Shadows of York: Ghost Walk and Horrible History.

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Dare you take a trip into the past? Let you guide take you on a journey through the streets and snickleways of York and learn of it horrible history and ghostly tales. Rated PG.


  • Immerse yourself in the eerie and haunted stories that linger in York’s heart
  • Embark on a chilling journey into the city’s ominous past with a walking tour
  • Dare to confront the shadows waiting for you as you hear spine-chilling tales
  • Wind through hidden corners, while encountering grim history and ghostly tales
  • Listen to dark and detailed narratives of execution and plague from your guide


Embark on a walking tour of York. Meet your guide outside St Michael Le Belfrey Church, between the York Minster and Guy Fawkes Inn on High Petergate. Follow your guide around the streets, including lesser-known areas with stops to hear the grim history and haunted stories of the area. Enjoy a tour that fluctuates between comedy and seriousness, with dark and very detailed stories. Hear gripping tales of suicide, execution, plague and other extremely cruel realities of times gone by. Along the way, see famous landmarks such as the Minster and the Shambles, ending on or near the Shambles depending on how busy the area is.


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Important Information

  • There are no toilets, benches, or resting sites along the way Photography is accepted but video or audio recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited There are no hidden actors who jump out at you Well-behaved dogs are welcome on tour Tours run regardless of the weather unless. However, the route isn't always smooth due to the age of the city streets or natural changes. If you are unsteady on your feet or use a walking stick/frame please be aware of this

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