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Shanty Baba Storyteller

#3 of 12 Tours in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
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+44 7986 123305
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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St Ives Storyteller Shanty Baba has been enthralling and entertaining...

St Ives Storyteller Shanty Baba has been enthralling and entertaining visitors to the town for the past decade. Check out his Lantern Ghost Storywalk..."the darker side of St Ives". It is a night that will haunt you for a long time to come. As an eerie darkness falls over the town, come with Shanty, as he light his hurricane lantern to tell you stories of ghosts, smugglers, murderers and other spirits of the night! And if you stay at the end, he will tell you a technique he learnt while living with a yogi in India that will let you look into the shadow lands beyond. No ifs, no buts. If you dare!His St Ives Pirate Walk is a broadside of entertainment, with pirate stories, instruction in the code and lessons in piratespeak. It is a fun filled youyage of piratical mayhem and laughter that appeals to young and old alike. Come dressed as pirate crew!

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A fantastic story teller

Shanty had us hanging on his every word tonight as he led us around St Ives by lantern light, weaving historical fact with ghostly tales. The kids were transfixed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Shanty had us hanging on his every word tonight as he led us around St Ives by lantern light, weaving historical fact with ghostly tales. The kids were transfixed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I admit it I was sceptical and maybe I still am but I thoroughly enjoyed this walk - great value and a wonderful way to while away an hour in the beautiful streets of st Ives...I thought my 10 year old girl would be a bit mocking of it but she was utterly enthralled and I saw her move from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful story telling around St Ives. Great with friends and children. Great value and wonderful even in wintertime xxx

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Thank Fiona Fi D
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

With a grown-up daughter and boyfriend, and our 13 year old son & his friend on holiday with us, we tried to do things to please everyone, and this ghost walk certainly did that! Shanty Baba is an excellent storyteller & we really enjoyed the ghost stories which were a mixture of gruesome, scary & some quite funny. We also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Taunton Somerset Somerset town old billing address shop Haunted houses and apartments in my case I have been working on it is a good time and consideration and time of reading this

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed, our ghost walk. Shanty was a brilliantly theatrical story teller. The stories were a mix of ghost & gruesome history of St Ives. I would definitely do another of Shanty's walks.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had been on the Dorchester ghost walk previously so with an evening to spare whilst on holiday in St Ives we thought we would give this one a go. A very entertaining evening all in all. Shanty Baba is a really good theatrical storyteller and gives everything 100%. The stories may well be just old wives tales with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the ghost walk with Shanty - it was great to hear about the gruesome history of St Ives. Our guide was engaging and a natural storyteller, keeping both children and adults entertained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We paid to go on the lantern ghost walk on our last night in St Ives. The nighttime setting with the crashing waves made the walk very atmospheric. The walk was 90minutes and took us all around St Ives. The storyteller was very good and interesting to listen to with a mix of historical facts and myths about St Ives.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Despite the fact that we had a perfect evening ( dark, still and warm) we (3 adults) found this tour dull and boring. The stories were so long that we lost interest , drifted off and couldn't even remember the end of the story. We have been on other ghost tours in other places all of which were excellent -... More 

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