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The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York: Visit York Award Winner 2022

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The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York: Visit York Award Winner 2022

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

From plague to Vikings to butchery and murder, discover York’s sinister underbelly on this family-friendly tour led by a guide known for his dark sense of humour. See sights such as York Minster, the Shambles and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, the silliest street in England, as you hear tales of bygone days, vile crimes and things that go bump in the night.
  • Walk the streets of York with a guide on a classic ghost tour
  • Family-friendly experience, tailored to those with a wicked streak
  • Great insight into York’s long and fascinating history
  • Get a fresh perspective on tourist favorites such as York Minster
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Guide
No scheduled restroom breaks
1331 Bar & Grill , 9, 13 Grape Ln, York YO1 7HU, UK

Dorian will meet you outside 1331 Bar and Restaurant / Quacks The Printers on Grape Lane.

27 Shambles , 27 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, UK

The tour usually concludes at the bottom end of York's most famous street, The Shambles. To find your way back to the city centre, just retrace the last bit of the tour, but if you feel a bit turned around please do ask Dorian for assistance!

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Dogs are welcome to join.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • LGBTQ+ friendly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Good way to explore the city
Kimmy_E
, Jun 2022
A funny and interesting tour through the darker history of York, really enjoyed it. Was highly entertaining and would recommend to all.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
That's very kind of you, thanks Kimmy :)
star-5
A grand evening out.
Natalie_M
, Jun 2022
Dorian Deathly is an excellent and highly entertaining guide. A very reasonable price for an hour and half's entertainment. Good humor and learning some of Yorks deadly past. I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Natalie, your recommendation means a lot. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Great experience
Molly_M
, Jun 2022
The tour was amazing I would highly recommend taking part in this if you’re in York. The stories were very interesting and made better with the guides sense of humour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much Molly, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Please do come back again!
star-3
More of a theatrical...
Anne_B
, Jun 2022
More of a theatrical black comedy experience than enlightening stories of haunting. Only relates 5 stories and took much time to tell each. Good perhaps for families but not for folks looking for more.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Anne, thank you for taking the time to leave me a review. I do describe my tour as theatrical and for people with a dark sense of humour, so I can't apologise for you expecting otherwise. Although I do think you may have left before the end and missed a few stories if you only counted 5, a few of which are very sombre and unknown by most people. I believe that ghost stories need time to burn and shouldn't be rushed. It would of course be very dull if everyone enjoyed the same things in life, but it does make me a little sad to read that you think I missed the mark after all the work I have put into building my tour, especially when most other people give such glowing reviews.
star-5
Great tour!
Jennifer_C
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour- spooky fun- the guide was very entertaining and it was nice to see the city in a different way!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Jennifer, I'm glad you enjoyed the show.
star-5
Phenomenal
Jose_F
, Jun 2022
Phenomenal story telling by our guide. I definitely recommend his tour to anyone that is traveling to York
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Ooh phenomenal, I love that! Thanks Jose :)
star-5
Brilliant evening
Paul_C
, Jun 2022
The guide Dorian is very professional, dramatic and tells a good story he grips the crowd. If you want an entertaining ghostly evening then book this
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Glad you enjoyed the show Paul, thanks for the 5-star review!
star-5
All you’d expect and more
Charlotte_B
, Jun 2022
The ghost tour was a perfect accompaniment to the cooky town of York, and Dorian brought the experience to life with a selection of creepy tales at some key locations. He is a natural storyteller who embodies the role perfectly and fuses the correct balance of horror and humour to bring the stories to life. The only thing that would have made the experience better was darkness, though as we visited in the height of summer, was not something that could have been delivered. Will make sure to schedule the next visit at Halloween and would like to see Dorian again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Charlotte, indeed the sunshine is a cruel mistress and she doesn't like ghost stories. I definitely adjust my tales to the weather though in an effort to make it work, so I'm glad you enjoyed the tour :)
star-5
Excellent and hilarious event
Stephanie_T
, Jun 2022
This is a 'not to be missed' ghost tour. Full of interesting local ghost stories and facts. The walk around the town is not at all strenuous and the material is suitable for all ages. Lots of laugh out loud moments from this fabulous story teller. If you only book one thing on your trip to York make it The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Wow, what high praise! Thank you so much for recommending my spooky little tour.
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star-5
A great spooky evening
brianonly
, Jun 2022
The ghost stories were intriguing and Dorian was also very funny and eccentric. A great experience and entertaining evening, already recommended this tour to some friends who are going to York in two weeks time. 100% recommended .
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Brian, thank you so much for your review and it's great to hear that you've been recommending me to others after your experience. I hope they have a great time too.
star-5
Ghost tour of York
Karl_H
, Jun 2022
Brilliant hour and a half with ghost stories told with humour Dorian made sure everyone was included he was an excellent host and the time just flew by Would recommend it was brilliant
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Karl, so glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a great summer!
star-5
Darkly chilling and fun!
Jean_F
, May 2022
Dorian is a natural story teller with endless energy and fervor taking us to parts of York undiscovered with dark grim tales that chill your bones and haunts your mind.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Oh Jean, if only you knew how little energy I have... it's always worth it when people leave me such lovely reviews though. Thank you so much for joining me.
star-5
Dorian
Catherine_F
, May 2022
Dorian is so knowledgeable. He is a great story teller. Thoroughly enjoyed his ghost tour. Absolutely brilliant.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
That's very kind of you Catherine, thank you for joining me and I hope you will be back to visit again soon!
star-5
Thoroughly enjoyed the...
Rachel_L
, May 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the Deathly Dark Ghost tour , Dorian Deathly was a fantastic host played the part well, told all the stories brilliantly. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
That's very kind of you Rachel, I'm so glad you enjoyed the show and would recommend me! :)
star-5
Great experience.
Eddie_G
, May 2022
Excellent!!!! Great sights that were really interesting and brilliant tour guide that was brilliantly detailed and equally hilarious. Definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Eddie, it certainly helps when you have a great crowd! I'm very glad you enjoyed my spooky tour.
star-5
Brilliant evening
Rhys_G
, May 2022
Dorian has been a great entertainer and the tour was fascinating and interesting. He made us laugh and the time just flew by. Definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
That's very kind of you to say, thank you Rhys.
star-5
A Wonderful Tour
phillip_h
, May 2022
Amazing tour, full of energy and fantastic stories. Dorian was a wonderful host and I'm not just saying that because I happen to look like him. There was an autistic young boy on the tour and Dorian was patient, kind and understanding a clear pro! Could not recommended any higher!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Phillip, it was great to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. We have put a lot of work into making the tour welcoming and safe for everyone, so it's lovely to get feedback such as this.
star-5
York is plagued in history
Joanne_G
, May 2022
Was a great tour full of interesting facts and super operator full of humour, fascinating stories for all ages
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your kind words Joanne, don't be a stranger!
star-5
Spooky, interesting, enjoyable.
Oliver_P
, May 2022
Excellent tour guide picked us up on time, great value for money and we loved the whole experience all the spooky stories and jokes too.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Oliver, very much appreciated :)
star-5
Entertaining and interesting ghost walk
Angie_S
, May 2022
Really fun evening. Dorian was interesting and fun with his ghostly tales as he took us around the city.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the lovely review Angie :)

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