Discover the hauntings of East Anglia with these scarily brilliant ghost tours in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk
Written by Natalie @stumpygumb
I am quite the wimp when it comes to Ghost tours, haunted houses and creepy scenery. I admit though, reading up on a few of these has managed to tempt me to hide behind my scarf for a few hours, and brave it!
Norwich Ghost Walks – Halloween Special
Date: Friday 27 October to Tuesday 31 October
Location: Admission by the gate on riverside walk adjacent to the St Helen’s Wharf public car park near the Adam and Eve pub
Experience the highly acclaimed tour on foot as you walk through the ancient and mystical streets of the City of Norwich. The Halloween specials will include brand new stories told in area around the ‘Cow Tower’ on the riverside park, but note they are not recommended for young children (under 8) or those of a nervous disposition. The location of the event is guaranteed to give the ghost team the maximum opportunity to terrify all who dare to attend.
Book you ticket at http://www.ghostwalksnorwich.co.uk/
Black Shuck Cambridge Ghost Tours
Date: Tours will take place throughout October and early November
Location: Alters depending on Tour
The lamp-lit tours will lead you through the streets of Cambridge, tracing the ghosts that have haunted the city for centuries. This Halloween sees a special theatrical event celebrating 1970s horror. Taking place 27 and 28 October at Burwash Manor, the evening will be a night of frights with an Ouija board, apple bobbing, an indoctrination to a friendly local satanic cult from 1976 and a cinematic showing of the horror classic ‘The Wicker Man’. There’s also pizza and mulled wine!
Halloween specials are set to sell out quick, book your ticket at http://cambridgeghosttours.com
Gemini Ghost Tours, Ipswich
Date: First Thursday of each month
Location: Outside the Tourist Information Centre, St. Stephens Lane, Ipswich
A ghostly gallery of strange phenomenon and manifestations haunt many buildings in Ipswich. Taking place the first Thursday of every month, starting at 8pm outside the Tourist Information Centre, the tour explores the creepy going-ons.
Further details at http://geminighosts.wixsite.com/tours
Spectacular Spectres Special, Great Yarmouth
Date: 17 October 2017, 7pm
Location: The Fisherman’s Hospital, Great Yarmouth
Hear ghastly tales of monks and mummies, learn all about the notorious Black Shuck and find out which public houses have spirits other than Rum and Whisky on offer (though let’s face it, they’re the best kind!).
Peterborough Museum Candlelit Ghost Tours
Date: Third Tuesday of every month, starting at 7:30pm
Location: Peterborough Museum
The tour is led by a costumed guide, who shows visitors around the building by candlelight, explaining the various paranormal happenings at the sites where they have taken place, including the back stairs, where people have reported a ghostly servant falling to her death and a phantom girl seen and heard in recent months. Due to its gruesome content, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 or those of a nervous disposition.
Haunted Happenings, Colchester
Date: 23-31 October
Location: Various locations across Essex
This Halloween Haunted Happenings have over 30 ghost hunts and tours to choose from 23-31 October across Essex. A few highlights include spending the night in a haunted prison, ghost hunting at the Kelvedon Hatch Bunker, exploring Colchester Castle or wandering Drakelow Tunnels. View the full line up at www.hauntedhappenings.co.uk/halloween_ghost_hunts
Colchester Ghost Tours
Date: First Thursday of every month
Location: Colchester Town Hall
Now in its 15th year, the tours take place from Colchester Town Hall on the first Thursday of every month and uncover the ghostly secrets of Britain’s oldest record town. Choose to explore the town centre, Dutch Quarter or legend of the chattering corpse. Further details at www.camulos.com
Ely Ghost Tours
Date: Every Thursday until 30 November
Location: Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely
The tour begins at Oliver Cromwell’s House, where the laughter of children have been heard and the Blue Lady is said to wander the corridors. The Night Watchman will then lead you through the streets of Ely, where you’ll learn about the terrifying tales of the city and things that go bump in the dark! Pre-booking essential at www.visitely.org.uk