Treat yourself to spine-tingling city ghost tour 

woman wearing a witches hat in garden setting

Lovers of the macabre have a choice of two spooky tours in the lead up to Halloween. 

Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy team, Visit Lichfield, is welcoming back Gruesome and Ghostly tours for 2021.  

The series of ghost walks around Lichfield’s historical city centre take in the history of the Market Square burnings at the stake, the ghosts sighted at Dam Street, Cathedral Close and more city locations. 

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Tourism, said:

“It’s great to see the return of our Gruesome and Ghostly tours. They are a fun way to learn more about the history of the city and will give you a whole host of stories to entertain your friends and family with when you pass by one of our local ghost haunts.”

The 90-minute Gruesome and Ghostly tours cost £6 each. They are running on 8, 23, 29, 30 October at 7pm and at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on 31 October. 

Trick or Treat tours are also on offer for families this October half term. They feature ghost stories and knocking on a small number of prearranged doors to receive a trick or treat. The tours are aimed at children aged 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

“These tours offer a really fun way to get into the spirt of Halloween with your children. They bring together the perfect mix of treats, tricks and ghost stories, and dressing up is definitely encouraged,” continued Cllr Eadie. 

The one-hour Trick or Treat tours cost £7 each or £14 for one adult and two children. They are running on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October at 3pm. 

All tours need to be booked in advance at the Visitor Information desk in St Mary’s on the Market Square or by calling the team on 01543 308924.

See Visit Lichfield’s full programme of tours

Published: 1 October 2021