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The Ghost Hunt of York

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Address: | Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
Phone Number: 01904 608700
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Brilliant experience

I was quite apprehensive initially as I'm not someone who likes a scare, but I had a great time. The tour focuses more on the comedy aspect than fear and I cried from laughter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was quite apprehensive initially as I'm not someone who likes a scare, but I had a great time. The tour focuses more on the comedy aspect than fear and I cried from laughter multiple times. Audience participation is rife and the host very quickly makes you all feel part of a group. We had Dan doing our tour and... More 

Thank Eleanor C
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on this ghost walk when I was a kid and it was brilliant (also very scary). Its still as entertaining and scary now! It lasts just over an hour, costs a fiver and you don't need to book. The tour guide had a mini step ladder so everybody could hear. Its a brilliant way to spend the evening,... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my sister's during our weekend in the area. A lot of walking but good fun. The walk leader was very knowledgeable and kept everyone interested. Good photo opportunities.

Thank Tracey B
Great Britain
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on this tonight and absolutely loved it. I didn't quite know what to expect but a few tales of deaths in location were they'd happened, some audience participation and a whole lotta fun, laughter and frolicks. I've read some of the poorer reviews on here and can only assume that those have no sense of humor at all. This... More 

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the York Ghost Hunt. Good ghostly tales and fun interaction. If you are prepared to run with it, a good time will be had by all. A guided tour of central York with a difference. Good value for money as a fiver doesn't normally go that far these days!

Thank Twiggysmum
Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant ghost hunt with Dan. I've been on this same one a few times, and will only ever go back to this one, have tried others in the past and they just don't give you what this one does. The best in York by a long long way.

Thank MattWilton
Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a "serious" ghost tour then I suggest you take the Old Original Ghost Walking Tour. However, if you are looking for a light-hearted fun filled 90 minute walking tour I think this is the one for you. The guide is dressed as a very straight laced character out of the past. This hides a wicked sense... More 

Thank MichaelFleetwood
York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

basically going round narrow streets of York listening to some lame ghost stories. The dramatics of the guide failed to excite anyone. Running up to a restaurant window poking your tongue out was damn daft. Not entertaining, expected real scary stories. Visited some time ago and thought give it a vote on trip advisor.

Thank DavidUK2010
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too much joking and comedy (and he wasn't even that funny) Waving at people in a restaurant and sticking your tongue out at them?.... Its pretty pathetic and something you would expect from a bunch of primary school children on a day trip!! I had anticipated a Ghost Tour in York to be the perfect setting... starts when its dark...The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the tour with a collection of family and friends as part of my Stag weekend in York, dressed appropriately by my best man, as a ghost! The tour was great fun, the guide entertaining and enthusiastic, and for the price a great hours entertainment, I would definitely recommend! Thanks!

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