Haunted York

Experience the most ‘Haunted City in Europe’ this Halloween.

Brave Halloween in York and celebrate the spookiest time of the year in the ‘most haunted city in Europe’! Our spooky city has a dark past and offers gruesome stories, tricks, treats and eerie encounters for all. Discover a hair-raising list of frights to be had across the city. Embark on eerie ghost walks, visit frightening attractions, get the chills at haunted hotspots and experience spine-tingling thrills that will leave you trembling with fear.

Looking for family friendly fun? The Little Vikings' Guide to Haunted York is for you! If you like things a little more gruesome, big kids and adults brave enough can take on The York Dungeon shows, including a brand-new story for Halloween 2023 – The Grey Lady. The York Dungeon mashes up theatre, special effects and intriguing storytelling with wit, humour, and plenty of edge-of-the-seat surprises for an experience like no other! Or for those of you with younger children, embark on the Little Peasants City Walking Tour and discover the toe-curling tales of York this Halloween!

Don't let the fear of parking and traffic haunt your Halloween fun! Explore York with York Park & Ride. Just download the First Bus app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. An Adult Return ticket is just £3.60 and up to three children go free, with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking for your broomstick (and car!)

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Halloween Events in York ▸

Experience the supernatural in York, 'Europe's most haunted city', this Halloween with fun events for the family and the fearless!

Family-Friendly Events ▸

Make Trick or Treat chocolate bars, carve some pumpkins, find Ghosts in the Garden and so much more fun for all the family this Halloween in York!

Book Your Spooky Stay ▸

With places to stay in the historic city centre to the surrounding countryside, book the perfect accommodation to rest your head after a day of tricks, treats and spooky encounters.

York Ghost Walks & Tours ▸

Meet the ghosts of York in any season, any month or day of the year with the city's resident ghost walks and tours. Be guided through thousands of years of history, mystery, folklore and legends.

Halloween Ghost Walks ▸

Experience Halloween ghost walk events and discover York's mysterious cobbled streets, ancient buildings and medieval ruins and learn what smoulders beneath the city’s ancient streets.

Adults-Only Events ▸

Get set on a dark trip through York's sinister side and experience 'Europe's most haunted city'. Enjoy a range of grown up activities perfect for adults looking to make mischief this October!

The York Dungeon ▸

The York Dungeon mashes up theatre, special effects and intriguing storytelling with wit, humour, and plenty of edge-of-the-seat surprises for an experience like no other!

York Park & Ride ▸

York Park & Ride. That's the ticket! Find out more about York’s Park & Ride service, including fare and timetable information.

Haunted York Guide ▸

Whether you're in search of bone-chilling thrills or light-hearted, family-friendly fun, uncover it all with the official Haunted York guide. Free to collect from the Visit York Visitor Information Centre.

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CityDays Interactive Nightmare ▸

Haunting smells, an eerie coldness, gruesome visions in York call for an expert in the otherworldly. Play as paranormal investigators, solving puzzles and interacting with legendary York ghosts.

Hollywood Bowl ▸

Enjoy spook-tacular fun at Hollywood Bowl York throughout the October school holidays and even enjoy 25% off games of bowling when you are booked and bowled before 11am!

The Original Ghost Walk of York ▸

Believed to be the oldest Ghost Walk in York, Britain and possibly the world; retaining our pride and passion throughout the years. Our aim is to inspire and astound. .

Ignite Concerts ▸

Experience a bewitching candlelit film night of music from Hans Zimmer and John Williams with a Halloween twist and Harry Potter magic.

Openworld Quests ▸

Explore the city of York with just your team and a smartphone, using your wits to crack clues, solve puzzles, and unlock each new ghost story!

Jollydays Glamping ▸

Northwood trail, Englands Fairy and Hobgoblin Sanctuary celebrates autumn in a charming non scary event with story telling of fairy tales from Professor Howlands archive.

The Bloody Tour of York ▸

Join Mad Alice around the dark streets of York as she tells you tales to make your blood run cold. Where do the most ghosts lurk? Why should you never venture down snickleways alone?

The Hole in Wand York ▸

Join us this Halloween for TRICKS and TREATS at York's most magical attraction! Spin the 'Wheel of fortune' to seal your fate with surprises spells, potions and more!

iWelcome Tours ▸

Embark upon a spellbinding experience this Halloween! Join a characterful witch guide on a mystical journey to the past.

York Maze Hallowscream ▸

Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining festival of fear and fun with 5 live-action haunted house attractions and over 100 actors.

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York, the 'most haunted city in Europe' - ghosts, witches and notorious villains!

Experience Haunted York ▸ York is a city with a dark past, its history is rife with tales of guts, gore, torture and ghosts. The International Ghost Research Foundation once even declared York as the most haunted …

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