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York Terror Trail

York YO1 7PR, England
+44 7923 543342
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Fantastic Friday night fun

Fun and well delivered. Good value for money and very interesting insight into the history of York... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lucy F
via mobile
Not a ghost tour - but a rather grisly history tour. I loved it!

I was in York on my own recently for one night and rather than be billy-no-mates and drink on my... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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
York YO1 7PR, England

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun and well delivered. Good value for money and very interesting insight into the history of York. Elliot was an excellent guide. Would recommend although warm clothes are recommended for the winter

Thank Lucy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in York on my own recently for one night and rather than be billy-no-mates and drink on my own I decided to do something a bit more engaging. There are several firms offering ghost tours in York. I find ghost tours can be...More

Thank Taffthedigger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent 1.5 tour with James tonight! Grim, but fascinating stories that made York come alive. Would highly recommend

Thank Merrin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 hours absolutely flew by. Damien was great, an absolute mine of historic and literary knowledge, you can tell it's his passion which made it all the more captivating. It was cold, dark and set the scene perfectly for some pretty grim stories the city...More

1  Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Just finished a 2 hour trek through the bloody history of York. Really 2 hours?? it flew bye, out host Elliot was informative, fun and serious at the same time. Two things; if you can only do one tour then do this, if you want...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 11 November 2017

On our second visit to York we wanted to find out more about the city as our 18-year old is now studying there and we expect many more trips to visit her. Taking advantage of an inset day my 10-year old son and I went...More

Thank tamara h
Reviewed 7 November 2017

There are lots of city tours in York. Some are free and some are paid for. After much deliberation we decided not to do one of the free day tours - partly because one recommended one lasts 3 hours and the guide might have heavily...More

1  Thank daccad
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner have just visited York and had a drink in the Golden Fleece. We then decided to go on the terror trail that leaves from there at 6:45. Really great fun. One of the big highlights of the trip. My partner loved...More

Thank Kayleigh W
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was more of a theatre group performance than a terror trail. I don't think this is the usual tour and I would strongly urge the group to go back to the normal performance. This was a convoluted sci-fi storyline which seemed to confuse the...More

Thank eric d
Damian F, Owner at York Terror Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Eric, We're really sorry to hear that the show wasn't what you were expecting. We were running our Halloween special event which features a larger cast and added storyline, differing from the regular York Terror Trail. This only runs during the last 14 days...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We booked the tour not knowing what to expect but we were very impressed with the experience! They made us jump and laugh keeping all the historical gruesome details and making the audience be part of it. We can’t recommend it enough!

1  Thank peterwontgrowup
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2 December 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up outside the Golden Fleece Pub. They won’t take any money off you until the end of the walk. I think it’s a 7 start, but the sign is there all day giving the details. Enjoy.
Gemma W
17 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.
2 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.