The York Ghost Walk Experience

Star Travel Rating

4/5

Review type

Things to do

Location

The York Ghost Walk Experience

Date of travel

2011

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with

Friend(s)

Reasons for trip

I consider myself to be an ‘aficionado’ of ghost walks – if there is such a thing! I have been on two in York in 1990 and 2011, one in Edinburgh, Prague, Sydney, Guildford and London. Of the two in York, the one in 1990 was far superior. It was actually quite chilling and left a lasting impression which remains with me 22 years later; but the second one seemed to be a platform for the guide to show off his comedic and acting skills – he was a nice guy but I was not looking for comedy, and our party left feeling very disappointed and cheated.

Of the other ghost walks I have been on, I found the scariest to be in Edinburgh and the least scary (albeit the longest) in the Rocks area of Sydney. The most amusing was in Prague. Our guide spoke with a heavy Czech accent; it was a freezing cold, dark evening in January and at every turn someone or something with the appearance of a ghost or skeleton would jump out of the shadows. The guide assured us that it was not staged, but I am not so sure!!! However, the (first) York and Edinburgh walks made the greatest impression, and if I return to those cities (which I hope I will) I would certainly repeat them.

Silver Travel Advisor

Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.