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Canterbury Ghost Tour

38 St. Margaret's Street | Outside Alberrys Wine Bar, Canterbury CT1 2TY , England
+44 845 519 0267
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Ranked #7 of 24 activities in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: A darkly entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting on the streets of Canterbury, suitable for all ages , conducted by your jovial host John... more » Owner description: A darkly entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting on the streets of Canterbury, suitable for all ages , conducted by your jovial host John Hippisley - Kent's Premier Award Winning Ghost Hunter. Join a tour to discover some chilling tales that will haunt your dreams and leave you hair tingling. No harm can come as long as you travel with the Ghost Hunter! Book now online! « less
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Birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Let me start by saying, the host is the nicest man in Canterbury bar none. Had I never been on a ghost walk I might not have compared it but like many I love ghost walks and do them fairly often. One thing I was struck by was the lack of ghosts! There seemed a shortage of stories connected to... More

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one, I am so glad you had a great time as you can see from the tour I enjoy my job and its clear you did too. Thank you John Hippisley More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

You meet in a dimly lit area of town having paid in advance (or if you turn up and pay the guide in cash you may get a discount). Your guide is clearly a man of some intelligence but on this occasion he was happy to play the fool. He does not offer a tour in the normal sense of... More

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

At least you took the time to review so more people can make an informed choice, every tour is different as every tour has different people on it. You appear to have personally not enjoyed it but on the night you came I got the review above (5*) so I don't know what i could do to change. Regards John... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A greatly enjoyable, light hearted evening, learning a bit about the ghosts of Canterbury. John was a widely knowledge, funny host. We had a fab time. Excellent value for money, definitely recommend it! Who would have know there was so much in such a short walk!

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one, I am so glad you had a great time as you can see from the tour I enjoy my job and its clear you did too. Thank you John Hippisley More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We are two couples who as good friends meet up a few times a year for long weekends in different cities in the UK. As strangers to each city / town we have often taken a ghost tour to expand on our experience, see parts we wouldn't normally visit and of course to be entertained Canterbury is probably our fifth... More

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Well we can't please everyone - Thank you for taking the time to write a review, You can see from the tour I enjoy my job and its clear you did too. Thank you John Hippisley More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a great evening! As a local person, I'd promised to do this tour for years, and am so glad i did! John pointed out many things of interest, that I walk past daily and never noticed before. Loved his 'wicked' sense of humor too! I'd recommend the Ghost Tour to both 'Locals' and 'Visitors'

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one, I am so glad you had a great time as you can see from the tour I enjoy my job and its clear you did too. Thank you John Hippisley More

Canterbury
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17 reviews 17 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A great evening both factual and entertaining. Don't miss it if you visit this historic city. Suitable for couples, families, and wheelchair users as on the flat across the city. Popular attraction so pre booking recommended.

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one, I am so glad you had a great time as you can see from the tour I enjoy my job and its clear you did too. Thank you John Hippisley More

Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I booked our tour on Groupon a few weeks ago and decided to come on the tour this evening. At 8 o clock precisely we were on our way with John, our witty, knowledgeable and really friendly guide. From the first stop on our tour, he had us hanging on his every word. We had a lovely... More

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one, I am so glad you had a great time as you can see from the tour I enjoy my job and its clear you did too. Thank you John Hippisley More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you like dubious,sexist jokes this is probably the evening for you. Walking tour it is NOT,during 90 minutes we traversed from Alberrys Wine Bar to the gates of the Cathedral,approximately 400 yards.The historical narrative was brief but that did not deter the our Guide from colourful embellishment. Given the success of certain political parties in recent elections I am... More

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Well sorry you did not enjoy the tour, also sorry you filed to mention it, as you must have paid a reduced price via TravelZoo or groupon as I have said before nothing I could have done to ameliorate the situation. Please accept my sincere apologies. I dont think I was being sexist intentionally, people are so easily offended. Regards... More

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

4 adults went on this tour last week. We all live around the area knowing Canterbury is steeped in history we thought we would have an entertaining evening whilst learning more about the city we love. The man leading the tour seemed more concerning about telling jokes, some very sexist, speaking appalling French for the benefit of the French people... More

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, All I can do is offer my sincerest apologies that you personally did not enjoy the tour as much as the other did on the night, I am always amazed that I was so horrifically intimidating that you felt it necessary to write a miserable review on both here and on TravelZoo. So was it 'Very Poor Value'... More

Ashford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I booked this through a Groupon deal, for myself, husband and two teenage children. The guide john was highly amusing and witty. I didn't really know what to expect but his little stories were funny and informative. Would recommend this. John was great, a lovely way to spend an hour or so in Canterbury on a sunny evening.

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Ghosthunter1, Owner at Canterbury Ghost Tour, responded to this review

What a lovely review to read, some people feel this is forum to just complain you however realised that good things like to be reviewed in a positive manner, so thank you for sharing your positive vibes with others so that they can make an informed choice and share in a good positive experience. John More

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