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4 Gladstone Street, Huntington Road, York, YO31 8RF, United Kingdom
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Ghost Walks

by Giggleswick

I am going to be in York the first week of November and I was wondering about the various ghost walks. There are quite a few to chose from and, of course, they all claim to be the best. Does anyone have any thoughts on which is the best or which I should definitely avoid? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Re: Ghost Walks

by traceyspacey

Hi, I don't know the answer. However, I will ask my boyfriend later. He knows York better than I do.

Re: Ghost Walks

by robine

We went on one last month, and were extremely disappointed (having previously greatly enjoyed one in Edinburgh). Very OTT, with few interesting stories, and no privileged access to places one couldn't otherwise have seen. Trouble is, they all have much the same names, and I don't remember ours (which, of course, was "the best"). Sorry, but my advice is - unless someone here recommends a specific tour from personal experience, forget the idea, and spend your money on something more interesting (like a couple of beers!).

Re: Ghost Walks

by traceyspacey

Sorry, I asked my boyfriend. He say's that it's been too long to recommend anyone. I think the sound of beers sounds better! I even had a look on the official York website, but there are quite a few walks on there.

If you need further information

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Re: Ghost Walks

by suzwa

I think I have to agree with the others - the ghost walks are fine if you have fairly young children but they tend to be of the kind of standard that would disappoint an adult.

However there are several pubs in York which are very old and claim to be haunted, so you could combine enjoying a few top-quality beers (York is very good for real-ale lovers) with some ghost-hunting! The Golden Fleece on Pavement claims to be the most haunted pub in York, but the Punchbowl on Stonegate also claims to have 3 ghosts! Here is a link to a site which lists some more (scroll down past the ghost walk suggestions at the top of the title page)

If you don't find any ghosts, at least you'll enjoy a pint of 4! And maybe if you have enough to drink you'll think you;re seeing them anyway! :)

Enjoy your stay in York! Suzwa x

Re: Ghost Walks

by tango_jd

How did you get on? See a ghost?

Travel Tips for York

A good Internet cafe/ bar is ........

by leics

......the Evil Eye on Stonegate, near the Minster. You have to look for it's on the left as you walk towards the Minster, rather tucked away. I like this place ... the people are friendly, connection is fairly cheap and you don't get hassled. Coffee's good too!

enter the park beside the...

by steventilly

enter the park beside the Minster main entrance and continue through it and out the other end. The views of the Minster from the park are great, and when you emerge at the other end you are at College Street.
This is a fine row of half timered buildings which now house a variety of restaurants and cafes, some with outside seating. This was formerly St. Williams College, built 1453. You can enter through a large doorway into a quadrangle and take a look around.

Many outstanding pubs in a small area

by Akebono

While people generally know pubs because of the beer, they are inexpensive places to eat. There is an asociation called CAMRA who works to preserve old pubs and after buying their guide I visited Royal Oak and The Blue Bell which are 2 outstanding pubs with beautiful original decoration. Another one Ive been recommended was The Maltings which is a cosy place to eat and drink some beer from their good selection. The picture I show with this mini review is from The Maltings and is in black and white on purpose because it really captures the spirit of the place... Even if you donĀ“t drink beer do yourself a favor and visit these pubs at least because of the outstanding interiors.


by DAO

The first time I saw this odd brick dome I thought it was an old bakery. It is actually an old Ice House that could store ice during the winter for use the next summer in the good old days before refrigeration. Unfortunately it is locked up so you cannot go and see the inside. There is a sign nearby that reads:

"In the rampart outside the wall is an early 19th Century Ice House. Ice Houses were used to store ice collected in winter for domestic use in the summer and, like this one, were generally in the form of a deep brick lined pit with a dome roof above the ground surmounted by soil and having a enclosed assess passage."

It is located just outside the city walls by Monk Bar.

Yorkshire Air Museum. The aim...

by Aragina

Yorkshire Air Museum.
The aim of the museum is to preserve part of a typical wartime airfield as a memorial to the Allied air and ground crews who served in World War II.
See the Halifax and Mosquito re-builds; one of the last lightnings and a Buccaneer, Hunter, Canberra, JP, the Victor tanker 'Lusty Linda' and many other aircraft.

Enter the authentically restored Flying Control Tower, visit the 609 (WR) Squadron room, the Air Gunners' display and that of the Royal Observer Corps. Enjoy the Blackburn Heritage Collection and other equipment and artefacts displays.

The Barnes Wallis Collection
From Airships to bouncing bombs, Wellingtons to the Swallow concept, and many other inventions. Learn about the achievements of this 'Genius of our time'.

Call in at the friendly NAAFI/Restaurant to enjoy modern home cooking and its licensed bar, ideal for private functions. Reflect for a few moments in the peaceful Memorial Garden.

The Rayson Shop
Visit the museum shop for a wide selection of aviation gifts.

Halifax Way Elvington, York, YO4 5AU

1904 608595


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