Spooky tours start in Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

Ghost tours of Shrewsbury are set to return from today, giving people the chance to come face-to-face with the towns’ spooky history.

The tours will run every Thursday until November 30 and will begin at 7pm at the Visitor Information Centre and last approximately 90 minutes.

Shrewsbury is one of the most haunted towns in England, and a guided ghost walk is the ideal way to learn more about them.

Places visited on these spooky tours include Fish Street, Butcher Row, Wyle Cop, Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury Castle, Milk Street plus many more.

Those keen for some spine tingling stories can find out about the ghosts of several of Henry Tudor’s soldiers who were killed at the battle of Bosworth, and have been seen to haunt Barracks Passage.

They can also learn about the matron and the nurse in the Parade shopping centre, and hear about the resident ghosts who are regularly seen in the Prince Rupert Hotel.

Although guides cannot guarantee any sightings, participants will be intrigued by these stories and many more.

Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children.

The tours are always very popular, so to avoid disappointment pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited.

To book tickets, visit the Visitor Information Centre in person at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, call 01743 258888 or email

The Visitor Information Centre is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 11am – 3pm. From November 1, the Visitor Information Centre will be closed on Mondays.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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