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Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts (so to speak) of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the 1-hour trip, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 


  • 1-hour ghost bus tour of York, led by an entertaining guide
  • Tour York on a classic Routemaster and discover the city’s dark past
  • Pass by must-see historical sights including Clifford’s Tower and York Minster
  • Hop on and off at some of the city’s most haunted buildings
  • Hear spine-chilling tales of the ghostly apparitions who are said to roam ‘the most haunted city in the world’
  • Choice of afternoon or evening departure

What You Can Expect

York Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

Enjoy a theatrical ghost tour of York

Choose your preferred start time that best suits your schedule, and meet your creepy guide in central York for a 1-hour journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the ghost bus – a classic Routemaster bus with its own questionable history – grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you wind through the dark, narrow streets.  

As you ride, hear chilling tales of York’s most prolific hauntings, misdeeds and most sinister characters. You’ll pass infamous landmarks like Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and Dick Turpin's grave, and stop occasionally to get better acquainted with ghostly venues. By the end, you’ll have an intimate understanding of York’s sinister side, touted as one of the spookiest cities in the world!

Your tour returns to the departure point with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.

Customer Reviews

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Lovely place very clean and comfortable, great food and the staff were brilliant nothing too much trouble
Would definitely stay again

E. Charlotte S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great introduction to York's spooky history. My cousin and I enjoyed the commentary, the jokes and the special effects. We were delighted to learn that our cozy accommodation was actually one of the haunted highlights.

iwona s

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2016

it was all right... but not scary enough... and i couldn't see nothing trough the window, but overall its ok

Alice K

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2016

A fun evening, but the comedy and delivery mean you never really know what and #39;s a real story and what and #39;s completely made up.

Jamie M USA

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

The bus is awesome and love the interior. To be honest, not the scariest ghost tour I've been on
but the guide had some funny lines.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2016

The tour made no sense, it was rush garbled and hurried all the passengers were looking at each other for inspiration, there was no heating on the bus and the narrator did not stop for breath once. If we could have rung the bell to get off we would have......

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