About The York Ghost Bus Tour:
Founded by Roman conquerors, capital of a Viking Kingdom, witness to some of the most turbulent events in England's early modern history - is it any wonder that York might just be a little bit haunted? Whatever your opinion of the supernatural this ancient city has a vast amount of sinister tales to tell, and the guides aboard the York Ghost Bus Tour are professionals in bringing the best bits to life.
Led by an onboard cast of theatrical actors you'll depart on a nighttime sightseeing tour of York's most iconic landmarks, from Clifford’s Tower and York Minster to Dick Turpin's grave. The bus itself features a state-of-the-art sound system and SFX technology. Find out more below.
- All Year Round, Daily | Except December 24-26 & 31 and January 1.
- Tuesday - Sunday: 19:30
- Friday and Saturday: 19:30 & 21:00.
- Bus Stop (RE) by York Station, the south side of the Royal York Hotel on Station Road.
- Approx. 75 minutes.
The York Ghost Bus Tour takes place aboard a black-painted 1960s routemaster bus. Your journey aboard the 'corpse coach' is narrated by the creepy conductor, who knows all of York's most haunted buildings and the woeful tales behind them like the back of his quivering hand.
You'll be further entertained by the buses onboard cast of actors, who transform the journey from a simple horror themed bus tour into an unforgettable night of dark comedy sightseeing.
Discover the spirits that lurk deep within the oldest quarters of York. Key points of interest along the route include the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, York Minster, the Monkgate, and Knavesmire (a centuries old site of public hangings). The latter was where the execution of famous highwayman Dick Turpin took place. His grave opposite St George's Church is another important spot on the tour.
You might at some point feel an icy chill and maybe even a ghostly hand appear on your shoulder. The nature of the Necrobus is such that spirits do occasionally manifest themselves alongside passengers. But fear not, the staff are trained in dealing with all sorts of paranormal activity!