Dark Chester

Dark Chester tour shines a flickering candlelight into the darkest recesses of Chester’s 2,000-year heritage, illuminating tales of plague, poltergeists and religious persecution amongst others.

It’s a 90-minute walking tour, hosted early evening, and a storytelling stroll with plenty of dark humour and Horrible Histories-style tales.

Book in person at the Visitor Information Centre (VIC), Town Hall Square, Chester, or call the VIC on 01244 405340.

Dark Chester runs special tours during the Chester Heritage Festival, including visits to places assocaited with dark tales.

Please contact me for details, and follow my Instagram @darkchestertour for images and videos from the tour.

Leave a review at Tripadvisor @Dark Chester Tour. Watch a preview clip of Dark Chester via YouTube – The Coffin in the Wall.

Join me and let’s take a walk on the dark side.

Bookings open for Dark Chester special tours for the Chester Heritage Festival

May 9, 2023

Dark Chester / Chester Heritage Festival specials — bookings are now open I’ll be leading a couple of special walking tours of Chester next month for the Chester Heritage Festival (CHF). Bookings are now open and spaces are limited. Book Dark Chester: Spooks & Stories (June 17) at https://lnkd.in/eEajidex. Book Dark Chester: Ales &… Read more

Dark Chester highlights dark tourism trend in Cheshire Life magazine feature

May 9, 2023

Dark Chester was featured in the April issue of Cheshire Life magazine [pictured above]. I wrote a feature about  the rise of dark tourism in Chester and how my tour taps into this trend to explore the darker side of our history. Here’s an extract: Dark Chester is a storytelling… Read more

Take a walk on the dark side for the British Guild of Tourist Guides blog

May 9, 2023

When Dark Chester first launched, I write a guest blog post for the British Guild of Tourist Guides (BGTG) to explain my ideas behind the tour [pictured above in Chester]. Here’s an extract: I wanted to compile a 90-minute dark-tourism tour, exploring some of the favourite folk tales, legends and… Read more

Dark Chester collaborates with My Haunted Hotel for paranormal tales of Chester

May 9, 2023

Dark Chester joined forces recently with My Haunted Hotel, the paranormal investigation team based at Ye Olde King’s Head in Chester. We talked about the dark-tourism heritage that inevitably comes with living in a 2,000-year-old city like Chester. The team used my tales of grisly murder and witchcraft in Chester to… Read more