Bristol's Haunted & Hidden Ghost Walk on Friday 13th April 2018Posted on: 11 Apr 2018
Nowadays Bristol might be home to quirky pop-ups, luxuriant beards and twee vintage boutiques, but it wasn't always like that. Oh no. Dig a little deeper into the city's history and you'll find it had a much more grisly, darker side - all of which you can explore as part of Bristol's Haunted and Hidden Ghost Walk which takes place on, appropriately enough, Friday 13th April 2018.
Departing at 8pm from Bristol Cathedral on College Green, the fascinating tour will take you around some of the city's creepier hotspots and areas of a more macabre inclination, combining a darkly fascinating history and incorporating a few eerie film and TV locations as well.
An offbeat, mildly unnerving blend of humour, history and film and TV trivia, the tour has been sending shivers down the spines of the morbid-seeking masses for over 10 years. It's also been featured on Living TV's Most Haunted, won the 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and was voted Number 1 in GWR FM's Top 20 Thing to do in Bristol.
So, to get your bones rattling and teeth chattering in anticipation of this creepy spook-fest, here's a taster of some of the darker things about the city you can expect to hear about: Bristol's famous haunted cinema, a church and its ghostly monk inhabitant, and Clifton's - wait for it - ghostly Dwarf Highwayman.
Tickets are a shiver-inducing £5 (£4 NUS), and you can reserve your place by calling 0776 6258407 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
And fear not! If you happen to miss this ghoulish jaunt through Bristol's blood-curdling backstory, other Haunted and Hidden Bristol walks will be taking place on 20th April, 27th April, 4th May, 11th May, 18th May, 25th May and 8th June.
You can find out more about this splendid paranormal peregrination here.
Bristol Cathedral is located at College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.