The Dorsetarian

Dorset Ghost Walks

If you are looking for something different this year, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.
Alistair Chisholm's Dorchester Ghost Walks
Weymouth Ghost Walks
Haunted Harbour Tours
Granny Cousin's Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town
The Bridport Ghost Walk

Granny Cousins
Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town

Michele O'Brien as Granny Cousins Poole's original, professional Ghost Walk Monday Monday 21st July to Wednesday 3rd September 2014 and Every Monday and Wednesday in between.

Starts at 8.00pm outside Scaplen's Court Museum and lasts 1-1½ hours.

Now in its thirteenth year, local Victorian character Granny Cousins will take you on an entertaining and informative evening walk and tell you about some of the people that have lived, worked and haunted this ancient fishing port. Blood curdling invaders, enraged traders and drunken pirates, they've all been here. Often heralded as Poole’s unknown tourist gem, Granny Cousins walks during the summer season and is open to additional group bookings.

Award Winning

"Michele O'Brien excells" The Stage

What the ghost walkers have to say:

 "Brilliant walk this evening - thanks Granny! Some great ghost stories, and the history of Poole brought to life, better than a trip to a museum any day. If you are a local or a visitor I'd recommend you get to one of the walks you won't be disappointed!"

James Cope 

"My partner and I came along to your ghost walk of old Poole town last Wednesday with our three children and we all really enjoyed it. Thankyou very much for a great evening! Had a great time tonight,very interesting, and a few laughs along the way! definitely recommended!!!"

Kerry Richardson

  • Adults £8, Children £5, (under 5's free) , Family £24 Weather Permitting - Please phone on the night if the weather is bad.
  • For further details and to book contact Michele O’Brien on 07977 969080 or visit her website at


New Walk for Wimborne

Granny Cousins, renowned for her Ghost Walk at the Great Quay of Poole, brings her entertaining and informative mix of stories to Wimborne this summer. A place of intrigue and influence for centuries, with its flowing rivers, Georgian splendour and great Minster, Granny Cousins will guide you along ancient paths and over hallowed ground. She’ll recount local stories of grieving mothers, monks and nuns and even Jack the Ripper it is said!

And if you dare to come at night, Granny will unearth the truly scary ghostly Wimborne. 

Up from the Chines, across the heathland and ‘hold on to your horses Mr Gulliver’, we’re in for a bumpy ride!

Commissioned by Sting in the Tale with support from Wimborne BID request start-up funding.

  • When - Every Thursday from 24th July 2014
  • Audience age: suitable for all ages.
  • Time and length of performance: 1 hour - 11/2 hour   8pm
  • Meet outside the Minster
  • Adults £8, Children £5, (under 5's free) , Family £24 Weather Permitting - Please phone on the night if the weather is bad.
  • Booking Contact / Info : phone 07977969080
  • Parking - King Street Car Park
  • Please phone to check before the walk.

PLEASE NOTE - Most of these guided ghost tours will require booking - and because of the nature of these ghost tours you should always at least contact the organisers (as they are NOT organised by Dark Dorset) to ensure there have been no changes to the plans as changes can occur at any time for many reasons.