The Spookiest and Best York Ghost Walks – York is steeped in history and some of the history is of a more ghoulish turn!  We also have a long history of ghost walks in York and some excellent guides.  Have a look at our list of some the best ghost walks in York.

Times and locations are correct at time of publishing but check with the individual ghost tour guide to make sure!  Also, use the prices as a guide in case they have changed in the meantime – some also need booking ahead of time.

The Bloody Tour of York

Join Mad Alice on The Bloody Tour of York as you wander “the streets and snickleways to historic landmarks.  With 2000 years of history, York has fascinating stories of the macabre and the extraordinary.  Uncover the tales of the Romans, the Viking invasion and the Plague amongst tales of torture and execution.

The history of the city is brought to life in this award-winning  90 minute tour which is suitable for gruesome little ones.  Learn about the city’s most famous son Guy Fawkes and what really drove him to want to blow up the houses of Parliament in 1605.  Dick Turpin, the famous Highwayman was hanged at York in 1739 but he was caught by sheer luck.  Margaret Clitherow, martyr and Saint lived amongst the entrailed and blood-soaked Shambles in the 1580’s.”

Accessibility: Suitable for all ages and fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The walk takes a steady pace around the city. If there are any mobility issues, please talk to Mad Alice at the beginning of the tour who will tailor the tour to be more comfortable.  Accompanying carers are invited onto the tour free of charge.

Tour Start Location

St. Williams College, College Street, YO1 7JF

When is the Tour?

January 18:00 (Saturdays only)
February/March – 18:00
April to October – 18:00 & 20:00
November – 18:00
December – 18:00 (Saturdays only)

How long does the Tour last?

90 minutes

How much is the Tour?

£12 adults and £6 children (under 5’s are free)

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The Original Ghost Walk of York

The Original Ghost Walk of York is “believed to be the first exclusive Ghost Walk in the World! Established in 1973, we have decades of practice when it comes to providing you with a legendary and disturbing experience. We offer a night of history and mystery in York, promising to capture your imagination and inspire the mind. The Original Ghost Walk of York is famous for being genuine, authentic, and magical, exploring the haunted spots of York. We take pride in our excellent reputation, allowing you to face your fears and encounter genuinely mysterious experiences, all from one of the most famous pubs in Britain. Find out why!”

Ghost Tour Start Location

The Kings Arms Pub, 3 King’s Staith, York YO1 9SN

When is the Ghost Tour?

6.30pm and 8pm every night except 24th, 25th and 26th December

How long does the Ghost Tour last?

75-90 minutes

How much is the Ghost Tour?

£7.50 adults and £5 children

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The King’s Arms

The Ghost Hunt of York

The Ghost Hunt of York “offers an evening walking ghost tour of York`s haunted locations. Whatever the weather and always on time, the Victorian guide with his frock coat, top hat and Gladstone bag manifests at the strike of half past seven at the bottom of Shambles, England’s most famous medieval street. Ringing his death bell he gathers the awaiting ghost hunters and leads on to York`s darker side.

The Ghost Hunt presents classic York ghost stories in a captivating style, no tardy tales of tedium but intelligent, energetic accounts from a guide with a predilection for fun and entertainment, illustrating the narrative with props and illusion.”

Ghost Tour Start Location

At the bottom of the SHAMBLES, YORK, YO1 7LX

When is the Ghost Tour?

5:45pm, 7:30pm and 9:15pm every night except 24th, 25th and 26th December

How long does the Ghost Tour last?

60-75 minutes

How much is the Ghost Tour?

£10 adults and £6.66 children

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The Shambles

 

The Ghost Trail of York

Join the multi award winning, entertaining family York Ghost Walk attraction. “An evening ghost tour around the ancient heart of York. About us and the walk.  In 2021… thrilling audiences for its 27th year! Dare you travel back in time, cross the centuries and experience the tantalisingly terrifying tales of York’s ghostly tradition?”

Accessible – Wheel chair and push chair friendly.

Ghost Walk Start Location

The WEST DOORS of The Minster

When is the Ghost Walk?

7:30pm every night except 24th, 25th and 26th December

How long does the Ghost Walk last?

Around 70 minutes

How much is the Ghost Walk?

£5 adults and £3 children

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York Minster

 

Shadows of York

Shadows of York provide “A tour of York’s grim history and ghostly past. Runs most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Private bookings available throughout the year but subject to availability. Please contact directly for prices or more information.”

Ghost Walk Start Location

The tour starts outside the front of St Michael le Belfrey next to the Minster and the Guy Fawkes Inn.  (High Petergate, York YO1 7EN)

When is the Ghost Walk?

Start times vary throughout the year so check the Shadows of York website for dates and times.

How long does the Ghost Walk last?

Around 90 minutes

How much is the Ghost Walk?

£9 adults and £5 children

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St Michael le Belfrey

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