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York Terror Trail

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Address: 16 The Pavement | The Golden Fleece Inn, York YO17PR, England
Phone Number: 07923543342
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Description: York Terror Trail, a history tour of the horrors of York.There is a...
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
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Very friendly and interesting

Up in York for a weekend with my partner (his first time in York) he doesn't believe in ghosts but wanted to do a tour so this worked out perfect a tour with a brilliant guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Up in York for a weekend with my partner (his first time in York) he doesn't believe in ghosts but wanted to do a tour so this worked out perfect a tour with a brilliant guide (Ben) who is a genuinely nice guy members participation no ghouls and ghosts just honest true facts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Excellent well presented tour, amazing host took us through York and told us stories to inform and also scare....our tour guide was fantastic his knowledge of the city and its past was second to none. This tour is a must. We seen other ghost walks and none of they were as good as this the guide was fluent and intriguing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had an excellent time on the York Terror Trail, on a rather miserable Saturday evening. Thomas was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about York's history, and there were none of the cheap jump scares and tall stories that seem to be usual on this sort of thing. Our guide was funny without the side order of obnoxious, and we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour with Thomas, highly entertaining and we learned a lot! Especially scary as the all the tales were true. The best part of a lovely short stay in York, would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This tour cleverly combines historical facts with the city's obsession with gruesome tales. Unlike other tours we've been to in York, this one doesn't come up with ludicrously fabricated fairy tales about the supernatural but actually gives you a broad as well as detailed insight into York's history, spanning over several centuries. Although some of the stories are rather gruesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A good guidetrip walking of York if you really like history and the past. Thanks to Damian our ghost hunter. See you in Italy :)

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the second time I have been on the York Terror Trail, both times it was an excellent, informative, theatrical experience. Its fun for all of the family no matter what your age. The tour guides are very knowldgeable and entertaining, much better when the group joins in with the fun. It begins each evening at the Golden Fleece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

my girlfriend and I decided to try something different and went on the tour. Led by Damian it was entertaining and thought provoking, with good interaction with the group, a great theatrical show of storytelling, mixed with insightful knowledge of the city that my phd studying history girlfriend found interesting. Worth the money and would go again if knew I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went on the tour this evening expecting lots of ghost stories. Turns out it's not that kind of tour. This was very much based on fact around gruesome stories from Yorks history. They were excellenty told and demonstrated by the guide, with just the right amount of humour thrown in to lighten the mood between the very gory and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

the tour was both insightful and scary at the same time,suitable for all ages,as our tour guide catered for everyone. He was very entertaining and brought the stories to life with a very theatrical verve an really got you feeling the emotional side to each event a remarkable talent!! Money well spent!!

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