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York Terror Trail

16 The Pavement | The Golden Fleece Inn, York YO17PR, England
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Ranked #7 of 67 activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went on the Terror Trail last November, and even though it was bitterly cold, Joseph was more than entertaining enough to make it worth the frostbite! The stories told on this tour are less ghost stories and more gruesome, historical tales, told powerfully yet humorously. The audience participation was definitely entertaining, and of course, it starts and finishes in... More

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Thanks Joseph for a very entertaining terror trail the kids really enjoyed it too was suitable for the whole family. Great value for money!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this tour on a cold, wet and windy February evening wending our way around the creepy medieval backstreets of York. Our guide, James Witchwood, was an absolutely fantastic storyteller and had you hanging on every word. What is unique about the Terror Trail of York is that it is less of a ghost tour than an historical... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

great guide-Joseph, really informative, good stories, good group participation, but wish it would have been scarier, more gruesome tales rather than ghost stories. I do understand it needs to be family friendly though. we had fun!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a brilliant time on York trail of terror last night - the experience was fun and really entertaining, yet at the same time quite thought provoking and eerie. We decided to go with this tour over the more popular ghost walks as reviews suggested they were quite cheesy and over-theatrical. We definitely made the right decision and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This walk is more of a history walk than a ghost walk, but that suited us. The tour guide (sorry forgotten his name!) clearly knew his stuff and was entertaining to listen to. There were jokes, magic tricks, serious bits and some audience participation. My husband was picked on several times! It was funny. It was only £5 and was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our host for the night was a very suitably named young man called Damien. A very intimate group of just four. A brilliant night of gruesome tales and wicked laughs. It's not a ghost walk just history at its most horrific, definitely recommended, also have a drink at the golden fleece after, the dark quaint pub adds to the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went on the tour Friday 28th March .. It was very informative with loads of historical facts and information. Damien was wonderfully entertaining and should be on stage!! He involved the whole party of people and kept our attention on a chilly evening. I agree with Sharon S that other groups seemed too large in numbers. Damien even joined us... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I went on this as I usually choose the ghost walk so went for something different this time. I found it was not really that specific to certain places in York and it could have been told sat round a table in a pub. The guy who did it had good knowledge it just wasn't what I expected I'm afraid...afraid... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An interesting walk and talk through York's history. Joseph the guide was informative with a tough of humour which worked well. Wrap up warm if the weather is chilly!

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