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Shanty Baba Storyteller

Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 7986 123305
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Not actually about ghosts!

All bar one of the "ghost walk" stories had no ghosts! The historical stories were interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Ghost walk

Did the Ghost walk round st Ives; not what i was expecting as the stories weren't local ones, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stroud, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 5 days ago

All bar one of the "ghost walk" stories had no ghosts! The historical stories were interesting - but some clearly fabricated, which undermines the experience. It was a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours but at £7/person and 40-50 people on a Monday...More

Thank Andrew_Cru
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Ghost walk round st Ives; not what i was expecting as the stories weren't local ones, and not stories about about ghosts, more Tales from the Crypt. Well told though.

Thank tim50stroud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the ghost walk around St Ives with Shanty Baba which was very atmospheric. More horror than ghost perhaps but great fun either way.

Thank pandamacheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the earlier walk as I had my daughter with me, the walk itself was good, plenty of history and Shanty was good at telling us the stories and involving the children. I liked the way he used his musical instrument! Shanty seems...More

Thank Sapphire2829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic way to walk around St Ives late at night. My only complaint is it wasn't for my 8year old she was board and didn't understand the stories. There was another walk which to be fair said it was suitable for families on reflection...More

Thank helengriggsy
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 16 July 2017 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
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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
10 June 2017|
Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
Sorry, next walk is on Saturday 10th June. Cheers Shanty