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Canterbury Ghost Tour

history walk

Canterbury Ghost Tour

2 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Canterbury Ghost Tour

history walk

Canterbury Ghost Tour

2 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We meet outside a city Wine Bar in the historic heart of the City of canterbury, located on top of the remains of the Roman Watling street, still accessible in the cellar of Alberrys. We then take you for a gentle stroll discovering the History of the buildings, and thus the possible reasons that ghosts and witches have been seen in the city over the past 1000 or so years. We visit the accommodation of Matthew hopkins, witchfinder who came to the city in 1643 to rid the city of our unwelcome guests. We learn about the previous residents of Tiny Tims Tea rooms, and hear of sad stories of those that perished during the English Civil War and before, in a building that dates back to 1308. Then on to St Margaret's Church to hear about the fate of Vandals in the 1970's who found the curse of the toombs. Around the corner we discover what happened to a Woman being beaten by her spouse, and how she got her revenge on him, and the demise of her child some years later. His faint footsteps are heard to this day on the stairwell. We discover the Roman Fish Market with its links to Oyster from Whitstable, then on to Mercery Lane, to see the Devils in the Detail, and the Plague Markers. No night time visit would be complete without a visit to the Gates of the cathedral and hear what security staff come across on a nightly basis, and recreate the Death of Saint Thomas of Canterbury & more.

Your host

John
2015
Joined Airbnb
463
Guests hosted
3
Experiences hosted

John

I have been conducting Ghost Tours in Canterbury since 1991, and have welcomed many thousands of guests from all over the globe in that time. When I left Oxford University in the 1980's I worked briefly in Canterbury Cathedral Archives and there learned the locations of most of the properties in the city that have been exorcised and many that were too haunted to be touched. I wrote a comprehensive guide to the Ghosts and Haunting in the City and Published "Haunted Canterbury", in 2006, it is still a solid seller on both Amazon and in the local bookshops. The Tour is an entertaining mix of History, Humour and Hauntings, tours are available all year and in all weathers - I never cancel for rain as it goes right through ghosts. I look forward to meeting you soon, we may even see a ghost.

What's included

Tickets
Walking tour though the city streets with an expert guide.

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Where you'll be

The tour takes you through the historic city streets to help uncover some of the mysteries of the city, we visit Churchyards, and Vaults (But only the outside), we visit the Cathedral, we visit the Location of Where Charles Dickens saw the Ghost of Nell the Cook, and hold a seance on her grave.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests aged 10 and up can attend.

More tips

If it looks like rain please wear appropriate clothing, and bring an umbrella, if it's cold dress warm and wear comfortable shoes, The tour is suitable for all, and is fully wheelchair friendly, dog are welcome too. No unaccompanied children, Children are free with this ticket.
John
history walk
Canterbury Ghost Tour
2 reviews
From £13/person
2 reviews
From £13/person