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New Brighton Smugglers Ghost Walking Tour



Join us for our Wednesday Night Ghost Walking Tours in New Brighton - Limited Tickets Per Tour

They say that, on the night of a full moon in New Brighton, The Ghost Walks Tonight.... Stand very still and listen along the coastline, you'll hear the laughter of the Smugglers - the laughter will swiftly turn to screams, the Ghosts of Smugglers await....  

Have you heard the Ghost Stories, Maritime Tales & Mermaid Legends of Ye Black Rock? Let us take you on a mystical journey...

Hidden Wirral Presents.. New Brighton Smugglers Ghost Walking Tour

Tickets Cost £7 Per Person and Limited Tickets Per Tour Book Now and Don't Miss Out. Tickets are sent instantly to your email address so you can show us on your mobile phone or print them out

Do something different on a Wednesday Night with your family or friends, Join the Ghost Walking Tour for 90 minutes of history & mystery in the Seaside Resort.

Our Historian brings to life stories of Legends, Smugglers, The Mersey Mermaid, Buried Secrets, Hidden Tunnels and of course, Ghosts. Explore the Dark Streets, Promenade, Coastline (Caves Area) and Victorian Town that make up the oldest parts of New Brighton Seaside Resort.

Your Evening begins outside a 19th Century Defence Battery located on the banks of the River Mersey. We will take you on a journey through time introducing you to a mixture of Ghost Stories, Historic Tales, Local Legends and Fables.

Please Bring a Lantern or Torch With you for when we visit the old Coastline & Smugglers Rocks area

New Brighton is Haunted by Several Ghosts. Discover the haunted smugglers coastline and buried caves area, where ghostly whispers have been heard, hear of the Customs Man, a ghostly shape seen with his lamp on foggy nights to passersby, local legends, myths and folklore related to Black Rock's maritime history. Visit the site of a ghastly murder and so much more... The old Police Station is still guarded by a spirit who does not like visitors on the premises. The Ghost Bell of the Shore, The Mersey Mermaid, The Legend of the Seymour Street Spook and The Lighthouse Ghoul patrols the area in search of Young Ladies who are foolish enough to visit the beach after dark. Our Historian & Author will brings these stories to life and so many more.

Before New Brighton was even born, the area was known as Ye Black Rock and was frequented by Pirates, Smugglers and even a Mermaid.  An entire cycle of stories relates to a mermaid who was sighted off Black Rock or Wallasey, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, now home to the famous fort which guards the entrance to the Mersey. The area has many mysterious maritime Tales to tell. You will be walking around the coastline on a circular walk. You will learn and hear stories about Victorian Times all the way up to the 21st Century. Discover authentic truths about the old towns dark past as we wander the streets of New Brighton and learn of the Old Maritime Tales, Ghosts, Smugglers Secret Tunnels and the Local Legends.We welcome you to come and learn about our amazing history

Many Points of interest including:

The Legend of the Black Rock Mermaid
The Legend of Fort Perch Rock and Lighthouse
The Legend of Mother Redcaps Missing Treasure
The Lady's Cave
The Wormhole Caves Complex
The Red Noses Hidden Tunnels
The Ladies of the Ham & Eggs Parade
The Lost Ship of 1793
The Ghost Ship Bell
The Secret  Smugglers Tunnels of New Brighton
The Haunting of New Brighton Lighthouse
Dr Crippen the Wife Murderer
The Seymour Street Spook
Legends of the River Mersey
Victorian Murders
St Peter & St Pauls Tunnels
Peggy Gadfly's Pub & The Smugglers Tunnels
The New Brighton Tower Construction & Location
Pubs & Contraband
The great gale of 1839
Other Smugglers Tunnels
The River Mersey tales
Tricks by the Wreckers
The wooden Perch Light
Old Ghost Tales
And Much Much More...

The meeting point is Outside The Fort Perch Rock - Marine Promenade, New Brighton CH45 2JS Your Tour Guide will be waiting by the Beach Steps to the Right of the Entrance - Free Parking is available in the Car Park. Please Ensure Your Arrive at least 15 mins before the stated time to hear the introduction to the tour. Tour Finishes at the New Brighton Hotel on Victoria Road situated 5 mins away from The Perch Rock Car Park. Please Also Bring a Torch With You for when we go to the Kings Parade & Caves areas. Suitable warm clothing is advised

Tour Capacity - 15 People
Tour Duration: Approx 1 Hour 30 Mins
Wheelchair Friendly – No
Suitable for Children – Over 11s Only
Ticket Price £7 Per Person
Transport - Local Bus and Train available to venue.
Parking Available in Car Park

Tickets can be purchased by using your Credit/Debit card or by Paypal.

Tickets can be obtained direct via this website or if you have any questions please text or Whatsapp the booking line to see if places are available on 07542391726 -

Some Further History of New Brighton

Did you know that the Wallasey Coastline was the Pirate Capital of the North West of Great Britain? Before New Brighton was even born, the area was known as Black Rock and was plagued by Pirates, Smugglers and Fisherman.  The Coastal regions are littered with Smugglers Tunnels that were used for moving Contraband and other stolen goods around the region. The area also has its Historic Legends including a few Ghost Stories and was a showcase to Britain in the Early 20th Century. So join us on a journey through Time and Learn about all the Hidden Secrets the Resort Holds.

There must be a few things harder to imagine than an ammunition dump by New Brighton’s pretty Vale Park, or smugglers and wreckers sneaking furtively across the sands on which you have probably sat for many a quiet hour when the weather is warm. This Enlightening Tour will take you on a journey through time. Embrace the Darkness and Join our Historian & Author for an evening of Historical Facts, Light Comedy and many Dark Tales.

Rising from the river near Liscard in Wallasey stands Magazine Village - a community which, before gunpowder had bestowed upon it an air of respectability, was known and denounced as 'Hell's Brow'.

Before the eighteenth century the Brow was isolated from the other areas of Wallasey by a treacherous mere, a wind-swept moor, and by Bidston Moss. For many years the only access to the village was by way of the shore. Due to its isolation the area attracted wreckers and smugglers. Often posing as simple boatmen and hard-working fishermen they lived in the Brow's squalid muddle of hovels. However, the vagaries of passing time transformed the little hovels into some of the most delightful and sought after cottages in Wallasey.

There is once again a feel good factor about our beloved seaside resort New Brighton, something that has been missing since the day it turned into a ghost town virtually overnight in 1969. A new facelift with healthy investment  has seen the phoenix rise from the ashes once more. Whilst it still holds many of the values and ideas of a Victorian Seaside Resort, it has also been given a 21st Century facelift, ensuring that once again New Brighton is a popular seaside resort. That Hidden History is what you are about to learn on our Exclusive historic Tours.

Wallasey, like much of Wirral, is built on soft, sandstone rock, laid down long geological epochs ago when the area was at the bottom of a prehistoric ocean. Rumours abound concerning tunnels leading through the rock, some supposedly stretching as far as Wallasey Pool and then cross Bidston Moss to Continue in tunnels from Bidston beyond. They are said to have been used and expanded by the smugglers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. You will also hear about the origins of ghost stories and how smugglers concocted stories to drive fear into locals. Join us and find out all the local legends of the many hidden Tunnels around the area.

Join us on an Exclusive Ghosts, Myths & Legends themed Tour. of New Brighton Seaside Resort Imagine a Warren of Smugglers Tunnels hidden beneath the Victorian streets of New Brighton and the Wallasey Coastline, where centuries of Stories are waiting to be told. Journey Back in Time and discover Authentic truths, Historical Facts, Light Comedy and many Ghostly Tales about the old towns illustrious past. You will learn of the Black Rock Mermaid, Ghost stories, legends of the Gunpowder Village, The Magazine Witch, Old Maritime Tales, Mother Redcaps Missing Treasure, Smugglers Secret Tunnels and all the Local Legends. We offer an evening of History and Mystery to capture the imagination and inspire the mind. Although no Tunnels or Caves are accessible, we will take you to the locations in which they once existed.

About the Meeting Location

The Perch Rock Battery, often referred to locally as Fort Perch Rock, is situated near Wallasey on the northern corner of the Wirral Peninsula. It was one of many defence's erected around the English coast in case Napoleon should try to invade the country or plunder coastal towns and was completed in 1829 from plans made by Captain Kitson. Red sandstone used in the construction of the fort came largely from the Runcorn Quarries, and was floated down the river in sort of flats and unloaded when the tide was out. Other stone came from Claughton Quarries. The stone was so soft and had to be left to be weathered. The Battery covers about 4.000 yards. Accommodation was provided for one hundred men, and the fort was equipped with eighteen guns, these being positioned to cover Rock Channel, the entrance to the Mersey from the Irish Sea. The fort has never been involved in any fighting and in 1958 the War Office put it up for auction.

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For Over 6 Years Hidden Wirral have been creating memories for visitors and locals alike in the Historic Wirral Peninsula. Best known for our range of interesting History Tours that run day and night, all year round. Our commitment is for a fun, insightful and memorable walking tour experience, facilitated by our exceptional team of storyteller guides, led by New Brighton's pre-eminent historian, Tony Franks-Buckley Join us on one of our tours today!

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