The Ghost Trail of York - FAQs from the minster ghost walk

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It was many years ago that the men in black of the Ghost Trail of York ventured forth into the dimly lit courtyards and murky alleyways of the ancient city. Requested as they were by many who feared that the true history of the darker side of York was not adequately represented to those members of the general public who, being already acquainted with the city, sought to know it further. Since then they have imparted with wit and propriety stories of desperate dark deeds and true tales of terrible tragedies to a public which has expressed a genuine, if morbid interest in the authentic accounts of York’s long, glorious and gruesome history.

Q: Is it scary?
Yes. And fun.

Q: How long does the walk last?
Around 70 minutes.

Q: What should I wear?
Sensible and adequate clothing, footwear and equipment (suitable for weather on the day) is strongly recommended and to the lawful extent no liability is accepted for any damage, loss or injury howsever caused.

Q: Is the walk push chair and wheelchair friendly?
Yes. Mostly level ground with some kerbs and a few cobbled sections.

Q: What happens if it rains?
We press on into the Tempest!
“Blow wind and crack thy cheeks! Rage! Blow!”
So wrap up and bring a brolly.

Q: Is the walk suitable for children?
Yes. As many children as there are sands on the beach have attended and enjoyed.

Q: What should we do if we want to bring a larger group?
Please ring or email ahead and we can arrange a private tour for work groups, scouts, guides, conferences, birthday parties, schools etc.

Q: Do we need to book?
It's a good idea as the maximum number of people allowed on each trail is limited (at present)
IT'S EASY - PHONE: 01904 633276 (before 5pm (if on the day) with a name, phone no. how many and for what date (If unable to book there's still hope as some may not show so come 10 minutes early to go on the stand-by list and you may be able to take their place(s))

Q: Does the Ghost Trail run every night?
Yes. Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day.

Q: Where does the Ghost Trail meet?
7:30pm every evening from the West Doors of York Minster (beneath the twin bell towers) – whatever the weather!

Q: What is the price?
Adult £5 Child £2.

Q: Why choose the Ghost Trail?
It’s multi award winning and the only Ghost Walk in York to be lauded with a County Yorkshire Tourist Board White Rose award for tourism.

Q: Can I make a private booking?
Yes. Please email or call 00 44 1904 633276


The Ghost Trail of York.
Multi award winning York ghost walking tour.

The Ghost Trail complies with government guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19. Please maintain safe distance and take reasonable care.