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!


WE MADE A MOVIE!!… we’ve started working with Theo Hogben from Tyrant Films to produce a series of short films to tempt you to join our tours.  These films will all be available on our new YouTube channel as we continue to produce a new film every few months.  Check out our first film now all about the famous Morton Case from 19th century Cheltenham!

AUTUMN/WINTER SEASON: Our summer season of tours is now well underway but our tours in the darker months are also now on sale!!… in previous years we’ve often taken queries for tours at Hallowe’en as early as June so we decided to open up booking early this year. Tours around Hallowe’en tend to sell out so don’t delay and make sure you book your space in time to join us for an evening of incredible storytelling in one of the Cotswold’s most stunning villages!

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!

“GHOSTLY TALES OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE & THE COTSWOLDS”: This 45 min talk is a presentation of our ghost stories and the facts behind them, using traditional storytelling techniques, which can be provided at a venue of your choice!  It’s ideal for social groups, and groups who are less mobile, with their own meeting space and provides a great evening of spooky themed entertainment.

  • 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: Friday 27th September

    Prestbury claims to be the most haunted village in England, with over 24 resident ghosts!  We share tales of regular paranormal sightings, including: the most often seen “Black Abbott”; the “Charging Cavalier”; Fred Archer, and many others.  Our intriguing tour is set to the backdrop of this beautiful Cotswold village & it’s intense history.

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  • CHELTENHAM GHOST TOUR: Creeps, Crimes & Curious Tales
    NEXT PUBLIC TOUR: Saturday 28th September

    This creepy tour uncovers the darker side of England’s great Regency town revealing the spooky secrets lurking behind the characteristic facades of Cheltenham.  We share the stories of: a gruesome 1930s murder; a spectral widow who may have been the first ‘Woman in Black’; apparitions of a murderous butler; a spectral hotel maid, and much 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