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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See a spookier side to York without the worry of getting lost during this guided ghost walk around the streets and snickelways (alleys) of the medieval city. Listen to your guide tell tales of York’s tragic past that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, ask questions along the way to learn more, and enjoy an atypical introduction to the city.
  • Get an unusual and entertaining insight into the spooky history of York
  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your guide throughout
  • Learn more than you could if exploring independently
  • This tour is a fun way to get your bearings, ideal for first-time visitors
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No wheelchairs provided
The Belfrey , High Petergate, York YO1 7EN, UK

We meet outside the front of St Michael Le Belfrey church which is next to the Guy Fawkes Inn and the Minster. (If the Church has an event on then please meet outside the Guy Fawkes Inn which is right next to it)

This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Stonegate , Stonegate, York YO1, UK

    The tour will usually finish on Stonegate, however on busy city days it may end on the Shambles. Either way your guide will direct you to where ever you wish to be after the tour.

  • 14 Shambles , 14 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, UK

    Occasionally the tour may finish on the Shambles.

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for young children (Under 7)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • No drunk or disorderly behaviour is acceptable. Anyone misbehaving will be turned away without refund. Private bookings available for large groups or hen parties. (subject to availability)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Shadows of York
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York ?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York .
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York ?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York .
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York ?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York .

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    • "Really enjoyable evening full of fun excellent value for money." See review

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    star-5
    A Welsh couple in York
    Dai_M
    , Oct 2021
    The tour guide was excellent. With great humour and informative. Some lovely titbits about York its ghost stories gruesome deaths and curches.
    star-5
    Darker, more intimate and engaging tour
    Richard_R
    , Oct 2021
    This was our second (separate) ghost tour in a month (family had come to visit so took them around the sites). I preferred this one! Our guide had some great stories and was a lot more interactive. Plus, the stories were a little darker than the other one we went on so was perfect
    star-5
    This was a brilliant...
    Sam_H
    , Oct 2021
    This was a brilliant experience I would certainly recommend this to other people. It was very informative and you learnt a lot about the ghost of york
    star-4
    Worth a giggle
    Kevin_R
    , Oct 2021
    Not a believer but we enjoyed the walk with ghost stories and tales of woe. All the tours could do with some scary actors/actresses along the way to enhance the experience IMO. Worth ago tho
    star-5
    Ghostly tails of the unexpected
    Alexander_N
    , Oct 2021
    The grave digger that tried to steel the lady's ring off her finger, plus the writing on the wall of Buckley if that's the right spelling of the boys name
    star-5
    Mackenzie's story about...
    Ethan_A
    , Oct 2021
    Mackenzie's story about Marmaduke :( she was fantastic, very knowledgeable, erudite and engaging . Would recommend!
    star-4
    Very entertaining and fun guide to the spooky side of York.
    Lea_S
    , Oct 2021
    Very entertaining and fun guide to the spooky side of York. Great to see bits of York that you would otherwise miss and came away with some interesting insights into the history of York.
    star-5
    Amazing and so interesting!!
    Holly_W
    , Oct 2021
    The tour guide was amazing! Had so much passion for history and had a great mix of ghost stories and facts about the history of York! She was so lovely and captivating and the stories were brilliant! Would definitely recommend!
    star-5
    Fun, interesting and gripping
    Tyler_E
    , Oct 2021
    This was great fun. Really interesting stories and a good laugh. Made to feel very comfortable walking around York. Great way to see parts of the city that you would never normally walk by. We would Highly recommend.
    star-5
    Fantastic tour
    Rachel_G
    , Oct 2021
    Fascinating and spooky tour. MacKenzie's storytelling was fantastic and she knew so much about the history of York. Learned a lot and had so much fun!

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