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Shadows of York

1 High Petergate | St Michael le Belfrey next to the Minster and the Guy Fawkes Inn, York YO1 7EN, England
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Amazing tour

Our second time to go for a ghost tour with Mackenzie. This time decided to take our friends who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kamil K
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Gripping and fantastic

We decided to go for this tour, as we have friends over from poland and thought the easier going... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sammy H
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Shadows of York is a private bookings only ghost walk. Ideal for parties, business trips, school groups, Scouts/Brownies, and other occasions. Your guide will lead you through Yorks historic streets and tell you of its dark and ghostly past. Please note there are no actors BUT for anyone who indeed sees a Headless Horseman or is robbed by Dick Turpin then you have probably encountered the real thing and the guide and company is not liable for anyone who suffers from heart conditions, anxiety, over active imagination, demonic possessions or accidentally brings home a ghost. However we can recommend a good Exorcist!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 High Petergate | St Michael le Belfrey next to the Minster and the Guy Fawkes Inn, York YO1 7EN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time to go for a ghost tour with Mackenzie. This time decided to take our friends who are visiting York for the first time and thought it would be a good way to learn a bit about the 'history' of the city. A...More

Thank Kamil K
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Scare Q, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kamil, and thank you for your review. It was good to see you again and I am pleased everyone enjoyed the tour. Hopefully see you again in the future, Spook you later! Mackenzie

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for this tour, as we have friends over from poland and thought the easier going atmosphere/private aspect would be alot better incase translating was required! Some stories so gribbing you forget where you are. Mackenzie is great at telling when she...More

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Scare Q, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Sam I am so very pleased that you enjoyed it and I am pleased your friends enjoyed it too. I definitely wanted to laugh when the lads jumped more too. The highlight of my night when I have done my...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you Mackenzie for a fascinating tour of the haunted sites of York. You certainly know your stuff, and deliver the stories with great dramatic effect. Being a private tour you really benefit from the one to one attention. This was especially noticeable at one...More

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Scare Q, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am very pleased you all enjoyed the tour and I hope you enjoyed your time in York. Best wishes and happy hauntings! Mackenzie

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My fiancée and I went on this tour today and it was excellent. Really interesting stories about York's history and ghostly goings on. Highly recommended. Mackenzie is an excellent tour guide.More

Thank Steven W
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Scare Q, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review Steven. I am very pleased you both enjoyed it and that the rain held off for us! Enjoy the rest of your visit and hope to see you both again one day. Best wishes and happy haunts! Mackenzie...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

So pleased that we found this tour online before our visit. Mackenzie is friendly & entertaining and has a good mix of spooky and historical stories to tell. When she says she will be out in all weathers..she means it! We battled with ‘the beast...More

Thank Josie W
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Scare Q, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review! And yes thank goodness my antique brolly survived to see another day! ha ha! I am pleased you both enjoyed the tour despite the weather on your anniversary and I hope to see you both again some day....More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Myself and my Mam booked this extended private ghost walk with Mackenzie and loved every bit of our walk! From the booking stages all the way to the day of our tour, Mackenzie was brilliant for communicating everything. Very smooth booking process We have done...More

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Scare Q, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Jayne, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am pleased you and your Mam enjoyed the tour, I really enjoyed taking you both around York too. Hope that you got to visit some of the places we visited on tour. See you...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I booked this Ghost Walk as an ‘interesting’ Xmas present for a friend, we booked well in advance and communication was excellent, Mackenzie even supplied me with an invitation to hand over to my friend. On the day itself we met Mackenzie at the designated...More

Thank 318CarolynC
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mackenzievee, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Im so pleased you both enjoyed it. You will never look at York the same way again ha ha! Take care Mackenzie

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The best ghost tour in York , our tour guide was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable on not only the supernatural lore of York but also its history . Put across in a easy manner and with a genuine flair for telling tales of the macabre...More

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mackenzievee, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hiya Jack! Thank you for your review, it was my pleasure to do the tour for you both. I look fprwsrd to seeing you both again. Happy Hauntings! Mackenzie

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Found Mackensie's tour by chance, and so glad I did. Very knowledgeable guide who had a friendly nature who brought to life the ghost stories of York and was eager to answer any questions. Being a private tour you are able to go at your...More

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mackenzievee, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review! And I look forward to hopefully taking you both around on tour again. Remember to let me know if you have been on tour before and I will take you on a different route! Take care Mackenzie👻

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Always promised ourselves to take in a Ghost walk in the darkness on a cold night in a city steeped in ancient history and mystery! Booked a private tour with host Mackenzie, thoroughly enjoyed the tour, tales, fun, thrills, chills and history. very atmospheric and...More

Thank kwilcox2018
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mackenzievee, Owner at Shadows of York, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review. I am very pleased you all enjoyedit. Was my pleasure. Hope to haunt you again soon. Kindest regards Mackenzie

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Response from Toddy44 | Reviewed this property |
Use the email address under 'About' , Mackenzie responded to me very promptly.
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Rachel C
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Response from mackenzievee | Property representative |
There isnt currently availability for during the day due to work commitments however this may change in the future. My apologies for any disappointment.
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Hello there, Unfortunately we do not have any other languages available for the tour. My apologies for any inconvenience. Kindest regards, Mackenzie
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