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York Terror Trail

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Address: 16 The Pavement | The Golden Fleece Inn, York YO1 7PR, England
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York Terror Trail, a history tour of the horrors of York.There is a...

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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Entertaining, informative, fun and gruesome tour.

Thoroughly entertaining tour by Damien, he'll make you laugh and wince in equal measures as he dishes the horrible histories of York city. I would recommend that you take this... read more

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Thoroughly entertaining tour by Damien, he'll make you laugh and wince in equal measures as he dishes the horrible histories of York city. I would recommend that you take this tour, you won't regret it and it is value for money. I'd be interested in some of the other experiences offered by this company.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed our evening, the guide refused payment at the start, the city certainly looked different as day turned to night, the stories were interesting, harrowing, knowledgeable and amusing. As a business woman I would say please take payment at the start of your night, I doubt punters would object and then as happened during our tour if you... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enthusiastic tour with a knowledgeable guide. Engaged a variety of age with some interesting subjects. Theological, political and moral questions asked of the audience which led to an experience that differed to what was expected. Luckily, this was a positive aspect of the tour and added factual interest to what could've been a "campy" tourist attraction.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide was well informed and stayed after to answer any questions. My husband didn't want to go but at the end said how much he had enjoyed it!! So much so we are looking at returning​ for the murder mystery evening they do!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very good tour that we all enjoyed as a family - not an easy feat with kids spanning 10-14. Appreciated the history and low 'cheese' factor. Highly recommend!

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The tour was excellently organised, not too long and very interesting with a great guide! I'd recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in York for the day but the visit York brochure listed several ghost walks and we chose the York Terror Trail, this was mainly due to its starting time being a little earlier than the others but we were so glad we did. Our host, Damian, gave an interesting talk, imparting history of people and places, giving... More 

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We went on this your last weekend and had Gemma as our guide. She was slightly bonkers (in a lovely way) but very entertaining and knowledgeable. We've done standard ghost tours in York before, but this tour was much better, more horrible histories than ghost stories. Audience participation was involved, but not pushy or over the top. Highly recommended!

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Scared the bejesus out of us. Jamie has a flair for the dramatic and brought the stories to life. He was informative and funny and even a tiny bit magic. Thanks Jamie, we only raced off at the end because it was sooo freezing!

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We were guided round York by a great tour guide, Gemma. She had a great manner and was able to hold the groups interest for the full tour. Very knowledgable about the cities darker side of history. Starting and ending at The Golden Fleece is a good bonus as the pub itself has a 'haunted' charm to it with its... More 

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