Guided tour

York: The Dark Chronicles of York Guided Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: British Routes Holidays

York: The Dark Chronicles of York Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: British Routes Holidays

From US$ 14.67 per person

Embark on a journey through York's darkest secrets and 2000 years of terrifying history on this guided walking tour. See iconic landmarks such as Shambles Market and York Minster in a spooky new light.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Be transported back to ancient Roman times as you journey through York's past
  • Witness iconic landmarks such as York Minster from a new, terrifying perspective
  • Discover secrets and grim stories of the untold truth of York's dark past
  • Learn more about the history of York in an entertaining and engaging format
  • Explore hidden locations and secret spots that only the locals know about
Full description

Unearth the grim stories and the untold truths of York's dark past on this walking tour. Join your guide to explore secrets long forgotten, and journey back almost 2000 years to the roots of Eboracum. See York Minster and Shambles Market from a new perspective. Learn what happened to the criminals of this city, what happened to the innocent, and what really happens in the shadows of York's mysterious alleyways and streets.

Meet your guide outside The Hilt on Goodramgate and travel through the city, passing by iconic landmarks such as Shambles Market and York Minster. You will also discover lesser-known spots such as St. Andrewgate street.

  • Walking tour
  • Live guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide outside of the Drakes Fish and Chip Shop, Petergate, on the corner of King's Square.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Video recording
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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 50 reviews

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    Really enjoyed my night. While other tours in York focus on ghosts, this one focuses more on real history of people and events of the past. In my opinion, that is more chilling than supernatural stories. We were lucky to be in a small group, which, in my opinion added more personality to the night and had you more involved. Our guide was witty and humorous and great to be around. Overall would recommend him and the tour to a friend instantly.

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    January 7, 2023

    Great night with our tour guide, Ellie who was knowledgeable, friendly and created a great atmosphere on the tour. It was a nice sized group, compared to other tours we passed, and the smaller setting allowed it to be more personal and interesting! Good contrast of humour, seriousness and facts! Would definitely recommend.

    October 29, 2022

    Great tour! Finn was amazing despite only a few of us on the tour he still made it informative and funny, even making each of us join in for extra laughs! He clearly has a passion for what he does and would certainly go on his tours again when in York!

    September 6, 2022

    Product ID: 415278