Guided Ghost Walks Around Rye
Invasions, battles, pirates, smuggling and murders — not many places have had such a dramatic and violent history as Rye’s and a Guided Ghost Walks Around Rye tour will bring its spooky past and present to life.
Guided Ghost Walks Around Rye is a guided tour giving you a mere slither of the spectral experience on offer in one of England’s most haunted towns, and is a great way to start a haunting winter night. Your tour guide will escort you through Rye’s historic half-timbered buildings and winding cobble streets stopping off at the sites that are home to many things that go bump in the night..
At the Mermaid Inn – Rye’s most famous pub, you will find out that alcohol isn’t the only spirit there! This ancient inn has been featured on many TV shows. Or perhaps walking down Turkey Cock Lane the ghost of the poor monk who was entombed in a wall alive with his lover for trying to elope will drag his shadow next to yours?
For non-believers, it’s a chance to see the town transformed by an enthusiastic, knowledgable guide, who gives the buildings a life and history one would otherwise miss. And for those who want to see a real ghost, try and catch a glimpse of the murderous Hawkhurst gang, plotting their next smuggling adventure in the Mermaid Inn, just don’t let them see you…
Please contact the Heritage Centre for further information. Pre- booking is essential as spaces for these tours are limited and run from late September to Late February. The cost is £12.00 per person (Please note that the Guided Ghost Walks Around Rye is unsuitable for children under 14 years of age)
Just ignore the disembodied footsteps following you round the cobbled streets…