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Derby Gaol

50 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DF, England
+44 800 027 7928
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City centre Ghost walk

We did the city centre Ghost walk . It was Brilliant we had Richard Felix as our guide . And it was... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Quackamie
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Unprofessional Staff

I attended the Gaol on a ghost hunt and whilst the location is fantastic there was one member of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
ECL73
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“ghost walk” (23 reviews)
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50 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DF, England
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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

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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

2  Thank ECL73
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

As a fan of Richard Felix I had to make this a stop on my journey and I was not let down. Fun staff, great history, fantastic stories and a visit with Richard Felix himself! How can you go wrong? He was every bit as...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Being a retired Police Officer this is certainly one place I had to visit and I was not disappointed. Firstly the guide who took us around was brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly, he certainly knew his stuff and was able to answer all the question...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Being Derby born and bred I have never set foot in here before..... I had heard of it but didnt know where it was. We went on a family outing here on Saturday and the guy that was in there looking after it was so...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you get the chance visit this place either just the jail or on a ghost/ hisoritic tour. It was absolutely fascinating. So much to see so much about the history of Derby. I would recommend and I would visit again.

2  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Denise, Mitchell her son and Ashley were absolutely fantastic hosts! A lot of the history in the Gaol was explained in such detail it was amazing to listen to and such an educational experience. I went with my mum, my sisters, and my sisters partner...More

2  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Friends suggested we spend an evening on the Ghost walk together. I never imagined it would be so entertaining and not having any ecxpectations I was totally surprised on not only how interesting it was with so much local history we had. You might think...More

1  Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Went here last week on the friargate ghost walk with my daughter, we both had a great night. Can't recommend it enough (especially if you are interested in the history of Derby). The tour guide was fantastic and obviously knew his history well. From the...More

1  Thank Beed_uk
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went on the derby gaol ghost walk and got bored. Great if you are easily scared and like screaming but not very good if you are more cynical. Start was good in the gaol and also the supper back at the gaol but middle part...More

Thank Chas T
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jane_wag
24 October 2017|
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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.
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BoocatButterbee
10 September 2017|
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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.
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Eleri L
1 May 2017|
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This is not what I asked and I want to delete it!!!
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