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A birthday treat

So much better than we expected. A brilliant night. Scary and interesting at the same time. Looking... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Situated on St Marys Gate. See the items that police used to use and how things have changed within... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Angela H
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We wanted to do something a little different for the Halloween weekend so we booked up the Friar Gate ghost walk for us and a couple of friends. We were so glad we did this as it was a very informative and fun evening. Richard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MikeyP79
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the Derby Ghost walk. Richard was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about local history and legends. Tour was very varied and took us to several locations around derby, even got to touch a cursed murder weapon!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

So much better than we expected. A brilliant night. Scary and interesting at the same time. Looking forward to a return visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Situated on St Marys Gate. See the items that police used to use and how things have changed within the justice system. Many items in the collwection supplied by retired officers from Derby

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

6 friends and I did the Ghost walk from Derby Jail, we was meet at the door by Richard Felix he was dressed as the Jailer very good and amusing! We then started on the ghost walk and went to the other Derby Jail around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is the third time we have tried to visit. Today, nine of us hung around from 11.30am to 2.15 pm, to no avail, even though we had been assured that it was open when we phoned yesterday. The outer gate was open, but the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Sylvie206
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Today we visited Derby Gaol for the third time, not because we love it so much, but because it is never open as advertised on the website. We were hoping to look round with view to paying the £450 to hire it out for an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Abigail S
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Whether or not you live in Derby this is a great evening out. Booked online and arrived just before 7pm to be greeted by a jailer holding a lantern! Richard Felix was very knowledgable and gave a very thorough history of Derby throughout the evening....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ianmH8506DL
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We did the city centre Ghost walk . It was Brilliant we had Richard Felix as our guide . And it was adapted due to unforeseen circumstances it was amazing ! Richard was very knowledgeable historically accurate and very interesting to listen to . The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Quackamie
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I attended the Gaol on a ghost hunt and whilst the location is fantastic there was one member of the Gaols own staff whose attitude ruined the evening. He argued with the paranormal teams' lady host, in front of guests for a good 10 minutes,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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carla w
31 March 2018|
Response from ianmH8506DL | Reviewed this property |
The ghost walk started at the Derby Gaol and cost £25 per head when booked in advance online. Lasts about 4 hours and includes hot food at the end of the evening.
24 October 2017|
Response from DarknessRadioDave | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I dont run the place, I just visited. My guess would be that it does more business on a Saturday and not enough on other days and Richard Felix is quite busy with many projects.
10 September 2017|
Response from Newmarskeman | Reviewed this property |
It is a feast of beans as in times of great hardship the only thing the poor people had to eat were beans and grain.