A Spooky Tour of York

If you’re looking for a unique way to experience one of the North’s most loved cities, then head down to York minster and join Mad Alice on her award-winning tour of the haunted streets of York and learn more about York’s fascinating tales of Romans, Vikings and all things gruesome.

What should I do in York?

There's no better way to experience York than Mad Alice's Bloody Tour of York. Book your space now and uncover the 2000-year-long haunted history of York.

As one of the most historically rich cities in the UK, perhaps dating back to as early as the Mesolithic period, there is no shortage of legends hailing from York – Mad Alice brings them to life in an entertaining and informative tour around all of York’s nooks and alleys. Learn more about the famous name behind bomb fire night, Guy Hawkes and why he decided to blow Parliament to smithereens in early 17th century York. Take a look at the spots where the city’s characters, Kings and Queens, ghosts and witches, and the Romans who built the city have left their bloody marks.

  • Adult tickets are £12, children £6, while under 5’s go free.
  • The Tour will last 90 minutes in total.
  • Tickets must be booked in advance.
  • The tour takes place every night except Mondays.

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What's on in York

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Thor: Love and Thunder

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DC League of Super-Pets

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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Top Gun: Maverick

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Afternoon Tea

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Elvis

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