Trip Advisor 2022 Award winning fully outdoor fun and informative walk departing from College Green.
This popular haunted Bristol walking experience has been running for 17 years. It takes in many TV locations and has been featured on TV's "Most Haunted" and "The Source".
Go on a fully outdoor, safe, fun journey around Bristol's Old City, where you'll discover our city's hidden past - and some unforgettable stories. Hear about the 17th century pub with a poltergeist, the UK's most haunted cinema and a former market building with a ghostly fireplace figure! There will be plenty of hidden secrets revealed about many of Bristol's iconic buildings as well, as you walk around the oldest part of the city.
During the walk you'll also take in many Bristol TV locations including Skins, Sherlock, Dr Who, Poldark, Shoestring, Trial of Christine Keeler and more!
Please note there will be some walking down steps during the walk. Please contact the host Re any questions or concerns re mobility issues. Thank you
Minimum fitness level required.
Age restrictions: 16+
|Child (16 and under)||£5|
|Concession (NHS staff)||£7|
|Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children (24th & 27th Feb only))||£20|
Great host, good evening, something different and fun!
We really enjoyed the tour, John is great he knows his stuff and brings an element of gun to the ...
John was fab! Very knowledgeable and insightful. Made great recommendations on books to read, pla...
John was excellent
Great host, good evening, something different and fun!
We really enjoyed the tour, John is great he knows his stuff and brings an element of gun to the experience, will definitely recommend
John was fab! Very knowledgeable and insightful. Made great recommendations on books to read, places to go and movies/shows to watch. A very different way to see Bristol. 10/10 would recommend!
John was excellent
Really interesting and engaging, learnt lots of cool Bristol facts, the person running the tour had loads of in depth knowledge. A really great experience!!
Interesting and informative,great knowledge from John
Had a great time, host was fantastic. Very knowledgable and captivating. Learned lots of new things about our city
I thought the host was fab, I emailed the host in advance of the walk as I was concerned with heavy rain and he offered me the option of doing it another day, and we ended up running late and emailed him advising him andhe emailed back straight away telling me times where he would be so I could catch up, the information the host gave was excellent and interesting and really brilliant and clear delivery andhe is clearly passionate and knowledgeable of the city - nice friendly & helpful person! ☺️
We had a great time, it was nice to do something different and learn so many interesting Bristol facts - I’ve lived here 9 years now and found out so much about this fab city.
Great way to spead an evening
Loved the tour! The host was fab, very knowledgeable and funny - lovely way to spend a Friday evening and I learned a lot about Bristol too!
Great way to spend 1.5 hrs in Bristol. Lots of knowledge and laughs shared. Wear sensible walking shoes and enjoy!
Very interesting and informal
Really fun experience, learned a lot about Bristol and host was welcoming and funny.
John was really friendly, engaging, and had an absolute wealth of information to share about Bristol’s history. He was a lovely chap and really helpful in extending the ticket, when we had a friend not able to make it. We really annoyed the experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting, or wanting to learn more about the city.
Host was really excellent, extremely well informed, funny, related well to each and everyone on the tour: in short everything you could want in an absolutely first class host on a first class tour Thankyou
Excellent guide, lots of info as well as humour. Very interesting, covered a good area, not too short or too long. Excellent value for money.
Very interesting experience. John was a friendly and engaging host.
Really enjoyed the tour, took us to some fascinating places around Bristol.
Had a wonderful time discovering the history and haunted parts of Bristol. Would have never known about them otherwise. John has a huge amount of knowledge and delivers it with great humour and style. Highly recommended!
Great balance of fact, history and a super guide who made it friendly and fun
We loved the tour! Great host, very informative and fun.
Was very good and enjoyed. It did cover quite some distance, so you had to keep up. Overall was good, enjoyed and pleased I attended. Would recommend and price costing was within what the tour covered.
It was fun and interesting
John was a friendly and receptive tour guide. His tour was filled with interesting facts and places about Bristol, which even for me as a local I didn't know.
Great experience, host was fab. Wonderful to learn more about this amazing City xx❤️
We had a great time on the walk and learned so many interesting things about the history of Bristol.
We loved it, lovely tour, very funny too. Get involved
We had a great time and have encouraged people to try the tour themselves!
Really fun experience. Great stories from a great host!
This was an awesome tour! Lots of interesting facts, fun and a lovely walk. Would highly recommend.
Jonh was very kind
Had a great time. Lots of facts and is an enjoyable route to walk. Host was great, knowledgeable with a good sense of humour
John, our amiable host, took us on a back streets walk of the city centre, front loading with anecdotes about the buildings around. Lots of facts I wasn’t aware of, despite working in Bristol centre for over twenty years.
The tour guide was lovely and it was really interesting :)
The tour guide was balanced facts with Bristol humour really well. It was insightful to learn about the old haunted history and the modern movie/music history of the buildings. The tour guide was brilliant.
John was a great host and kept the entertainment coming with interesting facts and stories about the history of Bristol. A couple of a great one liners and just a great way to spend 90 minutes!
John was a fantastic guide. He has a real passion for the city of Bristol. He was extremely knowledgable and even though we are all locals we learnt loads. It was a fun thing to do and as I did as a present it was something different. We all had a great evening and cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Great value for money.
Really good fun!
The host was knowledgeable and funny! I enjoyed the tour very much.
A great walk round Bristol, learning a little more about the city. John was very knowledgeable and good banter with everyone! Thanks John!
A great walk finding out more about Bristol's past
Very nice host
Thoroughly enjoyed the ghost walk. I learned things about Bristol I didn’t know even though I was born here
Really loved this experience, have lived in Bristol all my life but learnt so much! Didn't realise how haunted Bristol was!!
Host was incredibly friendly and funny. Really interesting trivia about Bristol hotspots.
John was an excellent host, he had great knowledge and made it a fun, interesting experience. Would recommend
Fun and informative tour ☺️
Absolutely loved this walk on Halloween night. Really enjoyed visiting all the places, learning about the buildings , history and the haunted locations. Definately recommend!!
Really informative and great friendly tour guide
Thanks for a great experience!
It was an awesome walk around Bristol and the rest of my family enjoyed it too. It was great visiting different areas of Bristol I hadn't been to before.
Well having lived in Bristol all my life surprised at what I didn’t know! Host was really good with good interactions with us. Couldn’t have asked for anyone better👍
A thoroughly enjoyable experience learning so much about the history of Bristol told in an amusing way. We saw parts of central Bristol that I never knew existed. Great humour and knowledge from our entertaining host.
A great way to spend an evening, lots of really interesting facts about the local history. The length of the walk was good for the time of day too
The yup team were very helpful when I was running late to help put me in contact with the host to meet along the route. The service was fast and straight forward something I didn’t expect on a Saturday night. It’s nice to see customer service at the for front of your platform it was not unnoticed and a refreshing change in today’s market. John the host happily welcomed us to continue the tour with him and we were also allowed to bring our dog, it was an interesting evening!
Informative and fun! Great host and easy booking.
John was an excellent tour guide. He catered perfectly to our small group, making us feel at ease as soon as we arrived, giving us far more information than we could possibly have paid for. No question was too much trouble at all, John had a wealth of knowledge on more than just the ghostly side of things; music, pop culture and history were all covered. We had a brilliant night getting to the know city and will definitely be back. Thanks!
John was a great host. Clear, entertaining and very knowledgeable. The walk itself was about the right duration and we saw places and heard stories and history that were, to us as relative locals, a complete education.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend to all ages.
The tour was absolutely brilliant! We had such a great time, it was amazing to see a side a Bristol I had no idea about and hear so much interesting history, pop culture and ghost stories! John was a great host and made it really fun and was professional and relaxed. I would definitely recommend. Thank you John for a great evening!
The walk was really fascinating, we really enjoyed it
Focused mostly on celebrity visits to Bristol for the first half but became more ghost-based in the latter half. Great host, very affable. Found out plenty of new stories about places in Bristol I walk past every day.
I suspect we picked up some free taggers-on as the walk progressed, as our numbers seemed greater at the end than the beginning, but oh well!
We absolutely loved the tour, we have actually been before but it was slightly different this time! John is so knowledgable and engaging, it is obvious he loves the tours and Bristol! The walk was at a nice steady pace stopping at points of interest, we’ve always loved in Bristol and learnt so much! Well worth the money, I will be recommending it to all our friends!
This was a great way to spend a Friday evening walking around Bristol learning about it's ghosts and history. John was a very knowledgeable host and he made the tour fun and interesting.
Really enjoyed learning new stories and hidden facts about the city I live in. Great host.
We had a lovely afternoon with John who is very knowledgeable and kind.
John was a great tour guide and very entertaining. Great way to spend a Friday evening!
I bought this experience for my family and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and I would 100% recommend this experience to a friend! Thank you for a great tour - perfect for a local or a visitor so interesting!
Excellent, warm welcoming tour guide who was so enthusiastic and happy to answer any and all questions! The tour itself was brilliantly put together and was so interesting, I enjoyed it so much my only wish is that it could have been longer!
Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable, lots of interesting stories! Will definitely go again with visiting family!
John was a fantastic, very knowledgable and entertaining guide - Had a great time and learnt stuff I never knew about Bristol after all these years growing up here! (Highly recommend)
Absolutely awesome tour . Great host who was friendly and could tell you a lot of history of the city and the different haunted places around the Bristol area.
Thank you :)
Social distancing will apply and walk is also fully outdoors
Flat, comfortable footwear is advisable as walk will feature some walking down steps
The closest bus stops to your meeting point are College Green and Anchor Road
John has hosted the Haunted and Hidden Walk for 16 years, and has made TV appearances on Most Haunted, The Source and Made in Bristol. He has a whole host of stories about the city, having also run walking tours about both Clifton and Old Market and spent time working on private tours of TV locations for the Bristol Open Top tour bus.
Rock'n'roll is John's other biggest passion - from this love Bristol's rock'n'roll walking tours were born. Launched after lockdown, these walks are trips down nostalgia lane and around Bristol's legendary music venues. John has managed local bands in Bristol for over 30 years and promoted various shows - he seriously knows his stuff. 2020 saw the release of a book of his time with local band FAB 208.
Ask your question directly to Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walk.