Dark Tales of York
Dark Tales of York
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Welcome to Dark Tales of York. Join us for a private guided tour of the fascinating haunted city of York. As this is a private tour the start time can vary to suit your group. Walk in the footsteps of history and discover the ghosts of the past.
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York, North Yorkshire, England

Why book with Dark Tales of York
  • I am a tour guide on the City Sightseeing Bus and an actor.
  • I have studied history and worked at local historical attractions such as York Dungeon.
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Climber51627296178
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Really interesting tour, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Made us feel very welcome definitely a 5 star experience would recommend.
Written 21 February 2024
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Will W
Doncaster, UK2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We booked the ghost tour as we have visited York many times for weekends away and seen the groups being lead around, we thought we might learn some history as well as doing some thing different but didn’t really think much of it!

We was wrong! on meeting Nigel who had been very good with contact and info from the start, he was even better at capturing our imagination - he was dressed for the part, full of interesting stories, he really got into character and captivated his audience, he was also very knowledgeable on anything else we asked.

We were very impressed and will definitely be recommending Nigel, excellent experience 👍
Written 16 February 2024
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Thank you for taking the time. To leave a great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Nigel
Written 19 February 2024
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dmsadler
Sydney, Australia23 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Loved this tour ran by Nigel into the history (both dark and light) of York.

Nigel communicated beforehand to confirm the booking and meeting place which was helpful. He also kept to time by being at the meeting location and launched straight into the talk. We benefited from being a private group as well, having walked past a group of around 30 on a different tour we were very appreciative of the smaller and personal group size.

The content was perfect for our group - the majority was ghostly tales but scattered in were plenty of historical facts about York. Our group learnt a lot!

Overall, this is an awesome experience and Nigel is a consummate host. I (and the rest of my group) would highly recommend this tour!
Written 5 January 2024
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Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review. It's always appreciated. Nigel
Written 11 January 2024
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Susan C
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Communication between Nigel and myself up until the tour started was excellent even advising to wear warm clothes as the weather was turning chilly to wearing comfortable footwear. Nigel is very knowledgeable on the subject and makes the tour very interesting and enjoyable answering any questions you have. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would have no hesitation in recommending to our friends and family. 10/10
Written 2 December 2023
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Hi Sue, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating – it’s much appreciated! I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour. Nigel
Written 2 December 2023
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b10yth
London, UK27 contributions
I booked a private tour for a group of ten. Communication from Nigel was really good, answering my questions in a timely manner and he was flexible enough to tweak the tour and timings to our requirements.
The content of the tour was very interesting. He quickly gauged his audience and tailored his delivery and content to suit. Nigel knew his subject matter thoroughly and combined with his excellent delivery, humour and wit, gave us a truly enjoyable evening together, with lots of laughs along the way.
I thoroughly recommend his tour to anybody who wants something private with a friends or family.
Thank you very much, Nigel.
Written 10 October 2023
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Thanks for your great review Tony. I'm glad everyone enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to have such a responsive group. Kind regards Nigel
Written 13 October 2023
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Michaela B
Hanley Swan, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Nigel was a great guide, he could tell there were ghostly skeptics amongst our party and tailored his tour to include more of the history of York, some more macabre than others, with the odd ghostly detail thrown in as it was, after all, a ghost tour. He tactfully informed others that listened in along the way that it was a private tour, respecting our exclusivity for the tour, which was greatly appreciated. Overall a great experience that we would highly recommend.
Written 13 August 2023
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Thank you, Michaela, for taking the time to leave such a great review. It's always appreciated. I'm glad you all had a good time, even the sceptics. I do try and adjust the tour to fit the group. All the best Nigel
Written 14 August 2023
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Linda P
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Nigel was very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The tour was enjoyed by all.

We particularly liked the fact it was a private tour and not part of a huge party.
Written 19 July 2023
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Thank you for your kind words! It's always appreciated. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour. Nigel
Written 14 August 2023
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Melanie M
1 contribution
May 2023
Nigel’s private group tour was perfect for our group of 6. We had a few who had a bit of trouble walking and he was great about not rushing from place to place. We really appreciated this. Nigel is so engaging and knowledgeable about this amazing city. We learned so many interesting facts! I would definitely recommend spending your time with him.
Written 31 May 2023
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Thank you for leaving me such a great review. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour. Nigel
Written 14 August 2023
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Claire T
Doncaster, UK3 contributions
Excellent walk around York. Nigel is very knowledgeable and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely do it again if back in York.
Written 9 April 2023
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Thanks for your great review. It's always appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Nigel
Written 14 August 2023
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Sara S
Great Broughton, UK21 contributions
Nigel was absolutely amazing! My daughter and I have fancied a ghost tour quite a while. I've held off because she got ADHD and her attention span is very short. She gets so quickly distracted and enterupts or starts cart wheeling. This would disturb a larger group so I thought a walk with just her and me would be less stressful. Well, she was mesmerised by Nigel's stories, and not only that, Nigel included her in the story telling, answered her questions, and did not get visibly annoyed when she interrupted him or started telling stories herself. It resulted in a fantastic couple of hours (I thought she would last max one hour) and she was just enough scared to keep focus and she still remembers every story he told us, she already retold them several times 😂. His knowledge on the history of York is amazing and both of us learned a lot about Yorks fascinating history. Thank you Nigel 😊
Written 19 February 2023
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Thank you so much for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour so much , especially your daughter. This is why I enjoy doing private tours as its more personal.
Written 4 March 2023
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