A Fife ghost tour which gives customers educational and historical – as well as paranormal – information has received its 5 Star Tour award from VisitScotland.

The national tourism organisation gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance accolade following its latest grading visit.

More widely known as the home of golf, St Andrews also boasts its fair share of ghosts. With well over 200 haunted locations and over 400 ghosts, St Andrews is, for its size, one of the most haunted locations in the world.

Founder and Tour Guide Richard Falconer set up the company in May 2014 and bases the tours on extensive research spanning five decades. His award-winning walking tours can be described as the best of both worlds, showcasing an extraordinary 1,000-year history as the backdrop to a wealth of corroborated paranormal experiences, both current and historical. Popular and informative, they include previously lost or forgotten history alongside currently unpublished material.

Since the 1970s, Richard has interviewed hundreds of people from around St Andrews and Fife, collecting and investigating eyewitness testimonies. Some of these are featured on the tour, including a few of Richard’s own experiences and experiences from the tours themselves. He has also published some of this information and the rest will be coming out in a book later in the year.

As an ideal showcase of St Andrews, the tours take in the major historic quarters including the Cathedral, Archbishops Palace and Colleges of Scotland’s oldest university.

Whether visitors are interested in history, ghosts, the sights of St Andrews or all of the above, the tours are a great way for any looking to explore and find out more about this unique part of the world.

The tours last one-and-a-half hours, run seven days a week and Richard insists that they are not sensationalist, contrived or theatrical.

To book your tour visit: www.standrewsghosttours.com

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