Friargate Ghost Walk

This walk begins and ends at the Derby Gaol, in the basement of 50 /51 Friargate, (enter the Gaol via the car park at the back in Agard St. opposite Union Blue Public House). On your way round, you will hear of many stories of horrific murders, executions and ghostly occurrences.

The first stop is at Seymours, where you will see the actual photograph of the Victorian lady who still haunts the building to this day. The next story is about St. Werburgh's Church, scene of an horrific murder back in 1252. The Church has had a curse on it ever since. The Friary cellars are also visited, built upon the site of a dominican friary. Haunted by a black monk.

Stories of Pickford's house museum being haunted by a child and stories of The Reformed Bill Riots of 1833 are mentioned before you are taken to Derby's fifth and last prison, Vernon Street, part of which is still standing. The evening concludes with a Condemned Man's Supper, then unlike so many that have been at the Gaol before, you will be permitted to go home.

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Terms and Conditions

1. The investigation of the paranormal, both on an overnight event and a ghost walk involves an element of personal risk and potential exposure to unexpected situations which some people may find particularly frightening and shocking. Participants must be fully capable of assuming the risks involved and should not be of a nervous disposition or suffering from a medical or psychological condition which may impact on their safe participation at the event or place them or others at risk. Any participant who is in doubt as to their suitability to attend a ghost hunting event should seek medical advice.

2. Participants must be aged 16 or over for overnight events. Proof of age may be required. There is no age limit for the ghost walks, it is at parents' discretion.

3. Participants must conduct themselves in a responsible and appropriate manner and treat others with courtesy. We reserve the right to refuse entry or eject from an event without refund any participant deemed to be behaving in an unsuitable manner.

4. The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited at all events unless served on licensed premises. We reserve the right to refuse entry or eject without refund any participant believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We also reserve the right to confiscate any alcohol brought to an event by the customer.

5. Participants are advised to dress accordingly for each event and to wear warm, comfortable clothing and practical shoes or trainers.

6. In accordance with the Health Act 2006 and smoke free law smoking is not permitted inside any of our venues. Smokers will be directed to designated outdoor areas which may be used during refreshment breaks only. Naked flames or other fire hazards are strictly prohibited.

7. Where permitted participants are welcome to use their own recording/camera equipment for private purposes only. The content and scripts used at events is copyrighted to Derby Gaol Ltd and may not be used for any form of publication including books, magazines, newspapers, DVD's, VHS, Television broadcast.

8. Participants requiring disabled access are advised to telephone Derby Gaol Ltd on 08000 277928.

9. Participants are responsible for the safety and security of their own property. We do not accept liability for any loss, theft or damage to personal property.

10. In the unfortunate event of an accident we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the death or personal injury of any participant at an event unless caused by the negligence of Derby Gaols' employees.

14. Participants are reminded of the dangers of driving when sleep deprived and are advised to either book nearby accommodation after an overnight event or to make suitable alternative travel arrangements. Derby Gaol Ltd do not accept responsibility for any accidents which may occur after an event.

15.1 Derby Gaol Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases we will endeavour to contact participants as soon as possible and provide a full refund of the booking fee.

15.2 If the numbers of paying customers for an overnight event does not reach the minimum number of 10 then the event will be cancelled and a full refund offered to the customers booked on the event. There is no minimum cancellation period for this situation.

15.3 If the numbers of paying customers for a ghost walk does not reach the minimum number of 6 then the ghost walk will be cancelled and a full refund offered to the customers booked on the walk. There is no minimum cancellation period for this situation.

15.4 If an event is cancelled by Derby Gaol Ltd for any reason then Derby Gaol Ltd do not accept any responsibility or liability for other costs incurred including travel or accommodation.

16.All deposits are non refundable. If full payment is received for an event and then a booking is cancelled by the customer more than 28 working days prior to the event then the deposit amount per person will not be refunded, but the remaining balance will be refunded. If a customer cancels less than 28 working days prior to the event then the whole payment is non refundable. Should the situation arise that The Derby Gaol Ltd cancels an event due to unforseen circumstances then refunds will be arranged.

17. The information provided by participants when booking an event will remain confidential and will not be passed on to a third party except as required by law.

18. Derby Gaol Ltd reserve the right to amend the above terms and conditions at any time.

19. The minimum number of people required to book a private event just for your group is 15. If the numbers drop below 15 then full payment for the minimum of 15 is still payable.

19. By reading these terms and conditions and booking one of our events the customer agrees to all the terms and conditions.


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