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York Terror Trail

16 The Pavement | The Golden Fleece Inn, York YO1 7PR, England
+44 7923 543342
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Wherever we travel, we're sure to take as many walking tours as possible. Gemma was theatrical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
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Excellent tour

I'm not much into fake spooky tours or comedy tours. This one is different. It was entertaining and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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York Terror Trail, a history tour of the horrors of York.There is a monster, 1900 years old, thousands have died in its name. Like all the best masters of disguise it’s gone by many names: Eboracum, Eoforvic, Jorvic… today we just call it York. It has many weapons: battles, murders, terrible accidents and deliberate neglect. This city has two sides, the one it wants you to see and the one it doesn’t. It hides it down back streets and in the corner of your eye. We shouldn’t want to see it but we do. The terror trail can show it to you…The tour starts 6.45pm every night from York’s most haunted pub the Golden Fleece Inn.Adults: £5Children: £2
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
16 The Pavement | The Golden Fleece Inn, York YO1 7PR, England
+44 7923 543342

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wherever we travel, we're sure to take as many walking tours as possible. Gemma was theatrical, dramatic and wonderful. Great knowledge of history and spectacular at getting our teenage boys to act out a few gruesome events. Definitely recommend.

Thank rfortune75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not much into fake spooky tours or comedy tours. This one is different. It was entertaining and told stories of the dark past of York. The 2 men that guided the tour were both excellent storytellers. Recommend!

Thank lettyschamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this!! Gemma, our guide, was amazing! Really told the stories with great enthusiasm and kept us thoroughly entertained. I would really recommend this, i thought it was well worth £5!! Such a good experience, even my husband enjoyed it!!

Thank Gemma E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ran across this tour by accident and am so glad I did! While it's not a ghost tour, the guide Damien made sure to keep us on our toes with real events that are spookier than any ghoul. He also did a great job of...More

Thank Eliza B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was Gemma who was very theatrical & entertaining. The tour took us around the city centre with regular stops at places of interest & importance, with Gemma providing a knowledgeable account of the history & events that took place there. Tour starts at...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour took us on a more gruesome side of the city. Our guide, Damian was a wonderful storyteller with a flair for the macabre. He took us all over the city and told us tales of the dark side of humanity in York's rich...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy learning about the history of a place as well as being treated to a show then this is the tour for you. Our guide took us all around the city and told fascinating stories of the history of York. I learnt so...More

Thank kimberleyrichards392
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Damien was our host on the trail and he was fantastic. Such passion and knowledge. Our two children loved it. He tailored the tour to suit all age ranges. I loved all the little facts. Thanks Damien.

Thank Lynsey0001
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went on this tour and absolutely enjoyed it! Gemma was amazing, animated, and very fun and informative. There wasn't anything dodgy about this great tour of historical terror through York! Thanks Gemma!

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Damien was our tour guide for this, a guy with a gift for theatrics, great humour and real passion for what he does. If you like theatre, eccentricity, fun and don't take yourself too seriously whilst learning about the true history of York, seeing the...More

Thank Laura P
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Gemma W
I'm coming to York next Mon-Thurs, will the tour be running on M/T/W night?
18 October 2016|
Response from Damian F | Property representative |
Apologies for the late reply but yes it was running on those days. We hope you found us.
Is this more of a history session and the grim side of York rather than ghost stories?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Stephanie B | Reviewed this property |
It's a mixture of both to be honest! I really enjoyed it though! It wasn't gimmicky.
Where does this tour end?
20 July 2016|
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Response from Stephanie B | Reviewed this property |
Where it starts, in a pub. Ive completely gone blank as to what the pub is called!