Shadows of York: Award winning historical ghost walk

1 hour 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket


Dare you take a trip into the past and uncover some of York’s turbulent and tragic history? A past that manifests itself in the unexplained sightings of shadows haunting our streets and buildings.

Let us take you on a journey through the streets and snickleways and tell you about the shadows of York.

Note: The tour is rated PG and not recommended for under 8's.
The stories change from time to time. But they do contain in depth historic details, some of which can be dark, sad or gory.
These may include executions, plague, suicide or any other grim facts.
Some young children may find it disturbing. Please check FAQ for more information.

The shadows are waiting for you...


  • Entertainment

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England

We will walk outside around part if the Minster.

Stop At: 11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ England

Shambles is a 15th century street, originally built as a meat market but mow jome to many Harry Potter shops.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children under 8 or of a nervous disposition.
  • No drunk or disorderly behaviour is acceptable. Anyone misbehaving will be turned away without refund. Private bookings available for large groups or hen parties. (subject to availability)
  • This is an outdoor event. UK government guidelines say that masks and social distancing are not a requirement. It is encouraged whilst on tour for your own peace of mind and safety but ultimately entirely up to you. Guides do regular covid tests and had all recent vaccines.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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 time of the experience.
August 2023

Really enjoyed the ghost walk. Our guide was both very theatrical and knowledgeable. It was fun and well worth going to. Thanks Dan for making the walk so enjoyable.

August 2023

The detail of the stories was extremely interesting and our host Josh was very knowledgeable. Josh gave a very good talk ,he obviously knew his subject and would recommend this walk. We also went down streets we probably would have missed had we not been on the tour. Thank you Josh

April 2023

Mackensie was a great host with some fascinating stories to share. It was a lovely walk around York seeing some interesting places and hearing some spooky stories! Even for the most sceptical the tour is interesting, engaging and informative. Would highly recommend.

March 2023

Amazing storytelling! Dan was an excellent host with charm and humour to boot! The amazing stories he told made us want to jump straight on to google and research it for ourselves! We would get drenched in the rain again and again for the same experience. Thank you so much.

April 2022

Very enjoyable, had a great time. Some great stories & guide was very interactive. Answered all questions we asked

April 2022

Really interesting to hear about the history of York. The ghost stories gave you a bit of a chill. The tour guide really knew her stuff and was very enthusiastic telling the stories

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