Tours of Excellence
Tours of Excellence
Tours of Excellence

5 Day – Haunted Ghost Tour of London, Bath, Cardiff, Stratford-upon-Avon, & Warwick using public transport

Day One – Tower of London – Cruise on River Thames – Ghost Walk of London – London
Take the London underground for a morning visit to the Tower of London, where blood and death have been involved within its 900 year history. There is little wonder that it has the reputation as one of the most haunted places in Britain. There have been literally hundreds of executions on Tower Hill, from claimants to the throne, political activists and petty criminals. Many of the towers have also served as prisons and places of misery for people on the wrong side of powerful people. If anywhere could lay claim to a host of tortured souls it would be the Tower. It has been the home to the Crown Jewels for the last 600 years. This will be followed by a change of pace with a Cruise on the River Thames and the opportunity to view some of the famous landmarks. Enjoy some leisure time before a Ghost Walk of London.

Day Two – Lacock Village – Bath
After breakfast take the train from Paddington Station to Bath and on arrival drop off your luggage at your hotel. In the afternoon take public transport by bus to medieval Lacock Village, dating back to the 13th century and remains largely unchanged over the centuries and has many lime washed, half-timbered and stone houses. During the Middle Ages Lacock became a prosperous and thriving town through its wool industry. On arrival visit the 13th Century Abbey which is no stranger to sightings of the undead, according to local author Kathleen Wiltshire. Her book 'Ghosts and Legends of the Wiltshire Countryside' tells several tales of ghosts in the abbey. It was said that two children staying at the abbey were frightened when an ugly little man walked through their room. Many years later a skeleton was found buried in the wall of that particular bedroom - the skeleton of a deformed man. The ghost of a young woman has been seen near the lake and her identity is not known although it could be any number of fair maidens who died here, including Rosamund, the lover of Henry II. She may have met her death at the hands of Queen Eleanor (formerly Eleanor of Aquitane, Henry's older and jealous wife). This will be followed by a visit to the Fox Talbot Museum, commemorating the life and work of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77), a former resident of Lacock Abbey. A gentleman scholar of considerable means and social standing, he studied the arts and sciences and kept detailed notes of his endeavours. In 1840 he discovered the negative/positive photographic process. Take the return journey to Bath by bus in time for an evening Ghost Tour of haunted Bath.

Day Three – Cardiff Castle – Cardiff
Enjoy some free time in Bath before taking the train to Cardiff on arrival drop off your luggage at your hotel. On then for a visit to Cardiff Castle, where the second Marquess of Bute began restoration of Cardiff Castle but died in 1848. He is said to appear by walking through the fireplace of the library. He leaves this room by passing through a six-foot-thick wall into a corridor, and then passes through the wall of the chapel into the room in which he died. The main dining-hall of the castle is also disturbed. At precisely 3:45am heavy doors open and shut by themselves and the lights flash on and off. A "faceless vision in a flowing grayish-white skirt" has also appeared in a stockroom close by, where things get disarranged. In the evening enjoy a Ghost Tour.

Day Four – Open Top Bus Tour of Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare’s Birthplace – Stratford-upon-Avon.
After breakfast take the train to Stratford-upon-Avon and on arrival check-in at your hotel before taking an Open Top Bus Tour of the town to include a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Day Five – Warwick Castle - London
After breakfast take the train to Warwick for a special Ghost Alive experience and visit to Warwick Castle, where Sir Fulke Greville haunts the Ghost Tower, murdered most foully by a manservant. Return to Stratford-upon-Avon to collect your luggage and then take the train back to London and check-in at your accommodation for overnight.

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