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Shadows of York: Award winning historical ghost walk

York, United Kingdom

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  • 1 hour 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See a spookier side to York without the worry of getting lost during this guided ghost walk around the streets and snickelways (alleys) of the medieval city. Listen to your guide tell tales of York’s tragic past that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, ask questions along the way to learn more, and enjoy an atypical introduction to the city.
  • Get an unusual and entertaining insight into the spooky history of York
  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your guide throughout
  • Learn more than you could if exploring independently
  • This tour is a fun way to get your bearings, ideal for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Entertainment
  • WiFi on board
  • No wheelchairs provided

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • St Michael Le Belfrey
    High Petergate, York YO1 7EN, UK

    We meet outside the front of St Michael Le Belfrey church which is next to the Guy Fawkes Inn and the Minster. (If the Church has an event on then please meet outside the Guy Fawkes Inn which is right next to it) please arrive before the start time on your ticket.

End point

  • Shambles
    Shambles, York YO1, UK

    The tour will normally finish on or near the Shambles.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for young children (Under 7)
  • No drunk or disorderly behaviour is acceptable. Anyone misbehaving will be turned away without refund. Private bookings available for large groups or hen parties. (subject to availability)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shadows of York: Award winning historical ghost walk ?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Shadows of York: Award winning historical ghost walk ?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shadows of York: Award winning historical ghost walk ?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveller Tips

Really enjoyable evening full of fun excellent value for money.
678 reviews
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Great value for money,...
Kim_W, Aug 2022
Great value for money, really informative. Interesting facts and spooky stories. Would happily recommend.
Great tour
David_P, Aug 2022
With his wit and knowledge, Andy made what could have been a dull subject very interesting. Thoroughly recommended.
Great ghost walk with Dan
Margaret_M, Aug 2022
Dan's commentary was brilliant, great storytelling, the right mix of humour, facts and horror! Suitable for all the family. Very informative.
Alexander_M, Aug 2022
Great tour Dan was brilliant value for money really good explores part of city and let's you know a little history
Interesting, spooky and funny
Sara_H, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed the walk, it was funny yet informative and interesting. Our guide was great, really knowledgeable. The walk takes you through little streets that you otherwise wouldn’t have noticed.
Spookily awesome, worth coffin up the cash for
Brett_S, Aug 2022
I signed up for this ghost tour having tried a couple of others myself in York, but with friends who hadn’t. I’d had mixed experiences in the past (it really pays to look at the reviews!) so picked Shadows of York on the basis of the huge number of positive scores. We definitely weren’t disappointed. Mackenzie was delightful - energetic, dramatic, friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to answer a question. The other tour guides even waved to her, which speaks volumes for her popularity. 100% recommended
Well worth it
Kevin_H, Aug 2022
Interesting and amusing, well worth it. Story teller very good and had a good way with an audience. Also the walk takes you to places you would nor know about.
Really good . Mix of...
Kathryn_A, Aug 2022
Really good . Mix of history and ghosts . Mackennzie is really nice . Not to much walking . We'll worth the money
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review Kathryn. It was a pleasure to do the tour for you. I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Happy hauntings Mackenzie 👻
Walking spooky theatre
Alyssa_E, Aug 2022
My guide was very informative and had a great theatrical voice to really make us feel like we were watching a show, as well as getting some interesting facts. I learned a lot I hadn’t known before. My only suggestion would be that I would have liked to have seen a few more photos, for example of the guy who had seen the ghosts that was on the BBC, or if there was a drawing of the church that had been dismantled. But I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.
Mark_A, Aug 2022
Super tour guide- very knowledgeable and interesting. We had a wonderful time. Learnt lots of interesting facts and loved the stories. It really brought York’s streets to life.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your review Mark. I am very pleased you all enjoyed the tour. You'll never look at York the same way again 😁👻 Best spooky wishes Mackenzie 👻
Nothing special. Poor value
Olivia_A, Aug 2022
My group lost interest quickly. I thought the tour was just about warming up when it ended abruptly.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the tour. Mackenzie 👻
Sympathy for a Ghost 👻
Jacqueline_M, Aug 2022
Our host was friendly, professional and created a great atmosphere for our ghost tour. Her knowledge of history and ghost sightings was extensive keeping us all engaged in the tour. I will definitely recommend this tour especially for residents of the Guy Fawkes Hotel as it start just outside and a few resident ghost are mentioned in the tour 👻
Brilliant and well worth doing
Steve_M, Jul 2022
Mackenzie was great, very informative and told the stories really well with loads of gory details which is just what we were hoping for.the tour was well worth the money and we will definitely be back again
Best walk ever
Vicky_S, Jul 2022
A great tour I would highly recommend it. BEST part of the tour for me was the host she was so funny and made every story come to life.
Lori_T, Jul 2022
Dramatic, vivid, believable story telling, good knowledge of history and personal Care and Attention. Way to go, McKenzie!! 👍
This tour is a must!!
Alison_G, Jul 2022
She was entertaining, educational, humorous, knowledgeable too, and we enjoyed this walk very much! Well worth it, and much better than the "free" ghost tour we went on that started at Minster.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Aww thank you so much for your review! I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Best spooky wishes Mackenzie
Great Experience
Frederick_C, Jul 2022
The guide was excellent with interesting tales of old York. Weather behaved so an excellent evening was enjoyed.
Shadows of York Ghost walk
Kevin_B, Jul 2022
Great ghost story telling, captivating the audience, made the whole experience entertaining and enjoyable.
Great fun
Patricia_C, Jul 2022
Dan was just bombastic enough. Was great fun easy to find meeting point. Stories were entertaining as well as historical
Ghoul for it!
Yvonne_R, Jul 2022
Fabulous costume, which helped to easily locate the guide on arrival. A really good mix of ghoulish storytelling and history which had been really well researched by the guide herself.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed it and liked my summer gothic costume 😂 was too hot for the top hat! Enjoy the rest of your time in York Lots of spooks and haunts Mackenzie 👻


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