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Shanty Baba Storyteller
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 7986 123305
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

Interesting, enthralling and enjoyable - wonderful to be able to return to the simple pleasure of listening to a story (or in this case several!), each told with feeling and a certain element of 'story-craft'. A mixture of local tragedies, history and architecture. The 'St...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank puppicello
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We were a party of three and this was a great activity for night time with teenagers. Good value as under 14’s were only £5. The guide is brilliant, a great storyteller!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Having done York, Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh ghost walks this did not follow the same criteria. Just some "thespian" taking you a long walk stopping occasionally to tell some stories set in St Ives. Definately more of the storyteller rather than ghost walk.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank invisiblehelper
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening spent looking at the darker side of St. Ives. Thrilling stories and beautiful locations. A perfect Halloween!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We seen the sign for shanty baba’s ghost walk tour on Monday and decided to attend the Tuesday night. A great turn out even though it was raining. It was worth walking through st Ives in the rain to hear Shanty’s fantastic ghost stories, super...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P1228TUemilys
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Well we booked to go on shantys guide didn't know what to expect,but he took us to various spots and told us story's and takes you can work out yourself if you think they are true but we would really recommend you o a tour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chris p
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We went on the ghost walk which started at 9pm. The stories were ok - they had some basis in facts which I would have found more interesting to hear as well as the history of St Ives. Shanty Baba was quietly spoken and could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trvlandwndr
Reviewed September 3, 2018

After a long weary day at Carbis Bay and St Ives my children spotted an advert for a Pirate Walk that evening. At first I thought it was probably going to be too long and too detailed for their tired legs and minds but they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jazzcatstokesy
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening touring the darker side of St Ives with a guided walk and talk this is more suitable for fairly mobile people who do not struggle with steep inclines and brisk walking

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarkM5305
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I've been on the ghost walk twice, on separate occasions, and each time I've thoroughly enjoyed it and the stories, shanty is a brilliant story teller and has a wonderful voice for creating an atmosphere, I love the fact he dresses for the part too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 29, 2017|
Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
My next Lantern Ghost Storywalk is on Saturday 7th October at 7pm. Full details on Shanty Baba website. Cheers Shanty
Jay W
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
If you are asking about my Lantern Ghost Storywalks, the Graveyard Shift I am doing over the summer, I wouldn't say is suitable, but it can and has been done (St Ives is a hilly town).No flights of steps but there are some... More
June 30, 2017|
Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
They are different walks, different stories, different routes. The "Graveyard Shift" is a longer walk that goes through the wonderfully creepy Barnoon Cemetary and on to Porthmeor beach but does mean going up some hills... More