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Shanty Baba Storyteller

Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 7986 123305
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Ghost Walk of St Ives

This is a great way to explore St Ives while being told tales of smugglers, thieves and ne'er do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol C
Great Harwood, United Kingdom
Ghost walk st ives

Met by shanty him self along with his lantern and stick he took us in to st Ives at night fall... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pirate walk” (16 reviews)
“story telling” (11 reviews)
“ghost tour” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 7986 123305
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to explore St Ives while being told tales of smugglers, thieves and ne'er do wells. Shanty Baba is an excellent guide and storyteller and takes you on a lovely tour of St Ives winding, steep streets and alleyways. From one...More

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met by shanty him self along with his lantern and stick he took us in to st Ives at night fall , he told us of past ghost story's and horrors which was amazing I would recommend this trip to everyone , groups , couples...More

Thank Zombiegoo
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Terrible it's not a ghost walk, it's just a guy who has some knowledge of St Ives & wants to be an actor!!

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The Sir Richard Francis Burton museum is an incredible gem here in St Ives. I don't want to give too much away, but if you know nothing about Burton you will be amazed. If you know about Burton you will hear things you haven't heard...More

Thank MrMTrim
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant stories told by lamp light by this brilliant chap. A must if staying in St Ives! He really brings the back streets to life.

Thank Lindsay P
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I am not scared of ghosts, but I love the ghost stories and spooky horror movies. The ghost stories walk was great: lasted for 75 minutes, wasn't too tiring, the stories were "realistic" and based around the St. Ives. The storyteller was fun, talented and...More

Thank BlondeFoodie
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Recently spent a weekend in St Ives and saw posters for the weekly ghost walk, am not a believer but thought it would be a novel way to see St Ives at night. Was a really good tour with some interesting and grisly stories about...More

1  Thank SamH5
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I joined Shanty on his ghost tour. It was a great walk around St Ives and very interesting. It was nice to see how passionate he was when telling the stories, and how much he enjoyed it. It's a great way to...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We heard Shanty Baba's Dark Mysteries show which was enchanting, excellently portrayed and engaging. I highly recommend it for people who want to learn more about the gruesome side to St Ives. The perfect holiday destination might not be so perfect after all.

Thank winipig
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful walk through st ives with brilliant pirate stories, had my 2 young boys hanging on his ever word. The interaction was great!!! Will do it again the next time we visit. Loved it.

1  Thank Adeybanks
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Jay W
10 July 2017|
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Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
If you are asking about my Lantern Ghost Storywalks, the Graveyard Shift I am doing over the summer, I wouldn't say is suitable, but it can and has been done (St Ives is a hilly town).No flights of steps but there are some... More
Frances C
30 June 2017|
Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
They are different walks, different stories, different routes. The "Graveyard Shift" is a longer walk that goes through the wonderfully creepy Barnoon Cemetary and on to Porthmeor beach but does mean going up some hills... More
9 June 2017|
Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
Sorry, next walk is on Saturday 10th June. Cheers Shanty