Ride into the dark side on these ghost tours of York! We all know the landmark buildings in and around York’s city centre are steeped in history. But did you know there are also hundreds of ghostly sightings registered in the area? This experience will show you the spookier side to York.
Setting off from just adjacent to York’s main train station your transport for this tour is a Routemaster double decker bus that was once used for funerals corteges. The first person you’ll meet is the creepy conductor and as you’re shown aboard it all gets a little bit eerie. You might not be able to put your finger on what’s going on but we’re sure everything will become clear once you head off on your circular town of this most famous Yorkshire city.
Now you’re properly spooked the hunt for poltergeist by bus continues as you head into this walled city. With buildings in York city centre dating back easily 700 years pretty much every edifice has a tale to tell what with the bloody battles in Medieval Viking and Roman times around these parts.
As you travel along Ghillygate (or should that be Ghoulygate?) in your Routemaster you’ll head along Monk Gate past the Stonebow to York Minster before checking out highwayman Dick Turpin’s grave. Then there’s Clifford’s Tower the former keep of York Castle where over 150 Jews died in a massacre in 1190. Legend has it that the walls bleed on the anniversary of the tragedy every year and even the ground is a mysterious shade of red.
Of course the bus for these ghost tours in York is completely safe (last time we checked the driver was real live human and not a zombie). But prepare yourself for some onboard surprises as this talented team of actors deliver a comedy horror experience that will have you laughing one minute and jumping out of your seat the next!