The best ghost tours in East Anglia

Tis the season to be… spooky! If you want to scare yourself silly, a whole host of ghostly amusements can be found across the East of England, but here are the haunting highlights…

Cambridgeshire ghost tours

Nunkie, Ghost Writers on the Camb, takes place most Sundays

For an intellectual look into the ghost tour, ‘Ghost Writers on the Camb’ can be enjoyed by believers and non-believers alike. The two hour tour focuses on the ghost stories born from Cambridge’s hallowed halls by writers such as M R James. The tour is led by storyteller and art historian Robert Lloyd Parry and costs £10 a ticket. Running all year long, it can be booked through the website at www.nunkie.co.uk/ghost-writers-on-the-cam

Cambridge’s Official Guided Halloween Ghost Tour, from 27-31October

Suitable for the under 12s, this child friendly tour lasts for an hour and costs £10 for an adult ticket, £6 for under 12s and £8 concessions. The tour starts at the front of Guildhall Market Square and booking is essential. Two tours run every day, one at 6pm and the other at 7.30pm. Put your walking shoes on and look forward to your spooky evening stroll through Cambridge!
www.visitcambridge.org/things-to-do/official-guided-tours-halloween-ghost-tour-p686851

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Black Shuck Cambridge Ghost Tours, 7 days a week, all year long, tours start regularly from 4pm to 10pm everyday

This is certainly one of Cambridge’s most well-known spooky tours. Prices vary from £45 to £160 depending on the size of the group and which length of tour you choose. Or, if ghosts don’t tickle your fancy, Black Shuck also offer a tour on death and a tour on witches.
cambridgeghosttours.com/haunted-cambridge-tour/4587860788

Ghost tours in Bedfordshire

A self guided ghost tour in Bedfordshire 

If you’re brave enough to go it alone, and want to become a home grown ghost hunter check out Bedfordshire’s top 10 most haunted houses – including the haunted (and grade 1 listed) Georgian, Flitwick manor, boasting its own hidden room, rediscovered in the 1900s, and multiple sightings of a ghostly woman at the window. www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/most-haunted-places-in-bedfordshire

Moot Hall, subject to availability  

Bedfordshire also homes the haunted Moot Hall which can be rented for independent paranormal investigations if you’re slightly more private about your ghost hunting. Three previous investigations have resulted in sightings and all groups have recorded EVRs in the same room…www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/moot-hall-museum-bedford-east-anglia

St Albans Cathedral

Hertfordshire ghost hunting 

St Albans Ghost Walk, advance tickets only

Showing the hidden side of St Albans this is a popular walk run from October and throughout winter and delves into the city’s long and interesting history. Use the website to make enquiries about group bookings but keep in mind that the website advises use of patron discretion when considering under 12s for the tour.
www.stalbanstourguides.co.uk/walksandtalks  

Norfolk ghost tours 

Norfolk Tours

Another DIY ghost tour, Norfolk Tours summarises the haunted highlights – including Blickling Hall where Anne Boleyn ‘s headless ghost is said to roam. The phantom of her father, Sir Thomas, has also been spotted. www.norfolk-tours.co.uk/ghost-stories-of-norfolk/

Ghost Walks Norwich, 28-31 October

For a guide led tour, Norwich ghost walks supply a Halloween special which includes re-enactments of some of the more gruesome local tales in the beautiful Cow Tower Park in Norwich. It’s only £10 a ticket for this affordable fright fest. A dramatic spin on the ghost tour perfect for Halloween. www.ghostwalksnorwich.co.uk/events#halloween   

Ghost tours in Suffolk

Ipswich Gemini Ghost Tour, first Thursday of every month 

A pub and ghost tour led by author Ed Nicholls, this Ipswich based ghost tour travels through the ancient town and uncovers it’s ghoulish past – not for the faint hearted or the close minded, this is a ghost tour for the true believers and is priced at £7 a ticket. geminighosts.wixsite.com/tours

Landguard Fort Ghost Tour, 13 October

On the 13 October there will be a paranormal investigation of the whole fort. Holding a turbulent history of conflict, the fort boasts a recurring sighting of a sailor in one of the top right windows. For £45 this event is for over 18s only and includes séances, ouiji boards and actual ghost hunting equipment. www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/landguard-fort.php

Essex Ghost Tours 

Red Lion Hotel, 19 and 31 October (18+ only)

An overnight spooky spectacular, this ghost hunting sit-in event includes a hot buffet and is held in this grade 1 listed building from 8pm to 2am for £45 per person. Book now to catch a glimpse of one of the main three ghosts known to dwell the hotel and restaurant – a young boy, a monk and a murdered chambermaid.  www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/red-lion-hotel.php

Hangmans Hill Epping Forest Ghost Walk, 27-31 October

This legendary ghost tour is the official and original Hangmans Hill Epping Forest ghost walk. Seen on both TVs ‘Most Haunted’ and ‘The Only Way Is Essex’. The tour includes tales of various sightings, the appearance of a medium and a visit to a cemetery. Costing £18 per ticket and lasting from 8pm -10.30pm, this night time event is packed with all you could ask from a ghost tour. www.dusktilldawnevents.co.uk

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