Brave ghost hunters can tour abandoned hospital named one of UK’s most ‘haunted’ sites

Brave adventurers can now take a tour through one of the most ‘haunted’ buildings in the UK.

A derelict abandoned hospital and former orphanage in Liverpool has been opened to curious ghost hunters.

Visitors can spend a spine-chilling night treading carefully through its spooky halls listening out for things that go bump in the night.

Newsham Park Hospital has been named one of the top 100 haunted places in the UK for 2020, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Grade II listed building was once a medical hospital and a mental asylum before closing in 1997.

It is described as “very active” with many sinister areas to explore including the psyche cinema, ‘naughty boys corridor’ and morgue.

The venue dates back to the Victoria era and has been used as an orphanage, psychiatric hospital and nursing home throughout its 138-year history.

There are tonnes of ghost stories to come out of the building – with many former workers in the hospital claiming to have seen, heard and felt things.

One former worker said he still has nightmares and is traumatised by the ‘pure evil’ in the building.

Former patients at the hospital were also known to mention children and people who weren’t there.

Once beyond the perimeter fencing and inside the boarded-up building, those taking part in the Haunted Happenings tour get exclusive access to the sprawling venue for a whole night, hunting for the ghostly inhabitants who remain there.

The building first opened in 1874 as an orphanage for the children of British seamen.

But the conditions were said to be harsh, with siblings segregated from each other and punishments handed out.

In 1951, it became a hospital, the remains of which you will see on the tour.

Abandoned wheelchairs sat in empty corridors and mortuary fridges can still be found within its walls as a reminder of the lives that were lost.

The venue has been used for ghost hunts for many years and there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity, including distant voices and shadowy figures seen dashing down stairwells.

The ghost tours offer visitors the chance to experiment with vigils and seances, including glass divination, table tipping and Oujia boards, and ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters and more.

There are several ghost hunts taking place at Newsham Park Hospital in the coming months, though you’ll have to be fast as they sell out quickly.