Haunted History Tours


   People and the nitty gritty of their past experiences,

behaviour and choices are endlessly fascinating.

    I share with you the history of the often grubby, depraved,

sometime hilarious and always true, social underbelly of old Barum and other towns and villages local to North Devon.


 True tales of ghostly experiences local people have had in various buildings,

the history of the building, who was murdered or died there and how and why.

   The stories and characters I tell you about are fascinating and will give you 

a new perspective on the streets you walk along or buildings you work in or visit very day. 

These are real people who lived, loved and died, many have no headstone so it is hoped they are remembered here.


Followed by a hot drink and cake and an opportunity to ask questions,

peruse old photos and documents from the time. 


There are Four Barnstaple Haunted History Tours to choose from, each one a different route

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Tawstock Court Tour, Barnstaple

A fascinating true stories from an ancient aristorcratic landscape, its people, ghosts, murder and  a tour of the house 

followed by refreshments.


Thursday 6th Feb 7.30pm. Thursday 25th June 7.30pm. Thursday 24th Sept 7.30pm


Tickets £15 each from The Plough Box Office 01805 624624

or online at


BARNSTAPLE Haunted History Tours

Thursday evenings



Town Tour 30th January.  River, Park and Prison 19th March.  Derby area and Workhouse 9th April. 


Rail and River Taw 23rd April.   Town Tour 30th April.  River, Park and Prison 11th June.


Derby area and Workhouse 18th June.    Rail and River Taw 9th July.


Town Tour 23rd July.  River, park and Prison 30th July.   Derby area and Workhouse 6th Aug


Rail and River Taw. 20th Aug.   Town Tour 17th Sept.  River, Park and Prison 22nd Oct


Derby area and Workhouse 19th Nov.

Tickets £12 

The Plough Arts Centre 01805 624624 


or online from www.theploughartscentre.org.uk


Tours start and end at St Anne's Chapel, Barnstaple

Bygone Brothel Tours


 Illuminating stories of the money making and personal histories of Barnstaple's past working girls.

Where the Brothels were, why they chose this life. All stories are true and are told with sympathy for their plight as well as humour in their ingenuity.  Please be aware that some details are gritty to say the least.


13th Feb.  28th May.  16th July.  27th Aug.  8th oct.

Tickets £12. Includes refreshments and a chance to see photos and artifacts from the time.

01805 624624


or online from www.theploughartscentre.org.uk

Tours start and end at St Anne's Chapel, Barnstaple


A Walking tour of Old Bideford sharing with you, fascinating and true stories

of the ghosts seen and felt here, the murders, crimes and characters of Victorian Bideford


Rail & River 7th Feb.  Town tour 6th March.  Rail & River 3rd April.


Town tour 1st May, 19th June.   Rail & River 10th July.


Town tour 31st July, 28th Aug.   Rail & River 11th Sept.   Town tour 30th Oct.

7.30-9.30pm meeting at The Blacksmiths arms, Torrington Street.

Tickets £12 Includes refreshments

01805 624624 or online www.theploughartscentre.org.uk

South Molton Haunted History Tours

with Sue Pengelly  27th Feb. 22nd April. 17th June. 19th Aug. 2nd Sept. 14th Oct.


Ghostwalks start and end at The George Hotel Broad Street, South Molton

 and includes a cuppa and cake on return and the chance to ask questions

and see old photos and documents from the time.


Tickets £12.00 Includes 01805 624622

Torrington Haunted History Tours

20th Feb.  16th April.  27th May.  11th June.  20th Aug.  23rd Sept.


Tickets 12.00 Includes refreshments 01805 624624

Instow Haunted History Tours

with Sue Pengelly

26th March. 7th May. 2nd July. 13th Aug. 1st Oct.  7.30-9.30pm

Meeting at the old Railway Signal box near the Yacht Club.

Tickets 10.00 01805 624624


with Clare Hartgen

A walking tour of Old Lynton sharing with you the true stories of Victorian Murder, witches, criminals and ghosts seen and felt in the village.

20th May.  24th June.  22nd July.  26th Aug.  23rd Sept.   


Tickets £12 includes refreshments 01805 624624

Private Tours can be Arranged

With Sue Pengelly

E-Mail: spengelly60@gmail.com

Tel: 07855 402410

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