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Address: Westcott's Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
Phone Number: 07986 123305
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Description: St Ives Storyteller Shanty Baba has been enthralling and entertaining...
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!
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Good fun but make sure you can walk up a hill

We went for the Ghost walk and it was very good! We started by the harbour then went up to Barnoon Cemetary and back via Portmeor beach back to the other end of harbour! The chap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Barnsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went for the Ghost walk and it was very good! We started by the harbour then went up to Barnoon Cemetary and back via Portmeor beach back to the other end of harbour! The chap who does the walk is very knowledgeable and I learned loads about the town...plus he tells a great story! It was a reasonable price... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

A brilliant walk around St Ives - learning about the gruesome history and urban myths which haunt the town. A very engaging and funny host who ensured nobody was left yawning despite the late finish. Would recommend anyone aged 12 upwards try this!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I did enjoy this ghost walk to some extent just felt a bit diss appointed the stories were over the top and more phantoms. The hills are ridicoudly steep on the ghost walk with no warning either. If I'm being honest I prefers the other ghost walk near the sloop inn pub the stories were better and the guy who... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Shanty Baba is such an interesting character, & he always delivers. Don't be fooled into thinking that when you have been on one of his walks, you have seen it all before, because I have been on the ghost walk more than once or twice, & they differ every time. He is a well known & much loved & enjoyed... More 

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Aylesbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A Pirate walk around St. Ives led by a knowledgable guide, who brought fun and adventure to all. The walk is interactive, lasts just over an hour and was perfectly pitched for all ages. An interesting way to get into the spirit of Cornwall and it's hidden treasures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Been meaning to go on this tour for a long time and was lead by a fun guide. Had hoped for a bit more content. But would definitely reccomend.

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Gloucestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Shanty Baba exceeded our expectations with a great evening of walking the length and breadth of Old St Ives with tales to make your hair curl! A great storyteller with a great sense of humour, his ghost walk had us terrified and mystified in equal measures! I would note that my mother of 83 managed the hill walk to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I really enjoyed the evening spent with Shanty Baba telling the group various stories about St. Ives, especially the ones in the cemetery. He is a good story teller and creates a nice atmosphere. He is passionate about what he tells and it could all just be true...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I turned up this evening excited by the prospect of hearing some super ghost stories. We arrived 10 minutes early only to find that Shanty had cancelled his tour due to bad weather. Around 10 other couples also missed out this evening, we stood waiting for a while commenting on how the weather would have been perfect... More 

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Shanty_Baba, Owner at Shanty Baba Storyteller, responded to this review

Yes, I can understand your disappointment...it did turn out to be a calm night with a full moon too. But I made the decision to cancel at about 6.30pm when I watched the local news and weather. They were reporting to get ready for the first of the winter gales. I checked the Met Office website and they had an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Terrible... he didn't even turn up due to bad forcast. It was a clear and still night! He didn't even give it a chance considering weather was clear, still, and dry from 6.30pm! Time waster! Also, walked up the waters edge approx 9pm and their was no notice up against the wall, outside the Arts centre... 10mins later, notice up,... More 

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Shanty_Baba, Owner at Shanty Baba Storyteller, responded to this review

I am sorry for your disappointment due to my cancelling the ghost walk. Having watched the BBC local news at 6.30pm and then checked the Met Office website where they had an amber alert for severe wind and rain from 8pm onwards for West Cornwall I made a decision to cancel. Unfortunately they got it very wrong...and not for the... More 

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Address: Address: Westcott's Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
Phone Number: 07986 123305
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives

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