Cotswolds Ghost Tours are delivered by a group of professional tour guides who provide gimmick-free, historically motivated tours, with gripping tales of paranormal events from across the Cotswolds.

Somewhat different to the average ghost tour designed to make you scream, Cotswolds Ghost Tours take the concept of ghost tours back-to-basics by providing ‘story-telling events’ based on the incredible paranormal history of this beautiful region.  There’s nobody jumping out around corners and our tales are not designed to make you fear going to bed at night!  Instead, our tours are a series of carefully selected and well-researched tales, presented in context by expert story tellers, representing a fascinating journey through the creepy history of the region, highlighting the fantasy elements of ghost stories, as well as considering some of the realities behind them, and encouraging us to think about what it is we really believe about the paranormal.

We currently offer tours in Prestbury, and Cheltenham but we’ll be adding more locations very soon. Tours are available to the general public on selected dates and to privately booked groups at the time and date of your choice.

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Each Cotswolds Ghost tour is full of tales passed to us by people from across the region, all of which have subsequently been intensively researched to provide a historical context.  Our guides are fully trained to provide a fascinating tour, focussing on traditional story-telling techniques.  A tour with us will bring to life the mesmerising, but creepy myths and fables from this unique, picturesque landscape – beautifully stunning by day, but mysterious and eerie by night!


TOURS NOW ON SALE IN JAN-MARCH: Our winter season of tours are the best time of year to join us on a dark evening when you can never be quite sure what might be lurking in the shadows!  We operate a limited schedule of tours on dates which traditionally prove popular so book now to join a creepy evening of story telling with us in The Cotswolds!

PRIVATE TOURS: If you’re looking for a work night out with a difference, or if you have a large family group and fancy a night of spine chilling storytelling in Prestbury or Cheltenham, then get in touch now to secure a tour on a date and time of your choice!  Don’t forget we can also offer to come to you!!… our 45 minute spooky storytelling sessions are ideal for social groups, and groups who are less mobile, with their own meeting space.

  • Prestbury Ghost Tour for Under 16s

    Explore England’s allegedly most haunted village! … and find out what makes Prestbury go bump in the night on a spooky trail just for kids, of this Cotswolds village which claims to be the most haunted village in England.

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  • Prestbury Ghost Tour: Historical Haunted Trail
    NEXT PUBLIC TOUR: Saturday 12th January

    Join us to explore this stunning Cotswold location which claims to be the most haunted village in England! …Find out what makes Prestbury go bump in the night on our spooky trail of this picturesque village which claims to have over 24 resident ghosts!  We share tales of regular paranormal sightings, set to a backdrop of Prestbury’s intense history.

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  • CHELTENHAM GHOST TOUR: Creeps, Crimes & Curious Tales
    NEXT PUBLIC TOUR: Friday 11th January

    This creepy tour uncovers the darker side of England’s great Regency town! … we reveal the spooky secrets lurking behind the characteristic facades of Cheltenham as we share tales of a gruesome murder in the 1930s, a spectral widow who was the very first ‘Woman in Black’, the strange tale of the old Rectory, and many more!

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    In Prestbury & Cheltenham

    A private booking with Cotswolds Ghost Tours, at a date & time of your choice, is a great way to experience a ghost tour of England’s most beautiful region, on a more personal level, catered to your needs.

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Numbers on tours are strictly limited to provide the best experience for participants and also because we have a strong ‘non-invasive’ ethic. Our tours pass through residential areas so we encourage sensitivity by ensuring that we stay outside a reasonable proximity from people’s homes, and maintaining minimal noise levels. Learn more about the way we conduct our tours and read some of our frequently asked questions.


If you are looking for something fun to do for a group of friends, or a corporate event, or even if you’re just passing through the area on a personal or family trip, check out our Tour pages to plan your next ghost walk or haunted trail with Cotswolds Ghost Tours.

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  • We’ve been all over the world but we have never had a guide like Lindsey. She brought history to life, she inspired our kids, she made us laugh, she made us think, she made us see things in a different way. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

    Kim Woods
    London, Ontario
  • Mike was really friendly and welcoming and I loved that we could pay online.  The tour was well organised and the local stories & legends were great.  His passion for storytelling and detailed research shone through… we’ll definitely be going on the next ghost walk with Mike. Thank you!

    Sally W
    Bath, UK
  • Cheryl was great, really informative, told the stories really well and also had a laugh and a joke with us too!

    Gloucestershire, UK
  • Great way to spend an evening. We did the Prestbury walk in the summer and the Cheltenham one was equally enjoyable! Highly recommended.

    Cheltenham, UK
  • Took my friend from Australia and my son and his friend. It was a really enjoyable evening. Lindsey was a great guide combining storytelling, humour and conversational pauses to dramatic effect. Highly recommended!

    Helen B