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Private Ghost Tour of York

York, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Designed for travelers with a historical interest in the supernatural, this private 2-hour ghost tour of York — one of the most haunted cities in the world — allows you to customize your itinerary to suit you. Choose to visit sites with countless reports of ghost sightings, including York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, and listen to frightening tales rooted in York’s 2,000-year-old history. The start time and location of your tour is up to you.
  • Private custom 2-hour ghost tour of York
  • A personalised expereince designed for travelers interested in history and the supernatural
  • Choose to visit locations of reputed haunting such as York Minster, The Shambles, and the Castle and Battlements
  • Listen to ghost stories rooted in York's 2,000-year-old history
  • Select a start point and start time to suit your schedule
Tour escort/host
Hotel pickup and drop-off (by foot, city centre hotels only)
Private tour
Entrance fees (2 small museums located around the walls are available for entry separately)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Roman Column, 11 Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We will meet you at the reception of your hotel, or alternatively anywhere of your choosing (for example we can meet you after lunch at your restaurant, or alternatively finish the tour somewhere where you can get something to eat / drink)

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
3/15/2016 - 10/21/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your private guide at a start point specified in advance of the tour. Opt to convene at your York accommodation or launch straight into the ghost walk by meeting at a haunted location of your choice.

Over the course of two hours, your guide reveals the parts of York’s haunted history that appeal to you most. Opt to visit spine-chilling locations such as York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, all of which are particularly atmospheric late at night, and hear stories from a repertoire of more than 200 tales.

York's 2,000-year-old history features treason, torture, treachery, and murder, so you're guaranteed to hear tales that capture your interest. If you desire, your guide can arrange refreshments and restaurant reservations for during or after your tour. This personalized experience can be tailored to your every request.
Pass By:  
York Minster
York has a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years, and its little surprise that it is widely regarded as the most haunted city in the world. These personalised tours last approx. 2 hours and provide a totally unique, bespoke and entertaining history of Europe's most haunted city. Each tour is designed just for you, and your guides have over 200 ghost stories to tell so please get in touch with the local provider if you have any special interests or needs. You will be taken on an atmospheric trip round our ancient city and shown the fascinating hidden areas most tourists miss. Refreshments can also be arranged along the way with some excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to check out (own expense), and in addition will also tour other parts of the city too (the Castle, York Minster, Shambles and more) should you require. As your local tour guides are passionate about the city, they can also handle any restaurant bookings or just general advice about other things to do in York during your stay. As these are bespoke tours, please contact the local provider as soon as you can in advance so your booking can be guaranteed and the guides have enough time to prepare the tour for your adequately. The flavour of our tours is to tell the stories, but in a verified historic context. Please note your guides are not 'actors' and don't use props or get dressed up in Victorian outfits. What they will do is tell you the truth of the ghost story in that area, as well as backing it up with the history of the area and possible reasons for why that area is haunted. Please note that on this tour it will be only yourselves and your tour guide, for a truly personalised experience of the city.
Pass By:  
Treasurer's House
Hear the tale of the most famous ghost story in the world!
Stop At:  
York City Walls
A world heritage site - the only place on Earth to see Roman, viking & medieval defences all in one place - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The most famous medieval street in the world, but it has a very dark history!
Stop At:  
King's Manor
Now part of the University, this was once the house of the Abbot of St Marys
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Jorvik Viking Centre
Site of the only viking houses to be found anywhere in the world! Please note entrance price is not included as part of the tour
Pass By:  
York Castle Museum
A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
Pass By:  
Clifford's Tower
A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please inform the local provider of the preferred pick up point at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults / Seniors per booking is required (single adult is available but at a surcharge at our discretion)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY York Walls Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Ghost Tour of York?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Ghost Tour of York.

Traveler Tips

  • "It is a spendy tour, but it was worth the money." See review
  • "Excellent tour for those looking for more than the typical ghost tour." See review


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Great tour!
, Sep 2020
I have been to York with my friends a few times but never really knew the history and the stories about The city until I booked John’s Ghost Tour. John is an excellent tour guide, very interactive and incredibly knowledgeable with facts about York’s history. I will definitely recommend this tour with my friends and perhaps do another one and visit more spooky areas in York 😁
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
thanks Ella it was lovely to meet you please get in touch if you're ever in the area again lots more spooky areas to expolore!
This is one of the best tours I have been on and I was with a difficult friend and he loved it!
, Sep 2020
A mutual love of Asterix and delving into history.... this is totally recommended. You can’t drink all the time you’re in York so get some history!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for the lovely review - Haha he wasn't a difficult friend at all it was a pleasure to meet you both!
Highly recommended
, Aug 2020
Absolutely loved this tour, john was brilliant. Definitely recommended. Gave us a history lesson on york we would never known of . Tha k you John .
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
thank you so much for the lovely review it was lovely to meet you!
Don't Miss This Tour!
Marlane M
, Dec 2019
Definitely on the top 2 of our tours in the UK! John (our tour guide) was so informative (and he didn't give up on us even when I wrote down the incorrect time to meet - which I had requested!)! The walking tour covered so much of the intriguing history of York (with some good ghost stories included); made our stay in the town so much more enjoyable! Will be one of the best memories of this UK trip for my brother and me!!
, Aug 2019
John is amazing - he is so knowledgeable and genuinely excited about sharing his historical expertise! We have taken the normal “ghost tour” before and found them fun, but lacking in historical information. John customized the tour to suit us and our interests. Highly recommend , especially if you are interested in history of York.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
thank you so much for your lovely review!! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and so glad you had a great time, hope to see you again someday!
York Ghost Tour
, Jun 2019
Excellent tour for those looking for more than the typical ghost tour. The stories are based on factual information and extremely interesting. My husband was not feeling well and did not want to go but after the tour he was very happy he sucked it up and went. ps we went to the Valhalla Bar the next day ... great recommencement.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
thank you so much for the review it was lovely to meet you, glad he felt well enough to give Valhalla a try!
My husband and I absolutely loved...
Karen L
, Jun 2018
My husband and I absolutely loved this tour. John was fabulous and certainly knows his history of York. We enjoyed the fact that this was more of an historical tour with ghost stories woven in, rather than the other way around. To get a spookier experience we started the tour later 9:00 and ended at an old cemetery, on an empty street, in the dark -- that was as spooky as I wanted it to be I'm a scaredy-cat! I highly recommend this tour.
I purchased this tour as a surprise...
Nicholas A
, Jun 2018
I purchased this tour as a surprise for my wife's birthday. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. John was a font of all knowledge about York's history and bloody murky past. Thank you so much John for making our trip memorable, we did indeed find Dick Turpin's grave. Walking through a graveyard just before midnight will be something we won't forget! Highly Recommended!
John our guide was fantastic, really...
Piara S
, Mar 2018
John our guide was fantastic, really knowledgeable and credible and happy to personalise the tour for you should you wish. We were just happy to follow his lead and soak up the wonderful ghost stories and the history behind them and the city. Great fun! Cheers John!
I would give this more stars if I...
, Mar 2018
I would give this more stars if I could. It is a spendy tour, but it was worth the money. Unlike the other tours we had been on, this was very factual about events that happened and if appropriate, the current interactions that followed. Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to us. We went a lot of areas that the others didn't. We were taking the train back to Liverpool that evening and he even walked us back to the train station. If you are wanting an authentic, historical tour - this is the one to take.

Product code: 32407P2

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