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The Original Ghost Walk of York

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Address: 3 Kings Staith, York YO1 9SN, England
Phone Number: +44 1759 373090
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The Ghostwalk was established before 1973 and was an original creation...

The Ghostwalk was established before 1973 and was an original creation believed to be the first in the world. We promise a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of our ancient City through the real art of storytelling. Tales are drawn from the immense history of York and are told against a backdrop of haunting beauty. We walk in the very footsteps of those who have passed before.

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A MUST when you visit York.

Fantastic entertainment! What a charismatic and hilarious guide! Brilliant tour and a great evenings entertainment for a fiver! Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic entertainment! What a charismatic and hilarious guide! Brilliant tour and a great evenings entertainment for a fiver! Highly recommend.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to York every year for Christmas shopping and its become a tradition to go on a ghost walk, Here we are year 8 and if you want an informative and funny evenings entertainment this is the ghost walk for you. starting at the Kings Arm Pub nightly at 8. our guide was Patrick who was lovely and his... More 

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Thank Helen C
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting at the Kings Arms the walk takes you through the back streets of York and points out interesting buildings and architecture. The tour itself is not scary as such (no-one jumps out at you for example) but the ghost stories which are told are both historically interesting and gruesome. They are 'real life' stories in the sense that they... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first ghost walk, it was a free trip offered to us when we booked our B & B in York. We arrived at the pub a few minutes past eight and the tour had already left, so be prompt! We caught the group up just by the canal, we handed over the voucher and we were off, it was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of being shown around by Chris and found it an amazing experience. Yes it was very busy but this did not take away from the experience and Chris tried very hard to make sure everyone could hear and keep up. The pace was brisk as it was a very cold night although I'm sure those with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our first ghost walk in York me and my family found it very interesting. Funny and got to see some streets that we wouldn't normally go to well worth a look

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Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience with Patrick who was our brilliant guide. He delivered the tour with a great deal of gusto, humour and knowledge which kept a group of wet tourists enthralled from start to finish. So glad we did this and will certainly do it again. Thanks Patrick, you're a star

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was really excited about going on this walk as it was to be my first ghost tour walk. Really big crowd of folk waiting, everyone was excited all in all I would say just under a 100 people. Was not impressed at all, the guide was ok but found it difficult to make out what he was saying sometimes. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good tour, but need a bit more information at times. At one point, it ended in audience participation, where two people got to re-enact a murder. However, the people who were involved loved the limelight and it all became quickly boring. Too much time was wasted and the ghost story was rubbish anyway with the audience loosing the point. On... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening spent with a guide showing us lots of historical sites in York and listening to the haunted ghost stories relating to each building. My ten year old loved it as the tales were quite gruesome but sadly true of bygone days. Well worth the trip.

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