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York Ghost Walks, experience the Chills and Thrills of a York Ghost Tour

Countless ghost stories are waiting to be discovered in this atmospheric city. Here are 6 of the best York ghost walks that will haunt you forever!

In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through some of the most popular York ghost walks and some lesser-known ones. So, if you’re a fan of all things spooky and mysterious, or if you’re planning a visit to York and want to add some ghostly thrills to your itinerary, read on for a spine-tingling selection of ghost walks in York.


The Deathly Dark Tour Ghost Walk in York
The Deathly Dark Tour is a unique, comedy horror storytelling experience

The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York

Suitable for all ages.

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Maximum of 55 people per group.

Wheelchair accessible.

Stroller/pushchair accessible.

The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York is a fantastic choice for those seeking an entertaining evening. Led by a guide renowned for his dark humour, this family-friendly tour delves into the sinister underbelly of York, exploring everything from the plague and Vikings to butchery and murder. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to visit iconic landmarks like York Minster, the Shambles, and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, the silliest street in England, while listening to spine-tingling tales of bygone days, heinous crimes, and supernatural occurrences. We love the theatrical style of this ghost walk. Check out the fantastic reviews for this one before embarking!

Meeting point: The tour begins at 9-13 Grape Lane, York YO1 7HU. Your guide will meet you outside 1331 Bar and Grill.

Endpoint: The tour will conclude at Clifford’s Tower. Tower St, York YO1 9SA, UK.

Depending on foot traffic, the ending time may vary. To return to the city centre, you can retrace the last part of the tour. If you need help with directions, don’t hesitate to ask your guide for assistance.

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Dark Chronicles Horror, Ghost Walk of York
Online booking and mobile tickets are available for this spine-tingling York Ghost Walk.

Dark Chronicles Horror, Ghost Walk of York

Suitable for all ages.

Maximum of 20 people per group.

Wheelchair accessible.

Duration: 1hr 30m.

Stroller/pushchair accessible.

Embark on a spine-chilling walking tour that reveals the haunting past of York, featuring stories and secrets not typically found in guidebooks. As you meander through a blend of renowned and obscure landmarks, an expert guide tells you enthralling tales of the city’s intriguing history, unveiling peculiar events from the last two millennia.

Meeting point: The tour begins at Drake’s Fish and Chips, 97 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY. The tour departs every night at 6:45 pm sharp. Remember to bring your ticket along for a discount on some delectable fish and chips at Drake’s by showcasing your moves on the dance floor.

Endpoint: The tour concludes at King’s Square, York YO1, at the top of the Shambles and in the heart of the city.

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The Bloody Ghost Tour of York
Join Mad Alice as you wander the streets and snickleways to historic landmarks.

The Bloody Tour of York

Suitable for all ages.

Maximum of 40 people per group.

Wheelchair accessible.

Duration: 1hr 30m.

Stroller/pushchair accessible.

Join Mad Alice and avoid the typical group tours and experience a unique historical perspective of York on this immersive guided tour. As you stroll past famous landmarks such as the Jorvik Viking Centre and the Shambles, your guide will engage you with tales of notorious witches, queens, and murderers not commonly shared on other tours. Reviews boast about Alice, a storyteller and an excellent guide that includes all the guests on the tour and gets them involved.

Meeting point: The tour begins at College Street, York YO1, outside St. William’s College, at the black and white building behind York Minster.

Endpoint: The tour returns to the original departure point.

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Ghost Bus Tour of York
You’ll pass these famous York landmarks on this ghost bus tour of York.

Ghost Bus Tour of York

Suitable for ages 5 and upwards.

Maximum of 54 people per group.

Duration: 60 – 75 minutes.

Infants must sit on laps.

Prepare for a journey through the city’s dark and gruesome history. Hop aboard the ghost bus, a classic Routemaster with a dubious past, and sit on the shadowy upper or lower deck. As you wind through the narrow, eerie streets, peer out the window and listen to bone-chilling tales of York’s most notorious hauntings, misdeeds, and sinister characters. Along the way, you’ll pass by infamous landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower, York Minster, and the grave of Dick Turpin, occasionally stopping to explore particularly ghostly locations. By the end of the tour, you’ll have gained a unique and intimate understanding of York’s dark side. The tour will return to the starting point, where you can warm up your chilled soul with a visit to a local pub.

Meeting point: You will meet at Station Road. The bus departs from bus stop RE daily, directly outside York station. So, if you can see The York Tap pub, you’re in the right area.

Endpoint: The tour returns to the original departure point.

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Shadows of York Ghost Walk

Shadows of York Ghost Walk

Suitable for all ages.

Maximum of 35 people per group.

Duration: 1h 20m.

Wheelchair accessible.

Stroller/pushchair accessible.

This is an informative tour of York’s grim history and ghostly past. This spooky walking tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the darker side of the city’s medieval history as your guide engages you with tales of tragic events and haunted happenings that you won’t find in any guidebook. Feel free to ask questions as you soak up the atmosphere and gain a fresh perspective on York’s intriguing past. This is an unforgettable way to discover the city and experience a side few tourists see.

Meeting point: The tour begins at St Michael Le Belfrey, High Petergate, YO1 7EN. Outside the front of St Michael Le Belfrey church next to the Guy Fawkes Inn and the Minster.

Endpoint: Shambles, York YO1, UK. The tour will generally finish on or near the Shambles.

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Private York Ghost Tours
Follow your guide down the old streets and narrow alleyways of old York and hear tales of ghosts, executions and murder.

Dark Tales of York, Private Ghost Tours

Suitable for all ages.

Duration: 1 – 2 hours

Wheelchair accessible.

Stroller/pushchair accessible.

During this tour, you’ll hear tales from York’s macabre history, including stories of executions, ghosts, and sinister deeds. With plenty of experience, the knowledgeable guide will lead you through some of the city’s spookiest locations. This is a private booking, so your group will have exclusive access (the price is per group). Also, because it’s a private tour, they can tailor the experience to your needs, including start time, pick-up point, and other requirements.

Meeting point: Pick up is available. Pick up can be arranged from city centre hotels. The start time can be adjusted to accommodate your group where possible.

Other Meeting Point: Roman Bath, 9 St Sampson’s Sq, York YO1 8RN.

Endpoint: York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH. By the statue of Constantine the Great or Stonegate, York YO1.

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Summary

With knowledgeable guides and chilling stories, these walks provide an unforgettable experience for visitors looking for something different to do in York. So, whether you’re a believer in the paranormal or just looking for a unique and entertaining way to explore the city, York Ghost Walks are worth checking out. If you dare to delve into York’s darker side, book your place on one of these spooky tours and prepare to be scared. Let us know in the comments if you have ever tried one of these selected ghost walks.

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