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The York Ghost Walk Experience
Ranked #33 of 59 Tours in York
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“Excellent, would definitely recommend it!!”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Had a fantastic ghost walk. Went to York with a group of 16 girls for my sisters hen do and had a private booking for the walk. It was worth every penny. We all loved it and it was a highlight of our weekend. We were all scared, excited, spooked and engrossed in the tails. The guide was excellent, she was very clear in her directions and in how she told her stories.
A must when visiting York and would definitely recommend this company.

Visited February 2012
2 Thank charlotte b
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ghost walk”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

We met at minster at 7pm and paid 5 pounds for the walk, was some fun, with the tour guide telling us a few stories and taking us a walk around some locations around the centre, and got some of the public to join in. Was quite enjoyable, but not sure if it was worth the five pounds!

Visited February 2012
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The York Ghost Walk Experience by Roman Column York Minster - a fun way to see York”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We did this tour as a group with wide range age wiith younger child adolescents and adults. we all had a good laugh and enjoyed how the guide got us all to participate. We did hear some interesting stories and got a feel for the history of York. Even though it was a cold and windy night we all stayed attentive to the end

1 Thank Julie395
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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“£5 better spent on a pint at the pub”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Agree entirely with the review posted 9 July 2011. This tour was far too theatrical, so much so that it became incredibly boring. We didnt pay our money to spend 3/4 of the time watching other paying customers "acting out" each story. The guide was keen, however he took far too long to get to the point of each story and we quickly lost interest - so much so that we left the tour half way through to go find something else to do. York has a famous history and there must be many, many awesome ghost stories to be told. Its a shame that this tour focused on 4 or 5 sightings from years and years ago, with a whole bunch of crap to listen to in the process of getting there.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank MJ P
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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great, inexpensive evening's entertainment seeing another side of York.”
Reviewed 21 August 2011

I’ve read reviews of the ghost walks on here and it seems to come down to a matter of taste. If you want a historical, detailed, methodical tour, this is not for you. I mean, it’s a GHOST walk but we weren’t expecting to see any ghosts!!

We chose this tour after seeing a man on stilts handing out leaflets, and I think we were lucky to get him.

What I learned about the city as a whole was how much action and passion has existed there and, given the type of people offering these tours, it seems that enthusiasm is still alive and kicking and much appreciated.

To be honest, it was a ghost tour but there’s no point telling you the stories, however, while listening to them we had a great opportunity to look at the ancient city all around us that is so easy to walk past. The stories gave me an idea of the spirit people have invested in those streets for centuries. We came away not knowing if all the tours were that good or we just got lucky (the other two we passed were not nearly as well attended) but the guide was well-informed, great entertainment value and incredibly kind. There was one person who was in a wheel chair and the guide made sure that, even when getting to up the bank to an ancient wall was clearly impossible, he always took a few minutes to quietly talk to that guy before moving everyone on. I have never seen any guide treat people with so much discrete consideration.

Throughout the tour the guide was pretty dramatic and focussed. He answered people’s questions (and was also knowledgeable about more of the history but there wasn’t time to find that out on this tour.) He got both children and adults to volunteer to act out scenes and generally entertained everyone. I noticed two girls leave about half way round when the temperature changed and they realized their short skirts and high heels were making them cold - it is a late evening tour – and a very noisy on the cobbles compared to the remaining 30 of us. Everyone else was smiling and listening right up until the end when several Scandinavian girls wanted their photos taken with him because he looked to great in his sort of 1700’s Dick Turpin type costume. ( 1500's? see, I didn't take notice of the timeline!)

This is a great way to spend an evening out and about in York looking at things that might otherwise pass you by… perhaps we were also lucky to have other nice people on the tour so there was some friendly banter with strangers too.

If I had to say a negative point about it, it would be that at around 2 hours it was longer than I expected and if we’d had younger children with us, would have been about half an hour too long. As it was, our 12 & 14 yr old boys *really* enjoyed it as well.

If you want to hear about York’s history, go on one of those tours because this does not pretend to represent York’s sombre side. But, if you want an off-beat, behind-the-scenes glance at the city with a great guide, find the man on the stilts.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank Alex D
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