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The Original Ghost Walk of York

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Address: 3 Kings Staith, York YO1 9SN, England
Phone Number: 01759373090
Description: The Ghostwalk was established before 1973 and was an original creation...
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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Absolutely fabulous. MUST!

I've done many many walking tours in several cities all over the world. THIS ONE, was for sure, one of the very best. Your host is such a character, a great actor, and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I've done many many walking tours in several cities all over the world. THIS ONE, was for sure, one of the very best. Your host is such a character, a great actor, and a fabulous story teller. The world needs more of these, and you need to see him in his element. Prices are very reasonable. I guarantee you wont... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I've done many many walking tours in several cities all over the world. THIS ONE, was for sure, one of the very best.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I contacted Mr Graham having read on his Original Ghost Tour of York website that he catered his ghost tours to small private groups. I had invited my family up for the weekend from London and wanted them to experience some of York's classic entertainment as well as seeing some more of the City. Mr Graham managed to squeeze us... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this Ghost Walk mainly, I think, because of the excellent guide we had on the evening we went on it (Ray Alexander, if I remember his name correctly). Although there were a lot of people on the tour that night, nothing was missed because of his excellent way of projecting his voice and creating the right atmosphere whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had an excellent time with our group of special needs adults. Thoroughly entertained with a bespoke tour which fitted the needs of the group very well. We visited lots of locations with funny, scary and informative story telling. Even better - Mark donated his time to make this a special evening for us. Thank you.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As the title suggests I didn’t find this tour very ghostly, which I was surprised because York is famous for the Roman’s, Vikings, William the Conqueror and it seems every pub you go to is either the oldest or haunted, so my expectations were probably a lot higher. It was an informative walk, the guide was quite witty in his... More 

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Bedford, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Having had a fab time doing this walk previously (years ago), I recommended it to my daughter. They stood in the Kings Arms Wednesday evening 7.30 till 8.40pm...no one turned up. (lots of peeps waiting, like them). Second and last night of York stay, Thursday 23rd April...same story. The bar staff were asked and could do nothing. No contact/excuses. Poor... More 

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My friends and I decided to book a group ghostwalk as part of my hen-do and we had a blast! Mark was very engaging and entertaining. We listened to lots of interesting and spooky stories about the areas and buildings in the city and walked off our afternoon tea! I visit York regularly and found the facts, histories and tales... More 

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went on the ghost walk with a guide called Chris. He met us outside the pub and introduced himself and took £5 from everybody. The stories were interesting and informative but we're more historical than spooky. I've been on many ghost walks and this wasn't scary at all. My main issue is, I was on a walking stick and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have been on many walking tours and this one was recommended so I had high expectations for this one. I must admit I was a little disappointed with the tour. The route is long and skirts around the city for most of the tour. The stops are lacking in interest and the stories on this occasion did not inspire.... More 

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