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York Dark Chronicles: Devilishly Gruesome Ghost Walk
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York Dark Chronicles: Devilishly Gruesome Ghost Walk

By Britannia RoutesTours LTD
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Ages 0-100, max of 40 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Live guided tour.
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Start:
  • Golden Lion, 9 Church St, York YO1 8BG, UK
    The tour leaves promptly 6.45pm outside The Golden Lion pub, Church Street. (Ask for your 10% at the bar using your tour ticket.) A call is made 5 minutes before. (Please note we don't come in the pub!) Guides cannot answer phones for late comers so we advise arriving 10 minutes early.
End:
  • Stonegate, York YO1, UK
    The tour ends on Stonegate

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 298794P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Golden Lion
    9 Church St, York YO1 8BG, UK
    The tour leaves promptly 6.45pm outside The Golden Lion pub, Church Street. (Ask for your 10% at the bar using your tour ticket.) A call is made 5 minutes before. (Please note we don't come in the pub!) Guides cannot answer phones for late comers so we advise arriving 10 minutes early.
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  • 1
    York
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Golden Lion
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    6 Patrick Pool Building
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Shambles
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Kings Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Bedern Hall
    Stop: 14 minutes
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  • 7
    St William's College
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 8
    York Minster
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    St. Michael le Belfrey Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 10
    Stonegate
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • Britannia RoutesTours LTD
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  • Lisaetfamille
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour with a focus on music that made it extra special.
    We had an absolute blast. Our guide was super knowledgeable, especially about all the great musicians that are from Manchester or have played here. He had a little loudspeaker and played us a snipet of various songs at the appropriate stops. He also managed to take us inside several of the grand old hotels which we would not have entered on our own. Overall a really good tour.
    Written 18 April 2024
  • JimF375
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking tour
    Nick did a great job teaching us about the attractions and history of York. He was very knowledgeable and a nice guy. I recommend his tour.
    Written 22 March 2024
  • PItexpat
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great introduction to York
    Interesting and informative walk . Malcolm was knowledgeable and had good tips on what to see and do outside of the tour which was very helpful. We both really enjoyed the walk and it was the perfect introduction to York
    Written 20 March 2024
  • NigelJam
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent and knowledgable guide.
    Nick was excellent. He knew his history, presented at a good level for those of us on the tour. He spoke clearly and was attentive to his audience. One of the better walking tours we have undertaken. Thank you Nick.
    Written 16 March 2024
  • O9921LXlesleym
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Our guide, Nick, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly . The walk was at a gentle pace and pointed out many things you may not notice if you were just wandering around without a guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in York’s history.
    Written 23 February 2024
  • diomarikathleenr
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good experience
    To Nick, our tour guide. Thank you so much for the incredible tour experience! Your passion for the history of the area really shone through, and your storytelling made the tour both educational and entertaining. I appreciated how you engaged with everyone in the group and made us feel welcomed throughout. Your knowledge and enthusiasm truly made this tour unforgettable!
    Written 16 February 2024
  • michaelmG5763JT
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommended Tour
    Nick was very well informed, the trip made excellent use of the time allocated and i felt we got to see plenty of the city. Thoroughly recommended.
    Written 12 February 2024
  • mandyfromsheffield
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brings York to life
    Nick, our guide, was waiting at the meeting place 15 mins before the tour, at noon on a Monday in Feb 2024 . There were two other men as well as myself on the tour, so it felt really exclusive . Nick came across as friendly, and really knowledgeable, and led us on a totally absorbing tour. He pointed out other places to visit , and lots of architectural details, as well as multiple illuminating historical facts, of course. He anwered all our questions really well I enjoyed it hugely, and look forward to returning with my husband in the future to do it again . Many thanks to Nick for bringing the amazing city of York so vividly to life for us.
    Written 7 February 2024
  • S4016QOvalerieh
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A well worth historical tour of York
    The knowledge of the guide was excellent The area walked really inspired to learn more about the city of york
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Rebecca C
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great guide, perfect way to see the highlights of the city
    My brother and I were the only 2 on the tour but got some great knowledge of the city and some places to go back for a better visit. Guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
    Written 8 January 2024
  • peterandjuliabai2016
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ruby Wedding in York.
    Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly guide. We two were only ones on the tour. One and a half hours of interesting information about York.
    Written 30 December 2023
  • 414lizziec
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining and informative
    Nick was both informative and entertaining, making nearly 2 hours fly past, and opening new insights into York landmarks, those we"d noticed and others we hadn"t even seen. He answered all our questions as well as sharing many, many facts. I'll be taking the tour again and recommending it to others.
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Jill31F
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walking tour
    Excellent walking tour of York which we thoroughly enjoyed. Guide was info and knowledgeable . Great introduction to York.
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Amanda B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tours are a great way to explore the city.
    Our guide Nick was very informative and friendly. We learnt a lot of interesting history as well as fun facts. Would recommend.
    Written 24 November 2023
  • S9930LKpaulr
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when in York.
    What a fantastic morning we spent with Nick. His tour was spot on with the right amount of information and humour
    Written 23 November 2023
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Ben W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Really great tour of the darker parts of York. Not a ghost tour per se, but incredibly interesting. The tour guide was exceptionally charismatic and brought everybody into the stories
Would 100% recommend
Written 25 September 2022
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Thank you for this great review. We are pleased to hear you had such a great time. look out for British routes- dark chronicles Stratford upon Avon
Written 27 September 2022
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Justin S
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I loved this!

I've been on many a walking tour and 'ghost hunt' type event in my time, as I think they're a great way to get to know a city. In a touristy place like York, there are an overwhelming number to choose from - but I can unreservedly recommend this one! It's very different to a normal ghost walk, with a focus on real history without losing the exciting ambience.

The guides are flamboyant, charismatic and knowledgeable, and the time races by while you're on the tour. You feel like you're not just hearing about the stories involved, but living them, and the wit and commitment with which they're told makes you feel like you're in the company of friends throughout.

Whether you're a tour enthusiast or just a newcomer looking to learn more about the fascinating city of York, make sure to book yourself a Dark Chronicles tour, and enjoy the show!
Written 3 September 2021
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It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. We are certainly offering something very different and it's going down a treat.
Written 10 September 2021
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Daniele
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to the tour of the 18th Nov, unfortunately I haven’t catch the name of the tour leader, but he was amazing. He has provided many interesting facts about dark stories which took places in York and not only. The walk was entertaining, at times fun, he has been great involving the audience.

I do definitely recommend if spending a eve in York
Written 19 November 2021
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Thank you for your review it's great to know you had such a great time.
Written 19 November 2021
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olinewts
Grimsby, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
York is full of history and stories of all kind and I’m sure all of the tours have their credit but myself and my family loved this tour, I should and wished I remembered the guides name but this tour was great, the guide clearly not only knew his history but passed it on on passionately, his ability to keep the stories scary, historic and yet family friendly were clearly built up over a time of doing these tours. A genuinely very nice guy who always made sure the younger ones were involved and that certain adults myself included were used in the story telling. I’m sure young and old would enjoy this tour. Myself, wife and 8 year old daughter found it a great end to the night. Well done team.
Written 26 October 2021
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Damian was very happy to read your review, you underline all that we are trying to do and its great to know you had a great evening.
Written 3 November 2021
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worldsworstchef
York, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
As a local, I've been on (I think) every tour of York at some point, as it's a lovely way to show visitors the city, and this was the best one I've been on. Finn was engaging, knowledgeable and hilarious in equal measure, and to boot, when the heavens opened and we were all absolutely drenched (even those of us who had prepared for the weather) he sorted an alternative venue and we finished the tour in the pub (a perfect setting!)
The storytelling was great, still giving appropriate reverence to the tragedies of the past, but in an informative (and again, hilarious) way, that made the tour far more entertaining and memorable than just a dry chat about some ghost sightings that some other tours do.
5 stars, I'll definitely bring more visitors sometime.
Finn, send our love to your mum! Matt, Roxie, Sarah and Kim.
Written 19 August 2022
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Helena B
Northampton, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We took this tour on Sunday 12th of February 2023 . Our party of four ( My Son and his Fiancee, my Husband and myself .)
We booked this tour as a surprise for our Son for his birthday. We really didn't know what to expect but we thoroughly enjoyed every minute !
Our guide , Jack was extremely knowledgeable about the history and events that have happened in York.
He told us many facts and stories that you wouldn't necessarily find out from general sources. He was funny where it was appropriate and also very respectful and sympathetic in his portrayal of the more sombre events that had happened in York's past.
I would recommend this tour to anyone and We would like to thank Jack for a very informative and pleasurable evening ! 👏👏👏
Written 12 February 2023
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Brilliant! We are so pleased you had a great time and your son had a fantastic birthday. Jack is a born entertainer and as well as enjoying the whole experience we are pleased you enjoyed Jacks portrayal of Yorks Darker side. Dis you know we run Dark Chronicles in Stratford Upon Ave and soon, Whitby, Oxford and Durham?
Written 14 February 2023
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Georgina
Darlington, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Organised by our company as a team activity, my team of 8 attended this tour. It was the guides first tour since she had injured her back but you absolutely couldn't tell as she was incredible. She was enthusiastic, engaging, and provided so many interesting tales about the history of York. There were serious moments, comedic moments, and it even rained to add to the atmosphere. Everyone on our team enjoyed it and we would definitely recommend.
Written 17 January 2022
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Thank you so much for your brilliant review. It is great to know that your team had such a great time.
Written 26 January 2022
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Steve H
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The guide seemed like a lovely bloke but he seemed to be really struggling with his confidence and his recollection of the material. He had a bit of an awkward vibe and his jokes seemed to die in his mouth then he'd dash off to the next stop.

He rushed through the stories and kept on either forgetting big chunks of the narrative or skipping over the context. The stories seemed to end anticlimactically, or just didn't make sense. I managed to muscle by having studied history but my partner didn't have a clue what he was talking about for most of the tour.

I'm afraid I'd be hard pressed to recommend this tour to anyone as it was last Monday, which was (sorry) a confusing and sometimes cringe-inducing mess. I wish him all the best and hope that he can better get to grips with the material with some practice.
Written 22 March 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. Obviously it is always disappointing when feed back isn't perfect. However it has helped us support the guide for future tours and so thank you for taking the time to write.
Written 31 March 2023
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Marine21
Barmouth, UK87 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
After waiting in the freezing cold for 15 minutes someone turned up to say it was cancelled. So if you are reading this, make sure you have a backup plan. A ghost walk was starting just along the street so we managed to get on that instead.
A refund came through within 24 hours.
Written 14 December 2022
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Thank you for your review. As explained there was an issue on this evening which has been dealt with. This, as can be seen by reviews, was a one off experience which has been dealt with. We are a horror history tour that thrives on it's professional reputation and this is something we expect from our guides. As I say out is a one off experience and I apologies once again.
Written 16 December 2022
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Simon & Sharon
Witham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Gemma ? (green Hair) was really great, informative and relished the gory details.
The weather was quite poor but despite this the tour was superb.
We left feeling entertained and informed it was great value for money.
Written 12 April 2022
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Gemma is delighted to ear that you had such a great time.
Written 30 April 2022
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