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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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Entertainment
WiFi on board
No wheelchairs provided

Departure Point

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)

Return Details

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.

Return Details

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.

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

Reviews

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star-5
Excellent tour
Ron_C
, Jan 2022
Excellent tour, really interesting to hear about the history of York. Fantastic tour guide really engaging
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review Ron_C. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour. Spooky regards Mackenzie 👻
star-5
Highly recommended
David_T
, Jan 2022
Excellent, informative and educational. Brilliant communication skills, the time flew by. I would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed it. 👻👻👻 Happy Hauntings Mackenzie 👻
star-5
Bloody brilliant tour
Lesley_L
, Jan 2022
We had a lovely lady called mckenzie as our tour guide, she was very professional, knew her stuff and was very entertaining and kept us all gripped
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your review Lesley! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. Sadly someone on the same tour the same night as you left me my first ever bad review and I am just so thrilled to know someone enjoyed it that night especially as it was bitterly cold! Its really lifted my spirits (excuse the pun 😂👻) and made my day. Thank you and I hope to see you again on a slightly warmer night. Best wishes and stay safe! Lots of spooky regards Mackenzie 👻👻
star-1
What a shame
Andrea_H
, Jan 2022
I adore ghost tours…. I travel a lot and will go on a tour whenever one is available. There weren’t actually any ghost stories being told on this tour and my friends and I walked off after 40 mins.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
I thought you walked off because of the cold and the dogs might have been cold too. Considering one of your party were laughing on the tour and seemingly enjoying it at the time, well this has come as a surprise. A first bad review in nearly 7 years for me. A shame. So you didn't notice the ghosts in the first two stories of Treasurers house and of Marmaduke buckle then? I would like to say I am being sarcastic but I genuinely am not. I'm confused about how you missed the ghostly roman soldiers and the evidence behind it. Plus the evidence found about the tragic story of Marmaduke and the fact he is a Mischievous ghost. Though if you stuck around you would have learned of the ghosts in the Black Swan, Golden Fleece and in the graveyard of St Saviours Church. I apologise that you didn't research the tour properly and understand that its a combination of grim history and ghost stories and requires you to stay for the full tour to experience this. A great shame indeed. Kindest regards Mackenzie Crompton
star-5
Great ghost tour
Christopher_C
, Jan 2022
Great ghost tour , Mackenzie really brought the stories to life. Highly recommend tour when visiting York .We had a family party of 8 people and everyone enjoyed the evening. Thank You Mackenzie
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your review I am so pleased to hear you all enjoyed it. Stay safe and happy haunts Mackenzie 👻
star-4
McKenzie was very informative and entertaining, a good tour.
william_S
, Jan 2022
Not often visited parts of York. But I still dont believe in ghosts! A little more on the facts of old York would be most useful.
star-5
Fantastic experience
Aaron_B
, Jan 2022
The experience was worth every penny. Very engaging throughout and made you think a lot about York from a different perspective.
star-5
Great nights walk!
Emma_R
, Jan 2022
Amazing story telling- really brought to life.... quite scary! We all had fun... and enjoyed being told stories from the past
star-5
Spooktacklier !!!!!
Richard_W
, Dec 2021
Mackenzie was fantastic ..graphic and great ..would highly recommend The weather was damp but that didn’t spoil the tour 👻👍
star-5
Spooky york
alanhunt4msncom
, Dec 2021
What a great night with a great guide. Interesting history of york interspersed with spooky tales Is a must for all visitors

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