Explore Coventry’s Darker Side of History!

Hideous History walking tours explore the darker side of history in Coventry.

Our City has over a 1,000 years of stories to uncover, examples include exploring hangings and executions, glimpsing forgotten memories in graveyards and cemeteries, discover ghostly tales within the buildings around Coventry and so much more

Death & Darkness Tour 

On this walking tour learn about death & darkness in our City including the plague and two eerily similar murders in one location.

Discover the location of one of the Country’s last remaining bone houses and the woman who was buried alive!

Little Park Street, Coventry

Walking

Age: 16+

Creepy Hallow Tour 

All is not what it seems on this creepy, morbid tour of all things hallow.

Learn about the epidemic in the 1800s, of child-killing blamed on “puerperal insanity” and how 15% of female asylum admissions were the result over the years.

Cuckoo Lane, Coventry

On-site talk

Age: 16+

Haunted Horror Tour 

This tour talks about all things spooky in the City. Learn about the time Spring Heeled Jack was seen in the City, hear about a child murder case that was disposed of and how half-decomposed corpses were being exhumed in 1841 and why.

Little Park Street, Coventry

Walking

Age: 16+

Execution & Hangings Tour 

This tour highlights the beginning of the end. 

Walk with me as I share the sites, the gruesome deeds done and the stories of real history including beheading, poisonings and child murder.

Little Park Street, Coventry

Walking

Age: 16+

Awesome walkabout with Jo tonight on her Unknown Tour, the name says it all where the tour took you from one place to the next on an Unknown Route leading to the surprise of the tour which I can’t disclose as I don’t want to spoil future walkers!!

Jo brings knowledge and research with her along with her bubbly persona and dressing up adds that final touch of history with her, thank you, Jo, and am definitely tagging along next time xx

Karen Boyce-McDaid