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Shanty Baba Storyteller
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“story teller”(13 reviews)
“pirate walk”(18 reviews)
“ghost stories”(8 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 7986 123305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic evening spent looking at the darker side of St. Ives. Thrilling stories and beautiful locations. A perfect Halloween!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We seen the sign for shanty baba’s ghost walk tour on Monday and decided to attend the Tuesday night. A great turn out even though it was raining. It was worth walking through st Ives in the rain to hear Shanty’s fantastic ghost stories, super...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well we booked to go on shantys guide didn't know what to expect,but he took us to various spots and told us story's and takes you can work out yourself if you think they are true but we would really recommend you o a tour...More

Thank chris p
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We went on the ghost walk which started at 9pm. The stories were ok - they had some basis in facts which I would have found more interesting to hear as well as the history of St Ives. Shanty Baba was quietly spoken and could...More

Thank Trvl-and-Wander
Reviewed 3 September 2018

After a long weary day at Carbis Bay and St Ives my children spotted an advert for a Pirate Walk that evening. At first I thought it was probably going to be too long and too detailed for their tired legs and minds but they...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening touring the darker side of St Ives with a guided walk and talk this is more suitable for fairly mobile people who do not struggle with steep inclines and brisk walking

Thank MarkM5305
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I've been on the ghost walk twice, on separate occasions, and each time I've thoroughly enjoyed it and the stories, shanty is a brilliant story teller and has a wonderful voice for creating an atmosphere, I love the fact he dresses for the part too...More

Thank Melon1789
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Ennjoyable for young and old. Fascinating history and engaging storytelling. Tour was tailored to the audience, and everyone had a great time.

Thank CraftyTurtle
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My son and I went on the Pirate walk. He is six and a half and a big fan of pirates. He loves TV's Swashbuckle and was really excited about going. For the money i wasn't that impressed to be honest. Firstly, he was the...More

2  Thank hostelgirl74
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Good fun for all the family with some interesting facts learnt. Be prepared to join in and you will get more out of the evening. Shanty’s walk is well worth the time and money.

Thank sbmilne65
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30 September 2017|
Response from Shanty_Baba | Property representative |
My next Lantern Ghost Storywalk is on Saturday 7th October at 7pm. Full details on Shanty Baba website. Cheers Shanty
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