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!



Our tour schedule for Hallowe’en is selling fast so get your skates on before all the space goes!  Our 2 tours in Prestbury on 31st October are almost sold out completely and we’re not able to run any extra tours that evening.  Our tour in Cheltenham still has some space, and there’s more space currently available in Prestbury on all our tours between 27th and 31st October.  We’ve put an extra tour on sale in Prestbury on Saturday 4th November and we have a few more tours scheduled in both Prestbury and Cheltenham in November and December all of which are available to book via the Tours pages of our website! Our winter 2018 schedule will also be going on sale really soon so watch this space!!!


Since we began running our tour in Cheltenham in 2014 we’ve accumulated even more stories and research, and we’ve taken lots of feedback from our clients so we decided to have a revamp!  We’ve cut out the long walks we used to have, and while we’ve tried to get the tour to 1 hr 45 mins, there are so many incredible creepy tales in Cheltenham that the tour is still running at around 2 hours.  But best of all, we’ve added some new stories from around the town, and updated our existing material, all based on information from 1st-hand sources.

Join us soon on this tour of Cheltenham’s “Creeps, Crimes & Curious Tales”!

  • Prestbury Ghost Tour: Historical Haunted Trail
    NEXT PUBLIC TOUR: Friday 20th October

    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: Saturday 21st October

    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