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Shanty Baba Storyteller

Westcott's Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
07986 123305
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Ranked #6 of 13 Activities in St Ives
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: St Ives Storyteller Shanty Baba has been enthralling and entertaining visitors to the town for the past decade. Check out his Lantern Ghost... more » Owner description: St Ives Storyteller Shanty Baba has been enthralling and entertaining visitors to the town for the past decade. Check out his Lantern Ghost Storywalk..."the darker side of St Ives". It is a night that will haunt you for a long time to come. As an eerie darkness falls over the town, come with Shanty, as he light his hurricane lantern to tell you stories of ghosts, smugglers, murderers and other spirits of the night! And if you stay at the end, he will tell you a technique he learnt while living with a yogi in India that will let you look into the shadow lands beyond. No ifs, no buts. If you dare!His St Ives Pirate Walk is a broadside of entertainment, with pirate stories, instruction in the code and lessons in piratespeak. It is a fun filled youyage of piratical mayhem and laughter that appeals to young and old alike. Come dressed as pirate crew! « less
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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went on Shanty's Lantern Lit Ghost Walk on Thursday night and had a spooky scarey time! Totaly reccomend this to anyone our children loved it and are still talking about the Rats!

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We loved this ghost walk! Shanty was brilliant - knowledgeable, friendly, dramatic and with some great stories. You also get to see how beautiful St Ives is at night. Loved it - well worth making time for this.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Even though it had started to rain the walk was still enjoyable and fun. Some of the stories are little far fetched but that's all part of the fun and most of them seem To be based on real events. Shanty is a really good story teller and interesting man it's worth it just to listen to him tell stories.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I went on Shanty's pirate tour while we were in St. Ives. A great way to spend an evening regardless of age/whether you have kids or not-lots of interesting stories of the towns piratical past (Shanty is a local historian by trade), and great opportunity to walk round of England's most scenic towns and admire its views,... More

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Stockton Heath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I would say that a more realistic description of the Shanty Baba tour would be the 'folk law' tour as most of the stories are made up by Shanty Baba but some are clearly based on real facts. It was okay and a good way to kill an hour and a half...

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Well worth six pounds Shanty is excellent story teller . Good way to spend evening . Very dark in cemetery and may not be great for people with mobility issues but highly recommended

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Second time I had been on a Shanty Baba tour, the first several years previously. I felt he had improved over the years and this tour was enjoyable and informative; maybe a bit far fetched at times but thoroughly recommended. Cost £6 per adult. A bit of a walk so best for the fully mobile.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My wife, son and I went on the 7pm Ghost Walk on Halloween this year. Although it did rain at times during the evening, we still had great fun, being led by Shanty Baba through the back streets of St Ives, into the park, the graveyard and down to the beach. Shanty is a very engaging fellow and his stories... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went on this with our two boys, they were fascinated....not an arduous walk and he chatted all the way...great storyteller and very informative....kids loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My 40 year old husband and his mate went on this.....I refused to go as they were both in headscarfs and eye patches, shouting "Aye...Aye...I be a pirate!" They came back 2 hours later, laughing with beaming faces, stating it was excellent fun, and it was the highlight of their holiday!! I have been on the ghost walk several times... More

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