Bristol is proud to offer everything from world-class dining options and beautiful accommodation to fantastic cultural landmarks, but there are plenty of other attractions to appeal to certain kinds of visitors. For those who like to feel a chill run down their spine, Bristol is home to one of the country’s most popular ghost tours.
Now in its 15th year, the city’s Friday night ghost walk has been featured on TV’s ‘Most Haunted’ and the Source. It even won a 2017 Trip Advisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award and got voted No.1 on GWR FM’S ‘Top 20 Things to do in Bristol’.
If you find yourself brave enough to take the tour on, you’ll be taken through Bristol’s Old City, where many buildings date back to the early 16th century, and the 18th Century St Nicholas Market area.
On the way, you’ll visit:
- Central Bristol’s oldest pub
- The UK’s most haunted cinema
- A former haunted plague hospital
- A pub with a ghostly figure in its fireplace
- An Old City church still haunted by a murdered monk
- A 16th century coaching inn with a gruesome history.
Since Bristol has become one of the UK’s most popular cities for shooting film and TV, you’ll also have locations from the likes of Dr Who, Poldark, Skins, Starter for 10, Sherlock, Being Human, and The Medusa Touch pointed out as you take in the city’s more spinetingling sights.
The tour departs on Friday all the year round from College Green at 8pm, and lasts approximately 75 minutes. You’ll finish up at the historic Harbourside location of King Street by the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic, the oldest working theatre in the country. You’ll need to make an advance booking to join this popular tour, and you can even arrange private tours for more private ghostly encounters.