Haunted York - Experience the most ‘Haunted City in Europe’

Known as the most ‘Haunted City in Europe’, York offers tricks, treats and spooky encounters for all, where ghosts roam the snickelways and haunt Georgian townhouses and historic inns. York is a city with a dark past, and you can’t often escape the gruesome stories of York’s horrifying history. It has survived volatile and violent Viking invasions, the Norman conquest and the Civil War.

Discover a hair-raising list of frights to be had across the city, from ghost walks to frightening York attractions, get the chills at haunted hotspots. If you like things a little more gruesome, big kids and adults brave enough can take on horrific scares, visit the York Dungeon by day or by night with a series of Dungeon Lates on offer and for those who are of a more fragile nature try out the family friendly walking tour. If you’re in York at Halloween, you will find more scary things to do across the city.

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Explore Haunted York

Ghost Walks & Tours

Choose one of the many ghost walks and tours to guide you through thousands of years of history, mystery, folklore and legends that smoulder beneath the city’s ancient streets.

Halloween Events in York

Experience the supernatural in York, 'Europe's most haunted city', this Halloween with fun events for the family and the fearless!

Family-Friendly Events

Make Trick or Treat chocolate bars, carve some pumpkins, follow a tomb trail and so much more this Halloween in York!

Book Your Spooky Stay

With places to stay in the historic city centre to the surrounding countryside, book the perfect accommodation to rest your head after a day of tricks, treats and spooky encounters.

The Visit York Pass

Discover ghosts, ghouls and frights galore in the UK's most haunted city this Halloween with a devilishly-good York Pass


Read about Haunted York

Read on for a guide to a seriously scary guide to York!

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4 Woeful Ways To Have A Seriously Scary Halloween in York

York is a city with a dark past, its history is rife with tales of guts, gore, torture and ghosts. The International Ghost Research Foundation even declared York as the most haunted city in Europe due to its bloodstaine…

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Included in The Visit York Pass

York Minster, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre, The York Dungeon, Van Gogh Immersive Experience, York City Sightseeing, and so much more!

Each Visit York Pass also comes with a free 24 Hour hop on hop off bus tour plus a choice of three pasta or pizza dishes at ASK Italian Restaurant, York.

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