Haunted York

Experience the most ‘Haunted City in Europe’

Enter the most haunted city in Europe and be prepared to face your fears. York is known for its ghosts that roam its snickelways and haunt its Georgian townhouses and inns. The city's dark history, from Viking invasions to the Civil War, has left behind a legacy of terror that cannot be escaped. Dare to explore York and face the horrors of its past - will you survive?

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. 

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Explore Haunted 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.

York Ghost Walks & Tours ▸

Meet the ghosts of York in any season, any month or day of the year with the city's resident ghost walks and tours. Be guided through thousands of years of history, mystery, folklore and legends.

Ghost Walk Events ▸

Experience ghost walk events and discover York's mysterious cobbled streets, ancient buildings and medieval ruins and learn what smoulders beneath the city’s ancient streets.

The Visit York Pass ▸

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

Brave one of the below walks and tours anytime of the year or plan your Halloween in York.

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23rd Jul 2022 - 23rd Jul 2023

Bard at Barley Hall

The Bard at Barley Hall explores the history of York through the drama of Shakespeare, featuring costumes worn by famou…

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A Night of Face Melting Horror!

Celebrate Halloween with local Spookologist and ghost botherer Dorian Deathly with an evening of ghost stories, paranor…

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28th Oct 2023 - 28th Oct 2023

Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Guildhall, York

Join Paranormal Research York as we investigate the amazing and infamous Guildhall Ghostly Sightings This building is a…

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25th Mar 2023 - 25th Mar 2023

Wizard Walk of York - WINNER Best Tour of York 2023

The most MAGICAL ticket in town! Spellbinding magic, comedy and a dash of York's history. Five-star fun for all the fam…

Read about Haunted York

Read on for 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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Choose Your Adventure in York with The Visit York Pass - a sightseeing card which gives you free entry to top attractions, museums and monuments in York.

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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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