Isle of Man Ghost Tours was formed and officially registered on September 1st 2005 by Alan Shaw and Barry Quilliam. Alan Shaw had already established the now infamous, Peel Ghost walk for over five years, and it had become very popular with tourists and locals alike. In 2005, local historian Barry Quilliam approached him in the possibility of beginning a Castletown ghost walk. Agreeing immediately, as Alan was contemplating such a venture, and with Barry’s local knowledge, contacts and enthusiasm, research and planning commenced.

The main aim of IOMGT is to educate, entertain and inform members of the public to look at the Island’s local history from a totally different angle. Many comments are heard during the walks, the most common one is; “I didn’t know that”. This is our goal. To have fun and learn a little more about our darker, ghostly past that is literally on our door step.