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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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York YO1 7PR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a really good time with Jake on this tour. Not only he told us very interesting and thought-provoking stories about the dark side of York’s history, but he also proved to have quite a talent for storytelling! Absolutely informative and entertaining!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caiocopatto
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the tour tonight with Damian and it was brilliant. He was really entertaining, the facts he told us were interesting and fascinating to hear some of the untold stories of this wonderful city. It was funny, entertaining, interesting and shocking all in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant experience on this tour, learnt so many interesting facts and stories about York’s hideous past! Our guide was Elliot, he was absolutely hilarious, had us in stitches - and also his scary stories where very intriguing and scary! If your visiting York...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liam98J
YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the York Terror Trail with Elliot! We think that comedy is the best way to tackle the horrible stories we tell on the tour, and are always thrilled to hear people enjoying them! If you...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We went on this tour last and was not dissapointed. Damian was our guide who was funny and obviously very well versed in medieval history. He was a natural story teller and engaged with everyone in the group. Thoroughly recommend this tour.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nannapoo
YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed our tour! Damian is one of our longest standing guides, and founder of the company! If you would like to visit us again please do not hesitate to contact us and find out which of our guides is...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take the terror trail as we wanted to hear about the true history of the city, rather than some made up ghost stories. Carl was our brilliant tour guide and considering we only had 6 people in our group (which I imagine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tonyo56
YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here on the York Terror Trail. Carl is one of our newest recruits and we are so pleased to hear that he is doing such a fantastic job! If you would...More

Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Jake had a ton of energy and one could tell he loves what he does. We really enjoyed the trip through history.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tariq B
YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Jake. He is one of our newest recruits and I am pleased to hear he is throwing himself into this role with enthusiasm, as I knew he would. If you would like...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018

As the title suggests, paid online to book the tour and waited 45 minutes for someone to arrive - they didn't. After multiple calls to the mobile number, someone finally called me back and had no idea why the tour guide didn't show. Do not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day, We are sorry to hear of your grievances of this tour. I can confirm that the night you were booked on the tour did run, and we had a crowd of at least a dozen people. I am not sure where you were...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We were first time visitors to York and embarked on the terror trail quite spontaneously as we were having a drink at the Golden Fleece when it started. Our tour guide Kyle was very helpful and a great story teller. He did a great job...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily R
YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time on the York Terror Trail! I believe you must have been on a tour with our guide Carl, one of our newest recruits! A very funny and knowledgable individual who I am pleased...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

We didn't see any ghosts but did hear some entertaining tales from York's storied past. Some of the tales seemed a bit outrageous but when we fact-checked a couple of them, they checked out! To "Honest John"!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan K
YorkTerrorTrail, General Manager at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour! We never advertise as a ghost tour, as I like to say ghosts are for crazy people; history is for people who like the really weird stuff! History is a strange mess of outrageous things,...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We were stopping in York on bonfire night after we’d had a spa day, and had decided the last time we stayed in September that we would do some kind of ghost/terror walk when we came again. We went for a drink in the Golden...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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kipling1960
January 3, 2018|
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Response from 916kellyp916 | Reviewed this property |
£5 adults - we did this last night! Fantastic evening!
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andydonna123
December 2, 2017|
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Response from johnrZ6013EW | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up outside the Golden Fleece Pub. They won’t take any money off you until the end of the walk. I think it’s a 7 start, but the sign is there all day giving the details. Enjoy.
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gemmaw961
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Damian F | Property representative |
Apologies for the late reply but yes it was running on those days. We hope you found us.
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