Feedback & Reviews

"Took Richard's tour last week- really fabulous very enjoyable.
I knew some of the material but he added lots more.
Highly Recommend.
Alison Sullivan, Monument Manager, Historic Scotland,
St Andrews

"My grandson and I had a great time tonight. Learned a lot I didn't know despite being local. Thank you."
Sheila Kinninmonth, St Andrews

" This was an excellent evening we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would recommend anyone visiting St Andrews to have this as top of the list of things to do. Well done Richard."
Bruce McCall, Perth

"Fabulous tour - very informative and stories well told. Thanks very much. The book is also well worth a look. Lots of tales. Makes the visitor look at a different side of St. Andrews."
Myra Pollock, St Andrews

"Absolutely fantastic way to explore the history of St Andrews with ghost stories! Really enjoyed the tour. Keep up the good work Richard."
Sayantan Ghosh, India

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A great review on a blog by a family on a tour.

2014 review of the Ghost Tour from the popular St Andrews University student magazine
'The Albany Parker' now 'The Sinner.'

On a murky St Andrews evening, a small group of friends and I gathered in the Church Square under the ominous tolling of the Trinity Church bell towering over us.

The mysterious Richard Falconer was there to greet us, dressed for the occasion in black with a ghost whisperer-like quality to him. The tour took us across the town from South Street to the Cathedral and back to the Scores and St Salvator’s Quad. We passed countless haunted buildings that Richard had been researching for nearly 30 years by collecting and collating witness accounts of all manner of supernatural phenomena, from ghostly white ladies to poltergeists, and even a flying angel of death.

We started off in Church Square where Richard told us about the surrounding buildings’ histories and the paranormal activities associated with them. We then embarked down Market Street, passing Parliament Hall with its skeleton in the closet (literally) and one of the most ancient buildings in St Andrews, the Department of Medieval History. Lurking further down South Street was the most haunted building in St Andrews, once occupied by Mary Queen of Scots and host to a huge number of spooky tales from many petrified observers. Then we walked on past Leeming Lane (the Pends) and to the Cathedral which was full of ghoulish appearances, missing corpses and a statue comparable to a Weeping Angel – except this one could fly at night!

Richard Falconer points towards one of many ghost sightings in St Andrews.
Image credit: The Albany Parker

We then returned back to town along the Scores, hearing more about the intriguing history of the town and the Castle with its spooky tunnels and ghosts. At certain points along the tour we were able to see some images Richard had collected from his research which really helped to add some evidence to the stories.

Of course, no Ghost tour would be complete without mentioning the infamous PH on North Street and the ghoulish face staring from above the gate to St Salvator’s Quad – something that I will never be able to ignore when I walk past there now.

The tour was extremely well led by Richard who has a great talent for storytelling and had clearly researched the town’s history to an extremely high level of detail. Although there were no “jumper ooters”, the tour was professional and gave us all a great deal of knowledge about the history of St Andrews to take away. The ghost stories were very entertaining and some of the accounts quite compelling and hard to dispute. Looking back at some of the photos I took, I felt certain that I might find a ghoulish face staring back at me. I can’t say what I saw – I guess you’ll just have to find out for yourselves…


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