Walk the haunted backstreets of Sheffields city guided by Mr. P. Dreadful

This is the FAQ page - we've collated the most frequent questions that we get asked, but if there is something you'd like to know that isn't on here, please get in touch with us, and we'll give you an answer!

When do you run?

We run Monday,Wednesday and Thursday night every week of the year for our weekly ghost tours. In fact the only three things that will make us postpone a tour are a Nuclear Holocaust, Natural Disaster, or Death (Then again this one might not stop Mr Dreadful from turning up anyway!) For other tours, please see those pages.


How much is it?

We charge £5 for adults, £4 for Students/OAP’s (please bring proof) and £2.50 for under 13’s.


Where do you go?

Each night takes a different route. Please visit our tours page for information on each night.


Do I have to book to come on one of the public tours?

No you don't have to book a place on one of our public tours you just turn up pay and off we go.


Do I have to book for a private tour?

If you would like to book a private tour, please contact us.


If I book a private tour are the prices different to your public tours?

For bookings of 5 people or less, the price is £25. For more than 5 people, each additional person is charged at our public prices - we want to keep things affordable!


Is there a maximum number for a private tour?

The suggested maximum number for a private tour is 45, however if you have more than this, please contact us. We have run tours for over 100 people in the past, but we need to prepare! We also need to know if there will be children attending the tour as we end in a pub that lcan allow children in their dining room where we finish off the stories of the pub and tour.


Is the tour like Most Haunted on TV?

No. A Steel City Ghost Tour is a walking tour that visits the places where ghostly going ons happen. Most of the buildings on the tour are used and owned by either companies or private individuals so we cannot usually enter them. In saying that though, if you take our private tour we do end in the most haunted building in the city of Sheffield which is a public house called "The Old Queens Head" in the Sheffield bus station where we are welcomed by the staff and the landlady.


Is the start of the tour easy to get to by public transport?

The tour starts from the Sheffield Town Hall steps located at the top of "Far Gate". Most major bus routes stop either at the Peace Gardens (50 metres away), High Street, (75m away), or Arundel Gate (approx 200m away)

If you are joining us by tram, then the cathedral tram stop which is 75 metres away.
We always finish somewhere close by to transport links as well.  


Do you use actors or scare tactics?

Never. All the stories we tell have been thoroughly researched and are scary enough on their own merits! We occasionally have people faint (often those who claim they can’t be frightened easily) so come and see for yourself!


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