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Isle of Man Ghost Tours

Peel, United Kingdom
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About Isle of Man Ghost Tours
Take a walk on the dark side with our local guides, if you dare. The Douglas Ghost Walk, every Tuesday, The Peel Ghost Walk every Wednesday and The Castletown Ghost walk every Thursday. All weekly walks start the 1st week in July until the last week in November. No walk 31st October due to other events, please enquire. Also the Castle Rushen Experience, The Castle Rushen, The Grove and the Peel Castle Sunset Ghost Hunt. Or The Milntown House or Gaiety Theatre Experience. New for 2012, 'Supper, Spooks and Spirits' an evening of fun and fright,' and the Haunted buildings of Peel tour with a ghost hunt included.
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janelleh759 wrote a review Jun 2019
Gold Coast, Australia4 contributions
Excellent must do if your on the Isle of Man. Alan was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. Enjoyed every minute 😊👍
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Date of experience: June 2019
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DDtripsout wrote a review Sep 2018
Crewe, United Kingdom34 contributions6 helpful votes
Fantastic night Alan is definitely the reason get man for the job Seeing the darker side of Peel I’ll be doing other tours next visit Thanks
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Date of experience: September 2018
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John H wrote a review Aug 2018
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Excellent evening with Alan and Eve on an atmospheric tour around the sites of reported historical witnessed ghostly active buildings.The backdrop was a nealy misty full Moon a and a large party of interested visitors on the IOM Ghost walk for 2hours Alan Shaw enthralled his audiencw with tales from tge old Police station,the Casle Rushen, Compton house wher the ghost leaves the light on becuase it's afraid of the dark? To th4 oLd School house where a ghostly schoolboy shouts b boo,,,,to people, Nowhere lane where people vanish or appear ,the haunted pub the George ,Witchcraft in the Withces mill and a haunted printers a nd many others historical and interesting to all well worth a visit !
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Lynn D wrote a review Jul 2018
Douglas, United Kingdom48 contributions33 helpful votes
What better way to spend a beautiful evening than to take a tour of haunted Castletown? That’s how I spent yesterday evening, courtesy of Isle of Man Ghost Tours, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve done a few ghost walks in the UK over the years. The York one was particularly good and I also enjoyed Chester and Shrewsbury. A few years ago a friend invited me to join her work evening out which turned out to be a ghost walk around Douglas followed by a meal and drinks. It was winter, a freezing cold evening and I think the early darkness contributed to the atmosphere although by the end I suspect we were all too cold to enjoy the final few stories. It was a different experience yesterday and we toured Castletown in the evening sun. It was a very small group; the walks have only just started up again for the summer season and it was Tynwald Day, a bank holiday on the Isle of Man, so I suspect a lot of local people were at St John’s or else at home enjoying the weather. My own family chickened out so I went alone. The appeal of a ghost tour for me is only partly about the supernatural. I’m not really a believer in ghosts but I have always loved a good ghost story. As a child I was very susceptible to nightmares and I can remember my mother banning me from taking books of ghost stories from the library as she was fed up with being woken up in the night by an eight year old hearing imaginary bumps in the night. As an adult I still enjoy them and was a huge fan of the novels of the late, great Barbara Mertz who wrote some fantastic ghost stories under the pen name of Barbara Michaels. But in addition to the supernatural element, I just like a good story, and that is what I got from the tour last night. The guide interspersed tales of hauntings and mysterious figures with comic anecdotes about such local characters as Gerald Gardner, the founder of the Wicca movement, who lived in Castletown and apparently had to be warned by the local constabulary for holding meetings in his home which included a collection of naked women. Gardner was obliged to get curtains put up to avoid offending the neighbours and to get rid of the horde of peeping Toms who used to hang around in the street outside. The tour guide had clearly done his research, both in the archives and by talking to local people and visitors with stories to tell. He was a good speaker, very engaging, and the two hours passed very quickly. Some of the stories were genuinely funny; I particularly liked the one he apparently found in an old book telling of the ghost of a black headless dog in Castletown which can only be seen by another dog. A talking dog, presumably. I must take my labradors down there and they can tell me if they see anything... Other stories genuinely had a spooky feel about them. The ghostly woman in black seen around Castle Rushen is a very traditional ghost story but there’s a reason it’s a classic and the mysterious light coming on at night in one of the rooms of Compton House was also an odd one.  I also enjoyed the haunting of the Old Grammar School; ghostly children’s voices singing in an empty building is a definite chiller. I was curious to find out if there were any ghosts from the Napoleonic War period but there were none mentioned on this tour. I write historical novels and a lot of the Manx chapters of An Unwilling Alliance are set in and around Castletown so it would be fun to come up with a story from that period. I’m currently looking out for an idea for a nice Manx ghost story for Hop tu Naa this year, so watch this space. All in all, I’d really recommend this as a way to spend an evening. I’d like to go back to do some of the other tours as well; I’ve a feeling there are many more spooky tales to come. It was growing dark as I walked back to the car past the gates of Castle Rushen and the old House of Keys. I honestly don’t believe in ghosts, but passing Compton House I couldn’t stop myself from looking up at the windows. No light came on. I was laughing at myself as I got to the car because I’m aware that I didn’t look back a second time. Just in case...
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Date of experience: July 2018
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R M wrote a review Apr 2018
Ramsey, United Kingdom30 contributions7 helpful votes
I attended this candle light tour with my daughter and 14yr old granddaughter, who really wanted to go. We learnt so much about the house and it’s previous occupants from Alan, some of which still linger, now my grand daughter really wants to go back to see what the house looks like.in daylight. Alan, the tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of this house and estate and puts it over well. A great night out.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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