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York: Dark History Walking Tour

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Find out what hides in the dark side of York's past on a guided walking tour. Wander through the streets of this ancient city and hear stories of rogues, villains, saints, death, plague, and torture.

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Delve into York's darkest history and hear tales of murder, death, torture, and plague on this guided walking tour. Go on a historical journey to explore the grim stories and untold truths that lurk behind York's facade. Discover long-forgotten secrets, and travel back almost 2000 years to the roots of Eboracum. Find out what happened to the criminals of this city, what happened to the innocent, and what really happens in the shadows of York's mysterious alleyways and streets. Listen to the tale of York's abandoned plague child, and gain a new perspective on the city's iconic sights, like York Minster.


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