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The Ghost Hunt of York

Shambles, York, England
01904 608700
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Ranked #12 of 68 activities in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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The Hague, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here hoping to find interesting stories on all the secrets, scares and ghosts of York. This tour did not deliver. The tour guide played his part well enough, bringing an eerie feeling to the tour from the start with his outfit and his manner of speaking. Unfortunately the same could not be said about the stories on the... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

So many of these ghost trails of *insert city name here* are repetitive, tired and just a man in a funny outfit. But this was exceptional! So very very funny, relevant to the city, fantastically performed, playful, tongue in cheek just enough for adults, and scary enough for kids. The "Unimportant" (aka Dan) is funnier than the majority of stand... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We saw a sign for the York Ghost Hunt and thought for £5 we would give it a go, we are so glad we did. The guide was hilarious and such a character, the stories were amazing and it was such a unique way to see York. I was chosen as a volunteer which was a little bit scary but... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Highly entertaining and great fun. Haven't laughed as much in ages despite the rain. Nice one Dan. Great start to our weekend in York trying to avoid the cyclists. All the best. From The Big one!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I don't understand the reviews slating this tour for being cheesy or comical, that's the whole point. It was fun, the guide was great with the crowd which was a wide age range and whilst I don't suppose it was factually correct we had a great time, 75 mins of fun for £5,what's not to like!

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was expecting historical stories and an interesting guided tour but alas it was more light entertainment for the masses. Would not recommend it unless you are looking for weak comedy. Vaguely amusing in parts but only at others expense when they are made to interact

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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Second time with Andy and he didn't disappoint, superb entertainment and a great night out, if your stuck for something to do just wander up to the shambles and join the ghost hunt of York.

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Perth, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

As long as you go with the expectation that you will be entertained rather than spooked, you will not be disappointed. We wanted to go on ghost tour of York and were overwhelmed by the number of offer. After some research we decided on the Ghost Hunt. Dan was great, entertaining and stayed in character the whole time. There was... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very good. We took a school group and the guide (Dan) was superb. Kids loved it and adults were in stitches. Really good for all ages. Loved it.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is one of the best walking tours I've done. It's so much fun that we've done twice; one, the first time we've been to York, and, the second, when we had guests coming over to visit. I would totally do it again; it's worth it and we had a blast!

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