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The popular and infamous Derby Ghostwalks run throughout the year, and continue to be a success since they started over 22 years ago. There are a variety of Ghostwalks to choose between, which are led by experienced, informative, and friendly guides. Be aware though… Due to the popular nature of the Ghostwalks, pre booking is essential. You can either drop into the Derby Gaol (on Saturdays) or contact us using the information provided.

All Ghostwalks start at 7pm sharp, and the price includes a candlelit supper. The City Centre Walk starts from the Old Bell Hotel in Sadlergate and the Friargate Ghostwalk starts from Derby Gaol in Agard Street., DE1 1DZ. Please aim to be there for 6.50pm. Tours last approx. 3 hrs

The prices for these walks are as follows:

  • City Centre Walk £25.00 per person (children under 12, students and OAPs - £22.00)
  • Friar Gate Walk £25.00 per person (children under 12, students and OAPs - £22.00)

Private Ghostwalks can be arranged for £25.00 per person with a minimum of 15 people, dropping to £22.00 per person for parties of 20 or more. A deposit option for telephone bookings is available for private walks and must be paid within 5 working days of booking, or it will be cancelled. We welcome company outings or private parties, paranormal buffs or just the morbid and curious! All are welcome.

The now legendary City Centre Walk takes you around Derby City Centre and is recommended for all would be ghosthunters.

Starting at our meeting point, The Old Bell Hotel on Sadlergate. We start the walk with an introduction to the night as we head off to the Cornmarket, and Fishmarket areas of the city, where you will learn the infamous ghost story of PC Moss, the only police officer in Derby to be murdered in the line of duty.

The walk continues through the market place and into the Jorrocks, our haunted pub stop and Derbyshire's most haunted pub, home of an actual human skull, found in the early 1990s.

The trip continues down St Mary's Gate and back to the Bell, where we round the walk off with a visit to Room 29, haunted by a serving maid and her killer!

We conclude the night with a ghosthunters supper, served back at the Old Bell Hotel.

Walks last approximately 3 hours, starting at 7pm and finishing around 10pm.


'The Hangman's Walk'

This walk starts and finishes at The Derby Gaol, which has resided at the basement of 50/51 Friargate Since 1756. On your way round you will hear stories of murders, executions, crime, punishment and ghostly occurrences.

We start with a brief tour of the Gaol, treating everyone like inmates, before heading down Agard Street, whilst hearing of the harrowing murder of Eliza Morrow in 1862. The walk proceeds down Friargate where we have our haunted pub stop at the Old Friary (Scream), before entering the cellars beneath, which are haunted by the figure of a ghostly Black Friar.

We continue the walk up to Derby's 3rd and last County Prison on Vernon Gate before returning to our Gaol for a Condemned Man's Supper.

Then unlike so many that have been in the Gaol before, you will be permitted to go home!

Walks last approximately 3 hours, starting at 7pm and finishing around 10pm.


Terms and Conditions

1. The investigation of the paranormal, both on an overnight event and a ghost walk involves an element of personal risk and potential exposure to unexpected situations which some people may find particularly frightening and shocking. Participants must be fully capable of assuming the risks involved and should not be of a nervous disposition or suffering from a medical or psychological condition which may impact on their safe participation at the event or place them or others at risk. Any participant who is in doubt as to their suitability to attend a ghost hunting event should seek medical advice.

2. Participants must be aged 16 or over for overnight events. Proof of age may be required. There is no age limit for the ghost walks, it is at parents' discretion.

3. Participants must conduct themselves in a responsible and appropriate manner and treat others with courtesy. We reserve the right to refuse entry or eject from an event without refund any participant deemed to be behaving in an unsuitable manner.

4. The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited at all events unless served on licensed premises. We reserve the right to refuse entry or eject without refund any participant believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We also reserve the right to confiscate any alcohol brought to an event by the customer.

5. Participants are advised to dress accordingly for each event and to wear warm, comfortable clothing and practical shoes or trainers.

6. In accordance with the Health Act 2006 and smoke free law smoking is not permitted inside any of our venues. Smokers will be directed to designated outdoor areas which may be used during refreshment breaks only. Naked flames or other fire hazards are strictly prohibited.

7. Where permitted participants are welcome to use their own recording/camera equipment for private purposes only. The content and scripts used at events is copyrighted to Derby Gaol Ltd and may not be used for any form of publication including books, magazines, newspapers, DVD's, VHS, Television broadcast.

8. Participants requiring disabled access are advised to telephone Derby Gaol Ltd on 01335 360 882.

9. Participants are responsible for the safety and security of their own property. We do not accept liability for any loss, theft or damage to personal property.

10. In the unfortunate event of an accident we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the death or personal injury of any participant at an event unless caused by the negligence of Derby Gaols' employees.

14. Participants are reminded of the dangers of driving when sleep deprived and are advised to either book nearby accommodation after an overnight event or to make suitable alternative travel arrangements. Derby Gaol Ltd do not accept responsibility for any accidents which may occur after an event.

15.1 Derby Gaol Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases we will endeavour to contact participants as soon as possible and provide a full refund of the booking fee.

15.2 If the numbers of paying customers for an overnight event does not reach the minimum number of 8 then the event will be cancelled and a full refund offered to the customers booked on the event. There is no minimum cancellation period for this situation.

15.3 If the numbers of paying customers for a ghost walk does not reach the minimum number of 10 then the ghost walk will be cancelled and a full refund offered to the customers booked on the walk. There is no minimum cancellation period for this situation.

15.4 If an event is cancelled by Derby Gaol Ltd for any reason then Derby Gaol Ltd do not accept any responsibility or liability for other costs incurred including travel or accommodation.

16.All payments are non refundable. It is possible to reschedule to an alternative date if the customer calls to rearrange with at least 48 hours notice. If no alternative dates are suitable to the customer, then the original booking will be considered cancelled and payment will be forfeited. Should the situation arise that The Derby Gaol Ltd cancels an event due to unforseen circumstances then refunds will be arranged.

17. The information provided by participants when booking an event will remain confidential and will not be passed on to a third party except as required by law.

18. Derby Gaol Ltd reserve the right to amend the above terms and conditions at any time.

19. The minimum number of people required to book a private event just for your group is 15. If the numbers drop below 15 then full payment for the minimum of 15 is still payable.

19. By reading these terms and conditions and booking one of our events the customer agrees to all the terms and conditions.




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