The York shop that specialises in spooks is now haunting a brand new venue.
City residents are used to seeing long queues to visit the York Ghost Merchants, which opened on Shambles four years ago this month.
The beautifully appointed store, selling individually decorated ghost figures, draws people from across the world after going viral on the socials.
But that does mean shoppers can wait up to three hours to visit the shop.
So the business, founded by Angus McArthur and David Bloodworth, has now opened a new outlet in a very different venue.
The Ghost Dispensary is found in St Anthony’s Garden, the hidden idyll found behind Trinity Church on Peasholme Green.
The idea behind the dispensary is to allow shoppers to browse and buy ghosts more quickly, if they are happy to do without the Shambles shop experience.
It will also attract more people to visit the beautiful garden, which is an historic haven from the bustle of the city centre, bounded on one side by York’s ancient city walls.
The York Ghost Merchants say: “Please do be aware that we are not able to open the dispensary every day, and we will not keep regular hours, so please be guided by the Merchants on the Shambles as to the opening status of the dispensary each day.
“Opening days and times are entirely at our discretion and cannot be guaranteed and may be subject to change at short notice.
“The dispensary will stock a reduced selection of our Original and Little York Ghosts as well as Phantoms and a small selection of polished Ghosts.
“Rare and unusual Ghosts will not be available unless we announce otherwise in advance.”
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