Ghost Walks of Bath

Price guide: Mid-range

Outside The Garricks Head, 7-8 St. Johns Place, Bath, BANES, BA1 1ET

Price guide: Mid-range

Ghost Walks of Bath
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By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#6 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, History, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Ghost Walks of Bath

Sample the spooky side of historic Bath.

Since the ‘70s guides have been leading groups around Bath and pointing out the ghostly goings on of some of the city’s ethereal residents. There are seven different guides, so each tour is different, but our leader Dave was an animated historian who weaved wonderful ghost tales without playing any tricks or trying to psyche us out. At each stop on the stroll he gave us lively historical information that set the scene; we were introduced to the grey lady that smells of violets and stands in the box at the Theatre Royal, the house in the Circus where the previous owner kept rearranging the furniture because it wasn’t to his taste and the top-hat wearing gent who still has an eye for the ladies passing the Assembly Rooms. The gravel path in Royal Victoria Park was genuinely spooky – look out for the duelling bush!

Price advice: 

Adult tickets cost £7.

Expert tips: 
No need to book in advance – just meet your guide outside The Garricks Head pub at about 7.50pm and pay for your ticket.(Groups over 10 should book in advance.)
Groups over 10 should book in advance.
Officially the tours are 90 minutes, but they can run to over two hours plus, so make a night of it.
Wrap up warm and bring an umbrella and camera.

More information on Ghost Walks of Bath:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Tour
Address:
Outside The Garricks Head, 7-8 St. Johns Place, Bath, BANES, BA1 1ET
Telephone:
01225 350512
Website:
http://www.ghostwalksofbath.co.uk
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Apr-Oct Thur-Sat 8pm, Nov-Mar Fri 8pm (ring and check though as sometimes they also run Saturday tours off-season).
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
ghosts, ghosts, haunted Bath, haunted Bath, haunted Bath

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