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David Ford, History Editor Ancient York
by David Nash Ford BA,
Editor, History on Britannia

Ghost Walks
Various locations around the old city

Ghostly Guide in York York is famous for its ghost walks. It was the first city in the country to set up this macabre form of entertainment and, having claimed the title of 'Most Haunted City in Europe,' it certainly has the phantoms to support the trade. Available all year round, though especially popular in the Summer, these guided evening tours take in many and varied of the haunted places of the city where there is an epidemic of apparently true ghostly and ghoulish tales.

Some of the guides are humorous actors in full Victorian dress, others are more serious. Posters advertise them all over the city and detailed information is available at the Tourist Information Centre. If following a recommendation, make sure you get the right one. Britannia is aware of seven different operations:

  • The Ghost Hunt of York
  • The Ghost Trail of York
  • The Ghostly Tour
  • The Mad Alice Ghost Tour
  • The Original Ghost Walk of York
  • The World Famous Ghost Tour of York
  • The York Boat Ghost Cruise

We highly recommend the Ghost Hunt of York for a thoroughly entertaining walk through the city's ghostly past. It leaves from the Shambles every night at 7:30.

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