The host and creator of our events (Bobbie) is educated to a high level in history, heritage and archaeology. He has a passion for the history of Somerset and is also an experienced paranormal investigator.
Through our in-depth research we have discovered some of the most beautiful and historic places in Somerset and Exmoor. If you are looking for something a bit more spooky we also have uncovered some of the most haunted locations with numerous ghost sightings and paranormal stories to tell.
Our unique experiences have received amazing feedback. We have been rated as 5 star but don't just take our word for it, be sure to check out some of the amazing feedback we have received for yourself.
Whether you are hoping to learn more about the history of the beautiful Exmoor and beyond or perhaps would like to see how it feels to take part in a real paranormal investigation. Look no further - our unique experiences are sure to please.
As someone who researches history as a hobby, I am regularly surprised by what you can discover about your local area that many are unaware of, I decided I would create an event that would allow me to spread awareness of this local history that often goes over-looked. Also, it gave an opportunity to talk about many of the buildings or features in a certain area that people have seen over the years and wondered what it was. Many are surprised by the amount that they learn about an area that they thought they knew so well. I am always pleased to see that people are often as surprised as I was upon learning many of the stories from their area.
Paranormal investigating is another hobby of mine and something that I have carried out for some years. I realise this is something else that many people are interested in although have not had the opportunity to experience for themselves. I thought what better way to allow people to experience this kind of thing than while learning about the history of the area. As with historical research I really enjoy being in a position to spread awareness and teach people about things that they were previously unaware of. I also really enjoy being able to create an environment in which people can experience paranormal phenomena for themselves. Also learning about the history allows us to put some of the paranormal responses that we receive into context which certainly adds to the experience.
Not only do I host our events I am also the one working behind the scenes putting them together. If you have joined us for an event hosted by myself then you will know that I am very much a people person with a passion for history, in particular the history of Somerset. I spend much of my time researching and looking for the more elusive stories from our past, most of which are not included in “popular” histories that have been written. Many of these stories are regarded as “dark history” although I like to keep things light-hearted and ensure that a good time is had by everyone joining us. And this is one of the things I love most about what we do at Extours, it is amazing to bring a random group of people together and have a good laugh.
Unlike many events of this nature, we limit to small groups which I feel makes the experience more interactive and enjoyable for those taking part. Another passion of mine is exploring the supernatural, I have had so many unexplainable experiences through carrying out paranormal investigations as a personal hobby that it is great to be in a position where I can create an environment which allows others to experience this kind of thing. This is something else I love about our unique events, lots of people have had some amazing experiences and many who joined the events as skeptics have left as believers!
Fiona joined Extours in early September 2023 and has already garnered fantastic feedback. With over 30 years of broadcasting experience in TV, radio, and theatre, Fiona is a trained journalist, voice-over artiste, and actor. Her passion for history, exquisite architecture, and antiques is unmistakable. Fiona's journey into the paranormal began at a young age through her own supernatural encounters and she is eager to explore the mysterious world of the paranormal with you further as she hosts our ghost walks.
Meet Emily, the newest member of the Extours team! With a scientific mind and an insatiable passion for all things paranormal, she's always amazed by the rich history of this wonderful part of the world. Emily brings together her curiosity for both the natural and supernatural, eagerly awaiting the start of her extraordinary journey with the Extours team, delving into shadowy realms, sharing captivating experiences with all those who dare to venture with us on our Ghost Walks!
As our feedback shows, many have described our Ghost Walks as the perfect combination of history and paranormal. We like to focus on the less well-known and often gruesome historical stories and events from our past. Not only will you hear a range of weird and wonderful ghost stories and paranormal encounters, you will also have the opportunity to get involved and use some ghost-hunting devices for yourself as we carry out our very own ghost hunts. Don't want to get involved? No problem, you are welcome to come along and witness first hand the paranormal activity that we might encounter.
During the Spring and Summer months we will have historical walking tours available at a number of locations. There will still be a focus on the more unknown side of history, without the inclusion of some the gruesome stories relating to what we refer to as "dark history" and ghost stories that you would expect to hear on our ghost walks.
From abandoned settlements to ancient chapels we aim to seek out some of the most haunted locations to carry out our paranormal investigation evenings. There will be a wide range of devices that you will have the opportunity to use on these events. For the braver participants there will also be the option to carry out some intriguing paranormal experiments.