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York, United Kingdom
Private Ghost Tour of York
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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Designed for travelers with a historical interest in the supernatural, this private 2-hour ghost tour of York — one of the most haunted cities in the world — allows you to customize your itinerary to suit you. Choose to visit sites with countless reports of ghost sightings, including York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, and listen to frightening tales rooted in York’s 2,000-year-old history. The start time and location of your tour is up to you.
  • Private custom 2-hour ghost tour of York
  • A personalised expereince designed for travelers interested in history and the supernatural
  • Choose to visit locations of reputed haunting such as York Minster, The Shambles, and the Castle and Battlements
  • Listen to ghost stories rooted in York's 2,000-year-old history
  • Select a start point and start time to suit your schedule
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Tour escort/host
Hotel pickup and drop-off (by foot, city centre hotels only)
Private tour
Entrance fees (2 small museums located around the walls are available for entry separately)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

11 Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, UK

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
3/15/2016 - 8/24/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your private guide at a start point specified in advance of the tour. Opt to convene at your York accommodation or launch straight into the ghost walk by meeting at a haunted location of your choice.

Over the course of two hours, your guide reveals the parts of York’s haunted history that appeal to you most. Opt to visit spine-chilling locations such as York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, all of which are particularly atmospheric late at night, and hear stories from a repertoire of more than 200 tales.

York's 2,000-year-old history features treason, torture, treachery, and murder, so you're guaranteed to hear tales that capture your interest. If you desire, your guide can arrange refreshments and restaurant reservations for during or after your tour. This personalized experience can be tailored to your every request.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
York Minster
York has a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years, and its little surprise that it is widely regarded as the most haunted city in the world. These personalised tours last approx. 2 hours and provide a totally unique, bespoke and entertaining history of Europe's most haunted city. Each tour is designed just for you, and your guides have over 200 ghost stories to tell so please get in touch with the local provider if you have any special interests or needs. You will be taken on an atmospheric trip round our ancient city and shown the fascinating hidden areas most tourists miss. Refreshments can also be arranged along the way with some excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to check out (own expense), and in addition will also tour other parts of the city too (the Castle, York Minster, Shambles and more) should you require. As your local tour guides are passionate about the city, they can also handle any restaurant bookings or just general advice about other things to do in York during your stay. As these are bespoke tours, please contact the local provider as soon as you can in advance so your booking can be guaranteed and the guides have enough time to prepare the tour for your adequately. The flavour of our tours is to tell the stories, but in a verified historic context. Please note your guides are not 'actors' and don't use props or get dressed up in Victorian outfits. What they will do is tell you the truth of the ghost story in that area, as well as backing it up with the history of the area and possible reasons for why that area is haunted. Please note that on this tour it will be only yourselves and your tour guide, for a truly personalised experience of the city.
Pass By:  
Treasurer's House
Hear the tale of the most famous ghost story in the world!
Stop At:  
York City Walls
A world heritage site - the only place on Earth to see Roman, viking & medieval defences all in one place - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Shambles
The most famous medieval street in the world, but it has a very dark history!
Stop At:  
King's Manor
Now part of the University, this was once the house of the Abbot of St Marys
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Jorvik Viking Centre
Site of the only viking houses to be found anywhere in the world! Please note entrance price is not included as part of the tour
Pass By:  
York Castle Museum
A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
Pass By:  
Clifford's Tower
A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform the local provider of the preferred pick up point at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults / Seniors per booking is required (single adult is available but at a surcharge at our discretion)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY York Walls Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Ghost Tour of York?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Ghost Tour of York.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Excellent tour for those looking for more than the typical ghost tour." See review
  • "You can’t drink all the time you’re in York so get some history!" See review

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Casual yet still professional
Daniel_S
, Aug 2021
Was very casual yet still very professional,, John had an amazing knowledge of the area and could have asked any questions we had easily
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Top class guide with an immense knowledge of history
Colindonnabond
, Jul 2021
The secret garden of Catherine of Aragon and St Mary's Abby. Also that the Minster is actually a cathedral
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Excellent
Christopher_E
, Jul 2021
Thanks for a really enjoyable tour. It was a great mixture of ghost stories and history. We saw parts of York that we wouldn't have seen and it confirmed our intention to return to this amazing city. The tour was informative, entertaining and very friendly. Thank you so much.
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thank you so much it was amazing to meet you!!
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Fabulous
Kristy_N
, Jun 2021
Absolutely fantastic so glad I booked this on was more personal funny and informative the host john was fabulous definitely made the trip would highly recommend thank you so much
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Excellent ghost tour..x
Angela_H
, Jun 2021
Amazing tour with John ..very knowledgeable and made the stories come alive ..Involved us in the tour ..which made it all the more interesting especially for my teenage daughter.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
thank you so much it was lovely to meet you all hope to see you again soon!
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Rachael_C
, May 2021
Me and my partner had an amazing night. Thank you so much John, you made our experience memorable. Well worth the money and learned so much. My partner has not stopped talking about the experience since it finished haha.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
thank you for the kind words I'm so glad you enjoyed it !
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Superb
Paul_B
, May 2021
I really enjoyed his ability to set a scene and tell a story and not be over the top and not exaggerate the facts. His knowledge of York is sublime. I particularly enjoyed his knowledge around Henry VIII and his 5th wife and past regression story about a lady. Highly reccomend this tour and well worth the money paid would go on another tour when we visit York again. Thank you John
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Great tour 👍🏻
Hayley_S
, Nov 2020
The tour was brilliant, John was highly informative on the history behind the town of York. And the stories we were told were very interesting. I’m glad we went off the beaten track and didn’t follow the path most of the other tours did. Would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the feminine history or York’s dark past
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Richard_P
, Oct 2020
Historically accurate, knowledgeable & up to date! Needed a few more ghosts but otherwise awesome 10/10. Highly recommend guide was so flexible, friendly and protective of our health safety in 2020
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Great tour!
Ella_B
, Sep 2020
I have been to York with my friends a few times but never really knew the history and the stories about The city until I booked John’s Ghost Tour. John is an excellent tour guide, very interactive and incredibly knowledgeable with facts about York’s history. I will definitely recommend this tour with my friends and perhaps do another one and visit more spooky areas in York 😁
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
thanks Ella it was lovely to meet you please get in touch if you're ever in the area again lots more spooky areas to expolore!
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