Rochdale Ghost Walk
Rochdale Ghost Walk
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Rochdale Ghost Walks are on the 1st & 3rd Thursday every monthGhostly tales and murderous deeds from Rochdale's past will chill you to the core.Start at 7.30 pm from the Baum pub.Private parties of over 10 or more anytime.Ghost walks are suitable for adults and children. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Baum Pub, Toad Lane, Rochdale, OL12 0NU
Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England

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Harrysmate
Northern UK7 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
This was a very interesting, entertaining and informative 90 minutes spent learning about the more ghoulish aspects of Rochdale's history. The tour leader, Colin Meredith is a local man, who gives his guests a great insight to some of the ghostly goings-on in and around the town centre. Even if the ghost stories are not your particular interest, you will still learn much about the history of the town centre, its' buildings and the area in general. I went with my wife and grandson (aged 12) and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The stories were all interesting and Colin related the events with great authority and with a thread of humour. Great stuff and for a fiver each, you would struggle to get better value for 90 minutes anywhere. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. If you want to hear about the murder of Annie McKay or the various haunted locations, or the story of the famous hangman John Ellis, this is not to be missed.
Written April 17, 2014
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Gary O
Manchester, United Kingdom55 contributions
Dec 2012 • Friends
I went on the Rochdale ghost walk on Halloween last year (2012) with a friend, we first met up at the award winning baum pub ( national pub of the year) which is in a conservation area right next to the original co-op building which is now a museum. the Rochdale ghost walk starts off from the pub and involves a walking tour of some of the allegedly haunted parts of the town centre.it is a very fun,interesting,informative and educational walk which takes about one and a half hours. even for someone who has lived in the town all their lives it still managed to highlight things I do not know about the town and it even takes you through some parts of the town very rarely seen. I recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in history or Rochdale in general.i would go again and it finishes in the baum,so its a great way to have a night out and maybe finish with a drink and something to eat in the baum
Written November 23, 2013
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Margo S
Moscow, Russia35 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
We have just returned from the ghost walk. The guide was marvellous: he wore an appropriate costume and spoke with great diction. The stories told at the beginning of the tour are a little bit violent, but all the other ones are less so.
Some of the places the walk passes through are greasy and dirty...although this might be part of the ambience.
As the time passes more of Rochdale's curious past is uncovered. Some of the tales told were related to the guide by the locals attending the tour: so if have one, please contribute it.
All in all the walk is well-planned and all the horror stories are appropriately presented. I have been told by those who have been on the tour before that the selection of scary stories changes all the time! So you can go again and again!
The problem is the walk is on only on uneven Thursdays.
Written June 16, 2017
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Kelvin Boff
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
It’s said that when Charles Darwin discovered a new species he ate it, it’s a bloody good job he didn’t discover Rochdale and it’s creatures because he’d have died before he got to the Galápagos Islands!

My trip to Rochdale was an eye opener, it started off with a trip down memory lane with my good colleague Leeroy Barstool. We happened to come across an aladdins cave run by three disheveled chaps, when we entered it resembled a Victorian opium den and there was an incoherent women giving Leroy the eye. Enough was enough we headed for the exit only to have Sid Viscious and Pete Doherty blocked the door with a wardrobe whilst begging for change.

We eventually got out and took in the sites of the 1970’s monotonous concrete architecture, credit where it’s due though the old church is a peach! All in all however Rochdale town centre makes Hiroshima look like a bonfire got slightly out of hand.

Now, as from previous reviews I have touched on ruperts, there wasn’t a distinct lack of ruperts, there was literally NO RUPERTS! we wandered around the shopping arcade, around the streets, we even ventured into the greggs to see if one was hiding before the counter, how does a town centre not have any ruperts! Eventually leeroy and I figured we must be in the set of the new ‘Hills have eyes’ movie, imagine our shock when we googled said movie afterwards to find there isn’t going to be a new movie anytime soon, we were flabbergasted!

Not a great time in Rochdale really, I stopped leeroy from stepping in front of a bus because the town was that depressing, that made me feel happy because I felt like a hero then, but I am Kelvin Boff after all.
Written February 21, 2020
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Littleborough1
Littleborough, UK18 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
My wife & I did the Rochdale ghost walk this evening & I must say we really enjoyed it.

I've lived in Rochdale over 45 years & we found it really, really interesting.

Colin Meredith is excellent & the tour of nearly 90 minutes just fly's by.

The ghost walk starts & ends at The Baum on Toad Lane, (another place well worth a visit) & takes in amongst other places the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall.

I't's only £5 so give iy a try, you'll be surprised.
Written October 26, 2014
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Karen O
Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom1 contribution
Oct 2013 • Friends
We travelled from Lincolnshire to Rochdale, just for the Ghost Walk!

"Why?"
We wanted to go on a ghost walk on Halloween in a town that we had never been to. We felt that this would add to the excitement.

"Were we disappointed?"
Absolutely not!
The ghost walk busy. We counted over 100 - wow, that's impressive!
We learnt a lot about Rochdale, it's spooks and ghouls and had a giggle too!
It was lovely to hear locals say "I've lived in Rochdale all my life and I've never noticed that before", now that's what I call attention to detail.

"Would we go again?"
Absolutely YES. And next time bring friends along.

Only £5 per person. A bargain!
Also wished I had dressed up. The people who did looked fabulous!

Thanks guys. See you next year!
Written November 14, 2013
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spanna2688
Manchester, UK13 contributions
Aug 2013
I have always lived in Rochdale but I learnt so many things about the town whilst going to places in the centre I nevet knew existed! Like the lock up opposite the pub haha. Colin was brilliant at telling all the stories, very much worth a fiver!
Written November 3, 2013
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Pauline G
7 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
Just been on the Rochdale ghost walk and really enjoyed it.all the history of Rochdale that you would not know about.Took my 13 year old grandson with me and my husband I thought he might have been bored but he enjoyed it .a good 90 minutes
Written November 25, 2014
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Lauren S
2 contributions
Attended the special Mayor of Rochdale's Charity Ghost Walk on Saturday 25th October 2014 and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Well worth £5 to learn about some of Rochdale's history. Many thanks to the guide, Mr Colin Meredith.
Written October 30, 2014
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Sandra S
Rochdale, UK1 contribution
Apr 2014 • Friends
Went on the Rochdale ghost walk last night. Found the tour leader Colin Meredith really interesting. Starts outside The Baum pub twice monthly at 7.30pm to 9 pm at a cost of £5. Lots of factual stories about murders in Rochdale, and associated ghosts. I've lived in Rochdale all my life but discovered some history of which I was not aware. A really good way to spend an evening.
Written April 18, 2014
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