supernatural being. From smashing and throwing random objects to abhorring low-quality booze, Corky, the ghost and wine snob, did everything to make his anger known.

The Court Oak Pub

8. Aston Room

Built in the 17th century, Aston Hall was the home of Thomas Holte and his family. Holte was a wealthy man who forbade his daughter – Elizabeth Mary – from marrying the man she had chosen. Instead, she was locked in her room for 16 years. She eventually lost her mind and died in captivity. Visitors to Aston Hall have reported seeing a woman in white – believed to be Elizabeth. The building is also haunted by The Green Lady – believed to be Holte’s governess.

The Jacobean-style mansion was completed in 1635 and is now a public museum. (Photo by CV Hancock/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

9. Steelhouse Lane Police Station

This Victorian police station, which was both home to nearly 50 of Birmingham’s most dangerous and imprisoned some of the UK’s most malicious murderers, including Fred West, is said to be a haunt of ghosts. Screams of former prisoners and phantom footsteps can be heard from the empty cells. You can still visit the site which is now a home for West Midlands Police Museum. You can even try to solve a murder here and experience what it was like to wander the halls of a Victorian prison.

Steelhouse Lane Police Station (Credit – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

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