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Shanty Baba Storyteller
Ranked #2 of 12 Tours in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Stories of ghostly events and rich with historical interest, Shanty, the story teller brought it all to life as we followed him and his lantern along the dark streets of St Ives. Captivating and brilliant. You must do this walk!

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Reviewed September 28, 2011

I have been on Shanty's ghost walk twice in my time in Cornwall, both 4 years apart. In that time the stories have completely changed, yet hold equal quality and showmanship. Shanty is very good at his job and his Ghost walk and other walks are a must see if you are heading to Cornwall!

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We gave this a go after our delicious burger at blas.. It was a fun way to spend an hour and quarter. Allowing for some embellishment, it was informative..creepy and in general pretty fun. The children in the group particularly enjoyed the tales and mood created by shanty!
Would recommend as a change from the restaurant/pub norm...

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