Articles from Urban Ghosts have been voted to the front page of social news sites including Digg and Reddit, highlighted by major publishers and linked to by the international press. Visit our Press page for details, and find out more about Urban Ghosts below.

What is Urban Ghosts?

Urban Ghosts is an offbeat magazine about abandoned places, hidden history and offbeat travel.

Why abandoned places?

Ever wandered through your home town and noticed an abandoned theatre, bricked-up church, or crumbling mansion?  Ever given a thought to its history, or what it was like in its heyday?  We believe that all of these ruins have a tale to tell, and as such hold an important place in our social history.

Why hidden history?

History is all around us, on every street corner.  Almost every place has a story to tell, but so much goes unnoticed, or simply pales into insignificance alongside heavy-hitting giants like the pyramids.  Urban Ghosts aims to highlight those lesser known fascinations – and sometimes the popular ones too.

Why alternative travel?

Each article transports you somewhere, be it a mysterious island or the birth place of the Titanic, but it wouldn’t necessarily be your primary holiday destination!  We love mainstream places but prefer to showcase ones that are less well known.


When was Urban Ghosts Media first launched?

Our first ever article, Famous Landmark: The Angel of the North, hit the internet on 20 August, 2009.


Your name has “Ghosts” in it.  Is this a Paranormal website?

No, but that doesn’t mean we’re not fascinated by the paranormal!  “Urban Ghosts” stands for places that have passed into obscurity, lesser known subjects of historical interest, and the more shadowy corners of the world.



About Images

All images are either public domain, Creative Commons licensed or posted with permission (all fully attributed).  In each case, our policy is to do everything we can to ensure the original photographer or copyright holder is credited in full.  If we have inadvertently used an image without the appropriate permissions that you would like removed, or if we have credited you incorrectly, please send us a message via the contact form (or urbanghosts AT gmail.com) and we will deal with it immediately as per your wishes.  Similarly, if you notice a mistake in the attribution of any images on the site, please let us know so we can correct it as soon as possible.


All information and images on this website are for educational purposes only.  In no way do we advocate trespassing on private property or entering dangerous locations where there could be many hazards, including but not limited to, asbestos, needles, structurally unsound buildings and the like.  Always seek full and proper permission and take the appropriate precautions when entering private property and dangerous locations.



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