Ghost Tour

One of the World’s most haunted prisons

Next availability: Wednesday 19th May, 7:30pm

Shrewsbury Prison is the second most haunted jail in the world – come and investigate and see what lurks behind the high prison walls in the dead of night.

Arrive at the Gatehouse and be met by your tour guide for the evening. The guide has an exceptional knowledge of the prison particularly the ghostly tales and the spooky experiences that regularly occur. Guided by torchlight you will delve into the ghostly world of spirits – experience the strange silence that fills the grounds and the damp walls carrying only the faintest echo of what’s left behind.

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You will be taken into the depths of this historic building and experience the dark side of the prison. You’ll listen in horror as you’re told about the sinister side of jail life – torture, murder and hangings, the last execution was only 60 years ago. Everybody has their own tales to tell and own experiences to relate – what will you discover?

One of the most common sightings is that of the ‘Shadow Man’. He doesn’t harm, merely watches and is said to be an ex-officer. His home is A Wing with a particular preference for the “3’s”. You won’t see his face, his silhouette is what appears – thus the title ‘Shadow Man’. Will you see him?

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There are many unmarked graves within the walls of the prison where they buried some of the prisoners executed who may continue to haunt the site

C Wing, the former female part of the jail, is known to be the most haunted and of special interest to a lot of ghost hunters.

This is a tour without gimmicks – a true gritty look at what happened over the last 200 years.

Ghost Tours run every Wednesday evening and should be booked in advance due to the high demand

Tip – please dress warmly, bring a small torch, someone’s hand and your wits.

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