Monday, 2 November 2009

Devizes Ghost Walks

Local historian, author and guide - John Girvan

John Girvan recalling one of many ghostly tales

Living as I do in close proximity to the town of Devizes, I had not attended one of John Girvan’s legendary Ghost Walks until recently; the night before Halloween to be exact.

John Girvan is a respected local historian and author, with a wealth of knowledge, not just about Devizes and its plethora of ghosts, but on the town's rich and often diverse heritage.

The tour starts a 7:00pm, and lasts for about an hour and a half. John will guide you through the streets and back alleyways of this ancient market town. He will enthral you, I am sure, with his many ghost stories of tragic romance, gruesome murder and the bloody Civil War.

You will visit 13 locations, some dating back as far as the 15th century. There is also group participation if you dare to dowse at the site of the gallows. I will say no more, for fear of spoiling your evening.

For further information and how to book your walk, click on the link in the sidebar.

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