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Stirling Ghost Walk

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Address: St John's Street, Stirling FK8 1EA, Scotland
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The Stirling Ghost Walk - now nearing it's twenty-fifth year - is a guided...

The Stirling Ghost Walk - now nearing it's twenty-fifth year - is a guided dramatic guided tour of Stirling's historic Old Town, using comedy and drama to recount frightful tales from the history and folklore of the area. Tours run at 8.30pm, Tuesday-to-Saturday in July and August, each year, and at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays from September-to-June - all tours meeting at the gates of the Old Town Jail / SYHA Hostel in St John Street, Stirling. Private bookings are available throughout the year - and a 10% discount offered to patrons of local hotels, hostels and B&Bs.Visit our website or Facebook for details and updates.

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Ghost Walk - 22/4/17

The carnaptious & repugnant Jock Rankin met us close to the gates of the Old Town Jail and led us on a tour of the Old Town Cemetery & surrounding area, regaling stories of the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The carnaptious & repugnant Jock Rankin met us close to the gates of the Old Town Jail and led us on a tour of the Old Town Cemetery & surrounding area, regaling stories of the paranormal, supernatural, and outlandishly fictional. Despite the odd midge & the lowering temperature as the sun set, the small band of us who accompanied Jock... More 

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Ha! It's not often you read words like 'carnaptious' and 'repugnant' in a 5-Star review, or that a guide would be pleased to be described, thus...but I think The Hangman would consider it a compliment! He's a big fan of irony...but that's what keeps him 'Happy'. We should point out, though - for those who might find his grumbling glour... More 

abedeen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent story teller. He really brought the tales of the past to life. You get a 10% discount if staying in a local hotel or B and B which was nice. Really recommend this tour for a good yarn and a gory history lesson.

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thanks, 'Pudding. Live entertainment can be very expensive, particularly for families - which is why we keep GhostWalk ticket prices low, and offer discounts to visitors to local hostels, hotels and B&Bs. The Hangman will be doing the same thing with the daytime historical Old Town Tour, this year. Details of THAT on the SGW website! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OUTSTANDING EVENING - we loved how the Happy Hangman combined humour with terrible and gruesome tales - I booked a tour for friends who visited from Denmark 🇩🇰 and they had a fantastic night! Couldn't recommend this highly enough

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you, Smiddyds! I'm glad to say that the GhostWalk is often recommended as a great way for overseas groups to learn a little about the Old Town...and have fun while they're at it. I'm glad your friends had a good time, and hope they will remember The Hangman kindly. More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the more fun I have ever had at a cemetery! Our ghost guide was so incredibly good his descriptions of characters makes it feel as you know them. He is entertaining and keeps your attention the whole time. I highly recommend this activity. If visiting during winter take comfortable warm clothes and shoe warmers.

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you Maria, glad you enjoyed the experience. Comfortable warm clothes are actually a good idea all year long...as you never know what you are going to get with our wonderfully unpredictable Scottish weather! More 

perth
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

so worth a visit if your spending an evening in stirling and looking for a bit of fun information, Be prepared to embrace the evening as the Happy Hangman isn't to worried about who he picks on, seriously do yourself a favour and head along best 75mins iv had in a while .

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you, SaintMorag. The Hangman can be a cheeky chap, at times - but rest assure, he's far gentler with those who are nervous or discombobulated (as people sometimes are in darkened graveyards!). Glad you enjoyed the show! More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of a night on the company of the happy hangman. Great storyteller, full of humour and frights and just great fun. Tickets reasonably priced and well worth it for a night out with a difference. Go give it a whirl :)

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thanks, folks. Spread the word...the next GhostWalk is never more than a few days away! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I travelled up from Glasgow for the evening on a wet and windy Friday night to join the Ghost Walk with a coupld of friends. From the minute our guide, the 'Happy Hangman', appeared (complete with full historical dress and ghostly makeup!), we knew we were in for a great night. Although the walk itself isn't very far, the first... More 

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you, Frances. Glad you enjoyed the experience. We have, as you say, been going for a long time (nearly 28 years, actually), and probably could do more to promote the show - though in our defense, it's largely by not engaging in expensive promotional campaigns that we manage to keep our ticket-prices low. We haven't changed our prices in... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this tour last night andit was 100 times better than expected. It is entertaining and worth paying. Hangman involved people in his stories from the crowd. Next time we will do the history tour!

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you, Eija. Glad you enjoyed the experience. The daytime Old Town Tour - which David (The Happy Hangman) performs for another company, Stirling Walking Tours, should be up-and-running again in the summer. Check their TA pages for details More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great ghost walk the staff that does the tour are genuinely enthusiastic funny scary do there best to give you a great time with there historical stories some grim some funny but your always looking over your shoulder waiting for someone or something to jump out at you this is well worth taking the time to walk... More 

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you, Robert. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Thoroughly entertaining evening with Stirling's one and only hangman. Would highly recommend this tour for all ages. Enthusiastic guide full of character and engaged all guests. Great evening. Tinkerbell will be back to assist on the historic tour!

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David K, Manager at Stirling Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thanks, Tink'. Glad you enjoyed yourself...The Hangman looks forward to your return. More 

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