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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Nottingham, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lady. So knowledgeable. Stories and facts unlimited. How she remembers it all we dont know. Lived in Nottingham all my life but have learnt far more tonight than years at school(and had some things i had been taught corrected!!) HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Thank Wanderer726102
kath G, Owner at Madame Parboiled Ink., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I really enjoyed entertaining your family My pleasure

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Really amazing historic tour, with a lady that clearly loves what she does. Very infornative, yet entertaining.

Thank Fabian K
kath G, Owner at Madame Parboiled Ink., responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review madame parboiled ink. It was my pleasure to entertain you

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the scheduled time and place and She didn't go to the meeting point. When we phoned her, she said that she had called to warn us that the tour was canceled. I had my phone operational all the time so I think...More

5  Thank Pili H
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We have been on a few tours with the wonderful madam Parboiled. She is completely full of interesting local knowledge and ghost stories. Fun and friendly atmosphere and always keeps you safe!! Wollaton Hall is a great trip and we have done this several times....More

Thank alexisd83311
kath G, Owner at Madame Parboiled Ink., responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Oh thank you so much. I am proud and humbled by you comments. I am glad you enjoy my work. I will endeavour to find more historical building with hidden bits to explore.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely recommend this to anyone who who wants to do something a bit different with friends. I found it very interesting and learnt new things about the history of Nottingham .

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant, fun-filled evening in the fascinating company of Madam Parboiled Ink. Cleverly woven tales and facts about the past people, places and pubs in Nottingham took us back in time and kept us enthralled and entertained all evening. We got to see parts of pubs...More

5  Thank MrsBJohnson44
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I booked this tour for my husband and myself as we live in Nottinghamshire and have never done anything like this before so we thought it we’d be interesting to delve into the history of the pubs we’d visited to drink in x the tour...More

1  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I booked this tour for my husband and myself x we only live ten miles outside Nottingham so thought we would try this historical tour of the old pubs x we had to be at the pit and pendulum for 7pm last Sunday the 25th...More

10  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I bought this tour as a gift for my mum and she loved it so much she bought it back for us! We met Madam P who encouraged us to get a drink and listen to her stories which quickly enthrall you. She has a...More

Thank Cris W
kath G, Owner at Madame Parboiled Ink., responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate that it can be expensive buying a drink in each bar, but it is not compulsory and hot beverages are an alternative. This is why we keep the price of the tour at only £5. A lot of...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Our second tour with Madame Parboiled and this time a nighttime trip to the castle. Lots of interesting tales of ghostly goings on plus snippets of Nottingham history thrown in. Add to this, wine or coffee and you have a winning formula. One thing to...More

1  Thank AnnieM452
kath G, Owner at Madame Parboiled Ink., responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the meet the ghosts of Nottingham Castle I will pass on you comments to the Castle management team.

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16 May 2018|
Response from Mick P | Reviewed this property |
When we took the tour there were 30 or maybe more from what we remember. Hope that helps. Probably best to contact Madame Parboiled.