Guided walk by The Ghost Hunt of York: Outstanding entertainment
The Ghost Hunt of York offers an evening, walking ghost tour of York`s haunted locations.
Whatever the weather and always on time, the Victorian guide with his frock coat, top hat and Gladstone bag manifests at the strike of half past seven at the bottom of Shambles, England's most famous mediaeval street. Ringing his death bell he gathers the awaiting ghost hunters and leads on to York`s darker side.
The Ghost Hunt presents classic York ghost stories in a captivating style, no tardy tales of tedium but intelligent, energetic accounts from a guide with a predilection for fun and entertainment, illustrating the narrative with props and illusion.
It is a journey that takes your emotions from horror to hilarity.
The ghostly guide puts the crowd up to practical jokes and comic re-enactment in hysterical moments of audience participation.
per adult from
60 to 75 minutes
What's included :
- Professional, costumed guide. Theatrical presentation of classic York ghost stories.
What's excluded :
- Attraction admission fees
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: 11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ England
The Shambles (officially known as just Shambles is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally 'flesh-shelves'), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. As recently as 1872 twenty-five butchers' shops were located along the street, now there are four 'Harry Potter' shops.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Stonegate, York YO1 8AW England
One of the most attractive and architecturally varied streets in York is Stonegate.
The road has always been central to the city’s layout. Six feet below its pavement lies the Roman Via Praetoria, which connected the Basilica at the centre of the fortress to the bridge over the River Ouse and the civilian settlement on the other side.
The Roman road may have given the street its name, although Francis Drake records in 1736 ‘It had this name given as is said from the vast quantity of stone lead through this street for the building of the cathedral’. Limestone for the construction of the Minster was indeed brought in from Tadcaster by river.
Duration: 5 minutes
Pass By: Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard Stonegate, York YO1 8AR England
Barley Hall is a reconstructed medieval townhouse in the city of York, England. It was built around 1360 by the monks of Nostell Priory near Wakefield and extended in the 15th century. The property went into a slow decline and by the 20th century was sub-divided and in an increasingly poor physical condition. Bought by the York Archaeological Trust in 1987, it was renamed Barley Hall and heavily restored in a controversial project to form a museum. It is open to the public and hosts exhibitions.
Pass By: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second highest office of the Church of England and is the mother church for the Diocese of York and the Province of York. It is run by a dean and chapter, under the Dean of York.
Pass By: St. Williams College, 5 College Street, York YO1 7JF England
St William’s College was built in 1465 for York Minster’s chantry priests, a community of around 24, known as fellows, who received advance payments for praying for the souls of their deceased benefactors.
Departure Point :Shambles, York YO1, UK
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.