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Halloween special | The very best Peterborough ghost walks

↑ Burghley House Spooky Tours. Picture courtesy of Burghley House

Make the most of Halloween this year with the very best ghost walks in Peterborough and the region…

Peterborough Museum Candlelit Ghost Tour
I don’t think the guys at Peterborough Museum have romance on their minds – this is candlelight of the strictly spooky kind, aimed at creating the best kind of atmosphere for ‘honest, it’s true!’ ghost stories about the city’s most haunted building. Tickets for the tour are £5 for adults, £3 for children/concessions. Due to limited places, tickets are strictly pre-booked only. Tours last about 90 minutes. The tour is not recommended for young children or those of a nervous disposition, and due to the nature of the building is unsuitable for those with mobility impairments. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. For accompanied children, parental discretion is advised (recommendation: no younger than eight to 10, due to the dark and scary stories).
Second and last Tuesday of the month, November to May, 7.30 pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate

Halloween Horror Night at the Museum
Dare you visit Peterborough Museum for a ghastly tour with a difference? Gruesome ghost stories are brought vividly to life by your guide… with help from some ghostly accomplices lurking in the shadows! Adults £6, concessions £4. Strictly over 14s only. Book early – tours are limited to 15 people!
Saturday, 26 October, every half hour from 7 until 9.30 pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate

City Centre Halloween Ghost Walks
A special Halloween edition of the ever-popular Peterborough ghost walk. Be guided round the city’s most haunted sites, and listen to the eerie tales that accompany them. You might even spot a ghost or two! Meet outside Peterborough Museum. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Adults £5, concessions £3.
Monday, 28 October – Friday, 1 November
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate

All Hallows’ Eve Midnight Tour
Pretty much the Rolls-Royce of ghost tours, and strictly one for the grown-ups. Take a candlelit tour of Peterborough Museum during the witching hour, and explore creepy corners of the building not normally open to the public. Then take the opportunity to join in with a real ‘live’ ghost hunt till 4 am – if you dare! Strictly over 18s only. Pre-booking is essential. £25 per person.
Thursday, 31 October, 11.50 pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate

Magical Mystery Tour
A themed walk for the little ones, and the rest of the family, too. Enjoy following a Halloween-themed trail around John Clare Cottage, solving clues as you go! £4 per participant.
Saturday, 26 October, 2 – 3.30 pm
John Clare Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston

The Stamford Ghost Walk Experience
Discover the creepy side of this Georgian town, which has enough history for a whole army of ghosts and spectres! The tour is led by Martin Tempest, who will guide visitors through the quaint streets of Stamford – the perfect setting for spooky tales. Recommended age eight years plus, tickets £5.50. Walks start from Stamford Arts Centre.
Stamford Ghost Walk Halloween Special
Friday, 25, Saturday, 26 and Wednesday, 31 October. Tours run every hour, 6.30 to 9.30 pm.

Burghley House Spooky Tours
If an historic stately home like Burghley isn’t crammed to the rafters with ghouls and ghosts, then I don’t know where would be! Take the tour to see lesser-visited areas (which also happen to be incredibly creepy) such as the cloisters, cellars and dairy. Tours run every hour from 6.30 to 9.30 pm, with the earliest most suitable for families. The later the tour, the spookier it gets! Sensible footwear required, but no need to bring a torch.
Tours are running now until Friday, 2 November, every hour 6.30 to 9.30 pm
Burghley House, Stamford

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