Written by Caitlin Lyth.

If you are looking for something slightly unusual but massively enjoyable to fill up one of those cold winter evenings, the Lincoln Ghost Trail is a local event that attracts both tourists and residents of the city.

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Fans of the paranormal and supernatural gather opposite The Magna Carta pub and await their tour guide, ominously clad in a black robe to help fight off the chill with tales of the old.

The  tour guide will lead your group around the top of Steep Hill from the gates of Lincoln Castle, to the old shops and around Lincoln Cathedral, learning not just about ghosts and ghouls but also about the history of Lincoln.

One of the most popular spirits is the Black Rider, who to this day still tries to reach Lincoln Castle in time to save his friend from a hanging, and the Black Plague victims in the graveyard who rise from the earth and walk to the Cathedral to sing for their souls.

Dan Pounds, one of the main your guides says: “This is the largest group I jave had in a very long time.”

He told us after the tour was over: “But it made the stops like this one around the back of the Cathedral very atmospheric, because of the sheer number of people there were.”

The tour has been in place for twenty years and is run by Margaret Green, winning numerous awards and being featured on channels such as the BBC and Sky.

Mr Pounds has been leading groups of all ages around the historical and paranormal areas of Lincoln for three years.

These guided tours take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm outside the Magna Carta Pub at the top of Steep Hill and is heartily recommended by many people as a must do.