Get ready for a red hot summer with out chilling Portsmouth Ghost Tour which returns on Tuesday August 6th to Old Portsmouth.
With the kids summer holidays in full swing this is an event that you don’t want to miss with blood curdling accounts including the ghosts of the Duke of Buckingham and his murderer John Felton which happened at Buckingham House and the strange mystery of Buster Krabb and his ghost at the Sally Port.
When it comes to Old Portsmouth it certainly has its fair share of ghostly residents, executions and so much more. The tour even includes the story of Jack the Painter and his failed attempt to set the Dockyard on fire!
This tour includes live actors, scares, scream and entertainment. Its bound to be busy so we recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out!
Did we also mention that it starts inside the Dolphin, Portsmouth’s oldest pub?
If you have been on our Southampton Ghost Tour you would have come face to face with the unforgettable Ellen Wren. Her screams are loud enough to wake the dead…including herself.
But, Ellen Wren really was a resident of Southampton and in the Victorian era she was a crook, thief and yes, prostitute. But did she manage to change the course of history?
Wren was born to a poor family in Shirley at spent much of her life in the slums around Simnel street. She was forced into prostitution in a desperate attempt to make money.
Her life continued to spiral and in 1872 a local paper referred to her as an ‘old criminal’ referring to her constant brushes with the law for being drunk and violent.
It was in September 1894 that Wren became so drunk on gin that she suffocated on her own vomit in an attic on Simnel street.
Her body was left decomposing for several days until her landlord find her body when he came to collect the rent. It wasn’t discovered before because the area was so run down the smell was mixed up for dead animals and waste.
Her death grabbed the attention of the nation after it was dubbed ‘horrific’ and this lead to Southampton cleaning up its act and improving the housing.
Find out more about Ellen Wren on our monthly ghost tour!
Supernatural Tours and Events are excited to announce that our Portsmouth Ghost Tours will start and end inside the Dolphin Pub Old Portsmouth.
The new meeting point will launch on the June 11th tour. Supernatural Tours and Events have had a long relationship with the Dolphin running our Supernatural meeting there and open evenings at the venue in the past.
Supernatural Tours and Events will also be running Murder Mystery events at the Dolphin. The dates are to be announced soon.