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The Abbey Inn, Leeds

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The Abbey Inn in Bramley is known as Leeds's most haunted pub. Located in a picturesque spot between the river Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. The Inn was apparently linked with the local Abbey of Kirkstall by not only its name but by a secret tunnel.

The Inn dates back to the 1834 and perhaps the “haunted” rumour come from the fact the Inn was once used as a mortuary. Customers had to move past coffins laid out on slabs in the back room of the Inn on their way to the toilets (now a far less-gruesome pool table and jukebox occupy the space). The Abbey Inn may have been chosen as a mortuary due to the number of suicide victims who were pulled from the nearby canal and river in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

At least four ghosts are said to frequent the bar, including a grey lady, a man with a Guy Fawkes-style hat and a mysterious cloaked figure. Historical reports of bar stools moving around by themselves and hearing a girl’s giggling coming from a deserted cellar.

Living TV's Most Haunted chose to film an episode here but when the film crew got back to their office, they found some of the tapes had been mysteriously wiped.

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