Haunted Breaks, Haunted Walks and Ghost Tours in Cornwall

Haunted Walks in Cornwall

Whether it's approaching Halloween, or you're just looking for something different to do, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.

With Cornwall having a lot of ghosts, it stands that there will be quite a number of ghost tours, haunted breaks and haunted walks to be enjoyed. This page is a collection of haunted walks, some permanent, some seasonal, which you can investigate.

Most of these guided ghost tours will require booking - and because of the nature of these ghost walks you should always at least contact the organisers to ensure there have been no changes to the plans as changes can occur at any time for many reasons.

The information below has been compiled with the best of intentions and I am afraid I cannot accept any responsibility for any of these events going ahead or being over-subscribed.  Always phone before you set out on your journey, especially if you are travelling long distances.

Adult Halloween Haunted Nights

Quite a few of these haunted walks and ghost tours are intended for adults, adult halloween haunted nights range from late evening ghost walks through to overnight experiences, such as the Haunted Night at Bodmin Gaol.

Adult halloween events are often longer than daytime events with children and are a lot spookier too!

Ghost Walks in Cornwall
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Bodmin Jail Ghost Walks, Cornwall

Bodmin Jail, built in 1779, was originally built for King George III. It was built from 20,000 of local granite and was built by the prisoners. During its history Bodmin Jail held the Domesday Book in safe-keeping.

Bodmin Jail is an all-weather family attraction, but also a licensed bar and restaurant. There is also a Civil and Naval Prison, housing a museum within its walls split over three levels.

Bodmin Jail was the last County Jail in Cornwall, finally closing in 1927, it is is located at the start of the well-known Camel Trail cycle trail.

Bodmin Jail Paranormal Ghost Walk Nights

The Bodmin Jail Ghost Walk Nights are fascinating and different. This is an all night event running from 22:30-07:00 the following morning. so you are staying up all night.

You'll arrive at the Jail at about 22:30, to be met by a professional psychic medium. There are then a series of psychic and paranormal workshops to enjoy, giving you a better understanding of the paranormal field. Tea and coffee are available throughout the night. If you arrive earlier in the evening, you can book into the restaurant for a full dinner.

For the actual all night haunted event, you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and drinks with you as no food is available to purchase through the night (although you can't bring alcohol with you).

You'll need warm clothes, a torch and a camera.

By 7am you'll have had an entire night's fun and the event finishes with a full English breakfast

Resident Medium

There is now a resident medium at Bodmin Gaol, offering After Dark events.


Telephone: 01208 76292
Address: Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2NR
SatNav: PL31 2NR
Website: http://www.bodminjail.org

2011/2012 Bodmin Jail Ghost Walk Dates

Throughout the year the ghost walks are usually held on first Saturday of each month, with extras during October. You will need to call them and book, so check the dates/times as things can change.

Poldark Mine Ghost Tours, Near Helston

Poldark Mine recently started running evening ghost tours during their normal open season of April to November. These start at 6pm. On the Poldark Mine Ghost Tours, you're accompanied by a team of paranormal Investigators.

The shorter Ghost Tours last about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

During the tours, you will learn about paranormal investigations carried out at Poldark Mine and what they discovered. You'll also learn about old miners' superstitions and be able to share your own supernatural experiences.


Telephone: 01326 573173
Address: Poldark Mine, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0ES
SatNav: TR13 0ES
Website: http://www.poldarkmine.org.uk/

Poldark Halloween Ghost Tours

For Halloween, Poldark Mine has an extra special, late Ghost Tours. You can take the regular, earlier, 6pm Ghost Tour, or a later extended Ghost Tour with a tour of the ancient museum building, starting at 11pm. This extended Ghost Tour lasts a two full hours, taking you from 11pm through to 1am, so you're in the mine by candlelight at midnight!

The dates will change each year, so check out their website for the details.

Cost: from £10 to £20


Telephone: 01326 573173
Address: Poldark Mine, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0ES
SatNav:TR13 0ES
Website: http://www.poldarkmine.org.uk/

Ghost Walks in Penzance, Cornwall

Haunted Cornwall were the original organisation offering Ghost Walks in Cornwall. These Ghost Tours are run by Ian Addicoat, a renowned author and ghost hunter, whose accolades include an appearance on the Most Haunted television series

The Penzance Ghost Walks are accompanied by a professional and experienced guide. You'll have an informative, entertaining and fun evening and it's a great way of seeing the town in another light - and to learn its ghostly heritage.

This is a quality ghost tour, with many people returning regularly.

Ghost Tours in Penzance are held on Thursday nights at 8.30pm, from June to September and additionally on Sunday nights at the same time during July and August.

The Penzance Ghost Tours all start from outside the Tourist Information Office, which is right between the railway station and large public car park.

Cost: £5


Telephone: 01736 331206
Address: Station Approach, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2NF
SatNav: TR18 2NF
Website: http://www.ghosthunting.org.uk

Ghost Walks in St Ives, Cornwall

Haunted Cornwall were the original organisation offering Ghost Walks in Cornwall. Ian Addicoat, a renowned author of ghost books and full-time ghost hunter runs these tours.

Their St Ives Ghost Walks are accompanied by a professional and experienced guide. You'll have an informative, entertaining and fun evening and it's a great way of seeing the town in another light - and to learn its ghostly heritage.

This is a quality ghost tour, with many people returning regularly.

Ghost Tours in St Ives are held on:

  • May-October: Tuesday nights at 8.30pm
  • June-August: Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8.30pm
  • August: There are some later ghost tours at 10:15pm during the peak month of August.

The St Ives Ghost Tours all start from outside the Tourist Information Office, which is in the town. See their website for full details just to check location/times.

Cost: £4 child; £6 adult


Address: St Ives, Cornwall, TR26
SatNav: TR26
Website: http://www.ghosthuntingcornwall.com/ghost-walks

Ghost Tours at Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands

Pengersick is a privately owned castle, that has been seen on TV's Most Haunted programme. They have more ghosts, hauntings and odd things going on that most other places.

Pengersick Castle usually run Ghost Walks and Ghost Tours on Saturday evenings, but you need to phone ahead to check and make a booking.

Halloween Ghost Tours

Pengersick Castle will usually have a special Ghost Tour on Halloween, details will vary so you would need to phone and book

More About Pengersick Castle and Its Ghosts


Telephone: 01736 762579
Address: Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands, Cornwall, TR20 9SJ
SatNav: TR20 9SJ
Website: http://ghosthunting.cornwall

Ghost Walks in Newquay, Cornwall

If you're on the north coast of Cornwall, maybe you would enjoy an evening's ghost hunting in Newquay with spirit host Shawn Curnow.

The Ghost Walks in Newquay are during the summer months and at Halloween.

The walks start at Newquay Tourist Information Centre, on Marcus Hill at 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the summer months. The Ghost Walks in Newquay last approximately 90 minutes.


Address: Newquay Tourist Information Centre, Marcus Hill, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1BD
SatNav: TR7 1BD
Website: http://encounterswithspirit.webs.com/ghost-walks

Ghost Walks on the Isles of Scilly

26 miles off the coast of Cornwall lie the Isles of Scilly. With a history steeped in smugglers and shipwrecks, there are, of course, ghosts too!

Occasional ghost walks are organised by George Teidman, usually starting at the Bell Rock Hotel and ending at the Star Hotel, St Mary's, there is no set schedule or calendar for these. The ghost walks on the Isles of Scilly last approximately 2½ hours.

Cost: £5



Ghost Tours at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall.
Ghost Tours at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall. | Source

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Haunted Halloween at Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle organise special Ghost Tours for families, booking is essential. There are three tours per day, at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

The Ghost Tours run for a whole week up to Halloween, so you should check and book ahead as the dates will change a little each year as Halloween falls on different dates.

Cost: £2.90/child, £5.40/adult, £14.30/family.

There are usually also some Adult Ghost Tours, running for two nights in the week prior to Halloween. There are usually two ghost tours (7.30pm and 9.30pm) for adults only.

Cost: £12


Telephone: 01326 316594
Address: Pendennis Castle, Pendennis Headland, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP
SavNat: TR11 4LP
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk
Adults Only Ghost Tours: Adult Halloween Haunted Nights are usually available.

Lantern Ghost Storywalk, St Ives

The lantern ghost storywalk is a walk around St Ives that lasts about 45 minutes. You can just turn up to join in, or you can even book a private walk for your own group.  The time each walk starts varies throughout the year, so you will need to contact Shanty Baba to find out the times (phone number on their website).

Cost: £5 adults, Under 14s £3. No booking required.

Location/Contact: The walks leave from Westcott's Quay, which is located 120m behind the RNLI Lifeboat House, along the seawall heading towards the station, by the St Ives Arts Club.

Website: http://www.lanternghoststorywalk.com/

Add Your Own Ghost Tours

If you know of any ghost tours, ghost walks or haunted breaks in Cornwall, leave a comment below with the full details and we'll look into it and include them in the list above.

Thanks for reading!

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

I love ghost stories. This hub makes me wish I lived in Cornwall! Thanks!

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earner 6 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Paradise7

Cornwall is fantastic, full of myths and legends, this list of ghost walks in Cornwall might be a great idea for a weekend haunted break in Cornwall! Halloween is on a Saturday in 2009 so it falls nicely for that.

Peter Le Grice 6 years ago

Trereife House is opening its doors to ghost tours in 2010. After a report conducted by the mostghost team found the house to be very lively on the paranormal front, the house will be offering two tours on May 3rd, from 7-8.30pm and 8.30-10pm. Prices: £10 for adults, £5. For further information and booking please contact 01736362750

Shanty Baba 6 years ago

Can you add my "Lantern Ghost Storywalk" in St Ives to your list. I have been doing it for the last 9 years, and have finally got a website. Contact me if you need more details.



grahame goodwin 5 years ago


helloween is a U.S.A rubbish.There more ghost sightings in day time,I took a photo of a ghost in day-

light,ther are no ghosts in bodmin Jail-St.Mawes castle-

pendenis castle,money making rubbish.BBUUTT III DOO BELIVE IN GHOSTS. GRAHAME.

Sue 5 years ago

I drove for 2 hours to attend the St Ives Ghost Walk (after ringing to check that it was still on the previous evening) and then we were told that he wasn't going to hold it as there was only 5 of us there and he HAD to have 6 to create "an atmosphere". More likely he wouldn't go out for £30 but would for £36. Unreliable tour.

I've been to Poldark and Bodmin Jail and I would really recommend both of those.

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earner 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

That is appalling Sue. Some people just don't care about customer service it seems.

I hate booking onto things as they're so often cancelled at the last minute - I'm on a course in the next 2-3 weeks which is 200 miles away and I daren't book a B&B until the very last minute as providers of services just don't seem to care about people's time/cost of travelling.

I hope your journey wasn't entirely wasted and you found something else (better!) to do with your time. After travelling for 2 hours I think I'd have paid the extra £6 myself, then given them a bad review :)

yasmin yendle 4 years ago

brilliant night a bobmin jail, a spirit came through my husband, more went on than would of expected, would deffo do again

Southwest Paranormal Investigations 4 years ago

We have a great selection of reasonably priced paranormal/ghost hunting events coming up in Cornwall and Devon in 2012: Please check our website for more information:


Ghosthunting cornwall 4 years ago

We have a great selection of reasonably priced paranormal/ghost hunting events coming up in Cornwall and Devon in 2012: Please check our website for more information:


SWPI 4 years ago

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We are proud to announce that we will be holding the first ever public paranormal investigation at Morwellham Quay, Devon. Be amongst the first to investigate this unique location that has over 1000 years of history. This event will be extremely popular so please book your tickets early!

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St Ives Ghost Walks 2 years ago

Just came across this and saw the comment about St Ives Ghost Walks and the guide not turning up. This would certainly not have been us, as we always go and have even gone with one person before in a thunder storm, because if you advertise it is so unprofessional not to honour that. We don't want to be confused with people who would act so unprofessionally.

We were the original walks, since 1999 and people do unfortunately confuse us with another walk that began later in St Ives.

Also please update your information as you have the wrong phone number, pricing, etc.

For up to date, visit www.ghosthuntingcornwall.com - thanks

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earner 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

To: St Ives Ghost Walks.

I've tried to update the information, but found your site a struggle to read (purple on black) ... and I couldn't find the address at all... I've updated the website though and prices.

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