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The Original Ghost Walk of York

3 Kings Staith, York YO1 9SN, England
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Ranked #23 of 92 Activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Ghostwalk was established before 1973 and was an original creation believed to be the first in...
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Owner description: The Ghostwalk was established before 1973 and was an original creation believed to be the first in the world. We promise a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of our ancient City through the real art of storytelling. Tales are drawn from the immense history of York and are told against a backdrop of haunting beauty. We walk in the very footsteps of those who have passed before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Original Ghost Walk I went on this with my darling mother just before Christmas Eve. The Ouse had flooded so we waited on the bridge by the Slug and Lettice. We could easily tell when the guide was coming - his wonderful clicking shoes and black hat approaching out of the fog. I live in London and give guided tours... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Didn't really know what to expect before going on this tour but absolutely loved it. Our guide was such a fantastic story teller without it feeling like he had told the stories a thousand times before. The tour was spooky, exciting, informative, witty and great value for money. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the city!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is one of the best ghost walks I've ever been on and I've been on walks from around the world. The atmosphere of York is perfect by the time the ghost walk starts. The streets are empty, save for a few stragglers. The tour is pretty cheap and once it gets started, you'll know right away that you made... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Did this walk after not being able to the last time we visited York. Was really looking forward to it, but to be honest was slightly disappointed. Lasted about 75mins which for a fiver is really good value, but lacked the atmosphere I imagined. The story teller was really good though and narrated in a typical Yorkshire style. Informing us... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A suitably laid back and low key delivery (that could have been the template for Mark Gattiss' Cave guide from the League Of Gentlemen). The guide was informative, humorous, and well informed as he took us round the eastern parts of the centre of the City. He obviously knows his stuff, and he obviously knows much more than he tells....if... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The trip started at the Kings arms pub at the riverside which was a great location as it added more atmosphere to the tour. Mark Graham the tour guide was great, he made sure he spoke to everyone on the tour, to ask how they were, he made you feel welcome. The tour guide had real expertise and knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We decided to take part in the original ghost walk during our stay. Having already fell in love with the city of York and all it has to offer we were blown away with the ghost walk held by Mark Graham. He clearly knows a lot about the history of York but more importantly has the talent of being able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I almost didn't go. I was tried and it was chilly, dreary night. All the better for story telling though. I am really glad I made the effort. I don't remember the tour guide's name but he did a superb job. He had just the right voice and demeanor for the task. Along with the creepy tales you get some... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The guide was a typical dour yorkshireman, knowledgable, entertaining, informative and the for the cost and length of the tour it certainly was excellent value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The walk was worth so much more than the £5 paid. The guide was possibly the best bit, a true actor, who really made the stories come alive. Visited approx 5 locations with various stories to suit all ages. Would encourage all who want a cheap, entertaining evening and to know more about York to give it a try.

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