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York Terror Trail

16 The Pavement | The Golden Fleece Inn, York YO17PR, England
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Ranked #7 of 70 Activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: York Terror Trail, a history tour of the horrors of York.There is a monster, 1900 years old, thousands have died in its name. Like all the best... more » Owner description: York Terror Trail, a history tour of the horrors of York.There is a monster, 1900 years old, thousands have died in its name. Like all the best masters of disguise it’s gone by many names: Eboracum, Eoforvic, Jorvic… today we just call it York. It has many weapons: battles, murders, terrible accidents and deliberate neglect. This city has two sides, the one it wants you to see and the one it doesn’t. It hides it down back streets and in the corner of your eye. We shouldn’t want to see it but we do. The terror trail can show it to you…The tour starts 6.45pm every night from York’s most haunted pub the Golden Fleece Inn.Adults: £5Children: £2 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

First of all I've seen reviews saying that this walk had no ghost stories and that's becasue it's a terror walk about the horrors that have been committed In York! Me my mother and little sister all went on this walk and were a little dubious about it not being a ghost walk and thought of leaving before it started,... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our first night in york and we decided on doing the "york terror trail" which stars outside the golden fleece pub at 6.45pm. Our guide for the evening was Damien. What a great man he was enthusiastic and truly entertaining and looked the part. He told us true stories of the terrible things that happened in york, and there was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this interactive and informative "terror trail" of the history of York. Very enthusiastic and engaging experience. Great value for money, lasted just over 90 minutes and ended with a nice pint in a quirky pub. Definitely worth giving it a go if you are around.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I did a bit of research beforehand, as I wanted a factual tour rather than a gimmicky one and this fit the bill perfectly. Damian was our guide and gave us an energetic mixture of fun, humour and downright silliness, but also pathos and sobriety, during the evening, after all, these were stories about real people that once lived very... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband wanted to take a ghost trail but I convinced him to take this one instead (less cheesy I said... starts earlier, I said...). We weren't disappointed. Our guide (who's been doing this tour for 3 years) was fantastic. Very animated, threw out cool facts that we hadn't picked up during the day of touring and not cheesy! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Very very interesting. Lots learnt. Joseph was the guide and was funny and knew his stuff. Deffo would go again.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We was just leaving the Golden Fleece and noticed the trail was about to start. Good thing we went on it because this was so interesting to learn about things that we didn't know about. Our guide was brilliant, very enthusiastic, warming, fun and involved everyone in the trail. Even I was picked out to help him demonstrate how Guy... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this tour which is tales of gruesome happenings around York through the ages. Unfortunately the heavens opened (was this a sign) and we had to take shelter. We decided to drop off the tour as the rain was so heavy we knew it would not stop soon. Next time we will go better prepared. Will definitely do this... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Never been on a walking tour before and really did not know what to expect. Love,love loved it! Damien told us lots of gruesome stories (not ghost stories as this is not a ghost tour) and got everyone involved! Well worth it and good fun, finished off nicely with a pint in the Fleece afterwards!

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour as it was more about history and gruesome events than ghost stories lol and our guide, Joseph, was brilliant! really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Made the stories really interesting with the way he told them and getting the crowd involved. Also added humour to take the edge off some of the morbid tales lol the trip ended... More

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