Plan Your Ghosts and Graverobbers Tour with our handy questions and answers
We hope you find these helpful:
Where can I book tickets?
Once again, we are delighted to be working with our friends at the Midsteeple Box Office in Dumfries who are on hand to answer your enquiries or to provide contact info if you wish to reach us direct. The Midsteeple is open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. You can also book by calling 01387 253383 or via Ticketweb.
Where is the starting point?
We meet at the Dumfries Midsteeple (a large clock tower in the centre of Dumfries High Street) on the Plainstanes Stage – see picture right.
How many guides are on a tour?
There will be at least three guides on a Ghosts and Graverobbers Tour at any given time. Guests enjoy the variations in speakers and characters plus in terms of safety, we feel it’s helpful to have extra guides on hand to assist guests with e.g. road-crossing and of course promoting interaction on the way round.
How long does the tour last?
No two walks are exactly the same. It should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, although depending on the individual nature of each group may take a little more or less.
How much does it cost?
Tickets prices are as follows: Adults – £8, Children and concessions – £6, Special Family Ticket – £22 (for two adults and two children, 1 child goes free)
Can we book a private tour?
We are delighted to offer private Ghosts and Graverobbers bookings so if you have a special occasion coming up, do keep us in mind for something totally different. We enjoy working with school groups and aim to promote this tour as a fun, educational opportunity that supports the Curriculum for Excellence. Maybe you fancy a work night out with a difference or are bringing a bus tour to Dumfries? Contact the team to arrange an extra special event for you, your friends, colleagues, family and school pupils. Rates vary depending on group size.
Can children attend?
We feel passionately about encouraging children and young people to take an interest in their local history and are delighted to welcome young folk age 12 and above on our Ghosts and Graverobbers Tour. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult. The reason for this age restriction is not so much due to content as e.g. we take younger children on the Dumfries Ghost Walk, but for health and safety reasons. Some areas are very dark with potential obstacles and we are keen to promote a safe and positive environment for the maximum enjoyment of all guests. Attendance of children is at the discretion of the parents or carers.
Due to various obstacles, such as stairs and uneven pathways, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair access. However, depending on your level of mobility, you may find access suitable for your needs. We encourage any potential guests with mobility and/or hearing/vision impairments to contact the team for a chat prior to booking your tour where we will do our best to ensure you are fully and clearly informed and help you select an event that is best suited to your individual needs.
Tell us a bit about content?
The content of this tour comprises of a dark collection of well-researched historical accounts including a few local ghost stories, similar in style to the Dumfries Ghost Walk. Due to the nature of these subjects, some stories may be distressing for guests. We feel it’s important to give our guests an authentic experience and tell the stories in their true dark form, they are not watered down. The tours aim to be educational and stimulating as well as entertaining. If you are of an extremely nervous disposition, attendance is not advised. Once again, please contact the team if you have any questions or concerns.
Will I find the content scary?
What is scary? A very good question. Scary to one is very different to another as we see on the tours all the time. Please refer to content (above).
Is it okay to take pictures or video footage?
Yes, you are welcome to take photos or footage between locations but NOT during the presentations as this can be very distracting.
Is this like a paranormal investigation?
No, definitely not. This is an educational walking tour set in atmospheric historic locations.
Is it okay to bring our dog on the tour?
We welcome guide dogs and well-behaved four-legged friends – they must be on a lead.
Are there toilet facilities?
We encourage guests to go before they arrive as this is an outdoor walk taking approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes in potentially very cold weather. There is a stop-off point en route if needed, please speak to a guide if needed.
Do people jump out on us?
No, we don’t use ‘jumper ooters’ on this or any other of our tours. We feel our stories are dark and dramatic enough! We are often asked if people jump out on our walks and tours, generally the view is one of relief when we say no!
What to wear?
What you wear on a tour is your own personal choice, some of you might even enjoy donning fancy dress, however we advise guests to wear a good pair of sturdy shoes and to bring suitable jackets e.g. a rain jacket and umbrella just in case.