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Arrrrr, This be a Pirate Walk for not many doubloons!

After a long weary day at Carbis Bay and St Ives my children spotted an advert for a Pirate Walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul S
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Very good tales

We had a great evening touring the darker side of St Ives with a guided walk and talk this is more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“story teller”(13 reviews)
“pirate walk”(18 reviews)
“ghost tour”(7 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

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 2 weeks ago 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

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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

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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
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we've done the ghost walk and it is fantastic. So engaging and a very enthusiastic story teller. Thank you.

Thank Ally1712
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I joined the ghost walk on a lovely Sunday evening in July . 9.30 pm start . Perfect after diner and a stroll on the beach . It was great to see another side to St Ives. Route is not too difficult...More

Thank jasjam98
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Well having been on his walks once before Shanty Baba pulls it out of the bag once again. Well if the bag was full of lukewarm dog turds that is...

2  Thank Larry S
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

One might imagine that sullen teenagers would find a story telling walk a little dull.... far from it.... my two teenage kids really enjoyed the walk and the stories. We went on the Ghost Walk, complete with eerie hurricane lamp and headed off on the...More

Thank Paul H
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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